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BOOM: Building on our Momentum is a learning conference featuring a series of events centered on the experience of conversation and community engagement. Sessions are designed by members of the community for the entire community and will meet participants where they are in their learning and comfort in engaging in sessions on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our diversity shines brightest when we bring our full selves together as one community. BOOM is a moment where we can come together as one community to think deeply and collectively about how we engage with each other.

Understand difference. Ask hard questions. Plan to act.

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Sunday, March 26
 

1:00pm

A United Affinity Front (Part 1 of 2): Affinity Group Session
Awaken the sleeping giant. Participants in this interactive workshop will learn how to work across affinity groups and direct their united power towards creating change at MHC. This workshop will give participants the tools they need to create bridges between affinity groups, build a common agenda and to effect change as a united front at MHC. There are two parts to the workshop: simultaneous individual affinity group sessions and a unity session. Affinity groups can form along any lines of difference. Facilitated by the Collaborations Group.

We need members from within the community to sponsor an affinity group. To sponsor an affinity group for the purposes of this workshop, email Rene Davis by Noon on Friday, March 24, 2017. The affinity group does not have to be recognized by MHC. Affinity group sponsors must attend a check in session on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Sunday March 26, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Skinner Classrooms Skinner Hall

1:00pm

Cultivating Change Makers: Children's Activities
Looking for way to engage your child in activities that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion? Join us for an afternoon of activities including stories, songs, art activities, face painting, refreshments, and raffle prizes from The Odyssey Bookshop! It is free and open to Mount Holyoke community members, including all our Gorse families (no registration necessary). Please join us!

Hosted by Gorse Children's Center and Division of Student Life.  Questions? Contact Janna at 413-533-9819 or jaldrich@mtholyoke.edu.

Sunday March 26, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Kendade Atrium Kendade Hall

2:00pm

'Peacing' Together Mount Holyoke
Limited Capacity filling up

A hands-on solutions-oriented workshop using painting as way to explore issues surrounding race and ethnicity at MHC. Painting, as a creative form of social change, will be paired with a discussion of how race has been socially constructed and politically, economically, and socially enforced Sponsored by Bev Bell and Graduate students in the Master's in Teaching Program of Professional and Graduate Education (PaGE).

Sunday March 26, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Skinner 202 Skinner Hall

2:00pm

Silk Roads, New Paths Workshops 1 of 2: Screening of 'Music of Strangers
Screening and discussion of Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Project's film "Music of Strangers.” Introduction by Lan Wu, Assistant Professor of History. Co-sponsored by Adeline Muller, Music Department, and Annette McDermott, Amelia Ender, Elizaveta Lozovaya, Leslie Fraser, and Annmarie Clattenburg of Religious and Spiritual Life.
(Part 2 of this session - panel discussion, performance showcase and participatory dancing workshop - will take place on 3/27.)

Sunday March 26, 2017 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Gamble Auditorium Art Museum (Art Building)

3:00pm

A United Affinity Front (Part 2 of 2): Bridges and Connections Across Affinity Groups
Awaken the sleeping giant. Participants in this interactive workshop will learn how to work across affinity groups and direct their united power towards creating change at MHC. This workshop will give participants the tools they need to create bridges between affinity groups, build a common agenda and to effect change as a united front at MHC. There are two parts to the workshop: simultaneous individual affinity group sessions and a unity session. Affinity groups can form along any lines of difference. Facilitated by the Collaborations Group.

We need members from within the community to sponsor an affinity group. To sponsor an affinity group for the purposes of this workshop, email Rene Davis by Noon on Friday, March 24, 2017. The affinity group does not have to be recognized by MHC. Affinity group sponsors must attend a check in session on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Sunday March 26, 2017 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Chapin Auditorium Mary Woolley Hall

7:00pm

Bridges/Not Walls
Open-Mic: Bridges / Not Walls 

While we try cope with the January elections and the harmful rhetoric promoting 'the wall', the International Students Organizing Committee (ISOC) believes its essential to listen to individual voices.  ISOC has arranged an open mic for the public (international + domestic)  in collaboration with the Spanish, Latina O/X & Latin American Studies Department.

