2021 Spring Events

January

Wednesday, January 20 thru May 28 ǀ M–F 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM By appointment, email prosenbl@holycross.edu 10 x 10: Ten Women, Ten Artists

10 x 10: Ten Women, Ten Prints is an installation of prints by women artists on view in the Cantor Resource Gallery in O’Kane Hall throughout the semester. This portfolio, which is part of the Cantor Art Gallery’s permanent collection, features work by a diverse representation of women artists in celebration of women’s suffrage. Alyssa Stone ‘22 served as a student research assistant in preparation for the installation of this exhibition.
Contact Paula Rosenblum at prosenbl@holycross.edu for more information.

Tuesday, January 26 ǀ 9:00 – 10:30 AM ǀ Virtual Poverty Simulation

Join the Office of Multicultural Education for an online experience to better understand poverty, learn from people making the journey out of poverty, and become a change-maker.
Contact Chris Campbell at ccampbel@holycross.edu for more information.

Thursday, January 28 ǀ 11:00 – 12:30 PM ǀ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Winter Book Read (OPEN TO ALL)

Campus wide book read and discussion: “Racial Justice and the Catholic Church”, Fr. Bryan Massingale.
Contact Kasey Catlett at kcatlett@gmail.com for more information.

Thursday, January 28 ǀ 7:00 – 8:30 PM ǀ Virtual Poverty Simulation

Join the Office of Multicultural Education for an online experience to better understand poverty, learn from people making the journey out of poverty, and become a change-maker.
Contact Chris Campbell at ccampbel@holycross.edu for more information.

February

Tuesday, February 2 ǀ 12:00 – 1:30 PM ǀ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Winter Book Read (OPEN TO ALL)

Campus wide book read and discussion: “Racial Justice and the Catholic Church”, Fr. Bryan Massingale.
Contact Kasey Catlett at kcatlett@gmail.com for more information.

Tuesday, February 2 ǀ 6:00 – 7:30 PM ǀ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Winter Book Read (STUDENTS ONLY)

Campus wide book read and discussion: “Racial Justice and the Catholic Church”, Fr. Bryan Massingale.
Contact Kasey Catlett at kcatlett@gmail.com for more information.

Wednesday, February 3 ǀ 12:30 – 2:00 PM ǀ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Winter Book Read (OPEN TO ALL)

Campus wide book read and discussion: “Racial Justice and the Catholic Church”, Fr. Bryan Massingale.
Contact Kasey Catlett at kcatlett@gmail.com for more information.

Wednesday, February 3 ǀ 6:00 – 7:30 PM ǀ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Winter Book Read (OPEN TO ALL)

Campus wide book read and discussion: “Racial Justice and the Catholic Church”, Fr. Bryan Massingale.
Contact Kasey Catlett at kcatlett@gmail.com for more information.

February 8, 15, 22 ǀ noon – 1:00 PM ǀ Listen and Learn Book Club: We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom

This book club will be drawing on Dr. Bettina Love’s life’s work of teaching and researching in urban schools. She persuasively argues that educators must teach students about racial violence, oppression, and how to make sustainable change in their communities through radical civic initiatives and movements. Contact Michelle Rosa Martins at mrosa@holycross.edu for more information.

Monday, February 8 ǀ 4:00 – 5:00 PM ǀ Dismantling Structural Racism: Ron Lawson ’75 on the Homeless Crisis

Ron Lawson ‘75, of Care for the Homeless in NYC, explains how systemic racism impacts homelessness.
Contact Danielle Kane at dkane@holycross.edu for more information.

Tuesday, February 9 ǀ 4:45 – 5:45 PM ǀ Virtual Alumni Panel: “The Business Side of Non-Profits”

Join CBL and Career Development for this non-profit alumni panel, “The Business Side of Non-Profits.’ Four alumni panelists will share about their business-oriented roles in the non-profit sector to help dispel the myth that there are only direct service roles in non-profits. From finance to marketing to grant proposal writing to advancement and more, attendees will learn about the various business roles there are in the non-profit world.
Contact Isabelle Jenkins and Ben Cannon at ijenkins@holycross.edu for more information.

