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Days-Massolo Center

Amit Taneja
Director, Diversity & Inclusion
315-859-4252

Janet Turvey
Assistant to the Chief Diversity Officer
jturvey@hamilton.edu
315-859-4288
315-859-4554 (fax)

Stephanie Guzman
Graduate Assistant
sguzman@hamilton.edu
315-859-4357

Past Events

2011-2012

Screening of Feeding Frenzy April 16

Hamilton will host a screening of the film Feeding Frenzy on Wednesday, April 16, at 4:15 p.m., in the Days-Massolo Center Living Room. The event is part of the Health[Care] Programming Film Series sponsored by the Days-Massolo Center, and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Laverne Cox
Orange is the New Black Star to Lecture

Actress and transgender advocate Laverne Cox will deliver a lecture on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 5 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for the Performing Arts. The talk, titled “Ain’t I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood,” is free and open to the public.  More ...

Harriet Washington
Celebrated Author of Medical Apartheid to Lecture

Author Harriet A. Washington will deliver a lecture titled “Medical Apartheid,” based on her book by the same name, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 4:15 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, KJ. The lecture is free, open to the public and sponsored by the Days-Massolo Center, Kirkland Endowment, Dean of Faculty, and the Women's Studies Department.  More ...

Girl Rising to be Screened at Hamilton

Girl Rising, a documentary film made by the 10x10 Campaign, a global initiative to educate and empower girls, will be screened on Monday, Oct. 21, at 4:15 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ.  The film will be followed by a panel discussion.  The screening is free, open to the public and sponsored by the Days-Massolo Center and Muslim Student Association.  More ...

Dean Spade
Legal Reform Needed to Promote Social Equality

Dean Spade visited Hamilton on Oct. 10 to lecture on the effectiveness of legal reform to promote social equality. Spade, associate professor at the Seattle University School of Law, focused his discussion on struggles and obstacles faced by the American trans community.  More ...

Hamilton students enjoy New York City.
LGBTQ & Ally Students Travel to New York City

On Sept. 21, 35 Hamilton LGBTQ & Ally students took a trip to New York City with the goals of discussing LGBTQA history, examining current LGBTQA issues, receiving career-planning perspectives, and connecting with alumni. This program was organized by Hamilton’s Days-Massolo Center, and the Office of Alumni Relations.  More ...

Comedian, Writer Allison Williams Talks About Race, Comedy

“When I talk about race, I like to start with shock.”  That is precisely what Allison Williams did on Sept. 23 in KJ’s Red Pit. In front of Hamilton community members, Williams dove head-first into her pursuit of racially charged comedy as she opened her lecture with a tale of different racial preferences in inappropriate Craigslist ads.  More ...

Members of the "What Does it Mean to be American" panel.
What Does It Mean to Be American?

In a country as vast and multicultural as the United States, it’s difficult to pin down what exactly constitutes an American identity. Do self-indentifying “Americans” have specific traits that they all hold in common, and if not, what unites them under the red, white and blue flag? A panel of Hamilton community members discussed this complex question during the panel  “What Does It Mean to Be American?” presented by La Vanguardia.  More ...

Richard Burns '77
Richard Burns '77 to Lecture on “LGBTQ Rights: Past, Present and Future”

Richard Burns '77, executive director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community Center in New York City, will present a lecture, “LGBTQ Rights: Past, Present and Future” on Wednesday, May 1, at 5 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ. Burns will discuss how he connected his passion for social justice to a career and what he sees as the past, present and future of the LGBTQ rights movement. The lecture is free, open to the public and sponsored by the Days-Massolo Center.  More ...

Author Michelle Alexander speaks in the Chapel on April 17.
“New Jim Crow” Lecture Captures Hamilton’s Attention

More than half of working-age African American men in the United States have a criminal record. This statistic does not include those who are currently in jail or prison, who have effectively lost their voice and their status as individuals of worth. On April 17, Michelle Alexander, associate professor of law at Ohio State University, presented a lecture on mass incarceration and her bestselling book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The visit was presented by The Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center, the Chief Diversity Officer and the Days-Massolo Center.  More ...

Thomas Keith
Film “The Bro Code” to be Screened March 12

Filmmaker Thomas Keith will screen his film “The Bro Code: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men,” on Tuesday, March 12, at 4 p.m., in the Kirner-Johnson Building’s Red Pit. Keith will facilitate a discussion of the film following the showing. The screening is sponsored by the Days-Massolo Center and is free and open to the public.  More ...

The Days-Massolo Center is hosting Career Center events.
Career Center Partners with Days-Massolo to Deliver its Message to More Students

Hamilton’s Maurice Horowitch Career Center is without doubt one of the most valuable assets on campus for students preparing to make the transition off the Hill and into the “real world,” but sometimes stepping through the doorway and into the third floor of Bristol can be a little intimidating. To address this issue, the Career Center has teamed up with the Days-Massolo Center to offer a collaborative workshop series spread out over the course of the second semester.  More ...

Cultural Odyssey’s Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor to Perform

Two events featuring Cultural Odyssey’s Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor will take place on Monday, Feb. 25, and Wednesday, Feb 27. The events are free and open to the public and no tickets are required.  More ...

Director André Robert Lee to Screen The Prep School Negro

Director André Robert Lee will screen his autobiographical film, The Prep School Negro, on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 5:30 p.m., in the Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building. Lee will host a discussion with the audience following the film. The screening is sponsored by the Days-Massolo Center and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Professor Paula Johnson
Hamilton to Commemorate MLK Day With Dinner/Lecture

Hamilton College will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a lecture by Syracuse University Law Professor Paula Johnson and a dinner on Monday, Jan. 28, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Tolles Pavilion.  A soul food dinner menu will be served.  The event is free for Hamilton students, faculty and staff but reservations are necessary. Click here to reserve.  More ...

Amit Taneja
Taneja Speaks at Onondaga County Organization

Amit Taneja, director of the Days-Massolo Center, was an invited speaker on serving the mental health and social services needs of diverse communities at Onondaga Case Management Services, Inc.  More ...

Amit Taneja
Taneja Serves as Safezone Facilitator for University of Alabama

Amit Taneja, director of the Days-Massolo Center, served as a consultant and trainer for a new Safezone program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  More ...

Daniel Maree
Million Hoodie March Founder Cites Power of Youth

On Feb. 26, 2012, an unarmed 17-year-old African American man named Trayvon Martin was fatally shot in Sanford, Fla. At the time the case did not attract much media attention, though it has since become of the most covered news stories of 2012. Daniel Maree, a senior digital strategist for advertising agency McCann New York, sparked a massive movement and mobilized hundreds of thousands of people to show their support for the Martin family and for racial equality generally. He spoke at Hamilton on Oct. 17 about his vision for the younger generation’s potential to create change in the world.  More ...

Amit Taneja
Taneja Leads Campus Discussion on Inclusion at MVCC

Amit Taneja, director of the Days-Massolo Center, facilitated a conversation on inclusion at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica on Oct. 4. Taneja was invited by MVCC leaders to help create a dialogue on inclusive practices and strategies, and the presentation was also live-streamed to the MVCC Rome campus.  More ...

Kiese Laymon
Laymon Describes Struggles With Racism in Lecture, Reading

On Sept. 27, members of the Hamilton community gathered in the Events Barn to listen as Kiese Laymon read his essay, “How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: A Remembrance,” an intimate and personal account of Laymon’s teenage years growing up in Jackson, Mississippi. The silence was palpable as the audience listened to the tale of Laymon’s traumatic past and inspiring message.  More ...