Come talk about 'Bridges/ not Walls' through poetry, songs or monologues, in the language you prefer (your mother tongues are strongly encouraged). The open mic is a prelude to the BOOM! conference at Mount Holyoke.

Please sign up with this google form if you are interested on performing, we will limit this form to 15 performers but we will have space for others if time permits:
https://docs.google.com/ forms/d/ 1lnkHcWrbmveu7E2lel9po4rwFs3kOmWSvuuT5LZ-XLk/edit

All performers will get one free item (under $5) at Thirsty!!

This event is sponsored by McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives.



Sunday March 26, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Thirsty Mind 23 College St, Suite #6, South Hadley, MA 01075

8:00pm

Ecstatic Dance with DJ MaestrOblio
Ecstatic Dance is a non-judgemental container for free form movement, inclusive of all ages and all levels of ability. A diverse soundscape of positive music and an intention is provided by the facilitator, and the music moves in a wave from quiet, rising, crescendo, denouement and stillness. The dancer is invited into a personal journey that may involve others if they choose, though the journey may remain solitary while in a space with other people. This practice can help in moving stuck emotions, and tends to be connecting and fun. 

Sunday March 26, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Blanchard Great Room Blanchard Campus Center

9:00pm

Community M&Cs
A special M&C for the community to come together and celebrate the diversity we have within our faculty, staff, and student body. All are welcome! Sponosored by the President's Office and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee.

Sunday March 26, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Blanchard Great Room Blanchard Campus Center
 
Monday, March 27
 

9:00am

Conference Kickoff
BOOM!  We can't wait to kick off the conference on Monday morning!

If you want to be "where the action is," plan to arrive at Chapin a little early to get a seat.

Overflow space with livestreaming will be available in Hooker and Gamble Auditoriums.

If you can't be here in person, watch the livestream.

Monday March 27, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Chapin Auditorium Mary Woolley Hall

10:00am

Diversity, Inclusion, and Access in Admission: Past, Present, and Future
Limited Capacity filling up

During this round table session, participants will explore central themes surrounding the support of diversity, inclusion, and access in recruitment initiatives at Mount Holyoke.

Monday March 27, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Jenkins Room Newhall (Admissions Building)

10:00am

The Accessible Classroom
This faculty-only panel discussion will be led by AccessAbility Services Staff.  We will review the student registration process, nuances of academic accommodations, and accessible course materials. Bring your questions!

Monday March 27, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Cleveland L1 Cleveland Hall

10:00am

Crash Course: Gender Pronouns 101
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants in this crash course will learn how to use pronouns and gendered language for transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary people. Lead by members of Gender+.

Monday March 27, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Hooker Auditorium

10:00am

Art as an Expression of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Limited Capacity full

Join us for a self-guided tour and critique of the Museum as a community space that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion. Evaluate the art on view on the welcoming quality of the spaces, origins and authors of stories, accessibility, and more. The session will conclude with a large group discussion facilitated by Museum staff and faculty. Lead by Museum Staff: Ellen Alvord, Hannah Blunt, Aaron Miller, Tricia Paik, and Kendra Weisbin and MHC Faculty: Kimberly Brown, English and Africana Studies, and Christine DeLucia, History.

Monday March 27, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Art Museum Art Building

10:00am

Creating a Diverse Workforce
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn how to conduct an effective search process that can yield the best candidates and outcomes. Diversity in the workforce is critical in an ever-changing world. Facilitated by Rosemary Jackson and Linda Samano, Human Resources.

Monday March 27, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Clapp 407 Clapp Hall

10:00am

Supporting Identity at Work
Limited Capacity filling up

Come hear about the identity challenges students face when moving from school to work. Engage in meaningful dialogue and help develop new resources and supports for students entering student employment, internships, research and entry-level roles.

Facilitated by Jenny Watermill, Career Development Center.