Wednesday, February 10 ǀ 5:00 – 7:00 PM ǀ Watch Wednesday: A Ballerina’s Tale

Few dancers reach the elite level of ballet; of that already small number only a fraction are black women. Misty Copeland shattered those barriers in 2015, making history as the first African American principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre (ABT). A Ballerina’s Tale intimately documents Copeland’s historic rise while shining a light on the absence of women of color at major ballet companies. The film also explores how ballet’s emphasis on waifish bodies impacts the health of ballerinas while sending a negative message to young fans.
Contact Michelle Rosa Martins at mrosa@holycross.edu for more information.

Wednesday, February 10 ǀ 3:00 PM ǀ 2020-21 CHAS Occasional Speaker Series: a conversation with Tehama Lopez Bunyasi

Join us for a conversation with Tehama Lopez Bunyasi, Assistant Professor at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and co-author of Stay Woke: A People’s Guide to Making All Black Lives Matter (NYU Press, 2019).
Contact Michelle Rosa Martins at mrosa@holycross.edu for more information.

Wednesday, February 10 ǀ 4:00 – 6:00 PM ǀ Future 2023: College to Careers Conference

Future 2023 is a virtual career conference for Sophomores from diverse identities.Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their time at the college and their career growth and development thus far with a representative from the Chaplains Office. After completing this reflection, students will partake in a motivational/action planning session with Professor Jorge Santos from the English department. Students will then commit to taking advantage of at least one of the experiential opportunities available to them at the college and will have dedicated office hours in the following days available for them in: OME, Study Abroad, the Ciocca Center, JD Power, The Crusader Internship Fund, Alumni Mentor Program, Alumni Job Shadowing Program as well as Graduate Programs and Fellowships.
Contact Ben Cannon at bcannon@holycross.edu for more information.

Wednesday, February 10 ǀ 6:00 – 8:30 PM ǀ Good Trouble Series: The Analysis and Goals of Allyship

The Good Trouble Series: What is Allyship? is a webinar which will tackle this important subject and explore the stories of Holy Cross alumni. Our event will utilize a wide range of voices to help define allyship and give guidance to all attendees on how to make all communities inclusive and equitable. ASL Interpreters will be present at this event.
Contact Holly Tent at hatent23@g.holycross.edu for more information.

Wednesday, February 10 ǀ 7:00 PM ǀ Anti-Racism Speaker Series

Understanding Racial Regimes in United States History despite the evolution of our scientific knowledge about “race,” structural racism continues to harm and to be reified in the United States. This session traces the development of racial hierarchies from the colonial period through the 20th century. How, why, and when were racist ideologies, racist “science,” and racially discriminatory policies and practices deployed and ultimately embedded into our foundational institutions? By looking at key moments in history, we examine relations of power and the ways in which ideas were in formation, were mobilized, and/or used to reinforce racial hierarchies based in white supremacy.
Contact Aaron Dashiell at adashiel@holycross.edu for more information.

Thursday, February 11 ǀ 4:30 – 5:30 PM ǀ “State vs. Natasha Banina” - An Online Interactive Live Performance

A New York Times Critic’s Pick, Arlekin Players Theatre’s “State vs. Natasha Banina’’ unfolds as a Russian teenager tells the story of her life in a small- town orphanage and the crime of passion that landed her inside the “Zoom courtroom.” Is Natasha guilty? You decide her fate.
Contact Jess Melton at atb@holycross.edu for more information.

Tuesday, February 16 ǀ 4:45 – 5:45 PM ǀ Best practices for virtual volunteering

Join Civitas for an event featuring select community partners and students sharing about best practices for virtual volunteering. Get tips for starting ice-breakers to break Zoom silences, learn more about how and what to prepare for your virtual volunteer session, gain insights from partners and students about what worked well this past semester, and more. This event is open to all students, but will be especially helpful to students who are taking on a virtual volunteer role this semester through Civitas or otherwise.
Contact Isabelle Jenkins, Sue Hunt, Marty Kelly at ijenkins@holycross.edu for more information.

