The Futures of Abolition

A panel discussion in celebration of Active Intolerance: Michel Foucault, the Prisons Information Group, and the Future of Abolition, eds. Perry Zurn and Andrew Dilts (New York: Palgrave, 2015), with chapters by Hampshire faculty Stephen Dillon and Falguni Sheth. Panelists staged a conversation between Foucault’s legacy and the challenges of prison activism today. Speakers include: […]

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Art, Healing, and Transformative Justice

A panel with ECG Summer Interns The Ethics and the Common Good Project supported 18 summer interns this year, in collaboration with several other programs on campus. The students here today will give you a taste of some of this amazing work. Whether it’s in Amherst, Holyoke, Cuba, or Rwanda, these students have listened to […]

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Countdown to the Paris Climate Summit Panel: What’s at Stake?

The forthcoming climate summit in Paris – officially the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (or COP-21) – will no doubt prove the most significant climate negotiations of modern times. Parties to the convention, including the US, China, the EU, India, Brazil, and most other nations, have pledged to […]

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Social Justice Summer Intern Dinner

This dinner formally recognizes the ingenuity, passion, and achievement of our students who received summer internship grants. The grants were funded by programs like the Ethics and the Common Good Project, Civil Liberties and Public Policy, Critical Studies in Childhood, Youth, and Learning Program, and Community Partnerships for Social Change.

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Inaugural Event: Interactive Public Presentation on Ethics & the Common Good with Liz Lerman and David Bollier

The interactive public presentation featuring author and Commons activist David Bollier and choreographer, performer, and educator Liz Lerman. The event is open to the public and free of charge. David Bollier is an activist, writer, policy strategist, and a leading thinker on alternative economic and social models based on the concept of the Commons. His writing, research, […]

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