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Event Archive

Maternal Interventions for Ethical, Political and Spiritual Transformation

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 7:00pm
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall

A symposium to celebrate and engage Mara Benjamin’s new book, The Obligated Self: Maternal Subjectivity and Jewish Thought (Indiana University Press, 2018). Dr. Emilie Townes, Dean and E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School; Dr. Traci Levy, Associate Professor of Political Science at Adelphi University and Mara Benjamin, Irene Kaplan Leiwant Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at Mount Holyoke will investigate the maternal from feminist and womanist perspectives to offer new resources for political, ethical, and theological discourse and to address the urgent needs of the current political moment.

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Morgan Parker and Danez Smith: Poets in Conversation

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 7:00pm
Gamble Auditorium

The Weissman Center for Leadership and the APAU Black History Month Committee present award winning poets Morgan Parker and Danez Smith: Poets in Conversation. Parker and Smith will share their work and together, will discuss the transformative role of poetry in the contemporary moment.

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In the Heights/In Holyoke Symposium: Marisol Negron, Israel Reyes, Merida Rua and Catherine Young

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall

Marisol Negron, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Latino Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston: “Music as Praxis: Hope, Faith and Community in the Soundtrack for In the Heights.”

Israel Reyes, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portugese, Darmouth College: “The Gentrification of Our Dreams: Urban Space and Upward Mobiity in Lin Manuel-Miranda's In the Heights.”

Merida Ru, Professor of Latina and Latino Studies and American Studies, Williams College: “Paciencia y Fe: Abuelas as Icons and Everyday People.”

Catherine Young, Writing Program Lecturer, Princeton University: “Anita, Diana, Vanessa: The Triangulation of Landmark Latinx Women on Broadway.”

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In the Heights/In Holyoke Symposium: Arnaldo Lopez, Juan Recondo and Vanessa Rosa

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Kittredge Center, Holyoke Community College

Arnaldo Lopez, Art Manager and Development Strategist, Pregones Theater, New York City: “Community, Mobility and the Broadway Lottery.”

Juan Recondo, Lecturer, CUNY and New York University, New York City: “Paciencia y Fe in Long Island City: Performing and Teaching in the Heights at LaGuardia Community College, NYC.”

Vanessa Rosa, Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies, Mount Holyoke College: “In the Heights in Holyoke: An Interdisciplinary Anaysis for the Mapping of Latinidad, Civic Engagement and Feminism.”

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Occupying Broadway: Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights Spectacular Claim to Latina/o Cultural Citizenship

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 4:30pm
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall

Alberto Sandoval-Sanchez, professor emeritus of Latina/o studies served as a consultant for the production of "In the Heights" and has been serving as scholar-in-residence at Holyoke Community College this the semester.

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Lecture: “The Future of the Planet: Climate Change, Health Equity & Environmental Justice”

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 7:30pm
Gamble Auditorium

Gina McCarthy, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, will present "The Future of the Planet: Climate Change, Health Equity & Environmental Justice." With 35 years as a public sector environmental leader and policymaker, McCarthy will tackle themes including impact investing for a sustainable future, current efforts to dismantle environmental and public health protections, and the bottom-line business case for sustainability.

 

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Student Leadership and Careers Luncheon with Joan Jonas ‘58

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Willits Hallowell, Faculty Club Room

Visual artist Joan Jonas ’58 will be our guest for a Student Leadership and Careers Luncheon.

Free and open to all students. Pre-registration is closed.

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Artist Joan Jonas ’58 to Speak

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Gamble Auditorium

Internationally-acclaimed artist Joan Jonas '58 will discuss her work in a free public lecture titled ”60 Years Later.”  Reception to follow.

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2018 Hortense Parker Celebration: I am Hortense Parker: The Power From Within

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 5:00pm
Gamble Auditorium

Please join us for the 2018 Hortense Parker Celebration, featuring keynote speaker Yaba Blay, Dan Blue Endowed Chair in Political Science at North Carolina Central University, and Anastasia Morton ’12, youth leadership coordinator for Amherst-Pelham Public Schools. A reception will follow.

Registration is requested but not required.

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Indian Music Festival

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 4:30pm
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
Mount Holyoke, Amherst and Smith colleges

The Indian Music Festival brings the variety and richness of Indian musical traditions to Mount Holyoke and the Five Colleges. At Mount Holyoke College, a group of performers of the North Indian classical vocal music, including Pandit Shantanu Bhattacharyya, a highly acclaimed vocal artist, Pandit Ashis Sengupta, a masterful tabla artist and Durba Bhattacharyya, an accomplished harmonium artist, will perform at the Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary on Tuesday, September 25 at 7 pm.

