This week at UMass: Monday, Feb. 10 to Sunday, Feb. 16

A live podcast taping, Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa and the UMass Figure Skating team

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By Abigail Charpentier, News Editor

The following are five highlights of what’s happening on the University of Massachusetts campus and surrounding community from Monday, Feb. 10 to Sunday, Feb. 16.

Running from the Washingtons: Ona Judge and the Quest for Freedom

Erica Armstrong Dunbar will speak in the Commonwealth Honor’s College Events Hall as part of its 20th Anniversary Black History Month Celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 5 p.m. The writer, historian and lecturer will discuss the life of Ona Judge, a woman whose life story examines the irreconcilable tension between the concept of freedom and the institution of slavery. Her talk will go over the contradictions and flaws of America and its Founding Fathers and highlight the bravery and courage of a young enslaved woman who literally stole herself from George and Martha Washington.

Storytelling in the Age of the Climate Crisis

Amherst College will host a live tapping of “Hot Take,” a new podcast that that takes an intersectional and critical, but constructive look at climate change coverage in news and journalism. Mary Annaïse Heglar hosts alongside guest co-host Wen Stephenson at the Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall inside Amherst College’s Science Center at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Snacks and a reception will follow.

A Conversation with MassachusettsRep. Lindsay Sabadosa

On Thursday, Feb. 13, the Smith College Democrats will engage in an hour-long conversation with Massachusetts Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa. She’ll share her thoughts on issues facing the Northampton community and reflections on her path toward elected office as the first woman to ever hold the 1st Hampshire District seat. The event will begin at 4:15 p.m. in room 103/104 of the Smith College Campus Center at 100 Elm Street.

Nationals Send-Off Show

Before the UMass Figure Skating team heads to the U.S. Synchronized Skating National Championships in Providence, R.I., it will perform at a send-off show and fundraiser at the Mullins Center. All proceeds from the show, bake sale, 50/50 raffle and friends and family skate at the end of the show will go toward the team’s training and journey to the competition. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. Admission costs $5.

Nostras Voces Performances

The UMass Students for Reproductive Justice presents “Nostras Voces,” a multimedia art show intending to uplift marginalized student’s voices. These shows will take place on Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16 from 7:30 – 9 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium, located in Stockbridge Hall.

Abigail Charpentier can be reached at [email protected] and followed on Twitter @abigailcharp.