February 16 | March 2, 16, 30 | April 13  | 6:00 – 7:30 PM ǀ Becoming a White Ally for Racial Justice (Students)

Five week discussion group for students centered around interpersonal, structural and community strategies to work towards racial justice.
Contact Amie Archambault at anarcham@holycross.edu for more information.

Tuesday, February 16 ǀ 6:30 – 7:45 PM ǀ Get Real: Students and Employers Discuss Diversity

Connect with partner employers on topics related to diversity in recruitment and workplace culture.
Contact Ben Cannon at bcannon@holycross.edu for more information.

February 17 ǀ March 3, 17, 31 ǀ Noon – 1:00 PM ǀ April 13 ǀ 6:00 – 7:30 PM Becoming a White Ally for Racial Justice Series (Faculty/Staff Only)

A five-session discussion group for faculty and staff centered on interpersonal, structural, and community strategies to work towards racial justice and anti-racism action planning.
Contact Kasey Catlett at kcatlett@gmail.com for more information.

Wednesday, February 17 ǀ 7:00 – 8:00 PM ǀ MLK Book Read Panel Discussion Webinar

Join our panelists Mary Doyle Roche ’90, Marybeth Kearns-Barrett ’84, Alex Mikulich ’84 and Michele Murray for a dynamic conversation about “Racial Justice and the Catholic Church.” Amit Taneja will serve as moderator for the conversation.
Contact Erica Mendoza at emendoza@holycross.edu for more information.

Wednesday, February 17 ǀ 4:00 – 5:00 PM ǀ Saving the Planet Cost-Effectively

Harvard Economist Joseph Aldy talks about carbon pricing and U.S. climate policy.
Contact Danielle Kane at dkane@holycross.edu for more information.

Thursday, February 18 ǀ 7:00 – 8:00 PM ǀ LIFT Development Webinar: Loan Management

Join us for a workshop in the LIFT Development Webinar Series to help students learn how to navigate loan management
Contact Amie Archambault at anarcham@holycross.edu for more information.

Monday, February 22 ǀ 4:00 – 5:00 PM ǀ Fishbowl Discussion: COVID-19 and the Ethics of Vaccines

Should COVID vaccines be mandated for HC students? Join a discussion on the ethics of vaccines.
Contact Danielle Kane at dkane@holycross.edu for more information.

Tuesday, February 23 ǀ 7:00 – 9:30 PM ǀ Fire & Flood Film Screening

Watch and discuss Fire & Flood: Queer Resilience in the Era of Climate Change.
Contact Cathy Liebowitz at cliebowi@holycross.edu for more information.

Tuesday, February 23 ǀ 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET ǀ Race in the Workplace Web Series: “Recharge and Refocus: Tips for sustaining diversity, equity, and inclusion work”

Learn how to move beyond structured training and set personal goals to stay motivated to continue DEI work.
Contact Erica Mendoza at emendoza@holycross.edu for more information.

Wednesday, February 24 ǀ All Day ǀ Climate Resilient Everyday Short Story Contest

Win $250 for submitting an original nonfiction story about climate resilience.
Contact Cathy Liebowitz at cliebowi@holycross.edu for more information.

Wednesday, February 24 ǀ 4:00 – 5:00 PM ǀ Deaf Catholics Shaping the Church Today

Lana Portalano and Stephanie Clark discuss the intersection of Catholic faith and Deaf culture. Contact Danielle Kane at dkane@holycross.edu for more information.

Wednesday, February 24 ǀ 5:00 – 6:30 PM ǀ Watch Wednesday: {THE AND}

Join us as we watch a few episodes of the Emmy award-winning interactive documentary, {THE AND}, that brings you into the emotional space of real people’s connections. Through the interactive documentary project {THE AND}, over 700 pairs were filmed in over 17 locations around the United States and the World.
Contact Chris Campbell at ccampbel@holycross.edu for more information.

Thursday, February 25, ǀ 12:00 – 12:45 PM ǀ Gallery as Studio: Art Break with Kevork Mourad

Check in virtually—or in person—with artist Kevork Mourad as he creates the site-specific installation work Memory Gates. Ask questions and listen as he describes his spontaneous drawing and printmaking techniques. All are welcome to join virtually; in person attendance is limited and restricted to members of the Holy Cross community.
Contact Jess Melton at atb@holycross.edu for more information.

