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Urban Gardener Karen Washington Lectures on Food Justice

“I am a farmer, I grow food, I feed people body and mind,” Karen Washington said by way of introduction at the beginning of her Feb. 16 lecture. Washington, a board member of the New York City Community Garden Coalition and co-founder of the Black Urban Growers organization, spoke on Feb. 16 about the failure of the American food system, the importance of knowing where food comes from, and the intersections of food justice, racism and socioeconomic inequality.  More ...

Greg Thomas '85
Jazz Expert and Journalist Greg Thomas ’85 to Lecture

Greg Thomas ’85,  principal at G&J Productions, will present a lecture titled “Albert Murray and the Blues Idiom Worldview” on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 4:15 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ. The lecture is sponsored by the Fillius Jazz Archive and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Karen Washington
Urban Community Gardener to Lecture

New York City urban gardener Karen Washington will present a lecture titled “Community Gardening and Social Justice” on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 4:15 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ. The lecture is sponsored by the Days-Massolo Center and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Claudia Rankine speaks in the Chapel.
Claudia Rankine: An American Lyricist

Claudia Rankine, award-winning poet and essayist, read from her nationally acclaimed book, Citizen: An American Lyric, in the Chapel on Feb.  8. This work is a collection of stories conveyed mainly as prose poems and mixed media images.  Rankine explained that she had asked her friends to tell her a story about a time “where you were doing something ordinary […] and suddenly somebody said something that reduced you to your race” in order to explore the “white supremacist foundations inside this culture.  More ...

M.K. Dorsey
Dorsey Discusses Path to Energy Justice

Members of the Hamilton community gathered to hear Dr. Michael Dorsey’s lecture, “Pathways Beyond Paris: Toward Energy & Climate Justice” on Feb. 4. Dorsey is the interim director for the Joint Center of Political and Economic Studies in Washington, D.C.  More ...

Former Lost Boy of Sudan John Dau speaks in the Hamilton Chapel on Feb. 3.
Former "Lost Boy of Sudan" John Dau Describes Journey to U.S.

Human rights activist John Dau, a former “Lost Boy of Sudan,” spoke on Feb. 3 about his life experiences and his successful career in the United States. The talk was presented by the Levitt Center Speaker Series.  More ...

M.K. Dorsey
Global Governance and Sustainability Expert to Lecture

Dr. M.K. Dorsey, interim director for the Energy and Environment Program at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, will present a lecture titled “Pathways Beyond Paris: Towards Energy & Climate Justice” on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m., in the Red Pit.  More ...

Oren Cass
UN Climate Change Actions Merely Symbolic, Cass Claims in Lecture

In his Jan. 25 talk “Leading Nowhere: the Futility and Farce of Global Climate Negotiations,” Oren Cass criticized the global approach to addressing climate change. He claimed that it’s not that leaders don’t want to reduce emissions, it’s that it isn’t possible based on insurmountable challenges like cost and complexity.   More ...

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I Have a Dream " speech in Washington, D.C. in August, 1963.
Hamilton Celebrates Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Days-Massolo Center hosted its annual community dinner. This year, attendees were treated to live a jazz ensemble led by Professor of Music Michael Woods and listened to speaker Jennicet Gutiérrez, a trans-liberator activist, before breaking into round table discussions on the topic of select MLK quotes. The event was the first in the DMC’s spring series, “After the Anger, Can You?”  More ...

Steve Blair
Arboretum Third Saturday Series Resumes Jan. 16

The Hamilton College Arboretum Third Saturday series continues on Saturday, Jan. 16, with Steve Blair, International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist and representative of Bartlett Tree Experts. He will present a lecture titled “From the Cradle to the Grave, Tree and Shrub Care for the CNY Homeowner” at 10 a.m. in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium.  More ...

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