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Jenny Yang in the Red Pit
Yang Asks "What Would You Do If Money Didn't Matter?"

Writer and comedian Jenny Yang began her April 20 lecture by playing a modified game of “Heads Up, 7 Up” to get a sense of the crowd in the Red Pit. She started with general questions like class year, and asked attendees to cover their eyes as she asked more sensitive questions, including financial aid status and families’ academic backgrounds.  More ...

Jenny Yang
Ethnic Humor with Writer, Stand-Up Comedian Jenny Yang

Jenny Yang, a Los Angeles-based writer and stand-up comedian, will speak about ethnic humor and finding your voice and career after college in a presentation on Wednesday, April 20, at 4 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, KJ. The presentation is sponsored by the Days-Massolo Center and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Kimberly Williams, center, with Winnie and Johnny Ihlenstadt, her host family in Copenhagen.
Williams Presents in Copenhagen

Kimberly Williams, associate director of the Days-Massolo Center, presented an interactive workshop about “Advocating for the Intersectional Student” during the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) conference held March 14-18 in Copenhagen.  More ...

Environmental sociologist Dorceta Taylor speaks in the Red Pit.
The Quest for Environmental Justice in Communities of Color

In introducing guest speaker Dorceta Taylor, Associate Professor of Government Peter Cannavo referred to her as someone who “utterly changed my thinking on the environmental movement.” Taylor, environmental sociologist at the University of Michigan, was on campus March 3 to give a lecture titled “Food Insecurity, Resistance, and the Quest for Environmental Justice in Communities of Color.”  More ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Jennicet GutiƩrrez
Hamilton to Commemorate MLK Jr. Day With Dinner, Lecture

Hamilton College will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a lecture and dinner on Monday, Jan. 18, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Tolles Pavilion.  Jennicet Gutiérrez, trans Latina leader with FAMILIA TQLM, will discuss how her activism concerning trans liberation is inspired by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event is free for Hamilton students, faculty and staff but registration is required.  More ...

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Hamilton Student Group Joins National Conversation

During a time of intense discussions about race relations and a range of other issues on college and university campuses across the nation, similar conversations and demonstrations are occurring on the Hamilton campus.  More ...

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