BOOM: Community Day 2022

BOOM! is an annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) learning symposium featuring a series of events. The event incorporates the voices and experiences of students, faculty, staff, and alums. 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.

BOOM! 2022 will be a combination of live talks and recorded content.

Events

Sovereignty and Self-Determination in Indian Country

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 9am to 10:15am

This is a past event.

Speakers: Rachel Beth Sayet (Mohegan), Larry Spotted Crow Mann (Nipmuc), Michele Scott (Mashantucket Pequot), Jonathan Perry (Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, Aquinnah) A collaborative panel of local...

Virtual Event

At the Intersection of Racism and Antisemitism with Yavilah McCoy

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 10:30am to 12pm

This is a past event.

This workshop session will engage participants in an examination of racism and antisemitism as related ideologies. Speaker: Yavilah McCoy The focus will be to understand how these ideologies...

Virtual Event

Free

Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at Mount Holyoke: A Dialogue

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 10:30am to 11:30am

This is a past event.

Speakers: Faculty from Critical Social Thought, Africana Studies, and Latinx Studies This session will explore the history and future of Africana Studies, Critical Social Thought, Latinx Studies,...

Virtual Event

Free

Cultivating the Global and Local: International-Student-Inclusive DEI Strategies

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 10:30am to 12pm

This is a past event.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs provide opportunities for students to engage in critical self-reflection and build community. However, in practice, these programs rarely provide...

Virtual Event

Free

Parenting During the Pandemic: A Restorative Healing Space

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 10:30am to 12pm

This is a past event.

Speaker: Tomiko Jenkins The pandemic created a specific and unique taxation for many parents contending with a multitude of issues including working from home and often having to provide...

Virtual Event

Free

REFRAME: Disturbing Mainstream Narratives of Art and History

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 10:30am to 11:30am

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Speakers: A'mara Braynen '22 and Kay Brown '23 We welcome you to join us for a museum tour that aims to challenge dominant narratives in art and history, examining the ways in which reframing art...

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Free

TLI: Adapting Our Teaching Habits

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 10:30am to 11:30am

This is a past event.

Speaker: Felicia Rose Chavez So much of teaching is about inheritance, about reinforcing the way it’s always been done. Many of us can’t even articulate why we teach the way that we do, beyond...

Virtual Event

Free

Understanding and Exploring Religious and Faith Privilege and Oppression

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 10:30am to 12pm

This is a past event.

Speaker: MoZone Peer Educators Through participating in this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to personally reflect on your own ideas, beliefs, worldviews, and behaviors while...

Virtual Event

Free

When the Land Speaks with Larry Spotted Crow Mann

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 10:30am to 12pm

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Speaker: Larry Spotted Crow Mann Larry Spotted Crow Mann is a member of the Nipmuc Tribe of Massachusetts. At this program, he will be discussing Nipmuc culture and history and the ancient...

Virtual Event

Free

"Holding Tension: Healing & Solidarity beyond #StopAsianHate"

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 1pm to 2:30pm

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This is a session that uses poetry to help us think deeply about what solidarity looks like for Asian communities - both within and outside of it - and to push our thinking on what solutions we...

Virtual Event

Free

“Your liberation is bound up in mine” – Lilla Watson

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 1pm to 2:30pm

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In honor of women’s history month, five leaders from the Racial Equity and Justice Institute will share in this virtual event personal stories regarding their ongoing efforts to address racism and...

Virtual Event

Free

(TLI) Faculty Institute Discussion: Getting Started

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 1pm to 2:30pm

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This session is part of the Inclusive Excellence Leadership Institute and is by application only. In this program, faculty members will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of...

Virtual Event

Free

Caregiving During the Pandemic: A Restorative Healing Space

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 1pm to 2:30pm

This is a past event.

Speaker: Tomiko Jenkins The pandemic created a specific and unique taxation for many caregivers contending with the realities of loss, health challenges due to COVID-19 and pre-existing...

Virtual Event

Free

Centering Indigenous Student Survivance in K-12 Education

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 1pm to 2:30pm

This is a past event.

Speaker: Dr. Leilani Sabzalian It is vital that educators think critically and carefully about how they support Indigenous students and represent Indigenous peoples and issues in K-12...

Virtual Event

Free

Crafternoon: Zine Workshop

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 1pm to 2pm

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Melina Baron-Deutsch ’16 will lead a workshop on how to create zines. Melina will share the history of zines, particularly about how they are used for information, resource, and experience sharing...

Virtual Event

Exploring Race, Racism and Antiracism For International Students

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 1pm to 2:30pm

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This in-person workshop will provide a safe and brave space for International students to gain foundational skills to assist them in their journey towards being antiracist by: reflecting on their...

