Events Archive

Criminalizing Dissent: The Attack on BDS and Pro-Palestinian Speech

November 12, 2019 - 6:30pm

Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst, USA

Save the date for this high-powered panel on mounting efforts by U.S. political leaders, right-wing pro-Israel lobbying groups, and college and university administrators to silence pro-Palestinian speech on American campuses and criminalize supporters of BDS, a nonviolent movement that aims to hold Israel accountable for its violations of Palestinian...Read more

November 6, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst, USA

Bread and Puppet is a world renowned  anti-capitalist theater company that has peformed with their signature  puppets for over 50 years. It is one of the oldest street and protest theater companies in the world. The troupe will perform: The Essential Furthermore. 

The show draws on the peasant  rebellions...Read more

Ynestra King

November 6, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Integrated Science Building Room 145, UMass Amherst, USA

THE EVENT IS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

Resistance Studies Initiative Fall Speaker Series: 
Distinguished researchers and activists share critical reflections on resistance issues.


Ynestra King (aboveis a Research Associate at The Five College Womens Studies Research...Read more

November 1, 2019 - 9:00am to November 3, 2019 - 5:00pm

Rowe Center, Rowe, MA USA

Frances and Adam invite you to turn your fear into power as you work with others who share your passion for finding solutions to our current crises.

“It’s not the magnitude of a challenge that crushes the human spirit. It’s feeling powerless that does you in. Today, Americans...Read more

 Gaurav J. Pathania

October 31, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall East, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Resistance Studies Initiative Fall Speaker Series: 
Distinguished researchers and activists share critical reflections on resistance issues.

Gaurav J. Pathania is a sociologist of higher education and his area of specialization includes identity movement and student politics. His current research projects applies insights from cultural sociology to understand social...Read more

October 30, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Herter Hall 301 University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Miguel Moniz Anthropologist, FLAD/Brown University Visiting Professor Center for Research in Anthropology ISCTE-lnstituto Universitario de Lisboa
 
Abstract: Histories of white nationalism in US law and discourse to criminalize, marginalize and racialize migrant progressive politics and labor activities will be explored using a case example of Portuguese-speaking...Read more

October 25, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:15am

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts Univ., Medford, MA USA

This is the first Fletcher School conference focused on introducing the concept of decolonization to the field of international relations. 

The ongoing movement within academia to “decolonize” course syllabi and content is rooted in the need to introduce non-traditional sources and diverse perspectives. To decolonize is to acknowledge...Read more

Meet the Artists of RESISTIR! - Amalyah Leader

October 10, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Gateway City Arts 92 Race Street Holyoke, MA 01040 USA

RESISTIR (To Resist): struggle with/against, stand up to, withstand, stand one's ground against, confront, face up to. Through Flamenco, an art form that has for centuries been used to resist oppression, "RESISTIR" embodies our will and struggle to find the strength to stand and fight back. We remember the...Read more

October 10, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Integrated Science Building Room 145, UMass Amherst, USA

Resistance Studies Initiative Fall Speaker Series: 
Distinguished researchers and activists share critical reflections on resistance issues.

Mandy Carter is a Resistance Studies Fellow at the Resistance Studies Initiative at UMass Amherst, and a southern black lesbian activist with a 52-year movement history of social, racial, and LGBTQ+ justice organizing since 1967. Raised in...Read more

October 10, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Furcolo Room 101 College of Education, UMass Amherst, USA

Rebecca Tarlau, Assistant Professor of Education, Labor & Employment Relations, Pennsylvania State University.

Tarlau’s book is about the MST, Brazil’s largest social movement and its transformative work with teachers and students. Her research shows how the MST (the landless workers movement) engages the state and pressures the government...Read more

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