One of our amazing centers (Queer Community Alliance Center) is hosting their fourth annual Five College Queer Gender & Sexuality Conference this weekend!
The Queer Conference, which takes place at Hampshire College in the heart of the Five College Consortium in Western Massachusetts aims to offer an accountable and supportive environment in which to further explore a wide range of topics, and their intersections, such as race, genders, sexualities, ability, class, kink, survival strategies, and many more, in a specifically queer context. We strive to provide a safer space for engaging, learning, and sharing with workshops, panels, and lectures by both student leaders and off-campus educators.
This open and inclusive conference is FREE and organized by students from the Five Colleges.
Pre-register now before it’s too late!

One of our amazing centers (Queer Community Alliance Center) is hosting their fourth annual Five College Queer Gender & Sexuality Conference this weekend!

The Queer Conference, which takes place at Hampshire College in the heart of the Five College Consortium in Western Massachusetts aims to offer an accountable and supportive environment in which to further explore a wide range of topics, and their intersections, such as race, genders, sexualities, ability, class, kink, survival strategies, and many more, in a specifically queer context. We strive to provide a safer space for engaging, learning, and sharing with workshops, panels, and lectures by both student leaders and off-campus educators.

This open and inclusive conference is FREE and organized by students from the Five Colleges.

Pre-register now before it’s too late!

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Hampshire College anti-racist Halloween costume checklist is used at UCLA.
UCLA student Ben Slavich remarks, “Yes, I did find the checklist. It was posted next to the elevator of every floor, and the main entrance to the residence hall as well. I don’t know if it was received at all. I go to UCLA so our campus is quite large, and I didn’t see any persons actively trying to advocate the ideology presented in the poster. I was surprised to see the poster at all; I didn’t think the school was aware of such issues. I would love to have seen this poster enforced a little bit more because there were many racially incorrect costumes. But it would be hard to force that upon a campus so large. 
However, on the other hand UCLA is instating a tabacco free policy on the whole campus. Ironically, the campus is littered with racially incorrect costumes on Halloween but not even the littlest bit of tabacco.” 
Photo courtesy of Ben Slavich, UCLA student


Our poster made it all the way to the West Coast!

hampshireclimax:

Hampshire College anti-racist Halloween costume checklist is used at UCLA.

UCLA student Ben Slavich remarks, “Yes, I did find the checklist. It was posted next to the elevator of every floor, and the main entrance to the residence hall as well. I don’t know if it was received at all. I go to UCLA so our campus is quite large, and I didn’t see any persons actively trying to advocate the ideology presented in the poster. I was surprised to see the poster at all; I didn’t think the school was aware of such issues. I would love to have seen this poster enforced a little bit more because there were many racially incorrect costumes. But it would be hard to force that upon a campus so large. 

However, on the other hand UCLA is instating a tabacco free policy on the whole campus. Ironically, the campus is littered with racially incorrect costumes on Halloween but not even the littlest bit of tabacco.” 

Photo courtesy of Ben Slavich, UCLA student

Our poster made it all the way to the West Coast!

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Check us out!We’re hard at work preparing for next semester! :) 

Check us out!

We’re hard at work preparing for next semester!
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Hey Everyone!

The CAU had a great semester! We’re ending on a strong note!
We accomplished so much and can’t wait for spring so that we can meet even more of you guys!

For a semester’s recap:

::We took on the task of following up with the work that has been started on Identity Based Housing and focused our attention on trying to create accesible documentation with the Housing Office.

::We created an anti-racist Hampshire Halloween checklist, and saw more people than ever  discussing and attempting a safe and anti-culturally appropriative Halloween!

::We shared our hopes and gave input about the future of the Multicultural dean position. 

::We participated in the planning process of the new Student Government Alliance. 

All in all, pretty epic! 

Stayed tuned for updates about how you can get involved next semester! 
If anything, send us an email at commadvocacy@gmail.com

 

In case you were wondering…Here’s the staff for Community Advocacy!

Community Advocacy:

Melissa Scheid Frantz, assistant dean of community advocacy mscheidfrantz@hampshire.edu

Melanie Mulvey, assistant to community advocacy
}mmulvey@hampshire.edu

Community Health and Wellness:

Jessica Gifford, director jgifford@hampshire.edu

Multicultural & International Student Services: 
Melissa Scheid Frantz, director
mscheidfrantz@hampshire.edu

Rochelle “O.C.” Gorman, assistant director
rgSA@hampshire.edu

Queer Services and Women’s Services|:
Emily Rimmer, director
erimmer@hampshire.edu

Spiritual Life:

Liza Neal, director of spiritual life
lneal@hampshire.edu

Rabbi Rachel D’vash Schoenfeld, coordinator of religious identity and political intersections
rsSA@hampshire.edu

Susal Stebbins Collins, contemplative life coordinator
scollins@hampshire.edu

Syma Sheikh, intercultural community advisor
ssSAC@hampshire.edu

Hey Div IIIs!

Are any of you guys doing your DIV IIIs on intersectionality?