Originally posted on the UMass Community Journalism Blog.
On April 23 Gabriel Dance, managing editor of The Marshall Project, an online nonprofit covering the justice system, spoke to UMass Amherst about how educated journalists can use multimedia skills to highlight stories about muted prisoners across the country.
In the Pioneer Valley, one can hardly travel a few miles without a farm sighting. Large dairy farms, small-scale organic production, lush displays of permaculture; this area grows amazing food. But though it may seem that the Valley has enough farmers as it is, Marcin Butkiewicz is settling farm land in an entirely unique way.
Cofounders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometti of the #BlackLives Matter Movement spoke at Hampshire College on March 30th at the 17th annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture.
The Afro Asian Music Ensemble will perform a free concert at Hampshire College on April 19th in the Music and Dance Building in honor of their late founder and bandleader, Fred Ho. The band will tour the country in the latter half of April to pay tribute to Ho and his genre-bending and influential musical style.