Monday March 27, 2017 10:00am - 11:15am
Clapp 306 Clapp Hall

10:00am

1 in 6
A visual representation of the number of Mount Holyoke College students registered with AccessAbility Services. Sponsored by AccessAbility Services

Monday March 27, 2017 10:00am - 11:45am
Kendade 107 Kendade Hall

10:00am

Exposing the Myth of Economic Diversity at America’s Top Colleges
Five of the eight Ivy League schools have more students from the top 1 percent of the income scale than from the entire bottom 60 percent. This is a poster presentation that looks at how well or how poorly colleges - including MHC - have built an economically diverse student body. The presentation draws on a study in which researchers tracked about 30 million students by linking anonymized tax returns to attendance records from nearly every college in the country. Created by James Burke, Library and Information Technology Services (LITS).

Monday March 27, 2017 10:00am - 11:45am
Kendade Atrium Kendade Hall

10:00am

History of Languages at MHC
Come explore the history of languages at MHC from 1839-present. This poster exhibit highlights the evolution of the first language lab in the basement of Blanchard to the current Language Resource Center and how technology has influenced their developments.Created by Jean Janecki, Learning Resource Center.

Monday March 27, 2017 10:00am - 11:45am
Kendade Atrium Kendade Hall

10:00am

Know Our History: Stories of Student Activism from the Mount Holyoke Archives
All are invited to visit this pop-up history table. Archival materials telling the history of student activism at MHC related to a variety of subjects, including women's suffrage, the African-American civil rights movement and divestment from South Africa. Sponsored by Leslie Fields and Deborah Richards of Archives and Special Collections

Monday March 27, 2017 10:00am - 11:45am
Kendade Atrium Kendade Hall

10:00am

MCCL Comment Wall and Listening Table
Visit the Multicultural and College Life Committee listening table where you can share any thoughts, feelings or insights about diversity, equity and inclusion that arise throughout the day. Show us how we can best serve you.

Monday March 27, 2017 10:00am - 11:45am
Kendade Atrium Kendade Hall

10:00am

Students of Color Committee (SOCC)
Learn about what the Students of Color Committee does and register for the Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference!

Monday March 27, 2017 10:00am - 11:45am
Kendade Atrium Kendade Hall

10:00am

What is the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)?
Information session about MHC's membership in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). NCFDD supports faculty research and development by providing tools for managing micro-aggressions and institutional bias, maintaining a healthy work/life balance, developing a daily writing practice, and many other programs tailored to support faculty at all levels. This session is faculty-focused, but all are welcome. Lead by Iyko Day, English Department. Sponsored by the Dean of Faculty Office.

Monday March 27, 2017 10:00am - 11:45am
Kendade Atrium Kendade Hall

10:00am

Who's on the AllyShip?
Come find your place on the AllyShip. Learn about strages to be an effective ally and how to best support diversity, equity and inclusion at MHC.

Monday March 27, 2017 10:00am - 11:45am
Kendade Atrium Kendade Hall

10:00am

Mount Holyoke in the 21st Century
Limited Capacity full

What does it mean for MHC to be a women’s liberal arts college in the 21st century? Join President Stephens for an interactive large group experience that will help answer the question of how to further build diversity, equity and inclusion at MHC. Facilitated by Debra Alexander, Collaborations Group.

Monday March 27, 2017 10:00am - 11:45am
Blanchard Great Room Blanchard Campus Center

10:00am

MoZone: Gender and Sexuality at MHC
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will increase their awareness about issues related to gender and sexuality at MHC, develop a shared language about social justice, and learn about available resources that can help them navigate identity-based issues respectfully and effectively. All participants will receive a "MoZone Certified" sticker after completing the session. Sponsored by MoZone Peer Education Program and the Division of Student Life.

Monday March 27, 2017 10:00am - 11:45am
Art 221 Art Building

10:00am

MoZone: Navigating Race and Ethnicity at MHC
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will increase their awareness about issues related to race and ethnicity at MHC, develop a shared language about social justice, and learn about available resources that can help them navigate identity-based issues respectfully and effectively. All participants will receive a "MoZone Certified" sticker after completing the session.

Sponsored by MoZone Peer Education Program and the Division of Student Life.

Monday March 27, 2017 10:00am - 11:45am
Art 220 Art Building

10:00am

Multiple Identities, One Community
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, participants self -identify amongst a series of categories (race, class, gender, ability, etc.) and discuss how these identities have shaped their lives. Participants will also learn how to address identity-related issues on campus. Facilitated by the Posse Foundation.

