Office of Diversity and Multicultural Education at Hampshire College

Office of Diversity and Multicultural Education at Hampshire College This page is designed to disseminate resources to advance understanding and analysis of anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion at Hampshire College.
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Yellow Peril Teach-In Resources
01/29/2020
Yellow Peril Teach-In Resources

Yellow Peril Teach-In Resources

Treating Yellow Peril: Resources to Address Political Anxieties Over China’s Coronavirus As a university professor and program administrator I recognize the need to be able to respond to the political, historical, and cultural dimensions of the contemporary situation. As we continue to track th...

The Purple Shirt Brigade
11/08/2019

The Purple Shirt Brigade

The only way forward.

Office of Diversity and Multicultural Education at Hampshire College's cover photo
10/22/2019

Office of Diversity and Multicultural Education at Hampshire College's cover photo

Don't miss Beverly Daniel Tatum in conversation with Ximena Zúñiga this Saturday night at 7pm at Hooker Auditorium, Mt.H...
06/04/2019

Don't miss Beverly Daniel Tatum in conversation with Ximena Zúñiga this Saturday night at 7pm at Hooker Auditorium, Mt.Holyoke College. The talk is free and open to the public and part of the the 3rd Biennial Intergroup Dialogue Conference.

TODAY!  Join us at noon in the FPH Lounge for the First on the Journey lunch featuring graduating students, Tasheena Ste...
04/25/2019

TODAY! Join us at noon in the FPH Lounge for the First on the Journey lunch featuring graduating students, Tasheena Stewart and Mario Serrano. Come hear their stories, learn from their experiences, and celebrate their accomplishments! There will be a delicious lunch! i

Join us for FIRST Week events, March 18-23rd, to celebrate the accomplishments of Hampshire's first generation college s...
03/18/2019

Join us for FIRST Week events, March 18-23rd, to celebrate the accomplishments of Hampshire's first generation college student community!

"I decided to adopt a compromise solution for this semester: I explained my concerns and said that students should list ...
12/10/2018
Opinion | Pronoun Privilege

"I decided to adopt a compromise solution for this semester: I explained my concerns and said that students should list their pronouns along with their names only if they were so inclined. I also said that as a class we will refer to one another by our first names (community building) or the pronoun “they” (grammar evolves!)."

At some colleges students introduce themselves by name, followed by a string of preferred pronouns. But the ritual is discomfiting.

“Sometimes innovation requires no power cords or wireless network upgrades; rather, it requires the hard task of acknowl...
10/27/2018
We Must Help First-Generation Students Master Academe’s ‘Hidden Curriculum’

“Sometimes innovation requires no power cords or wireless network upgrades; rather, it requires the hard task of acknowledging how inequality has shaped and continues to shape our students’ lives, and doing something about it.”

An experimental course exposes first-generation students to the unwritten rules and unspoken expectations of an elite university.

10/17/2018
Trey Kennedy

Trey Kennedy

Middle schoolers be like..

05/08/2018

Join the First Network for our last talk of the semester on Tuesday May 8th from 12-1pm in the Prescott Tavern. Graduating Div III, Graciela Rodriguez, will speak on her experience as a first gen student at Hampshire. Join us to hear Graciela's story, celebrate in her accomplishments, get fed, and reflect on being first gen @ hampshire.

Today at noon in the FPH lounge, Prof. Tammy Owens will give the First on the Journey talk! This event is part of FIRST ...
04/18/2018

Today at noon in the FPH lounge, Prof. Tammy Owens will give the First on the Journey talk! This event is part of FIRST Week- a week of events dedicated to highlighting the contributions and accomplishments of Hampshire's first generation college student/graduate community.

02/05/2018

ODME and the Knowledge Commons are facilitating a faculty/staff reading group based on the Loretta Ross' seminar, "White Supremacy in the Age of Trump." Join us in for a brown bag lunch discussion of "The First White President" on Friday, February 16th at 11:30am in the Knowledge Commons Classroom.

Waking Up White Book Discussion Group: 5 Mondays
08/17/2017
Waking Up White Book Discussion Group: 5 Mondays

Waking Up White Book Discussion Group: 5 Mondays

Book Discussion group with Lore Detenber & Molly Keehn 5 Mondays, September 11 - October 9, 2017; 7:00 - 9:00pm This series, utilizing the book Waking Up White: Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving, is designed to provide a supportive, educational environment for white people to expl...

