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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 ...

Ariel Levy
Author Ariel Levy Explores Culture of Female Chauvinist Pigs

The title of Ariel Levy’s book, Female Chauvinist Pigs, seems at first a paradox. In the post-feminist world that we live in, women continue to serve as advocates for their independence and freedoms—right? As Levy astutely points out on her website, ariellevy.net, “just because we are post- doesn't automatically mean we are feminists.” It turns out that “chauvinist” isn’t a gendered term at all; men and women alike have the capacity to act in anti-feminist ways.  More ...

Dr. Noliwe Rooks
Panel to Discuss Hair and Self-Expression

Dr. Noliwe Rooks, associate director of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University, will join Hamilton students in a panel discussion on hair and self-expression on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ. The panel will be moderated by Professor of Classics and Africana Studies Shelley Haley and is free and open to the public.

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Ariel Levy
Feminist Author Ariel Levy to Lecture

Ariel Levy, published author and staff writer for The New Yorker, will present a lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn. Levy will be discussing her 2005 book, Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture, which examines self-objectification of women in 21st century expressions of sexual liberation and female empowerment.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

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