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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Fragments of Belonging

with Carmen Figueroa, 14F Carmen Figueroa is a portrait photographer from Brooklyn, NY who believes we have powerful stories to tell. Part celebration and part institutional critique, her Division III project Fragments of Belonging recreates and reimagines her family, herself, and their stories to shape wholeness from fragments of images and memories. This collection of […]

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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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What’s at Stake with Steak: Perspectives on the Meat Industry in the United States

by Renata Anuhea Sebstad, 13F Last summer, through the Ethics and the Common Good Internship Grant, I traveled across the United States to find out “what’s at stake with steak?” My studies had left me with questions like; how do we value meat? How do we care for the animals we’ve domesticated for food, and […]

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Transforming Education 4 Social Justice: A Reflection

Image by Pete Railand from Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative for Critical Resistance by Desta Cantave, 15F The Transforming Education for Social Justice Conference, a conference for people across Western Massachusetts who are interested in social justice and equality in K-12 schools, was such a privilege to get to experience. The main programing event was in English […]

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Keeping LGBTQI+ History Alive at the Sexual Minorities Archives

by Samuel Edwards, 15S For my summer internship funded through the Ethics and the Common Good Internship Grant, I worked at the Sexual Minorities Archives. The Sexual Minorities Archives is an archive based in Holyoke, Massachusetts that works on preserving LGBTQI+ history, as well as making this knowledge available to the public. A large part […]

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Teaching and Learning About Conflict & Genocide

By Sabina Paneva, 14F In the summer of 2017, I was awarded a Summer Internship Grant from Ethics and the Common Good to develop my Division III research on holocaust education and present my work at the Mali Losinj Days of Bioethics Conference in Croatia. The annual international conference has become one of the most […]

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Detroit Kite Festival

Making a Pop-Up Museum for the 2017 Detroit Kite Festival

By Dylan Eli Welch, 13F For my summer internship through Ethics and the Common Good, I traveled to Detroit to support the inaugural Detroit Kite Festival. Inspired by kite festivals she went to when she was younger, the Detroit Kite Festival was created by friend and Hampshire alum Margo Dalal. Margo and the festival team […]

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Your Story Matters

In the summer of 2016, Lorren Grabarek 12F, with the support of ECG’s Common Good Internship Grant, completed a self-designed internship with RainbowYOUTH in Auckland, New Zealand. RainbowYOUTH is one of the few organizations in New Zealand that support LGBTQ youth, and Lorren contributed to a critical growth year for the group by designing and […]

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