If you are - or work with- a graduating first gen college student at Hampshire, make sure you reserve your graduation ho...
05/02/2017
Graduation cords for first-gen students

If you are - or work with- a graduating first gen college student at Hampshire, make sure you reserve your graduation honor cord. There is still time!

https://docs.google.com/a/arps.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScCKjrhkhhIsxkhkm7ArOk8kk3MP2RI-Q6c6A_CR1AovVuZjw/viewform?c=0&w=1

These (maroon) cords serve as graduation gifts for first generation college students graduating this year. The last day to reserve a cord is May 1st. Students should pick up their cord at the end of the year celebration brunch taking place in the FPH Faculty Lounge on May 9th at 10:00 AM. Email valv...

Filmmaker's Panel on Islamophobia, Being Muslim in America
03/19/2017
Filmmaker's Panel on Islamophobia, Being Muslim in America

Filmmaker's Panel on Islamophobia, Being Muslim in America

Hampshire’s Creative Writing Program, South Asian Studies, the Eqbal Ahmad Initiative, and their cosponsors announce “Islamophobia and Its Discontents,” a panel discussion, on Wednesday April 5, at 6 p.m. in the West Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Hall. It will feature Pakistani American filmmaker...

Smithsonian Curator to Speak about 'For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People'
03/19/2017
Smithsonian Curator to Speak about 'For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People'

Smithsonian Curator to Speak about 'For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People'

Michelle Joan Wilkinson, a curator with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, will visit campus this month to discuss her book and exhibition, For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People, which she curated in 2014 while working at the Reginald F. Lewis Mus...

IMMIGRATION LAW TEACH-INHampshire College, Main Lecture HallThursday, Feb 9, 5:30pm
02/03/2017

IMMIGRATION LAW TEACH-IN
Hampshire College, Main Lecture Hall
Thursday, Feb 9, 5:30pm

"The only safe community is an organized community, and we all can play a role in protecting vulnerable individuals and ...
11/22/2016
An Open Letter To My White Family, Friends, Neighbors And Colleagues

"The only safe community is an organized community, and we all can play a role in protecting vulnerable individuals and communities - from the race-based hatred that has been unleashed, from deportation, from acts of violence."

Two days after the recent elections, I had the privilege of attending the national Facing ...

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11/10/2016
Trump Syllabus 2.0

Resource.

On June 19th, the Chronicle of Higher Education  ran a web version of a mock college syllabus that sought to explore the deep historical and political roots of Donald Trump’s political success during the 2016 Presidential campaign. The syllabus suffered from a number of egregious omissions and inacc...

"The professor's "blue pen was the catalyst that opened an ocean of self-doubt that I worked so hard to destroy. In fron...
10/31/2016
Latina student's story about how professor reacted to word

"The professor's "blue pen was the catalyst that opened an ocean of self-doubt that I worked so hard to destroy. In front of my peers, I was criticized by a person who had the academic position I aimed to acquire. I am hurting because my professor assumed that the only way I could produce content as good as this was to 'cut and paste.' I am hurting because for a brief moment I believed them," Martínez wrote."

Blog post called “Academia, Love Me Back” raises concerns about stereotypes and inclusivity.

Timeline Photos
10/27/2016

Timeline Photos

NATIVE LIVES MATTER SYLLABUS
10/11/2016
NATIVE LIVES MATTER SYLLABUS

NATIVE LIVES MATTER SYLLABUS

Mah-Hi-Vist Goodblanket, Christina Tahhahwah, John T. Williams, Nicholas “Sul” Concha, Corey Kanosh, Benjamin Whiteshield, Christopher J. Capps, Sarah Lee Circle Bear, Loreal Juana Barnell Tsingine, Paul Castaway. All of these individuals were Native Americans killed by police. Yet, they were rarely...

Screening of the AGRONOMIST Tuesday, October 4 at 5:30pm in the East Lecture Hall.  Post-screening discussion led by Pro...
09/29/2016

Screening of the AGRONOMIST
Tuesday, October 4 at 5:30pm in the East Lecture Hall.
Post-screening discussion led by Prof. Amy Jordan.
Pizza will be served.