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A conversation with John Kerry

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 7:30pm
Chapin Auditorium

A conversation between John Kerry, the former senator, secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate, and Jon Western, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, and the Carol Hoffmann Collins ’63 Professor of International Relations.

The conversation will be centered around Senator Kerry’s new book, “Every Day is Extra."

Tickets are required.

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Mayor of San Juan at MHC

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Chapin Auditorium

The Honorable Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, presented a lecture to the Mount Holyoke College community on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The event is sponsored by the Weissman Center for Leadership.

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Senior Symposium

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 10:45am to 5:00pm

They come to present original research, discuss scholarly projects and showcase their best academic work. This year’s Senior Symposium is slated to take place on Friday, April 13. There, seniors of all backgrounds and disciplines, from art studio to STEM, will present their work, invite questions and engage the community in their scholarship.

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An insider's perspective: "Conflict in DR Congo: What Hinders Peace?"

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Stimson Room, Williston Library

Maurice Carney, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Friends of the Congo, will examine the origins of violence and obstacles to peace in DR Congo through a uniquely personal and academic lens. Please join the Mount Holyoke International Affairs Association for a thought-provoking discussion on a much-overlooked issue. Refreshments will be provided!

Sponsored by the Department of Politics and International Relations; McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives; and the Weissman Center for Leadership. Organized by the Mount Holyoke International Affairs Association. 

2018 Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 5:00pm to Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 6:00pm
Mount Holyoke College Mary Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium

This year's 2018 Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference (WOCTLC) theme is Empowerment through Engagement and will consist of workshops that focus on the topics of peer networking, professional and personal development, and leadership opportunities. Most importantly, this conference will provide a space to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women of color. Keynote speaker(s) are Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, and Linda Sarsour, founders of the National Women's March and the keynote event is free and open to the public!

Conference registration fees: Free for all Mount Holyoke College Students, $10 for five college students, faculty and staff, $15.00 for non five college attendees, $8 per person for groups with 10 or more attendees. To take advantage of this group discount, contact woctlc-g@mtholyoke.edu or call 413-538-2550.

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Yarimar Bonilla: The Wait of Disaster: Hurricanes and the Politics of Recovery in Puerto Rico

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Morrison Room, Willits-Hallowell Conference Center

Yarimar Bonilla, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University, will explore the temporal politics of recovery in Puerto Rico, examining how catastrophic events impact our experience of time, progression, social action, and political possibility.

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Lecture and Reception: Mita Hosali, UN Deputy Director of Media

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Gamble Auditorium

Join us for a presentation by Mita Hosali talking about her experiences as the UN Deputy Director of the News and Media Division. Following the lecture at 6 pm, we will be hosting a reception with refreshments from 7 pm-8 pm.

Hosali formerly managed the UN News Centre, the online news portal that provides wire-style stories and multimedia features on the UN and its agencies around the world. Prior to that, she worked on strategic communications in a team under Secretaries-General Ban Ki-moon and Kofi Annan.

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Soudhamini: “Ready Player One?: Preparing for the Virtual World"

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Cleveland Hall L1

Please join us in welcoming filmmaker and writer Soudhamini for a free public lecture. Soudhamini is from Bangalore, India and is the Fulbright Nehru Research Fellow for Academic and Professional Excellence (2017-2018) from the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University.

Generous sponsors include the Amy M. Sacker Memorial Lectureship Fund, Weissman Center for Leadership, and the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives.

Information Session

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Dwight 101

An information session for students interested in learning more about the MHC Semester in D.C. Program.

Poetry and Sound: Reading, Performance and Conversation with Samuel Ace

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall

Samuel Ace, Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing will present a public performance of his work titled “Poetry and Sound: Reading, Performance and Conversation.” A poet, Ace presents the written word as sound, interlaced with music, challenging and seducing the listener to engage with new ideas.

MHC Semester in D.C. Information Session

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Kendade 305

An information session for students interested in learning more about the MHC Semester in D.C. Program.

“Songs of Desire” — Pharaoh’s Daughter in concert

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Music Hall

In music both hip and deeply informed by her Hasidic, Yiddish-speaking background, singer Basya Schecter leads seven-piece band Pharaoh’s Daughter in songs of erotic and spiritual desire drawn from the Song of Songs. The band creates a tapestry of sounds influenced by Sephardic, Arabic, and other Middle Eastern musical traditions. Free and open to the public.