Monday March 27, 2017 10:00am - 11:45am
Chapin Auditorium Mary Woolley Hall

10:00am

Radical Inclusion at Mount Holyoke
Limited Capacity full

Participants in this interactive workshop will explore the unconscious dynamics of exclusion and pave the way forward toward a more inclusive environment at MHC where everyone can be their best selves, make their best contributions and live in a supportive learning environment. Facilitated by Kaye A. Craft, Collaborations Group

Monday March 27, 2017 10:00am - 11:45am
The New York Room Mary Woolley Hall

10:00am

Transconnections:The Rainbow Connection: Exploring Gender Diversity Across Identities (Faculty edition)
Faculty-Only Session

This workshop will offer education, personal insight, and practical tools for engaging respectfully with the unique nuances of trans/gender diverse people. It will incorporate ways to understand and address experiences, concerns, and feedback from students.

Participants will be asked to assess their own biases through engaging in experiential exercises, opening the door to tools that may minimize the impact these biases have on trans/gender diverse people. ​​Materials will also touch upon intersectionality and  the effects of the current political landscape regarding equal rights for gender identity and sexuality.

Facilitated by Oblio Stroyman, Collaborations Group.

Monday March 27, 2017 10:00am - 11:45am
Kendade 203 Kendade Hall

10:00am

Silk Roads, New Paths, Workshop 2 of 2: Music, Dance, and Spirit Across Borders
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and the Department of Music continue their exploration of “Music and Dance as Agents of East-West Cultural Exchange."

Following Sunday's screening of the Silk Road Project film "The Music of Strangers," this session includes a panel discussion, student ensemble showcase, and open music + dance workshop led by guest artists from Circle World Arts (Boston), in which we celebrate MHC Music department ensembles and student orgs that represent the music and dance traditions of Central, South, and East Asia. 

With xenophobia and religious intolerance on the rise, immersive cross-cultural experiences in the performing arts are more important than ever in helping students at Mount Holyoke, and communities beyond our gates, to forge bonds across national, ethnic, and religious borders. As "The Music of Strangers" reminds us: "To change the world you have to make a little noise." Bring your voices and your dancing shoes! Participation in Sunday session is NOT required.

Monday March 27, 2017 10:00am - 12:15pm
McCulloch Auditorium Pratt Hall

11:00am

Ethnic Studies at MHC
Participants will discuss the importance of ethnic studies at MHC. Among the topics up for consideration are hiring faculty of color, and institutional support for the African, Latinx and Asian American studies departments. Led by Asian American Students in Action (AASIA)

Monday March 27, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Cleveland L2 Cleveland Hall

11:00am

Policing on a Diverse Campus
Limited Capacity full

Campus Police will host a round-table discussion where they will share their experiences conducting law enforcement in a diverse campus community.

Monday March 27, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Kendade 305 Kendade Hall

11:00am

Bringing My Whole Self to Learning: Community Engagement As a Strategy for Connecting My Skills and Passions
Limited Capacity full

Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to this network-building and data-gathering session about the place of community-engaged teaching, learning and service in supporting faculty and students from communities of color, low-income backgrounds, and with other diverse demographics. Participants in this session will act as a semi-structured focus group, probing important questions such as: Are there connections between participants’ experiences as members of the MHC community (students, faculty, staff), their identification with underrepresented and/or low income populations (at MHC), and their participation in community-engaged learning, service, work or research activities? How do all participants see relationships between their identities and these activities?

Facilitated by Angelica Castro and Alan Bloomgarden, Community Based Learning

Monday March 27, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Clapp 206 Clapp Hall

11:00am

Does it Take One to Know One?
Do you have to be "like" someone in order to know someone? Do others have to be "like" me to understand me?

Participants in this session will discuss how our own identities inform our ability to understand others who do not hold the same identity, and whether one can only truly understand others who are "like" them or hold the same identity to their own.  Leave your assumptions at the door and come to explore.  

Facilitated by Jo-Jo Koo, Mount Holyoke Fellow & Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy.

