IA 237: Appropriate Technology in the World

With Donna Cohn This course will look at the issues involved with design and fabrication in situations where there are limited resources. Students will engage in the hands-on study and design of technologies considered appropriate for less developed and small-scale local economies. Topics will include water quality, human powered cargo transportation, energy production, food storage […]

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CS 275: Meanings & Values in the World of Work

With Ernie Alleva We will examine diverse concerns regarding work: What is “work”? What significance does it have in our lives? How does work vary across social groups, classes, professions, communities, and traditions? How are individual and group identity related to work? What makes work be regarded as easy or hard, desirable or undesirable, meaningful […]

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CSI 225: From Choice to Justice: The Politics of the Abortion Debate

With Marlene Fried Abortion rights continue to be contested in the U.S. and throughout the world. Since the legalization of abortion in the U.S. in 1973, there have been significant erosions in abortion rights and access to abortion. Harassment of abortion clinics, providers, and clinic personnel by opponents of abortion is routine, and there have […]

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CSI 250: Revolution through Collaboration: Theories and Practices of Peer Mentoring in Speaking

With Laura Greenfield This interactive seminar for students selected to work as peer mentors with Hampshire’s Transformative Speaking Program will provide an opportunity to help shape the work of a new discipline emerging at the intersections of education, politics, communications, philosophy, anthropology, and critical social thought: peer mentoring in speaking. Students will grapple with questions […]

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Elizbeth Warren and Olivia Brochu

Exploring the Inner Workings of Politics: Interning with Senator Elizabeth Warren

by Olivia Brochu, 15F In Spring of 2018, I spent a semester interning in the Washington DC office of Senator Elizabeth Warren. This opportunity contributed to my ongoing studies of political science and women’s and immigration studies at Hampshire. At the beginning of the semester, I was hoping to gain knowledge about the U.S. Congress, […]

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Walidah Imarisha

Visionary Futures: Octavia Butler, Science Fiction and Social Change

Monday, November 12th at 5:30pm, FPH Main Lecture Hall
Walidah Imarisha is an educator, writer, public scholar and spoken word artist. She has co-edited two anthologies including Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements. Imarisha’s nonfiction book Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption won a 2017 Oregon Book Award. She is also the author of the poetry collection Scars/Stars, and is currently working on an Oregon Black history book, forthcoming from AK Press.

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Magdalena Gómez

Visceral Viewing: Decoding Images Through Movement and Writing

Wednesday, October 17th from 6:30-9pm, Hampshire Art Gallery
Join poet and playwright Magdalena Gómez in a writing workshop interpreting a self-selected image from Pablo Delano’s installation The Museum of the Old Colony. The intention of the workshop is to provide tools with which to interrogate, decode and respond to an image through the written word, to heighten critical viewing, and self awareness in how one approaches viewing.

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Sobrevivencia Cantastoria

AgitArte y el Teatro de Papel Machete

Wednesday, October 24th from 6:30-8:30pm, Hampshire Art Gallery
Join members of AgitArte, an organization of working class artists and cultural organizers, as they share a series of campus and community presentations on their creative projects and practices from their more than twenty years of cultural solidarity with grassroots struggles against oppression and building alternatives for transforming our world.

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Nicole Garneau

Ceremony and Ritual for Social Change

Friday, October 19th from 12-2pm, Emily Dickinson Hall
Join interdisciplinary artist Nicole Garneau for a meal and workshop exploring artist-initiated, non-religious sacred ceremonies that knit communities together and create activist spaces grounded in love.

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Watershed Center

Toward a Relational Somatics

by Teal Van Dyck “An alternative to the view that organisms possess ‘life’ is that ‘life’ possesses organisms. By this hypothesis, the secret of ‘life’ is to be sought outwardly and ecologically, rather than inwardly and physiologically… Organisms do not stand on their own. They evolve and exist in the context of unified ecological systems […]

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