Days-Massolo Center

Spring 2014 Programming: Health [Care]

All events are open to the public, unless otherwise noted. If you would like any accessibility accomodations, such as a sign language interpreter, or have any questions about the events, please email Amit Taneja. Please note that dates and times change due to scheduling issues, weather, etc. Please check the Hamilton Public Events Calendar for the most up-to-date information.


Monday, January 20
5 p.m. | Events Barn
MLK Jr. Lecture and Dinner: Prof. Nigel Westmaas

How does the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King inspire us to work towards justice today?

Friday, January 24
noon | Days-Massolo Center
An Intersex Experiences: Living Under the Gender Binary as a Sexual Minority

Join us for a lunch talk about intersexuality and the personal experience of a Hamilton student.

Tuesday, January 28
4:15 p.m. | Days-Massolo Center
Class Matters: Living Paycheck to Paycheck

A confidential discussion group for students who come from lower socioeconomic status and working class families. Co-facilitated by Stephanie Guzman (sguzman@hamilton.edu) and Professor Elizabeth Lee (elee@hamilton.edu). Tentative dates are: Feb. 11 & 25, Apr. 1, 15 & 29.

Tuesday, January 28
6:30 p.m. | Days-Massolo Center
Open Doors: LGBTQIA Discussion Group

A bi-weekly discussion group that provides safe and confidential discussion space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Ally students. Tentative dates: Feb. 11 & 25, Mar. 11, Apr. 1, 15 & 29.

Thursday, January 30
6 p.m. | Days-Massolo Center
Cross-Sections: Bi/Multi-Racial Discussion Group

A discussion group exploring biracial and multiracial identities. Co-facilitated by AnnaMaria Cirrincione (acirrinc@syr.edu) and Jake Blount (jblount@hamilton.edu). Tentative dates are: Feb. 13, Mar. 6, Apr. 3 & 24, May 8.



Monday, February 3
4:15 p.m. | Days-Massolo Center
Triple Jump: Career Exploration Services

This three part workshop series assists students with career exploration. Please contact Janine Oliver(joliver@hamilton.edu) for any questions. There are two options: Feb 3, 10, & 17 from 4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m., or Feb. 20, 27, & Mar. 6 from 2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Friday-Sunday, Febraury 7-9
Posse Plus Retreat (Off campus)

An annual retreat hosted by the Posse Foundation and Hamilton College.

Wednesday, February 12
4:15 p.m. | Days-Massolo Center
Summer Internship Panel

Senior students share information about their summer internship experiences.

Monday, February 17
5:30 p.m. | Bradford Auditorium (KJ 125)
HIV: Then and Now

Join HIV/AIDS Caregiver of the Year award recipient, Michael Desalvo, as he provides an overview of the evolution of HIV/AIDS and the challenges of managing HIV/AIDS today.

Wednesday, February 19
4:15 p.m. | Bradford Auditorium (KJ 125)
“Medical Apartheid”: A lecture by Professor Harriet Washington

A lecture on the history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to the present.

Saturday-Sunday, February 22-23
NY6 Spectrum LGBTQIA Conference

This conference welcomes LGBTQA students, faculty and staff from the six colleges that are part of the New York Six Consortium.

Saturday, February 22 
5 p.m | Chapel
“Ain’t I a Woman Too?” Lecture by Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox, actress (Orange is the New Black) and educator, will present a lecture on issues faced by transgender people of color. Free and open to the public.


Wednesday, March 5
6:30 p.m. | Bradford Auditorium (KJ 125)
Alfredo Jaar

The Art Department Visiting Artist Series presents Alfredo Jaar, artist, architect and filmmaker.

Monday, March 10
8 p.m. | Events Barn
Reading by Roxanne Gay

A reading by fiction writer and essayist Roxanne Gay.


Thursday, April 3
5 p.m. | Spencer House (Great Room)
Intergroup Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity

A six week dialogue about race and ethnicity. Please see campus emails for registration information.

Thursday-Friday, April 10-11
NY6 Faculty Diversity Conference Hosted by Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Faculty and administrators from the NY Six Consortium colleges will gather to discuss recruitment, retention and climate issues around faculty diversity. Keynote Lecture by Prof. Robbin Chapman, Associate Provost, Wellesley College.

Monday, April 14
4:15 p.m. | Days-Massolo Center
Being Vegan: A Panel Discussion & Dinner

A panel on vegan diet and lifestyle followed by a vegan dinner.

Friday, April 18
5 p.m. | Chapel
VCLS Lecture: Judith Jamison

The Voices of Color Lecture Series presents Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Emerita, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.

Health [Care] April Film Series
Wednesdays at 4:15 p.m. | Days-Massolo Center

April 9 – Beauty Mark
A documentary on body image and the relationship between media, culture, gender norms, and women’s health.

April 16 – Feeding Frenzy
A documentary on obesity, the processed food industry, and government policies.

April 23 – Escape Fire
A documentary that re-imagines a sustainable health care system.

April 30 – Sicko
A documentary that examines health care in the U.S. and other countries.


The Days-Massolo Center has partnered with the following offices and departments to co-sponsor the spring 2014 semester events:

Multicultural Affairs, BLSU, Career Center, Chaplaincy, Dean of Faculty, Diversity and Social Justice Project, English Department, Kirkland Endowment Advisory Committee, New York Six Consortium, Office of the President, Posse Foundation, Rainbow Alliance, Student Activities, Student Assembly, Voices of Color Lecture Series, Women’s Studies Department and The Womyn’s Center.