Monday March 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm
Gamble Auditorium Art Museum (Art Building)

11:00am

Working in Diverse Groups
Limited Capacity filling up

Want to maximize productivity when working in diverse groups? Learn some strategies and share your experiences in this active and engaging workshop. Workshop led by Nicole Cote and Cheryl Lee of Psychology and Education.

Monday March 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm
Clapp 407 Clapp Hall

12:00pm

A Discussion of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
Limited Capacity full

Faculty within the department will have a thoughtful conversation on inclusion within the department and their curriculum. This session is open to faculty within Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science only.

Monday March 27, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Cassani Room (Shattuck 102) Shattuck Hall

12:00pm

1 in 6
A visual representation of the number of Mount Holyoke College students registered with AccessAbility Services. Sponsored by AccessAbility Services

Monday March 27, 2017 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Kendade 107 Kendade Hall

12:00pm

Exposing the Myth of Economic Diversity at America’s Top Colleges
Five of the eight Ivy League schools have more students from the top 1 percent of the income scale than from the entire bottom 60 percent. This is a poster presentation that looks at how well or how poorly colleges - including MHC - have built an economically diverse student body. The presentation draws on a study in which researchers tracked about 30 million students by linking anonymized tax returns to attendance records from nearly every college in the country. Created by James Burke, Library and Information Technology Services (LITS).

Monday March 27, 2017 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Kendade Atrium Kendade Hall

12:00pm

History of Languages at MHC
Come explore the history of languages at MHC from 1839-present. This poster exhibit highlights the evolution of the first language lab in the basement of Blanchard to the current Language Resource Center and how technology has influenced their developments.Created by Jean Janecki, Learning Resource Center.

Monday March 27, 2017 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Kendade Atrium Kendade Hall

12:00pm

Know Our History: Stories of Student Activism from the Mount Holyoke Archives
All are invited to visit this pop-up history table. Archival materials telling the history of student activism at MHC related to a variety of subjects, including women's suffrage, the African-American civil rights movement and divestment from South Africa. Sponsored by Leslie Fields and Deborah Richards of Archives and Special Collections

Monday March 27, 2017 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Kendade Atrium Kendade Hall

12:00pm

MCCL Comment Wall and Listening Table
Visit the Multicultural and College Life Committee listening table where you can share any thoughts, feelings or insights about diversity, equity and inclusion that arise throughout the day. Show us how we can best serve you.

Monday March 27, 2017 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Kendade Atrium Kendade Hall

12:00pm

Students of Color Committee (SOCC)
Learn about what the Students of Color Committee does and register for the Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference!

Monday March 27, 2017 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Kendade Atrium Kendade Hall

12:00pm

What is the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)?
Information session about MHC's membership in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). NCFDD supports faculty research and development by providing tools for managing micro-aggressions and institutional bias, maintaining a healthy work/life balance, developing a daily writing practice, and many other programs tailored to support faculty at all levels. This session is faculty-focused, but all are welcome. Lead by Iyko Day, English Department. Sponsored by the Dean of Faculty Office.

Monday March 27, 2017 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Kendade Atrium Kendade Hall

12:00pm

Embracing Diversity in Policy and Practice
Limited Capacity full

Through a series of activities, participants will engage in conversation about how identity shapes their experience on campus, recognizing and responding to bias in their departments and offices, and their role in creating inclusive spaces. This session is open to current members of the Operation Policy Council (OPC) only Facilitated by the Posse Foundation.

Monday March 27, 2017 12:00pm - 2:45pm
Morrison Room Willits-Hallowell Center

12:00pm

Leveraging Our Diversity in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

As college campuses have become more diverse, many students have demanded a more agile, responsive and culturally aware academy. Similarly, faculty want to lead classrooms that can engage in vibrant conversations around critical and sometimes difficult issues related to diversity. During this workshop, we’ll explore strategies and approaches faculty can add to their practice to create authentic dialogue in the classroom. Facilitated by the Posse Foundation.

