Common Read
This workshop will explore ways families construct identity and how one constructs one’s own identity via family dynamics.  By using Orange is the New Black, this workshop seeks to address how family is related to perspectives of race, gender, sexuality, and class.

September 22, 2014
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Malcolm X Cultural Center

A turning point in Orange Is The New Black is when Piper Kerman realizes that her own actions are closely linked to the drug addiction that is destroying the lives of some of the women she meets in prison.

September 22, 2014
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Mary Lyon Hall, Classroom

In this Orange Is The New Black workshop, we explore our own social identities to better understand other people and our relationships with them. We will also explore Piper Kerman’s inherent bias in her use of the phrases like “gangster mentality” and stereotypes embedded in this kind of language.   

September 29, 2014
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Malcolm X Cultural Center

This talk will trace issues of oppression, power, privilege and connection by tying Piper Kerman's story to the larger realities of race, class, and gender in the U.S. in a way that will help us understand our own, very different, lives on the UMass campus.

September 29, 2014
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Mary Lyon Hall

The author of Orange is the New Black, this year’s Common Read book for first-year and transfer students at UMass Amherst, will be on campus to talk about her experiences and her book.  

October 1, 2014
7:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

This workshop will explore ways families construct identity and how one constructs one’s own identity via family dynamics.  By using Orange is the New Black, this workshop seeks to address how family is related to perspectives of race, gender, sexuality, and class.

October 6, 2014
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Mary Lyon Hall, Classroom

This talk will trace issues of oppression, power, privilege and connection by tying Piper Kerman's story to the larger realities of race, class, and gender in the U.S. in a way that will help us understand our own, very different, lives on the UMass campus.

October 6, 2014
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Malcolm X Cultural Center

Come join faculty and local community educators and activists as they discuss Orange is the New Black and the Netflix series within a broader context of media representations of communities of color and prison pipelines.

October 8, 2014
5:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

STPEC is proud to sponsor Andrea James's visit to UMass as part of our effort to support UMass programming on prison reform and prison abolition.

November 3, 2014
6:30 pm

Campus Center, 162