Last weekend, the twenty fourth annual Reproductive Rights Conference for Student and Community Activists was held at Hampshire College. The event featured a variety of two-hour workshops and free HIV testing. There were also guest speakers from across the country, as well as three Nicaraguan former-revolutionary feminists who participated in discussions of sexual and reproductive rights justice.
Today marks the beginning of a three-day long reproductive rights conference titled: “From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom” at Hampshire College. It is sponsored by both the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program (CLPP) and the Population and Development Program (PopDev). It is expected that over 1,000 students, activists and a variety of international leaders will attend to discuss strategies for reproductive rights while fostering progressive and accepting attitudes towards all those involved.
Although it is a cool and rainy November morning, local farmer John Spineti is still at his stand at the Amherst farmer’s market tending to the many people looking to purchase some of his renowned potatoes.
The Iron Horse was abuzz with the sounds of The Breakfast on Thursday night as costumed fans waited to celebrate the 11th anniversary of both their annual Halloween inspired Fonghoulish Freakout Tour and the band’s creation.
To the delight of their dedicated fans, The Breakfast is once again touring the Northeast, in promotion of their latest album, “Live As Is.”
Exotic instruments littered the stage of Bowker Auditorium this past Thursday as crowds of people flooded in through the entranceway to see jazz great Yusef Lateef and percussionist Adam Rudolph.
Yusef Lateef and Adam Rudolph, two of the most prominent jazz musicians still performing and composing music, will be playing at Bowker Auditorium in Stockbridge Hall on Thursday, October 15th.
Self-proclaimed Marxist and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) civil rights activist Sherry Wolf will be speaking at Bowker Auditorium tonight, to discuss her latest book, “Sexuality and Socialism: The Struggle for LGBT Liberation.”