Monday March 27, 2017 12:00pm - 2:45pm
Smith Dining Room Willits-Hallowell Center

1:00pm

Accessible Technology Petting Zoo! (Drop-In Workshop)
Limited Capacity filling up

Come join us for demonstrations of, and opportunities to try, accessible technologies that can make your life easier and more accessible! Technologies will include literacy tools, voice recognition, Web accessibility testing tools, iOS apps/features, screen readers and more! This will be a drop-in workshop/petting zoo session where attendees can try, see, and experience accessible technologies. Stop in for one minute or many! Sponsored by AccessAbility Services, Library and Information Technology Services, and Communications and Marketing.

Monday March 27, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Kendade 307 Kendade Hall

1:00pm

Who's on the AllyShip?
Come find your place on the AllyShip. Learn about strategies to be an effective ally and how to best support diversity, equity and inclusion at MHC.

Monday March 27, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Kendade Atrium Kendade Hall

2:00pm

AccessAbility Services 101
Do you want to learn more about requesting disability-related accommodations at Mount Holyoke College? Do you have questions about what the office does and how we work to supports students? This student-focused panel discussion will introduce students to the AccessAbility Services staff and the accommodations we provide. We will review who we are, what we do, and how we work with students. Bring your questions! Sponsored by Accessibility Services.

Monday March 27, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Cleveland L1 Cleveland Hall

2:00pm

Trans/Queer Faculty Learning Circle Meeting
Limited Capacity full

A closed meeting of an already-formed faculty Learning Circle focused on supporting trans/gender-nonconforming students.

Monday March 27, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Dwight 201 Dwight Hall

2:00pm

Unpacking Whiteness
Limited Capacity full

This student led workshop will create space to openly and critically unpack white identity and privilege. This will culminate in an open discussion about partaking in activist work as a white ally on campus with a goal to brainstorm on how to productively and respectfully engage in allyship work on campus and in the world more broadly. Participants will partake and leave with a variety of tools for engaging with whiteness through this critical, honest, and open conversation about whiteness.

Monday March 27, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Hooker Auditorium

2:00pm

Know Our History: Stories of Student Activism from the Mount Holyoke Archives
All are invited to visit this pop-up history table. Archival materials telling the history of student activism at MHC related to a variety of subjects, including women's suffrage, the African-American civil rights movement and divestment from South Africa. Sponsored by Leslie Fields and Deborah Richards of Archives and Special Collections

Monday March 27, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Kendade Atrium Kendade Hall

2:00pm

Diversity in Residential Life Student Staff and Implications for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at MHC
This session is a presentation of research into how representative the residential life student staff is of the MHC student body. The residential life student staff is composed of 90 students that are responsible for cultivating an inclusive community within the residence halls. In addition to the presentation, we will be facilitating a large group discussion of what the research findings mean for our community. Led by Anne Bouchard '17

Monday March 27, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Cleveland L2 Cleveland Hall

2:00pm

Students of Color in the Sciences at Mount Holyoke: A Conversation for Students, Faculty, and Staff in STEM fields
Students of color face a range of challenges to success and persistence in STEM fields. This session is an opportunity to name and discuss some of the supports and challenges for students of color in STEM fields at Mount Holyoke. The goal is to hear multiple perspectives on these issues and, together, identify areas in need of action and change. All students, including those not in STEM fields, staff, and faculty are welcome. Discussion led by KC Haydon, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education; Kate Ballantine, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies; and Gary Gillis, Associate Dean of Faculty & Director of the Science Center

Monday March 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Gamble Auditorium Art Museum (Art Building)

2:00pm

1 in 6
A visual representation of the number of Mount Holyoke College students registered with AccessAbility Services. Sponsored by AccessAbility Services

Monday March 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Kendade 107 Kendade Hall

2:00pm

Exposing the Myth of Economic Diversity at America’s Top Colleges
Five of the eight Ivy League schools have more students from the top 1 percent of the income scale than from the entire bottom 60 percent. This is a poster presentation that looks at how well or how poorly colleges - including MHC - have built an economically diverse student body. The presentation draws on a study in which researchers tracked about 30 million students by linking anonymized tax returns to attendance records from nearly every college in the country. Created by James Burke, Library and Information Technology Services (LITS).

Monday March 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Kendade Atrium Kendade Hall

2:00pm

History of Languages at MHC
Come explore the history of languages at MHC from 1839-present. This poster exhibit highlights the evolution of the first language lab in the basement of Blanchard to the current Language Resource Center and how technology has influenced their developments.Created by Jean Janecki, Learning Resource Center.

