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ASK for Social Justice Program

ASK for Social Justice
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Since 2004, the Cultural Center has organized an annual ASK for Social Justice program for the campus community. The purpose is to host a program that explores essential Attitudes, Skills, and Knowledge for promoting social justice.

Join us for ASK 2015

"Black Lives Matter: Confronting Anti-Blackness." The 12th Annual ASK for Social Justice Program (Attitudes, Skills, Knowledge)

Inspired by Ferguson's uprising, "Black Lives Matter: Confronting Anti-Blackness," will address anti-Blackness as a global phenomenon. ASK 2015 aims to create a multitude of opportunities for participants to question, challenge, and confront the atrocious legacy of anti-Blackness that we have inherited and continue to perpetuate. At the center of our symposium is the political and ideological intervention: Black Lives Matter, co-founded by Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi. Using Black Lives Matter as a lens, ASK is urging participants to recognize the significance of Black existence and to counteract the ways they contribute to Black genocide through anti-Blackness.

The symposium officially starts Sunday, March 29 and continues through Friday, April 3, bringing together community members, students, faculty, and staff.
Free and open to the public.
For more information, contact: culturalcenter@hampshire.edu, 413.559.5461

For the latest information about the schedule and updates, visit this website as well as our social media: https://www.facebook.com/ASKsocialjustice, @ASK4SJ2015

Interested in participating in ASK 2015 activities? Then let us know; complete the "Intent to Participate" online form.


Interested in supporting the annual ASK for Social Justice program and the incredible community-based organizations involved in ASK? Visit our campaign site.


Campus map (signs will be posted around campus for event parking)

Schedule
Session descriptions

 

Mar. 29:

  • 6 p.m.: "The Mike Brown Rebellion: Resistance in Ferguson," documentary film screening and discussion, Adele Simmons Hall Auditorium
     

Mar. 30:

  • 1:30 p.m.: DIY ASK t-shirt making, Cultural Center
  • 4 p.m.: Eqbal Ahmad Lecture with Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi, Robert Crown Center
  • 5:30 p.m.: Eqbal Ahmad Lecture reception, Franklin Patterson Building Lobby
     

Mar. 31:

  • 9:00-11:50 a.m.: Join Prof. Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann's class "Sun, Sand, Sex … and Saving Africa?: The Anthropology of Tourism in Africa," Franklin Patterson Hall Building Room 108
  • 11 a.m.: Black Womyn Panel (for people of color only), Main Lecture Hall of Franklin Patterson Building
  • 2 p.m.: "Creative Strategies for Direct Action" workshop (for people of color only) with Intelligent Mischief's Chrislene DeJean and Terry Marshall, 2nd floor Lounge of Franklin Patterson Building
  • 4 p.m.: "Black Trans Lives Matter" film screening and discussion with Black Trans Media's Sasha Alexander Perez (F04), founder of Black Trans Media and Olympia Perez, content director of Black Trans Media; East Lecture Hall of Franklin Patterson Building
     

Session Descriptions

Apr. 1:

  • 11:30am - 1p.m.: "The Mike Brown Rebellion: Resistance in Ferguson," documentary film screening, location TBA
  • 1 p.m.: " Direct Action Skills Training" Workshop with Intelligent Mischief's Chrislene DeJean and Terry Marshall, Franklin Patterson Building Room 105
  • 4 p.m.: "The House I Live In" film screening and discussion of "Intersections between the military and prison industrial complex: Police Militarism in Ferguson," with Akil Gibbons (F08), Main Lecture Hall of Franklin Patterson Building
  • 6:30pm: "Confronting Our Whiteness: Real Talk" workshop with Lani Blechman (for White-identified people only), West Lecture Hall of Franklin Patterson Building
     

Apr. 2:

  • 1:30 p.m.: "The secret life of racialized homelessness: Debunking myths about homeless people of color and the systems that place (and keep) them there" workshop with Picture the Homeless' Joel Gil and Mike Austin, Prescott Tavern
  • 3:30 p.m.: "Where is the Joy?" with The Joy Collective, Dance Studio in Music and Dance Building
  • 7:30 p.m.: "Voices From Inside: A reading of works created by previously incarcerated women," Main Lecture Hall of Franklin Patterson Building
     

Session Descriptions

Apr. 3:

  • 10:30 a.m.: Ilyasah Shabazz talk and brunch, East Lecture Hall of Franklin Patterson Building
  • 2 p.m.: "Theater of the Oppressed" workshop with The Quest Project, East Lecture Hall of Franklin Patterson Building
  • 5 p.m.:  "Hands Up: 6 Testaments, 6 Playwrights" Stage Reading, Main Lecture Hall of Franklin Patterson Building
  • 7pm:  "ASK Open Mic" for students of color, Cultural Center

 
Accessibility at Hampshire College

The ASK 2015 Symposium activities will be in buildings that are wheelchair accessible.

  • There are wheelchair-accessible bathrooms throughout Hampshire College campus, as well as elevators.
  • If you have access needs, please complete the intent to participate form for the symposium and indicate your access needs.
  • Please be aware of community members with chemical sensitivities, and remain scent/fragrance-free to the extent that you are able to. If you smoke (or hang around people while they smoke) campus policies require you to do so at least 25 feet from buildings and away from walking paths.
  • Because flashing lights can trigger seizures or other symptoms, we ask that you avoid wearing or carrying decorative flashing lights and refrain from taking flash photography.
  • Some doors are non-automatic; if you would like a remote for these doors, or if you need assistance navigating spaces, please notify us in the following question. It takes 5-10 minutes to move between buildings in a wheelchair.
  • All lecture halls in Franklin Patterson Building (Main, East, and West) have stairs, but are accessible by the ground level.
  • There are wheelchair-accessible bathrooms available for use by people of all genders.
  • The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA), our local public transportation system, has several area buses that are free to the public. Our organizers are happy to help you read maps and schedules.
  • Service animals are welcome in Hampshire College buildings, but unfortunately, we cannot allow pets or other animals.                                                                         

                                                                  

We extend our appreciation and gratitude to our co-sponsors
Hampshire College's:  SOURCE Coalition (Students of Under-Represented Cultures and Ethnicities), School of Interdisciplinary Arts, Residence Life, President’s office, PopDev, office for diversity and multicultural education, new student programs, LEEP Committee, Interdisciplinary Arts Studio Art Program, Interdisciplinary Arts Faculty in Residence Program, humanities and cultural studies, Eqbal Ahmad Lecture Fund, dean of students office, dean of faculty office; Critical Studies of Childhood, Youth, and Learning and its Youth Connect; creative writing endowment, Community Partnerships for Social Change, community advocacy, Civil Liberties and Public Policy, Center for Feminisms, campus leadership and activities, alumni office.


 

ASK for Social Justice
ASK

Since 2004, the Cultural Center has organized an annual ASK for Social Justice program for the campus community. The purpose is to host a program that explores essential Attitudes, Skills, and Knowledge for promoting social justice.

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