Thursday, February 25 ǀ 12:15 – 1:00 PM ǀ We Gon’ Be Alright, But That Ain’t Alright: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom

Dr. Love’s talk will discuss the struggles and the possibilities of committing ourselves to an abolitionist goal of educational freedom, as opposed
to reform, and moving beyond what she calls the educational survival complex. Abolitionist Teaching is built on the creativity, imagination, boldness, ingenuity, and rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists to demand and fight for an educational system where all students are thriving, not simply surviving.
Contact Michelle Rosa Martins at mrosa@holycross.edu for more information.

Friday, February 26 ǀ 4:30 – 5:15 PM ǀ Gallery as Studio: Art Break with Kevork Mourad

Check in virtually—or in person—with artist Kevork Mourad as he creates the site-specific installation work Memory Gates. Ask questions and listen as he describes his spontaneous drawing and printmaking techniques. All are welcome to join virtually; in person attendance is limited and restricted to members of the Holy Cross community.
Contact Jess Melton at atb@holycross.edu for more information.

March

Monday, March 1 ǀ 5:30 – 6:00 PM ǀ Q&A with Ki’Amber Thompson

Ki’Amber Thompson shares her experience in two environmental fellowship programs and founding a social enterprise.
Contact Cathy Liebowitz at cliebowi@holycross.edu for more information.

Monday, March 1 ǀ 7:00 – 8:00 PM ǀ Public Health Reporting in a Pandemic of Disinformation

ProPublica’s Caroline Chen talks about public health reporting in an age of distrust.

Contact Danielle Kane at dkane@holycross.edu for more information.

Tuesday, March 2 ǀ 12:00 – 12:45 PM ǀ Gallery as Studio: Art Break with Kevork Mourad

Check in virtually—or in person—with artist Kevork Mourad as he creates the site-specific installation work Memory Gates. Ask questions and listen as he describes his spontaneous drawing and printmaking techniques. All are welcome to join virtually; in person attendance is limited and restricted to members of the Holy Cross community.
Contact Jess Melton at atb@holycross.edu for more information.

March 2, 16, 30 | April 13 6:00 – 7:30 PM ǀ Becoming a White Ally for Racial Justice (Students)

Five week discussion group for students centered around interpersonal, structural and community strategies to work towards racial justice.
Contact Amie Archambault at anarcham@holycross.edu for more information.

March 3, 17, 31 ǀ Noon – 1:00 PM ǀ April 13 ǀ 6:00 – 7:30 PM | Becoming a White Ally for Racial Justice Series (Faculty/Staff Only)

A five-session discussion group for faculty and staff centered on interpersonal, structural, and community strategies to work towards racial justice and anti-racism action planning.
Contact Kasey Catlett at kcatlett@gmail.com for more information.

Thursday, March 4 ǀ 4:00 – 5:00 PM ǀ Kevork Mourad: Memory Gates - Opening Artist’s Talk

Join us live on YouTube as artist Kevork Mourad gives a talk in the gallery in conjunction with the opening of his site-specific installation work, Memory Gates, created at the Cantor Art Gallery during his February residency.
Contact Jess Melton at atb@holycross.edu for more information.

Thursday, March 4, 2021 ǀ 7:00 - 8:00 PM ǀ Registration link - LIFT Development Webinar: Professionals of Color in the STEM Field

Contact Chris Campbell at ccampbel@holycross.edu for more information.


March 8, 15, 22 ǀ 12:00 - 1:00 PM 

Listen and Learn Book Club: Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements Drawing on Black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, including the Haitian Revolution, the US civil rights movement, and LGBTQ rights and feminist movements, this book club will challenges all of us engaged or looking to engage in the social justice struggle to make the movement for Black liberation more radical, more queer, and more feminist.  Contact Chris Campbell at ccampbel@holycross.edu for more information.

