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Days-Massolo Center Announces Fall Events

The Days-Massolo Center at Hamilton College has announced speakers for the fall semester.  The Center, which opened in 2011, aims to promote diversity awareness and foster dialogue among the many diverse groups on campus. All events are free and open to the public.  More ...

Amit Taneja
Taneja on LGBT Services Review Team

Amit Taneja, director of the Days-Massolo Center, was one of four national experts invited to review the LGBT Services Office at Wellesley College.  More ...

Helen Sperling speaks in the Chapel.
Helen Sperling Recounts Holocaust Experience

“My name is Helen Sperling. I am a Jew. I am a survivor.” With these simple words, Helen Sperling began to recount her experience of the Holocaust before a crowd of Hamilton students and community members packed into the Chapel. During the course of the two-hour-long lecture, which was sponsored by the Days-Massolo Center and Hillel, Sperling recounted the darkest moments of her life with a vigor and compassion that belied her 92 years. Throughout her time in Polish ghettos and prison camps, Sperling’s indomitable spirit sustained her in the face of incredible hardship and heart-wrenching sorrow.  More ...

Dorothy Roberts
Scholar on Race and Law to Lecture April 18

Dorothy Roberts, Kirkland & Ellis Professor at Northwestern University School of Law, will present a lecture on Wednesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture, “Fatal Invention: Re-creating Race in the 21st Century,” is based on her 2011 book of the same name and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Helen Sperling
Holocaust Survivor Helen Sperling to Lecture

Utican Helen Sperling, a Holocaust survivor and renowned lecturer, will speak at Hamilton College on Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture is sponsored by Hillel (Jewish Students Organization) and the Days-Massolo Center and is free and open to the public.  More ...

France Winddance Twine
Feminist Race Theorist and Sociologist to Lecture

France Winddance Twine, professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present a lecture on Tuesday, April 10, at 4:15 p.m., in Dwight Lounge. Twine will discuss "The Future of Anti-Racism & Racial Literacy After the Trayvon Martin Murder." The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Expert on Ethics and Philosophy of Food to Lecture

Lisa Heldke, professor of philosophy and Sponberg Chair in Ethics at Gustavus Adolphus College, will present a lecture at Hamilton College on Monday, April 2, at 4:10 p.m., in the Days-Massolo Center. The lecture, “Old McDonald Had a Wife: The Centrality of Marriage and Family in Wendell Berry’s Agrarian Vision,” is co-sponsored by the Diversity and Social Justice Project and the Dean of Faculty, and is free and open to the public.  More ...

The "I am not suspicious" hoodie walk took place on March 30.
Hoodie Walk Aims to Bring Attention to Racial Profiling

In an effort to raise awareness of racial profiling and bring attention to the Trayvon Martin case, the Black Latino Student Union (BLSU) sponsored an “I am Not Suspicious” walk across campus on March 30. Martin was the Florida teen who was shot and killed on Feb. 26 by George Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain, who perceived Martin as a threat.  Members of the Hamilton community were urged to wear hoodies and join in the march from the Taylor Science Center to the Kirner-Johnson Building.  More ...

Touré speaks in the Chapel at Hamilton on March 28.
Touré Discusses "Post-Blackness" in Voices of Color Lecture

One of the biggest and most dangerous misconceptions of the modern day is the notion that we live in a post-racial America, that institutionalized racism is effectively over and everyone can afford to live “colorblind.” But how does post-racism differ from post-blackness? Touré, pundit and author of Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?, constructed his own analysis around a television show that most college students know: (Comedy Central’s) Chappelle’s Show.  More ...

Amit Taneja
Taneja is Invited Speaker at Davidson College

Amit Taneja, director of the Days-Massolo Center, was invited to speak at Davidson College (N.C.) on March 12. He was a guest in Davidson’s Careers in Education Week and spoke on “Diverse leaders and voices in higher education.”  More ...

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