Monday March 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Kendade Atrium Kendade Hall

2:00pm

MCCL Comment Wall and Listening Table
Visit the Multicultural and College Life Committee listening table where you can share any thoughts, feelings or insights about diversity, equity and inclusion that arise throughout the day. Show us how we can best serve you.

Monday March 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Kendade Atrium Kendade Hall

2:00pm

Students of Color Committee (SOCC)
Learn about what the Students of Color Committee does and register for the Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference!

Monday March 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Kendade Atrium Kendade Hall

2:00pm

What is the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)?
Information session about MHC's membership in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). NCFDD supports faculty research and development by providing tools for managing micro-aggressions and institutional bias, maintaining a healthy work/life balance, developing a daily writing practice, and many other programs tailored to support faculty at all levels. This session is faculty-focused, but all are welcome. Lead by Iyko Day, English Department. Sponsored by the Dean of Faculty Office.

Monday March 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Kendade Atrium Kendade Hall

2:00pm

Who's on the AllyShip?
Come find your place on the AllyShip. Learn about strages to be an effective ally and how to best support diversity, equity and inclusion at MHC.

Monday March 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Kendade Atrium Kendade Hall

2:00pm

Healing Ourselves: Creating Connections across Differences A Dialogue For and Between Domestic and International Students of Color
Limited Capacity full

We have work to do together if we are going to create an inclusive campus
This lively, interactive and experiential workshop gives attention to the impacts of Race, Class, Color, Culture on the relationships of domestic and international students of color and development of the skills and supports needed to create connection and inclusion
  • Move from protection to connection
  • Become more engaged and connected
  • Participate in workshop activities that alleviate stress, confusion, misunderstandings
  • Create a path forward to real connection and support
  • Increase awareness about blind spots with the other
Develop an action that could assist you in creating more connection and inclusiveness for all students of color at MHC.

Facilitators:  Suzanne E. Anderson, M.Ed., PCC and Kaye A. Craft, MBA, MSW, Collaborations Group

Monday March 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Warbeke Rm Pratt Hall

2:00pm

MoZone: Gender and Sexuality at MHC
Limited Capacity full

Participants will increase their awareness about issues related to gender and sexuality at MHC, develop a shared language about social justice, and learn about available resources that can help them navigate identity-based issues respectfully and effectively. All participants will receive a "MoZone Certified" sticker after completing the session. Sponsored by MoZone Peer Education Program and the Division of Student Life.

Monday March 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Art 221 Art Building

2:00pm

MoZone: Navigating Race and Ethnicity at MHC
Limited Capacity full

Participants will increase their awareness about issues related to race and ethnicity at MHC, develop a shared language about social justice, and learn about available resources that can help them navigate identity-based issues respectfully and effectively. All participants will receive a "MoZone Certified" sticker after completing the session.

Sponsored by MoZone Peer Education Program and the Division of Student Life.

Monday March 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Art 220 Art Building

2:00pm

Relational Community Culture: Bonding and Bridging
Limited Capacity filling up

The training presents a nuanced approach to issues of identity, intersectionality, and privilege using an embodied, relational practice of narrative and somatic movement.
This workshop supports communities to build interdependent, empathic and inclusive group culture. We dive together into unveiling the forces that create separation from our own emotions, from the environment, and between communities and cultures, leading to systems of oppression and the climate collapse we face today. These are the same forces that generate undermining attitudes and habits of competition, isolation and suspicion that can derail organizing efforts, break apart relationships, and fracture communities, organizations and movements. 

We use relational practices of Bonding (deepening into relationships and mutual understanding) and Bridging (building mutual support and distributed resources across diverse communities) to intentionally reclaim our interdependence, engaging in supportive, radically inclusive ways, without shying away from the challenges of diversity, power, and trauma. The training presents a nuanced approach to issues of identity, intersectionality, and privilege using an embodied, relational practice of narrative and somatic movement.