Monday, March 8 ǀ 4:00 – 5:00 PM ǀ TBD Zoom talk by Aaron Tugendhaft, Ph.D.: The Destruction of Images (and Images of Their Destruction)

Join us as Aaron Tugendhaft, a scholar of the ancient Middle East, teaching courses focusing on religion, political philosophy, and the arts at Bard College Berlin gives a talk in conjunction with the installation of Memory Gates by Kevork Mourad at the Cantor Art Gallery. He is the author of The Idols of ISIS: From Assyria to the Internet (University of Chicago Press, 2020) exploring the political power of images and the significance of their destruction.
Contact Paula Rosenblum at prosenbl@holycross.edu for more information.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 ǀ 12:00 - 12:50 PM 

Black Excellence and Legacy Lunch Series
The Office of Multicultural Education invites you to join us for the Black Excellence and Legacy Lunch Series. Contact Chris Campbell at ccampbel@holycross.edu for more information.

Tuesday, March 9 ǀ 4:00 – 5:00 PM ǀ Dismantling Structural Racism: Damon Hart ‘96 and Dominic Blue ‘98 on Investing in Racial Equity

Two Holy Cross alumni talk about a fund to dismantle racism in policing, healthcare, employment and education.
Contact Danielle Kane at dkane@holycross.edu for more information.

Wednesday, March 10 ǀ 5:00 – 7:00 PM ǀ Watch Wednesday: Bixa Travesty

Join us for Bixa Travesty, a documentary that follows Mc Linn Da Quebrada, a black trans woman, performer and activist living in impoverished São Paulo. Contact Amie Archambault at anarcham@holycross.edu for more information.

Wednesday, March 17 ǀ 5:00 – 6:30 PM ǀ Watch Wednesday: The Freshest Kids

Join us for The Freshest Kids born at Kool D.J. Herc’s House parties in the early ‘70s, catapulted to a worldwide phenomenon in the ‘80s, and now experiencing its latest gravity-defying incarnation as a thriving underground movement, “The Freshest Kids” brings to you the illest B-Boying this planet has ever witnessed. See and hear the early history via rare archival footage and exclusive interviews.
Contact Chris Campbell at ccampbel@holycross.edu for more information.

Thursday, March 18, 2021  ǀ 7:00-8:00 PM 

Spring 2021 CHAS Occasional Speaker Series: A Pedagogy of Hope - A Talk by Kevin M. Gannon
Radical Hope offers enticing strategies and insights for educators who are wondering how to navigate with empathy the state of higher education in today’s politically charged climate. Described by Contingent Magazine as “A full-throated defense of the humanities, a liberal education, and the power of education as a transformational force,” Radical Hope is an essential text for both teachers and activists invested in social change.    
Contact Michelle Rosa Martins at mrosa@holycross.edu for more information.

Thursday, March 18, 2021  ǀ 7:00-8:00 PM 

LIFT Development Webinar- Prepare for your summer internship or first job: Advocacy, Leveraging your social identity and knowing your rights    
Join us for a LIFT Development Webinar session to help students prepare for summer internship or first jobs including advocacy, leveraging your social identity and knowing your rights.    
Contact Amie Archambault at anarcham@holycross.edu for more information.


Friday, March 19, 2021 ǀ 2:00-3:15 PM  ǀ Contact May Sim for zoom link

Moving Naturally and Knowledge for Aristotle and the Daoists  The Metaphysical Society of America 71st Annual Meeting Hosted by Holy Cross.
Contact May Sim at msim@holycross.edu for more information.


Tuesday, March 23, 2021 ǀ 12:00 - 12:50 PM 

Black Excellence and Legacy Lunch Series  The Office of Multicultural Education invites you to join us for the Black Excellence and Legacy Lunch Series. 
Contact Chris Campbell at ccampbel@holycross.edu for more information.

Thursday, March 25, 2021 ǀ 4:30 - 5:30 PM 

The Harpweaver  An acclaimed harpist and member of the Silkroad Ensemble, Maeve Gilchrist presents selections from her latest release, “The Harpweaver,” featuring the Grammy-nominated Aizuri Quartet.
Contact Jessica Melton at jmelton@holycross.edu for more information

Monday, March 29, 2021 ǀ 7:00-8:30 PM ET 

Virtual Open Mic Night  Bring a drink, a snack and enjoy a night listening to original works of Holy Cross' community members to kick off National Poetry Month! Contact Erica Mendoza at emendoza@holycross.edu for more information.