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Erin Hennessy: “Finding—and Using—Your Voice: A Communications Toolkit for Advocates”

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:30pm
Willits-Hallowell Conference Center

Annual Leadership Workshop

Communications specialist Erin Hennessy will facilitate an interactive workshop “Finding—and Using—Your Voice: A Communications Toolkit for Advocates”. The workshop will cover effective advocacy and communication topics such as personal branding, interpersonal communications, intergroup dynamics, and media training. Registration is now closed.

12:00 Noon: Check-in
12:30 pm Luncheon and presentation followed by an afternoon interactive workshop

Part of the Weissman Center for Leadership series Advocacy in the Public Domain.

Branko Milanovic: "Global Inequality: Cases and Socio-political Implications"

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Gamble Auditorium

Branko Milanovic, former world bank economist and author of "Global Inequality" was hosted by Mount Holyoke College on February 2018. Branko Milanovic served as lead economist in the World Bank’s Research Department for almost 20 years, leaving to write his seminal book on global income inequality, Worlds Apart (2005). His main area of work is income inequality in individual countries and globally, including in pre-industrial societies. Branko’s new book, Global Inequality (2016), was awarded the Bruno Kreisky Prize for the best political book of 2016 and was translated into twelve languages. 

Arlene Dávila: “Latinxs, Race and the Politics of Space-Making in the Art World”

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Dwight 101

Arlene Dávila, author and professor of Anthropology and American Studies at New York University, will present a lecture “Latinxs, Race and the Politics of Space-Making in the Art World” as part of the Weissman Center for Leadership series Advocacy in the Public Domain. The event is free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible and closed caption.

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Colum McCann Reading

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Stimson Reading Room, Williston Library

The English Department at Mount Holyoke College welcomes National Book Award recipient Colum McCann. Join us for a reading from his recent book Letters to a Young Writer, followed by discussion. All Welcome.  With thanks to the English Department, the Weissman Center and the Dean of Students at MHC, and the English Departments at UMass Amherst and Smith College. Enquiries: kocallag@mtholyoke.edu 

 

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A Curious Man: The Life and Work of Jay Leyda

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Willits-Hallowell Conference Center

Leyda — a scholar, a translator, an artist, an archivist and a teacher — worked across the 20th century in a remarkable array of fields. He left his intellectual mark, in his characteristically understated way, on cinema, photography, music, painting and literature. This symposium brings together scholars from many aspects of Leyda’s life and work in order to spark conversation regarding his influence and legacy.

♿ Free and open to the public. Please register by October 25 to ensure adequate seating for the symposium and lunch on Friday.

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Tanzina Vega: “The Media and Race: Why It Matters”

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 4:30pm
Dwight 101

Pruitt Fund Public Lecture

Tanzina Vega, CNN national reporter for race and inequality in America, will present a public lecture “The Media and Race: Why It Matters”. The event is free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible and closed caption.

Part of the Weissman Center for Leadership series Advocacy and the Public Domain.

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Robert K. Musil: “The Legacy of Rachel Carson: Empathy and Environmental Justice”

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Gamble Auditorium

Please join us in welcoming Robert K. Musil, President and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, as he discusses environmental justice and political advocacy. There will be a book signing after a presentation. This event is free and open to the public.

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Robert Musil: “Is Anybody Listening? Lessons from a Life in Advocacy”

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Dwight 101

Katherine Fitzgerald Public Lecture

From the Vietnam anti-war movement, to award-winning alternative radio, to today’s campaigns to link the environment with economic, gender, and racial justice, Rachel Carson Council CEO Robert Musil will share his insights on effective organizing, communications, and lobbying at a public lecture “Is Anybody Listening? Lessons from a Life in Advocacy” on Tuesday, October 3, at 4:30 pm in Dwight 101. The event is free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible, and closed caption. Part of the Weissman Center for Leadership series on Advocacy and the Public Domain.

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Claudia Rankine: Student Leadership Seminar

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Common Read speaker Claudia Rankine (“Citizen: An American Lyric”) returns to campus on September 28 as our 2017-18 Leading Woman in the Arts. Rankine will lead a Student Leadership Seminar, an informal convesation to discuss students’ questions about careers, leadership, the arts, social change, and beyond. Pre-registration for the seminar is required and available here.

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Claudie Rankine: Student Master Class

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Common Read speaker Claudia Rankine (“Citizen: An American Lyric”) returns to campus on September 28 as our 2017-18 Leading Woman in the Arts.  Rankine will lead an interactive Student Master Class on writing and the arts. To register please click here.

