2014-3-13T7:00 PMMarch 13, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
@ Jones Library
Our community read for 2014, "The Sandcastle Girls" by Chris Bohjalian, is set against the historical backdrop of the Armenian Genocide, a systematic extermination of the Armenian minority at the hands of the Turkish government, which began in 1915. Our series of programming continues with a presentation by Dr. Barbara Merguerian, Vice President of the Armenian Library & Museum of America in Watertown, MA. This program will take a look at the role of American missionaries in bringing aid to the Armenian people and the challenges they faced in their work in the Middle East.
2014-3-18T6:00 PMMarch 18, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
@ The Jones Library
SafePlace is an open group for people who have lost a loved one to suicide. It provides an atmosphere of acceptance for exploring feelings that are often not understood by others. It offers a chance to share helpful resources, and to give and get support through the long grief process. SafePlace is a place to talk, or to be silent. Here, survivors can listen, grieve and share, be accepted and understood, and will have the opportunity to offer the acceptance and understanding that someone else may need.
These meetings are free, on-going, and drop in – there is no registration necessary. Trained volunteers and staff from Samaritans, a statewide suicide prevention organization, facilitate this group. Facilitators have also lost a loved one to suicide and all of the participants are suicide survivors as well.
The Amherst SafePlace group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month, from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Samaritans’ purpose is to alleviate despair, isolation, distress and suic
2014-3-18T7:00 PMMarch 18, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
@ Jones Library
Our On the Same Page - Amherst 2014 series of programming continues with this lecture by Ervin Staub, professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He will take a look at the societal conditions that can lead to genocides, explain principles of prevention, and discuss how to build peaceful societies.
2014-3-23T3:00 PMMarch 23, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
@ UMass Amherst, Student Union Ballroom
Youth Action Coalition invites you to our 7th annual fundraiser, "Lights, Camera, Youth Action!" LCYA will showcase youth artwork through art exhibitions and presentations. We will begin with a silent auction, live music, and hors d'oeuvres. All funds received will go directly to YAC's Arts-for-Change Project.
* Exhibition by Arts-for-Change youth members
* Presentations by YAC youth and adults
* Silent Auction items donated by local artisans and businesses
* Live Music by the Amherst Regional High School Jazz Ensemble
* Hors D’oeuvres and Desserts by UMass Catering
* A Vital Opportunity to Support Youth Action Coalition!
2014-3-25T12:00 AMMarch 25, All Day
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2014-3-25T7:30 PMMarch 25, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
@ Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium
New England author Chris Bohjalian is the author of "The Sandcastle Girls", the 2014 On the Same Page - Amherst community read selection. Join us for an evening with the author as he talks about this book and the historic events around which it is based.
2014-3-27T7:00 PMMarch 27, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
@ Jones Library - Amherst Room
All are welcome to participate in this scholar-led discussion group.
Jules Chametzky, emeritus professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, will lead a discussion of The Brothers Ashkenazi, by Israel Joshua Singer.