Lecture: 'Memory is Our Soil: Bringing History into the Commons'
April 17, 2018
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
Aurora Levins Morales is a Puerto Rican Ashkenazi Jewish feminist writer, historian and well-rounded radical. She is the author of six books including Medicine Stories, Remedios: Stories of Earth and Iron from the History of Puertorriqueñas and Kindling: Writings on the Body. Her work has appeared in dozens of anthologies, is widely taught, and has been translated into seven languages. She produces Letters from Earth, an environmental justice podcast, and is a member of JOCSM, the Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrahi Caucus partnership with Jewish Voice for Peace, and the JVP Artists’ Council. She lives in a tiny house in Northern California.
Levins Morales will be in residency at the Department of History from April 17-21.
The History Department Writer-in Residence Program facilitates sustained conversation with widely-read authors whose historical work engages broad public audiences. It is supported by Five Colleges, Inc. This residency is sponsored by the UMass/Five College Graduate History Program, Department of History, and Five Colleges, Inc. It is co-sponsored by the Ethics and Common Good Program at Hampshire College, the Amherst College Department of History, the Mount Holyoke College Department of History, the UMass Amherst Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS), and the Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies.
A book-signing will follow.
Location and Accessibility Information: This is a fragrance free event. The UMass Student Center is a short distance from the Campus Parking Garage (1 Campus Center Way, off of Commonwealth Ave). The UMass Amherst Student Center has accessible parking, is wheelchair accessible, and has accessible restrooms. The ballroom is directly adjacent to the lounge in the UMass Student Union.