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Shaughnessy Naughton: Student Leadership Seminar

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Willits-Hallowell

Join chemist and science policy advocate Shaughnessy Naughton for an informal conversation on political engagement, STEM leadership and advocacy careers. Part of the Weissman Center for Leadership series Advocacy and the Public Domain.

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A conversation with Pete Muller and Donna Ferrato: Violence, Gender, and the Photographic Medium

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Dwight 101

Join photographers Donna Ferrato and Pete Muller (Cyrus Vance Professor of International Relations) as they reflect on their respective work on gender and violence, intergenerational mentorship, and how they use their craft to shift the conversation. Come to hear this incredible conversation and mix over refreshments afterward. Free and open to the public.

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2017 African Cinema Symposium and Festival

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 9:30am to 6:15pm
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 9:30am to 6:00pm
Various locations - see Schedule of Events

The 2017 African Cinema Symposium and Festival brings together filmmakers, producers, scholars, and organizers of film festivals from Africa, Europe, and the United States to explore the increasing visibility of African cinema as a form of expression through film screenings, scholarly presentations, and Q&A sessions with African filmmakers. Please see the Five Colleges Website for more information.

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Weapons of Math Destruction

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Wiese-Merriwether room in Willits-Hallowell Center and Hooker Auditorium in Clapp Hall

Join us for a morning with Cathy O'Neil exploring how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy.

  • Conversation and coffee: "Data and Democracy"
    9:30-10:15 a.m. in the Wiese-Merriwether room, Willits-Hallowell Conference Center 
  • Cathy O'Neil talk: "Weapons of Math Destruction: How big data increases inequality and threatens democracy"
    10:30-11:30 a.m. in Hooker Auditorium, Clapp Hall
  • Panel discussion
    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Hooker Auditorium 

Organized by the Data Science Initiative. For more information, please contact datascience@mtholyoke.edu

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Staceyann Chin- Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Mary Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium

Please join us in welcoming, Staceyann Chin, full time artist and keynote speaker for the 2017 Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference
Staceyann Chin is a resident of New York City and a Jamaican National, she has been an “out poet and political activist” since 1998. From the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe to one-woman shows Off- Broadway to acting in Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe and performing in both the stage and film versions of Howard Zinn’s Voices of a People's History of the United States, to starring in the Tony nominated, Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, Chin credits the long list of "things she has done" to her grandmother's hard-working history and the pain of her mother's absence.
This event is open to the public. Free for all MHC students, faculty, and staff and $5.00 for Five-College and non-conference attendees.

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The 2017 Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Chapin Auditorium, Mary Wooley Hall

“Empowering Voices: Breaking Boundaries, Making Change”

Featuring keynote speaker Staceyann Chin, this conference will consist of workshops that focus on the topics of peer networking, professional and personal development, and leadership opportunities. Most importantly, this conference will provide a space to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women of color. The Keynote address is open to the public and free for all MHC students, faculty, and staff and $5.00 for Five-College and non-conference attendees. Interested individuals who self-identify as women of color can register for the conference.

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"A Tale of Two Wolves" - Photographer Pete Muller

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Gamble Auditorium, Art Building

In conversation with Jon Western, Dean of Faculty. Reception to follow.
Co-sponsored with the Departments of International Relations, Art History, Classics and Italian, English, French, German Studies, History, Politics, Theatre Arts, the Film Studies Program, the Weissman Center for Leadership, and the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives.

Roxane Gay: Flashpoint!

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Gamble Auditorium, Art Building

Public Lecture - Doors open at 6:30 pm

Roxane Gay, best-selling author and pundit, will examine social critique and innovative reasoning on race, gender, and identity at a public lecture "Flashpoint!" on Thursday, February 16, 2017, 7:00pm at Gamble Auditorium.  This event is part of the Imagination series.

Featured Leadership Workshop

Roxane Gay will lead a writer’s workshop for the MHC community and invited guests on Friday, February 17, Morrison Room, Willits Hallowell Conference Center, 11:30am - 3:30pm. Student preregistration required by February 9.

Changing World Views

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Gamble Auditorium, Art Building

Public Lecture

The first American journalist to wear a hijab, Noor Tagouri will share her quest for equality while inspiring others to reach their own potential at a public lecture "Changing World Views". Tagouri uses her role as a journalist and social media influencer to reach audiences to pursue their true passion, staying true to their identity, and empowering and embracing their differences. The event is free and open to the public.  This event is part of the Imagination series.

