STPEC

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Past Events

 

STPEC Event List Fall 2007 - Spring 2008

Anti-Oppression Network Meeting, May 4, 2008, 12:00-8:00 pm, Campus Center 101

Pay Equity Day Luncheon, April 23, 2008, Evelyn Murphy, former Lt Governor of Mass and Cecelie Counts, AFL-CIO

Common Ground Relief, Current Issues in New Orleans, April 16, 6:00-11:00 pm, Campus Center 904-908

Workshop on Personal Safety and Self-Defense Strategies, April 6, 2008, 7:00-9:00 pm, Campus Center 162-175, Given by Lauretta Gregoire

Making Connections: Jobs, Internships and Social Change, April 3, 2008, 4:30-6:30 pm, Cape Cod Lounge
Featuring Labor Center, STPEC and Women’s Studies Alums

Transparent Spectacle, March 28, 2008, 7:00 pm - 1:00 am, Red Barn, Hampshire College
Primary sponsor: The Cold River Review and The Hip Hop Collective

Housing and Community Organizing: Political Economic Practice for People, March 12, 2008, 6:30 pm
Campus Center 911-915, With Steve Meacham, City Life/Vida Urbana

Two Documentary Films by Cuban Filmmaker Ricardo Bacallao
Short Radiography of Hip-Hop in Cuba
Black Germans on German Colonialism

Followed by a discussion with Ricardo Bacallao
March 10, 2008, 7:00-10:00 pm, 227 Herter Hall, UMass
co-sponsored with DEFA, Max Kade Foundation, CRPWG, CLACLS, Afro-American Studies and Women’s Studies at UMass Amherst

What Are They Doing With Our Democracy?, December 12, 2007, 7:00 pm, Campus Center 803
A talk with representative Ellen Story

Sacred Sea: A Journey to Lake Baikal, December 3, 2007, 7:30 pm
Campus Center 904-908, Discussion, slide show and book signing, With author Peter Thomson
Environmental Sciences Program co-sponsored

Food Not Bombs, November 20, 2007, 5:00 pm, Student Union Ballroom
Keith McHenry, co-founder

The Power of Women and the Subversion of Community, November 19, 2007, 4:00 pm
Campus Center 165-169
A talk by Selma James and Andaiye
Presented by Bring the Ruckus

Motherwoman’s 4th Annual Mom’s Night Out, November 17, 2007, Motherwoman Cafe, Union Station, Northampton
Poetry reading by Patricia Smith

Talk by Charles Burnett, October 21 & 27, Amherst Cinema Center
Coinciding with the showing of his films: Killer of Sheep and My Brother’s Wedding

Relocalization, September 30, 2007, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Northampton Center of the Arts
Pioneer Valley Relocalization Workshop

Magdalen Hsu-Li, September 29, 2008, 8:00 pm, Bowker Auditorium
Diversity outreach event

 

STPEC EVENT LIST 2006-2007

Patriarchal Logics of the Coloniality of Power, workshop and talk by Professor Maria Lugones;
April 2-5.  Co-sponsored with the Decolonial Research Group (DRG) and Sociology Department.

Biopolitics and Contemporary Chinese Cinema, Part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Rey Chow, Professor of Modern Culture & Media Studies and the Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature at Brown University; April 5, 5:00 pm, Campus Center 163.  Co-sponsored with the Department of Communication.

Decolonizing the Academy, STPEC speaker series; 6:30-10:00 pm, Memorial Hall.  STPEC sponsored.

Addressing Eurocentrisms in the Academy, Enoch Page (Anthropology), Barry O’Connell (English and History, Amherst College), and Frederique Apfel-Marglin (Anthropology, Smith College); March 13.

Indigenous Influences in Re-shaping Academia, Augustin Lao (Sociology), Nancy Mithlo (Anthropology, Smith College), H. Martin Wobst (Archaeology), Nonye Brown-West, and Kathleen Clifford (STPEC); March 28.

New Approaches in Trans-national Studies, Laura Doyle (English), Sara Lennox (STPEC Program Director), Dawa Lokyitsang (STPEC), and Banu Subramaniam (Women’s Studies); April 25.

Decolonizing the STPEC Program at UMass Amherst, Student and Faculty Discussion; May 10.

