The Ethics and the Common Good Project cultivates collaborative, ethical leaders who reflectively engage in creating a more equitable and resilient world.

Events & Workshops

From Denial to Repair: Addressing Genocide in the 21st Century

A virtual panel discussion offering a brief general history of the Ottoman Genocide of its Armenian, Assyrian, and Greek citizens, as well as the ongoing impacts of genocide denial. The issue of reparations and its import for the pursuit of justice will be addressed and related to other cases of mass human rights violations and the use of transitional justice.

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To Hear & Be Heard: What Restorative & Transformative Justice Have to Offer Us

This interactive keynote will discuss how we can shift our punitive culture towards a culture of healing-centered accountability. We will look at the limitations imposed on us through urgency culture, and what tools restorative justice and transformative justice offer our communities.

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Desire Lines: Body, Land, Memory, and Place

The Hampshire College Dance Program, Theatre Program, and the Ethics and the Common Good Project host a series of artist talks featuring visionary choreographers, theater makers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the United States who activate the intersections between embodied performance and site-based practices.

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Common Good Summer Grants

Deadline: April 12, 2021

Summer 2021 Applications Are Open!

Grant funding up to $3,500 to assist current Hampshire College students with costs of living while interning for a mission-driven organization of their choice, or pursuing a self-designed project.

Why Is Mom Striking? : Stories of Struggle and Solidarity as told by Union Families

Lexx Cespedes 16F shares their community-engaged research methods and reflections on creating an original children’s literature series focused on union families, children’s nuanced understandings of labor, and recent histories of organizing in the Northeast.

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OUT on the Hill: Victory Congressional Internship with U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids

by Elí Alejo, 17F Common Good Summer Intern Elí Alejo was one of twelve outstanding students nationwide who were selected for the Victory Institute’s Congressional Internship. This intensive summer leadership development program works to increase the number of LGBTQ people in public office, and provide the training and professional network to support their success. Elí […]

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“Other Synonyms for Messy”: Postpartum Depression, Clinical Meanings, and Where We Go From Here

by Hannah Davidson, 16F “From Home to Clinic, and Back Again” The origins of this project are before my time at Hampshire College began. It’s early June, 2014, and I’m driving my beat-up Chevy Lumina towards one of the many hilltowns nestled back behind the more populated Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts. These are roads […]

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— The Making of a College, 1966

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