Adrienne Rich was an American poet, essayist and feminist. She was called “one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th century”, and was credited with bringing “the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse.”
Audio taken from July 22, 1970 of a locally produced Spanish-language community show that captured live music of agricultural workers in and around Amherst, MA.
Kate Millett (born Katherine Murray Millett; September 14, 1934) is an American feminist writer, artist and activist. A seminal influence on second-wave feminism, Millett is best known for her 1970 book Sexual Politics.
The theme this time was “Second Chances”. A StorySlam is a competition based on the art of storytelling. It puts emphasis on content and performance, encouraging storytellers to focus on what they’re saying and how they’re saying it. It is an exercise in crafting stories within a set time limit and it’s great entertainment.
New England Public Radio and the Academy of Music teamed up to present the first Valley Voices Story Slam at Hinge in Northampton on March […]
Lecture on student movement in Europe and United States and relation to universities, American society, and older regimes unresponsive to realities of younger American lives. Keynote address at spring meeting of American Association of University Professors held at UMass Amherst; introduction by Mankin.
Howard Nemerov (February 29, 1920 – July 5, 1991) was an American poet. He was twice Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, from 1963 to 1964 and again from 1988 to 1990. For The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov (1977), he won the National Book Award for Poetry…
The 1981 Commencement addresses at Mount Holyoke College by Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and at Smith College by feminist author Betty Friedan.
Eckankar was organized as a religious movement by Paul Twitchell in 1965. The personal experience of the “Light and Sound of God” is one of the aims of the many spiritual exercises that are delineated in the numerous books available to the general public as well as in the discourses accessible to members only.
Fernando Armstrong-Fumero speaks about “Strange Bedfellows: How Corporate-Run NGOS, Middle Class Maya and Persistent Peasants are Changing the Face of Indigenous Politics in Yucatan.”