Alumni Events

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:30pm

Panel: Book Release Discussion Moderated by Enobong (Anna) Branch

Anna Branch, associate professor of sociology, provides perspective on the problems that women commonly experience while learning, working, and pursuing a career in science by sharing and discussing the challenges that other female scholars have experienced. 

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 4:30pm

Social Science Matters: White Supremacy in the Age of Terror

What does the anthropology of white supremacy have to say about the Global War on Terror? Junaid Rana will discuss the concepts of racial becoming and racial infrastructure as part of an ethnographic description of everyday life in a working class Pakistani neighborhood in New York. More broadly this work examines how white supremacy has conjured Islam and Muslims as an object of racecraft that under current rubrics of policing solidify a wide range of law enforcement of communities of color.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 4:30pm

Panel Discussion: Freedom of Religion and the Consequences of Politicizing Islam

This series explores the deeper questions, core values, and disruptive ideas associated with freedom of religion in this country, and it will discuss ideas that can shape the future vision for our communities.

Panelists include professors Fareen Parvez, sociology, UMass Amherst; Amel Ahmed, political science, UMass Amherst; and Amina Steinfels, religion, Mt. Holyoke College. 

Sponsored by the Chancellor’s Office

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Friday, March 31, 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm

Long-term Strategy and Movement Building for Dealing with the Trump Regime

This talk will reflect upon a movement that can make a difference during the next 4-8 years of Trumpism. After an introduction by Stellan, we will discuss how to best develop a framework for such a resistance in small groups.

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Friday, March 31, 2017 -
3:00pm to 8:00pm

LARP Design Building Opening Party

Please join us to celebrate the opening of LARP New Home -  the Design Building!

Registration  (RSVP by March 24th, 2017)
$10 Student
$25 (Including reception)
$50 (Including reception and $25 donation to LARP Alumni Fund)
$100 (Including reception and $75 donation to LARP Alumni Fund)

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