CONCERNING VIOLENCE: a documentary based on Franz Fanon's, "Wretched of the Earth."Wednesday, Sept 28th @ 4pm
09/26/2016

CONCERNING VIOLENCE: a documentary based on Franz Fanon's, "Wretched of the Earth."
Wednesday, Sept 28th @ 4pm

Words for Violence
09/22/2016
Words for Violence

Words for Violence

I ran into three of my students while walking across the quad this afternoon. We stopped to talk. I planned to wave and nod, but they wanted to talk. All three are African-American.   They wanted t…

Black Lives Matter Fall 2016 Syllabus – Black Lives Matter Syllabus
09/22/2016
Black Lives Matter Fall 2016 Syllabus – Black Lives Matter Syllabus

Black Lives Matter Fall 2016 Syllabus – Black Lives Matter Syllabus

From the killings of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; to the suspicious death of activist Sandra Bland in Waller Texas; to the choke-hold death of Eric Garner in New York, to the killing of 17 year old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida and 7 year old Aiyana Stanley-Jones in Detroit, Mi...

TODAY!  Panel on "Love, Study, Struggle: Addressing Racism in this Contemporary Political Moment"
09/08/2016

TODAY! Panel on "Love, Study, Struggle: Addressing Racism in this Contemporary Political Moment"

Staff & Faculty:Supporting Trans* Community Members at HampshireThursday, Sept. 8th, 12-1:30PMBrown-bag lunchPlease emai...
08/27/2016
Think Again Training

Staff & Faculty:

Supporting Trans* Community Members at Hampshire
Thursday, Sept. 8th, 12-1:30PM
Brown-bag lunch

Please email Emily Rimmer ([email protected]) to reserve a place in this workshop.

In this 90 minute, interactive session, we will discuss how best to support trans* colleagues and students. We'll review some information about trans* communities including challenges that trans* people may face, and identify culturally competent behaviors to communicate respect and understanding. Come with any questions you may have, and leave with resources and ideas to bring back to your work.

We ask all participants to be scent/fragrance-free to the extent that you are able, to minimize your impact on others with chemical sensitivities.

Davey Shlasko is an educator, consultant and activist whose passion is facilitating group learning about and in the context of social justice movements. Davey works in classroom, workplace and community settings, combining expressive arts, introspective exploration, academic theory and hands-on skills-building to help groups deepen understanding and practice of social justice principles. Davey has been writing and teaching about trans* issues since 2000, and earned an M.Ed. in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Davey’s Trans* Ally Workbook: Getting Pronouns Right & What It Teaches Us About Gender is available as a resource in the Dean of Students and CLPP offices, and more info about Davey's work is available at http://www.thinkagaintraining.com

This event is on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016.
It is held at : Center for Feminisms
This event starts at 12:00pm.

This event is organized by : CLPP and the QCAc/Women’s and Queer Services

Sign up now for Queer Theory, Queer Practice: Queering Social Work. Saturday, June 18 at Smith School for Social Work, Northampton MA.Licensed social workers can earn 6 CE credits. Register here.

Welcome Dre! Hampshire is fortunate to have you join the community! "I’m excited to meet all Hampshire students and to l...
08/10/2016
Hampshire College

Welcome Dre! Hampshire is fortunate to have you join the community!

"I’m excited to meet all Hampshire students and to learn from them,” she said. “Those I’ve met are thoughtful, critical, and brilliant. I believe they have a lot to teach me about social justice and advocacy. I’m eager to work in partnership with them."

We welcome Andrea "Dre" Domingue as Hampshire's new director of multicultural and international student services. She will direct the operation of the Lebrón-Wiggins-Pran Cultural Center and oversee student services for the SOURCE community.

Timeline Photos
07/20/2016

Timeline Photos

For White People Who Believe Black Lives Matter
07/13/2016
For White People Who Believe Black Lives Matter

For White People Who Believe Black Lives Matter

A lot of well-meaning white people have asked ourselves what we would have done if we were around during the civil rights movement. It's not a hypothetic...

12 Books Of Poetry By Writers Of Color For a More Inclusive National Poetry Month
07/13/2016
12 Books Of Poetry By Writers Of Color For a More Inclusive National Poetry Month

12 Books Of Poetry By Writers Of Color For a More Inclusive National Poetry Month

Despite popular belief, poetry isn’t exclusively the realm of stodgy white guys in tweed jackets waxing nostalgic about blades of grass and such. As one of the most visceral and versatile forms of literature, poetry is a natural medium for writers of color and writers from historically marginalized

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