Tokarczyk’s new poem published

Past-president Michelle M. Tokarczyk , author of Bronx Migrations and The House I’m Running From, has a new poem, “Philomela in the Rooms,” published in the feminist literary collective, Writers Resist.

 

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Announcing AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE LECTURES AND FORUMS SERIES, 2018-2019

*All events are free and open to the public.

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE LECTURES AND FORUMS SERIES, 2018-2019

“Social Class Comes to Campus: A Workshop for First-Generation College Students” Rachel Rybaczuk, UMASS-Amherst & Executive-Director/Senior Trainer, CLASS ACTION, October 2nd, 11.00. Campus Center Auditorium

“The N-Word: History, Race, and the College Classroom,” Dr. Elizabeth Pryor, Smith College, October 16, 11.00 a.m., West Wing Gallery, Karen Sprague Cultural Arts Center

The 2018 Elections: A Panel Discussion (Dr. Maryanne Barakso, Political Science, UMASS-Amherst; Dr. Tim Vercellotti , Political Science, WNEU & Director, Western New England University Polling Institute, Dr. Julie Walsh, Political Science, AIC), November 8th, 7.00 p.m., West Wing Gallery, Karen Sprague Cultural Arts Center

Book Reading: “Gorbachev: His Life and Times (W.W. Norton, 2017), Dr. William Taubman, Pulitzer Prize winner, Amherst College, November 29th, 11.00 a.m., West Wing Gallery, Karen Sprague Cultural Arts Center

                                                                                                                                                “Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement” Dr. Yohuru Williams, Dean and McQuinn Distinguished Chair of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis-St. Paul, February 12th, 11.00 a.m., West Wing Gallery, Karen Sprague Cultural Arts Center

“Fighting the U.S. Youth Sex Trade: Gender, Race, and Politics” Carrie Baker, Professor and Director, Center of the Study of Women and Gender, Smith College, March 7th, 11.00 a.m., West Wing Gallery, Karen Sprague Cultural Arts Center

Poetry Reading: “Wounds in the Heart: American Poetry and the Spanish Civil War” Peter Neil Carroll, April 4th, 11.00 a.m. West Wing Gallery, Karen Sprague Cultural Arts Center

Documentary Film Viewing & Discussion: At the River I Stand (1993), April 16, 7.00 p.m., Campus Center Auditorium

King and Co-Authors Publish on Supporting Working Class College Students in Teacher-Scholar

WCSA Steering Committee member Colby King, along with colleagues Jakari Griffith and Meghan Murphy, recently published an article in Teacher-Scholar: The Journal of the State Comprehensive University describing outreach efforts in support of first-generation and working class college students at Bridgewater State University (BSU), a state comprehensive university where a majority of students come from first-generation or working class backgrounds. The article describes programming organized by Class Beyond the Classroom (CBtC), a faculty and staff group at BSU, in which CBtC members share their stories about going to college as a first-generation and/or working class college student. The article discusses how these events validate first-generation and working class students, encourage students’ sense of belonging, and supports the success of all students by fostering their development of social, cultural, and psychological forms of capital.