Desert Child: Somalia and Survival and a reading of Born in the Big Rains, Fadumo Korn; February 16, Dwight Hall 101, Mount Holyoke College.  Co-sponsored with German Studies, MHC.

The Motherhood Manifesto, film and panel discussion with Francine Deutsch, Deb Krumholz, Paul Merry, Lisa Sivieri, Maureen Perry-Jenkins, Laura Pacheco, Nora Robinson;  December 8, Gordon Hall.  Co-sponsored with MotherWoman, Inc.

Mirror, Mirror, documentary film; November 30, 9th Floor Conference Room, Thompson.

Building the Left in the Age of the Right: Developing a Lifetime of Commitment, Eric Mann and Lian Hurst Mann, November 8, 5:30 pm, Cape Cod Lounge. 

Public Hearing on HR 676: The National Single Payer Health Care Bill, Moderated by Mary Ford; October 21, 1:00-4:00 pm, The Forum Auditorium, Holyoke Community College.  Co-sponsored with The Western Mass Single Payer Network.
Our Communities, Our Water: Connecting the Local and the Global, a gathering of New England/New York/Eastern Canadian community activists, students and water workers; September 22-24, UMass Campus Center.  Co-sponsored with Mass Global Action.

An Evening with Patricia Smith: Poetry Performance and Women’s Poetry Open Mic, Patricia Smith; September 28, 7:00 pm, Stoddard Hall Auditorium, Smith College.  Co-sponsored with MotherWoman, Inc.

Technologies of Othering: The Black Male Body in a Unified Europe/Germany, Uli Linke, Rochester Institute of Technology; May 3, 4:30 pm.  Co-sponsored with the Graduate Association for the Anthropology of Europe (GAAE).

STPEC EVENT LIST 2006-2007

Desert Child: Somalia and Survival and a reading of Born in the Big Rains, Fadumo Korn; February 16, Dwight Hall 101, Mount Holyoke College.  Co-sponsored with German Studies, MHC.

The Motherhood Manifesto, film and panel discussion with Francine Deutsch, Deb Krumholz, Paul Merry, Lisa Sivieri, Maureen Perry-Jenkins, Laura Pacheco, Nora Robinson;  December 8, Gordon Hall.  Co-sponsored with MotherWoman, Inc.

An Evening with Patricia Smith: Poetry Performance and Women’s Poetry Open Mic, Patricia Smith; September 28, 7:00 pm, Stoddard Hall Auditorium, Smith College.  Co-sponsored with MotherWoman, Inc.

Patriarchal Logics of the Coloniality of Power, workshop and talk by Professor Maria Lugones;
April 2-5.  Co-sponsored with the Decolonial Research Group (DRG) and Sociology Department.

Biopolitics and Contemporary Chinese Cinema, Part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Rey Chow, Professor of Modern Culture & Media Studies and the Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature at Brown University; April 5, 5:00 pm, Campus Center 163.  Co-sponsored with the Department of Communication.

Our Communities, Our Water: Connecting the Local and the Global, a gathering of New England/New York/Eastern Canadian community activists, students and water workers; September 22-24, UMass Campus Center.  Co-sponsored with Mass Global Action. 

 Technologies of Othering: The Black Male Body in a Unified Europe/Germany, Uli Linke, Rochester Institute of Technology; May 3, 4:30 pm.  Co-sponsored with the Graduate Association for the Anthropology of Europe (GAAE).  

STPEC EVENT LIST   Fall 04- Spring 05

Deliberate Differences: Progressive and Conservative Campus Activism in the US, Pam Chamberlain, February 24, 2005, CC 803

“An Olive on the Seder Plate” a play about how progressive Jews wrestle with the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza strip, late March, 2005

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Bangladesh Workers’ Tour: October 20, 2004, Gordon Hall, speech given by two teenage girls who worked in sweat shops

James Baldwin: Down From the Mountaintop, written and performed by Calvin Levels, October 16, 2004, Bowker Auditorium

Rising Expectations vs. Realities on the Ground, speech by Dr. Jeff Halper (Mid East Expert and Director of Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions), Match 3, 2005, CC163

The Argentina Autonomista Project, involving grassroots speakers Graciela Monteagudo, Soledad Bordegaray and Claudia Acuna, and a puppet show, November 9, 2004, CC162-175

Cornelius Eady, speaker for Ghosts That Haunt Us: Memory, Identity, and Macro History, November 10, 2004

“Dilemmas of Democratization in the World Social Forum,” talk by Teivo Teivainen, October 18, 2004, Machmar E-35.

