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Advisory Council on Speaking Across Resilient Communities (SPARC)

The advisory council will survey, examine, and embrace a vibrant campus community engaged in dialogue across a range of issue areas and socio-political concerns. We will make recommendations for enhancing effective communication strategies between and throughout classrooms and campus life. Our goal is to utilize the experiences and expertise of the entire campus community to reinvigorate and re-energize students’, faculty, and staff persons’ passion for engaged debate and principled inquiry.


October 24-28, 2016: Looking Back, Moving Forward: a week of engagement on Hampshire’s Commitment to Anti Racism in collaboration with the Advisory Council on Hampshire's Commitment to Anti-Racism.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 9-11 a.m.
SPARC Listening Session in Devised Musical Theater Class
Facilitated by Laura Greenfield, Andrea Johnson, and Alina Ortiz

Thursday, November 17, 2016 from Noon-1:30 p.m.
Can We Talk? An interactive presentation with faculty and staff
Facilitated by Javiera Benavente and Chris Tinson

Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.
SPARC Listening Session in Building Resilience Together Student Group
Facilitated by Mei Ann Teo

Original Members

SPARC is comprised of students, staff and faculty members whose work and academic pursuits reflect an explicit commitment to social justice and democratic principles.
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