First-generation, Low Income Alum Panel

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 1pm to 2pm

This is a past event.

Join FLIP to have a conversation with first-generation, low income (FGLI) identifying alumni. We will talk about the FGLI identity, classism, impostor syndrome, life after college, and FGLI...

Virtual Event

Free

Know It, Name It, Stop It: Stalking on Campus

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 1pm to 2:30pm

This is a past event.

Speaker: Dana Fleitman Stalking is prevalent, dangerous, and often misunderstood. This session provides an overview of stalking on campus, focusing on defining stalking, identifying stalker...

Virtual Event

Free

Life at the Intersections: Centering Multiple Margins

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 1pm to 2:30pm

This is a past event.

Speaker: Dr. Tameeka Hunter (she/her) Transformative racial trauma healing requires that marginalized persons have space, support, advocacy, and most importantly, welcomed accountability from...

Virtual Event

Free

Mental Health Beyond the Individual

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 1pm to 2:30pm

This is a past event.

Speaker: Ysabel Garcia This presentation covers the multiple effects assimilation can have on the mental health of first-generation Latinx immigrants through the lens of Ysabel Garcia's story,...

Virtual Event

Free

Navigating Whiteness

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 1pm to 2:30pm

This is a past event.

The purpose of this group is to provide a structured space for white-identified students to introspect on their racial socialization experiences and explore how historical and modern-day...

Blanchard Hall, Room 227

Practicalities Of Living In An Interfaith Community

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 1pm to 2pm

This is a past event.

The Interfaith Living and Learning Community (LLC) of Mount Holyoke College is the place where people from different faiths live together as a residential community. Coming from different faith and...

Blanchard Hall, Room 213

Re-Envisioning the "Multicultural Requirement": A Student/Faculty Forum

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 1pm to 2pm

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Speakers: Faculty from the APC Subcommittee on the Multicultural Requirement and the DEI Advisory Committee The forum will explore student and faculty experiences with the “Multicultural...

Cleveland Hall, Cleveland L-1

Reflection and Listening Circle

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 1pm to 2pm

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Speakers: Juliette Gagnon Strong Heart and Dr. Sabra Thorner Rooted in Indigenous cultures around the world, Listening circles emphasize storytelling for cultivating empathy. This Listening...

Zowie Banteah Cultural Center

The Process of Self Determination: A Roadmap for Puerto Rico's Political Future

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 1pm to 2:30pm

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Speaker: Yulín Cruz Ever since last century, Puerto Ricans have been divided as to whether they want Puerto Rico to become a State. Since the debacle of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, many think that...

Dwight Hall, Room 101

Woven Futures Workshop: Practicing Radical Imagination in the Climate Crisis

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 1pm to 3pm

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Speaker: So Hess ‘22 “Climate doomism” and “climate depression” are new terms emerging in attempts to describe the collective overwhelm that youth feel when thinking about the environmental...

Dwight Hall, Dwight 202

Free

Homecoming: Overcome Fear and Trauma to Reclaim Your Whole Authentic Self

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 1:30pm to 2:30pm

This is a past event.

Speaker: Dr. Thema Bryant All community members are invited to this session that is vital for every one of us who are living within the ongoing global pandemic and managing an inordinate amount of...

Virtual Event

Free

Where Past Meets Present: A Conversation on the Roots of anti-Semitism

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 3pm to 4:30pm

This is a past event.

Panelists: Dr. Laura Leibman Dr. Paola Tartakoff Moderated by Dr. Mara Benjamin Mount Holyoke has been the site of hateful acts of antisemitism yet we remain more determined than ever to...

Virtual Event

Free

Let Trans Kids Play: Protecting Trans Lives On and Off the Field

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 4:30pm to 5:30pm

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Speaker: Chris Mosier BOOM: Community Day 2022 at Mount Holyoke will feature dynamic activist, athlete and educator, Chris Mosier. As the first openly transgender athlete in the history of TEAM...

Virtual Event

Free

The Frances Perkins Monologues

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 6:30pm to 8pm

This is a past event.

The FP Monologues are created with the intention of exposing the public to the stories that led non-traditional students to college and to take a closer look at how those experiences have impacted...

Art Building, Gamble Auditorium

Affirmation, Love and Freedom - A Night of Poetry and Dialogue with Fatimah Asghar and Safia Elhillo

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 8pm to 9:30pm

This is a past event.

Speakers: Safia Elhillo and Fatimah Asghar The BOOM Closing Keynote will feature the voices of two incredible activists and writers in dialogue with one another. We are thrilled to welcome Fatimah...

Virtual Event

Free