“The Abolition of White Democracy”, Joel Olsen, November 10, 2004

Majors Fair, November 3, 2004, Student Union Ballroom

Arsenal of Hypocrisy: The Space Program and the Military Industrial Complex, film, CC903, September 29, 2004

Worlds AIDS Day speaker, Roger Goodman, Dec. 1, 2004, Cape Cod Lounge

STPEC EVENT LIST   Fall 03- Spring 04

Class Issues in Progressive Fundraising, Linda Stout, March 1, 2004, CC 903

Free Speech and Independent Media in a Time of War, Amy Goodman, September 20, 2003, Mahar Auditorium

A Revolutionary Convening:  The Vision of June Jordan, multiple performers/speakers, keynote by Sonia Sanchez, February 27-28, 2004, Campus Center and Bowker Auditorium

Unweaving the World Trade Organization:  Report Back from the Street of Cancun, Jean Grossholtz, Mt Holyoke Professor, Cedar Landsman and Lisa Depiano, October 16, 2003, CC 803

GRAVES, Hartbeat Ensemble, performance given as part of the Rethinking Marxism Conference, November 6, 2003

Arab Cultural Festival… Not Just the War, Arab Students Club, March 5, 2004

Teach-In on War and Occupation, speaker panel, March 6, 2004, Herter 227

Are Your Sneakers Khaki?, Cynthia Enloe, April 14, 2004, Hasbrook 124

 

STPEC EVENT LIST FALL 2002-SPRING 2003

Mike Prokosch, War and the Economy, speaker from United for a Fair Economy, late April

Deb Katz, Nuclear Insecurity and Environmental Justice, Citizens Awareness Network

Women of Color Week
Refugees of a World on Fire: Feminist of Color Legacies
An Evening of Poetry, Art and Politics
March 26, 7:30 pm, Mullins Center VIP Room

Sacred Journeys
Co-sponsored with Arts and Sustainability Awareness Project
December 4, 6:00 pm, Campus Center auditorium

Max Elbaum, Anti-War Movements: Vietnam’s Lessons for Today, November 12, 7:00 pm, Campus Center 168.

Jim Harney, photojournalist and storyteller from Posibilidad, Globalization and the War in Colombia: Resistance from the Bottom Up
October 29, 7:00 pm, Campus Center 911-15

Sandra Morgen, Dept of Anthropology, University of Oregon, Dreams of Diversity, Dilemmas of Difference: Race and Class Conflicts in Feminist Organizations,
October 21, 3:45 pm, E-14 Machmer Hall
Co-sponsored with Anthropology

Joanne Comerford, Director of Western Mass AFSC, talk on US in Iraq, October 10, 4:00 pm, Campus Center

Marylen Serna Salinas, leader of Campesino and People’s Movement of Cajibio,
 Plan de Vida, talk on Colombia
September 30, 12:00 noon, Campus Center 101

Revolutionary Rage:  A Tribute to June Jordan
October 2, 7:00 pm, Top of the Campus
Co-sponsored, copies for ALANA Affairs office

STPEC Event List Fall 2000- Spring 2001

The Stonewall Center Lecture Series.  Situating Sex: The Problem of Prison Sexual Culture in the Middle Century U.S., speaker Regina Kunzel, Radcliffe Institute for Advances Study Fellow, April 12, CC904

Plan Colombia: Political, Ecological and Social Implications of US Drud Polocy in Latin America; Panel Discussion: Human Rights in Colombia: Repercussions of US Aid; 5 College Lecture, April 3, UMass CC

The Convergence of Labor and Civil Rights in the Struggle for Democracy and Justice: The Case of Greensboro, North Carolina, Speakers Rev. Nelson Johnson and Joyce Johnson, April 2, CC 917

Women Against Violence Against Women in Nicaragua, speaker Yeta Ramirez, March 8, Herter 301

Cross-Border Solidarity takes on Corporate Globalization!, speaker Elsa Miriam Linares de Quintanilla, November 2, CC 174

Labor Center Brunch, December 3, 2000, CC 1001

Rethinking Marxism, Sept 21-24

Co-sponsored FTAA Demonstrations, April 20-21, Quebec City, Canada