Monday, March 29, 2021 ǀ 5:00 - 6:00 PM ǀ Virtual (Zoom)

SPECTRUM
Spectrum is a celebratory space that centers queer, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming BIPOC experiences. This supportive group emphasizes community and connection as we process everything and anything race, sexuality, and gender related. Ask questions, find support, and grow. If students are interested in attending Spectrum or looking to get involved, they should reach out to the group facilitator Chris Campbell at ccampbel@holycross.edu for more information.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 ǀ 3:00 PM 

Spring 2021 CHAS Occasional Speaker Series: A Conversation with Davin Phoenix

Professor Phoenix explores how race influences the emergence of anger, pride and hope in response to politics, how protests and media narratives on policing have influenced state legislative activity post-Ferguson, and how religious views shape the policy preferences and political behavior of people of color. Contact Michelle Rosa Martins at mrosa@holycross.edu for more information.

April and May

Wednesday, April 7 ǀ 5:00 – 7:00 PM ǀ Watch Wednesday: Bedlam

Join us for Bedlam, a documentary which immerses us in the national crisis surrounding care of people with serious mental illness.
Contact Amie Archambault at anarcham@holycross.edu for more information.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 ǀ 12:00 - 12:50 PM

Black Excellence and Legacy Lunch Series

The Office of Multicultural Education invites you to join us for the Black Excellence and Legacy Lunch Series. This bi-weekly open session on Tuesdays seeks to bring alums and students together to share their story/stories of Black excellence at the college as a way to document the legacy they and their peers have left behind. Additionally, this series hopes to document and educate the Holy Cross community about ALL of the ways Black students and alumni have and continue to excel in-and-out of the classroom.  Contact Chris Campbell at ccampbel@holycross.edu for more information.

April 13 6:00 – 7:30 PM ǀ Becoming a White Ally for Racial Justice (Students)

Five week discussion group for students centered around interpersonal, structural and community strategies to work towards racial justice.
Contact Amie Archambault at anarcham@holycross.edu for more information.

Thursday, April 15 ǀ 7:00 – 8:00 PM ǀ LIFT Development Webinar: Maximizing Your Summers in College

Contact Chris Campbell at ccampbel@holycross.edu for more information.

Monday, April 26, 2021 ǀ 5:00 - 6:00 PM ǀ Virtual (Zoom)

SPECTRUM 

Spectrum is a celebratory space that centers queer, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming BIPOC experiences. This supportive group emphasizes community and connection as we process everything and anything race, sexuality, and gender related. Ask questions, find support, and grow. If students are interested in attending Spectrum or looking to get involved, they should reach out to the group facilitator Chris Campbell at ccampbel@holycross.edu for more information.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 ǀ 12:00 - 12:50pm 

Black Excellence and Legacy Lunch Series
The Office of Multicultural Education invites you to join us for the Black Excellence and Legacy Lunch Series.  Contact Chris Campbell at ccampbel@holycross.edu for more information.

Thursday, April 29, 2021 ǀ 7:00 - 8:00 PM

LIFT Development Webinar- Prepare for your summer internship or first job: Advocacy, Leveraging your social identity and knowing your rights Join us for a LIFT Development Webinar to help students in their preparation to transitioning to life after Holy Cross. Contact Amie Archambault for more information.

Friday, April 30 ǀ 7:00 – 7:45 PM ǀ Chamber Singers Concert - “The Road Home”

The Chamber Singers Spring concert, “The Road Home,” will feature music by African American composers.
Contact Allegra Martin at amartin@holycross.edu for more information.

Wednesday, May 5 ǀ 7:00 – 7:45 PM ǀ College Choir Concert - “Unofficial Anthems”

The College Choir spring concert will feature famous songs from Venezuela, Italy, South Korea, and Australia.
Contact Allegra Martin at amartin@holycross.edu for more information.