Student Leadership Seminar "Persistence To Succeed"

An informal gathering with intrepid journalist Noor Tagouri to discuss what it takes to follow and live your dreams in life or career. Thursday, November 3, 4:30 PM, Willits-Hallowell Conference Center.  Pre-registration

Bodies of Knowledge

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Gamble Auditorium, Art Museum

Katherine Fitzgerald Public Lecture

Performance Artist, Choreographer, and TedX speaker Natalia Duong will present a public lecture "Bodies of Knowledge" on Thursday, October 20, at 7:00 PM in Gamble Auditorium. Duong will examine the power of movement to evoke compassion, empathy, and communication.  The event is free and open to the public and is part of the Imagination series.

Experiential Movement/Expression Workshop (limited to 20 students)

Natalia Duong will give a hands-on workshop, Thursday, October 20, 2016, 4:15–5:30pm, Studio 2, Kendall Sports and Dance Complex, to demonstrate the power of movement to connect and relate.  Preregister now. This workshop is open to all students. No prior experience is necessary.

Beyond the Win: Leadership for Life

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 3:30pm to Friday, September 23, 2016 - 5:30pm
Chapin Auditorium - Mary Woolley Hall

The Weissman Center will launch its 2016-17 “Imagination” series with Abby Wambach, legendary U.S. soccer player and team captain, World Cup Champion and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist.

This event is open to the Mount Holyoke community with current I.D. Event begins at 7:30 p.m.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Wheelchair accessible, listening device access, and closed caption.  Co-sponsored by the Department of Athletics, this event is part of the Imagination series.

Seating is limited, and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority is given to the Mount Holyoke student, faculty, and staff with current ID.
 
Seating for the general public (to include guests of MHC students, faculty or staff, alumnae, as well as local community members) is very limited and will also be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. 
 

More information is available for Mount Holyoke Faculty and Staff.

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Fourth Exposure Symposium: The Dark Room: Race and Visual Culture Studies Symposium

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 9:00am to 7:00pm
Gamble Auditorium

Featuring keynote Speakers Professor of English Lisa Lowe & artist Toyin Ojih Odutola and members of the Dark Room: Race and Visual Studies Seminar, including Professors Patricia A. Banks, Kimberly Juanita Brown, Iyko Day, and Kia M. Q. Hall from the Five Colleges Women's Studies Research Center, Aneeka Henderson from Amherst College.

Sponsored by The Africana Studies Program, Art History Department, English Department, History Department, The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, The Weissman Center for Leadership and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Hortense Parker Celebration: Celebrating Diversity, Cultivating Inclusion

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Gamble Auditorium

Honor the first known student of color to graduate from Mount Holyoke College through a celebration of reflective words and performing arts from students, faculty, staff and surrounding community members. Featuring keynote speaker Zowie Banteah, founder of the Zowie Banteah Cultural Center for Indigenous Communities. Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by SGA Students of Color Committee, Office of Advancement, Weissman Center, and Cultural Centers.

Author Jhumpa Lahiri presents In altre parole/ In Other Words

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Chapin Auditorium

2016 Valentine Giamatti Lecture

Pulitzer prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri's intense desire to learn Italian inspired a bold decision. Seeking true immersion, she moved to Rome in 2012 with her Family. Her non-fiction debut, In altre parole, is a provocative exploration of the power of language to transform—and reinvent—one's voice and sense of self. Free and open to the public.

Organized by the Italian Program of the Department of Classics and Italian with the generous contribution from: The Office of The President, The Dean of the College, The Valentine Giamatti Fund, The McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives, The Weissman Center for Leadership

A shared language: Memoir, Feminism and Queer Cuentos

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Gamble Auditorium

Daisy Hernández is the author of A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir and coeditor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism. She has written for the Atlantic, ColorLines, the New York Times, and NPR's All Things Considered and CodeSwitch, and her essays have been published in the Bellingham Review, Dogwood, Fourth Genre, Gulf Coast, and Hunger Mountain. She teaches creative writing at Miami University in Ohio.
Presented by the Weissman Center for Leadership & the Journalism, Media, and Public Discourse Nexus, Co-sponsored by Familia, Femmepowered, OUTreach & English at MHC

Indian Classical Vocal Music

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 7:30pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

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Leading Woman in the Arts: Patrizia von Brandenstein

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 7:00pm
Gamble Auditorium

“Translations: From Word to Image to Screen”

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Leading Woman in the Arts: Carrie Mae Weems

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Gamble Auditorium

“Art and Humanity”

Free and Open to the Public. ♿ [hearing device access, closed captioned]

 

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