All Events

February21
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:30pm

Yemen's Crisis Continues: what it means and why it matters

The ongoing civil conflict in Yemen, in part because of the involvement of outside countries, including Iran, Saudi Arabia and the US, has created a rapidly-expanding humanitarian disaster. This panel discussion, led by two of the leading American experts in Yemeni politics, will go beyond simple stereotypes of tribalism and religious difference to lay out the specific, complex dimensions of this transnational war and urgent human crisis.

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February21
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

24th Annual Du Bois Lecture: Reiland Rabaka

Reiland Rabaka is the featured speaker at the 24th annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture, titled "W.E.B. Du Bois and the Emergence of the Civil Rights Movement."  Jeffrey Alan Peck, great-grandson of W. E. B. Du Bois, and Dr. Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Center at the UMass Amherst Libraries will be emceeing.

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February22
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

The second annual PLUG IN Event

The second annual PLUG IN event - building power through grassroots community organizing, will feature organizers and leaders from: 

Arise for Social Justice (Springfield, MA) 
WE ACT for Environmental Justice (West Harlem, NY) 
Independent Drivers Guild (Brooklyn, NY) 
Granite State Organizing Project (Manchester, NH) 
and Pioneer Valley Project (Springfield, MA)

There will be two rounds of workshops led by these incredible community partners. Don't miss out on this participatory action forum!
Food will be provided.

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February22
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Zube Lecture - Professor Mark Lindhult of the University of Massachusetts

Mark Lindhult, FASLA is a Professor of landscape architecture at the University of Massachusetts. He is a principal emeritus with The Berkshire Design Group, Inc. a landscape architecture, civil engineering and land surveying firm in Northampton, MA. Lindhult teaches courses in site planning, site engineering and digital technology and an interdisciplinary studio with the architecture program.

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February22
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 4:30pm

Social Science Matters: Fatal Invention - Re-creating Race in the Genomic Era

Dr. Dorothy Roberts to present. The mapping of the human genome in 2003 confirmed that race is not written in our genes. As Dorothy Roberts explains, race is a social category that was invented to support an unjust political hierarchy. Yet we are witnessing the re-creation of race in biological terms using cutting-edge genomic science and biotechnologies, such as race-specific medicines and ancestry tests, that incorporate false assumptions of racial difference at the genetic level.

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