Monday March 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:45pm
The New York Room Mary Woolley Hall

2:00pm

Transconnections:The Rainbow Connection: Exploring Gender Diversity Across Identities (Staff edition)
This workshop will offer college staff and faculty education, personal insight, and practical tools for engaging respectfully with the unique nuances of trans/gender diverse people. It will incorporate ways to understand and address experiences, concerns, and feedback from university students.
Participants will be asked to assess their own biases through engaging in experiential exercises, opening the door to tools that may minimize the impact these biases have on trans/gender diverse people. ​​Materials will also touch upon intersectionality and  the effects of the current political landscape regarding equal rights for gender identity and sexuality. Facilitated by Oblio Stroyman, Collaborations Group.

Monday March 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Executive Board Room Willits Hallowell Center

3:00pm

Challenging Assumptions: International and Domestic Students at MHC
Limited Capacity full

This roundtable-style discussion will focus on issues related to national origin and identity at MHC. Led by: Leslie Ann Fraser and Elizaveta Lozovaya, Religious and Spiritual Life; students Shuyi Shen ‘19, Malika Niazi’19, Khesh Nyanaguru ‘19; and Donna Van Handle, McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives

Monday March 27, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Dwight 101 Dwight Hall

3:00pm

Facing Mental Illness and How to Support Mental Well-Being at MHC
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This is an interactive session in which we will collectively generate understanding of stigma related to mental health, and how to support mental well-being at MHC. The session will include large and small group discussion, as well as self-reflection. Discussion lead by Corey Flanders Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education, and Emet Marwell '18

Monday March 27, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Blanchard Great Room Blanchard Campus Center

4:15pm

Keynote: Dr. Marc Lamont Hill
One of the nation’s most respected voices on diversity, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, will deliver the conference keynote. Dr. Hill is a political contributor to CNN and professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College and the author of four books. His most recent is Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond. Hill will address challenges and strategies for creating an inclusive community on college campuses in 2017 and beyond, including how every individual plays a role in creating and sustaining a diverse, socially just, equitable and inclusive environment. Sponsored by the Division of Student Life and the Student of Color Conference Committee

Monday March 27, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Chapin Auditorium Mary Woolley Hall

5:30pm

Women Leading Change Together
The Undocumented Immigrant Alliance is sponsoring a faculty panel on community activism and learning to be an agent for positive change. Topics include diverse coalition building, resistance in a digital society, recognizing change agents within Women's history, and active ally partnerships. Panelist include Serin Houston, Geography and International Relations; Jennifer M.D. Matos, Psychology & Education; Preston Smth, Politics; and Elias Vitulli, Gender Studies.

Monday March 27, 2017 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Gamble Auditorium Art Museum (Art Building)

6:00pm

Enough talk. Let’s move our bodies!
Limited Capacity filling up

This is not your ordinary conference fare. This is relational somatics.

This workshop explores the intentional practice of reclaiming our relational, ecological body, which has been forgotten in a world defined by separation from the environment and between communities and cultures. We do this by remembering the basic principles of life itself: enduring interdependent organization, profound mutuality and rich diversity. These key adaptations ensure that every part of the ecology will have a wired-in connection to critical resources for recovery and coherence.

Workshop participants dive deeper into somatic movement exercises that support a collective experience of relationality. In the process, participants mimic the evolutionary journey of life, discovering that the capacities for vitality, sensitivity, mobility, emotionality, and vulnerability are much older than human beings, reaching far back in the Story of Life.

Participants re-energize their bodies in community, creating the needed support to confront trauma and systems of oppression and instead come together to shift culture.

Facilitated by Cedar Landman and Lucién Demaris, Collaborations Group.



Monday March 27, 2017 6:00pm - 7:45pm
The New York Room Mary Woolley Hall

6:00pm

Educators Influencing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (online panel discussion)
Interested in learning about what educators do that has a direct influence in diversity, equity and inclusion in schools? Zoom into our online session to hear a panel of Mount Holyoke College graduate students and alumni discussing their professional experience as teachers and their efforts to inspire and foster a more equitable and inclusive educational environment for their students. Sponsored by Professional and Graduate Education Program (PaGE). ​

https://mtholyoke.zoom.us/j/138172202

Monday March 27, 2017 6:00pm - 7:45pm
https://mtholyoke.zoom.us/j/138172202