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Days-Massolo Center

Amit Taneja
Director, Diversity & Inclusion
315-859-4252

Janet Turvey
Assistant to the Chief Diversity Officer
jturvey@hamilton.edu
315-859-4288
315-859-4554 (fax)

Stephanie Guzman
Graduate Assistant
sguzman@hamilton.edu
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News and Events

Screening of Feeding Frenzy April 16

Hamilton will host a screening of the film Feeding Frenzy on Wednesday, April 16, at 4:15 p.m., in the Days-Massolo Center Living Room. The event is part of the Health[Care] Programming Film Series sponsored by the Days-Massolo Center, and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Laverne Cox
Orange is the New Black Star to Lecture

Actress and transgender advocate Laverne Cox will deliver a lecture on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 5 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for the Performing Arts. The talk, titled “Ain’t I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood,” is free and open to the public.  More ...

Harriet Washington
Celebrated Author of Medical Apartheid to Lecture

Author Harriet A. Washington will deliver a lecture titled “Medical Apartheid,” based on her book by the same name, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 4:15 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, KJ. The lecture is free, open to the public and sponsored by the Days-Massolo Center, Kirkland Endowment, Dean of Faculty, and the Women's Studies Department.  More ...

Girl Rising to be Screened at Hamilton

Girl Rising, a documentary film made by the 10x10 Campaign, a global initiative to educate and empower girls, will be screened on Monday, Oct. 21, at 4:15 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ.  The film will be followed by a panel discussion.  The screening is free, open to the public and sponsored by the Days-Massolo Center and Muslim Student Association.  More ...

Dean Spade
Legal Reform Needed to Promote Social Equality

Dean Spade visited Hamilton on Oct. 10 to lecture on the effectiveness of legal reform to promote social equality. Spade, associate professor at the Seattle University School of Law, focused his discussion on struggles and obstacles faced by the American trans community.  More ...

Hamilton students enjoy New York City.
LGBTQ & Ally Students Travel to New York City

On Sept. 21, 35 Hamilton LGBTQ & Ally students took a trip to New York City with the goals of discussing LGBTQA history, examining current LGBTQA issues, receiving career-planning perspectives, and connecting with alumni. This program was organized by Hamilton’s Days-Massolo Center, and the Office of Alumni Relations.  More ...

Comedian, Writer Allison Williams Talks About Race, Comedy

“When I talk about race, I like to start with shock.”  That is precisely what Allison Williams did on Sept. 23 in KJ’s Red Pit. In front of Hamilton community members, Williams dove head-first into her pursuit of racially charged comedy as she opened her lecture with a tale of different racial preferences in inappropriate Craigslist ads.  More ...

Members of the "What Does it Mean to be American" panel.
What Does It Mean to Be American?

In a country as vast and multicultural as the United States, it’s difficult to pin down what exactly constitutes an American identity. Do self-indentifying “Americans” have specific traits that they all hold in common, and if not, what unites them under the red, white and blue flag? A panel of Hamilton community members discussed this complex question during the panel  “What Does It Mean to Be American?” presented by La Vanguardia.  More ...

Richard Burns '77
Richard Burns '77 to Lecture on “LGBTQ Rights: Past, Present and Future”

Richard Burns '77, executive director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community Center in New York City, will present a lecture, “LGBTQ Rights: Past, Present and Future” on Wednesday, May 1, at 5 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ. Burns will discuss how he connected his passion for social justice to a career and what he sees as the past, present and future of the LGBTQ rights movement. The lecture is free, open to the public and sponsored by the Days-Massolo Center.  More ...

Author Michelle Alexander speaks in the Chapel on April 17.
“New Jim Crow” Lecture Captures Hamilton’s Attention

More than half of working-age African American men in the United States have a criminal record. This statistic does not include those who are currently in jail or prison, who have effectively lost their voice and their status as individuals of worth. On April 17, Michelle Alexander, associate professor of law at Ohio State University, presented a lecture on mass incarceration and her bestselling book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The visit was presented by The Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center, the Chief Diversity Officer and the Days-Massolo Center.  More ...

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