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2nd Annual Division III Showcase

Monday, May 6th at 4:30pm, FPH West Lecture Hall
Join us for our 2nd Annual Ethics and the Common Good Division III Showcase. We’ll be celebrating the multidisciplinary projects of some of our Division III students connected to the Ethics and the Common Good Project. Come hear about their work and learn how their research is processing, navigating, and transforming the systems they’ve interrogated, pushing us to redefine what we believe and value. All are welcome to attend.

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Another Door Opens: ECG Community Celebration

Monday April 29th, 4:30-6:30pm, Prescott Tavern
Congratulations to our ECG community – we made it! Join us as we celebrate all that we’ve been through, collaborated on, and accomplished together this year. We’re especially excited to honor our Division III students. This is ECG’s fourth year on campus, so for the students who came in the same year we did, it feels like we’re graduating with you. We look forward to sharing space and stories, as well as cake!

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Autonomy Is in Our Hearts with Dylan Fitzwater 12F

Wednesday, April 17th from 5-6:30pm, Roos Rohde House
Join Dylan Eldredge Fitzwater 12F, author of Autonomy Is in Our Hearts: Zapatista Autonomous Government through the Lens of the Tsotsil Language, for a discussion of his book which gives a detailed account of this autonomous government system based on hundreds of testimonies from within the Zapatista base communities. Autonomy Is in Our Hearts provides a comprehensive analysis of Zapatista autonomous government that unfolds a new political language for understanding their movement. It is one of the first and most in-depth studies of the political categories of Tsotsil and an indispensable guide to the inner workings of Zapatista autonomous government.

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Philip Boehm on Translating Dangerously Ambiguous Narratives

Thursday, April 11th from 6-7:30pm, FPH ELH
Literature like life is full of ambiguities, and their presence in a text helps convey the complexity of human relations. For Gerard Manley Hopkins an ambiguous line may be intended to help the reader approach something ineffable–while in a poem by Osip Mandelstam it might conceal a message deemed so dangerous by the state it could cost a poet’s life.So what happens to these ambiguities when we as translators take a text out of one context and plop it into another? How do we preserve modify transform or metamorphose danger?

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Princess: Out There

Wednesday, March 20th from 6:30-8:30pm, Art Barn Studio 1
Princess is a performance art duo, a collaboration between Alexis Gideon and Hampshire alum Michael O’Neill that uses music as the backbone of a multi-disciplinary practice. Princess explores queerness and the concept of masculinity. Simultaneously gay, straight, queer, masculine and feminine, Princess embodies the fluidity and coherence between the seemingly contradictory. ‘Out There’ (2019; 4K video, live performance; 55:20min) is a concept video album and live performance piece by the band Princess. It explores the role men ought to be playing during the current cultural reckoning of misogyny. The video’s science fiction narrative explores the power of the Divine Feminine through collaborations with JD Samson, visual artist Jennifer Meridian, and the band TEEN.

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Grant Info Session

Thursday, March 7th from 12-1:30pm, Kern 202
Need funding for your divisional work? Trying to support an independent project? Or maybe an internship or volunteer position? Join our collaborative grant info session to learn how to find grant funding on campus, get tips on how to write a strong grant proposal, and put together a budget.

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Community Potluck

Friday, February 22nd from 11:30am-1pm, Hampshire College Art Gallery
Bring yourselves and – if you can (but we’ll supplement so NO pressure if you can’t!) – something to eat and share together in the Gallery this Friday. Sit and chat with colleagues and friends, take in the current exhibition, read your book in the lounge section, make a college to contribute to the community installation, or just BE … TOGETHER. All welcome – students, staff, faculty, alumni, & community members.

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Radical Practice of Care Retreat

Friday, March 15th – Sunday, March 17th, 2019
The Wellness Center, in collaboration with Ethics & the Common Good, OARS, Spiritual Life, and Residence Life, invite you to the Radical Practice of Care Retreat, a unique 3-day opportunity for connection and reflection. The purpose of this retreat is to explore the ways in which we foster support for ourselves. In turn, we seek to understand how care for oneself is fundamental to and interrelated with caring for others and our communities. Together we will engage in conversations and activities that develop our capacity for care in a manner that is intentional, realistic, and sustainable.

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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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21st Annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture & Symposium

Thursday, November 8th from 4-6pm, Robert Crown Center
Join our intergenerational panel of brilliant political strategists Rukia Lumumba, Dr. Safiya Omari, and Charles Taylor as they discuss the history of organizing for economic democracy, Black self-determination, and political transformation in Jackson, Mississippi and beyond.

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