Days-Massolo Center

Fall 2014 Programming Series: Brown vs. Board of Education

All events are open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Discussion groups are open to students only. If you would like any accessibility accommodations, 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.


Wednesday, September 3
Open House
4 p.m. | Days-Massolo Center

Come and learn more about student groups and programs connected to the Days-Massolo Center and meet our new Associate Director Kimberly Williams.

Tuesday, September 9
Class Matters: Living Paycheck to Paycheck
4 p.m. | Days-Massolo Center

A confidential discussion group for students who come from lower socioeconomic status and working class families. Facilitated by Stephanie Guzman (sguzman@hamilton.edu). Tentative dates are: Sept. 9 & 23, Oct. 7 & 21, Nov. 4 & 18 & Dec. 2.

Tuesday, September 9
Open Doors: LGBTQIA Discussion Group
6:30 p.m. | LGBTQ Resource Center (Days-Massolo Center, Rm. 201)

A bi-weekly discussion group that provides safe and confidential discussion space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex and Ally students. Facilitated by Candice Redden (credden@hamilton.edu). Tentative dates are: Sep. 9 & 23, Oct. 7 & 21, Nov. 4 & 18 and Dec. 2.

Thursday, September 11
A Discussion on Diversity & Inclusion: The Past as Prologue to the Future
4 p.m. | Red Pit

Join Professor of Classics and Africana Studies Shelley Haley for a discussion about Hamilton’s history and future concerning diversity and inclusion.

Monday, September 15
Organizing for Justice: A Panel Conversation
Exploring Immigrant Women’s Labor
4:10 p.m. | Red Pit

Community organizers Lis-Marie Alvarado (WeCount!) and Yadira Sanchez (Workers Justice Project) will explore the numerous challenges facing women workers today in the context of immigration reform. Moderated by Associate Professor of Women's Studies Anne Lacsamana.

Friday, September 19
Careers in Social Justice: Using Your Liberal Arts Education to Make a Difference
4:15 p.m. | Red Pit

Join a panel of Hamilton alumnae who have used their liberal arts education to work in social justice oriented fields. Moderated by Professor of Comparative Literature Nancy Rabinowitz.

Monday, September 22
Education and Civil Rights in the 21st Century
4:15 p.m. | Bradford Auditorium

Pedro Noguera, professor of sociology at NYU, offers reflections on the 60th anniversary of this landmark decision and current inequities in American education.

Tuesday, September 23
Muslim American Women on Campus
5 p.m. | Red Pit

Shabana Mir, assistant professor of anthropology at Millikin University, presents her research on the post 9-11 experiences of Muslim-American women in American higher education.

Sunday, September 28
Cultural Immersion: Faith and the Black Church
10:25 a.m. | Meet at Dunham Parking Lot

The Hamilton Community is invited to attend a traditional black church Sunday service at the St. Matthews Church of God in Christ. Please RSVP for transportation. Hosted by Prof. Doc Woods.

Tuesday, September 30
4:15 p.m. | Red Pit

This documentary opens a window into the pained and often endangered lives of bullied kids, revealing a problem that transcends geographic, racial, ethnic, economic, and other borders.


Thursday, October 2
Intergroup Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity
5:30 p.m. | Sadove Conference Room

A weekly dialogue about race and ethnicity. Please see campus emails for registration information. Meets Thursdays for six weeks.

Wednesday, October 8
Coming Out Stories
4:15 p.m. | Red Pit

Share or listen as members of the LGBTQIA community tell their coming out stories. Audience participation is encouraged.

Monday, October 13
Out & Ally List

In honor of National Coming Out Day, we will publish the 4th annual Out and Ally List for Hamilton College. Last year, about 900 individuals signed the lists!

Monday, October 20
Difficult Dialogues: The Challenges Of Inclusive Pedagogy
5 p.m. | Days-Massolo Center

Faculty members have to contend with a variety of pedagogical issues including politically or personally sensitive comments or situations that can disrupt the classroom. How could or should we respond in those critical learning moments? Come for a lively discussion with faculty colleagues. This program is part of the New Faculty Orientation Program, but all faculty are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to Amit Taneja at ataneja@hamilton.edu. Dinner will be provided.

Wednesday, October 29
The New Black
4:15 p.m. | Days-Massolo Center

This documentary details how the African-American community is grappling with the same-sex marriage movement.


Monday, November 3
Are We Still Taking About Race? Mental Health in a Color-Blind Society: A Talk with Dr. Keba Rogers
4:15 p.m. | Events Barn

Join us for an interactive presentation and dinner discussion about racism and its relationship to mental health in higher education.

Tuesday, November 11
First Generation
10:30 a.m. | 112 Sadove Student Center (Faculty & Staff)
4:15 p.m. | Red Pit (Public Viewing)

This documentary follows four students as they set out to break the cycle of poverty and bring hope to their families and communities by
pursuing a college education.

Monday, November 17
Behind the Veil: Muslims under Laïcité
4:15 p.m. | Days-Massolo Center

Join us for an opening reception and photography exhibit by Victoria Lin ‘15 about the experiences of Muslims in France.


The Days-Massolo Center has partnered with the following offices and departments to co-sponsor this semester's events:

Africana Studies, Alumni Relations, Associate Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs & Accessibility Services, Black & Latino Student Union, Career Center, Chaplaincy, Classics, Comparative Literature, Counseling Center, Dean of Faculty, The New Faculty Orientation Program, Diversity and Social Justice Project, Emerson Grant, French, Kirkland Endowment Advisory Committee, La Vanguardia, Music, Muslim Student Association, Rainbow Alliance, Religious Studies, Women’s Studies, and The Womyn’s Center.