History, Government & Politics

Asian American Students in Action (AASiA)

Student Leaders: Qiyuan Hu ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Angela Wu Meeting Time/Place: Wednesdays at Paresky AASiA is a political, social, and cultural affinity group for Asians, Asian Americans, and allies. AASiA provides events programming, spaces, and organized meetings to discuss issues related to Asian and Asian American identity. Facebook Page

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Berkshire Immigrant Center

The mission of the Berkshire Immigrant Center is to assist individuals and families in making the economic, psychological and cultural adjustment to a new land, not only by meeting basic needs, but also by helping them to become active participants in our community. The Center also aims to build bridges of understanding and cooperation across

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Black Student Union

Student Leaders: Negasi Haskins ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: James Manigault Bryant Meeting Time/Place: Sundays 2 PM in Rice House (subject to change) The Williams Black Student Union shall provide a local mechanism through which Black-identifying and allied students can find academic, emotional, and social support by providing: a forum which all students can articulate solutions to concerns; a

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Break Out Trips

In 2013-2014, the Chaplains’ Office and Center for Learning in Action began coordinating funding and advising for Break Out Trips over spring break that involve projects in and beyond the Berkshires region.  A general interest survey, detailed advice, guidelines, timetable, a Proposal Form, Budget Calculator, and additional resources are available at learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/bot.

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Circle of Women

Student Leaders: Julianna Kostas ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Magnus Bernhardsoon Meeting Time/Place: Weekly in Paresky Circle of Women at Williams College is a chapter of an international non-profit organization, whose aim is to empower young women worldwide through education. To do so, our group frequently fundraises to make sustainable projects (e.g. building classrooms in Orkeeswa Village, Tanzania or

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CLiA Community Outreach Associate

Help CLiA build community engagement at Williams by serving as one of our academic year Outreach Associates.  Outreach Associates work on event and program organization, preparation and promotion.  They also help with program logistics, reflection and revision in an area or on an issue of special interest. Additional Information & Application: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/clia-community-outreach-associate/

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CLiA Community Outreach Summer Internship

This paid summer program trains a small team of Williams students to help build better community service and experiential learning opportunities at Williams.  The selected rising Sophomores and Juniors are initially oriented to the Berkshires and trained in key skill areas before spending the balance of their time immersed and leading others in community engagement

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CLiA Office Assistant

The Center for Learning in Action hires students to assist in various aspects of our office and program operations during the academic year. Additional Information & Application: http://learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/clia-office-assistant

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Coalition for Immigrant Student Advancement

Student Leaders: Marcone Correia ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Dean Reyes Meeting Time/Place: Wednesdays in Zilkha Center The Coalition aims to achieve administrative progress and create a campus consciousness around immigrant issues. We hope to improve college policies to better address the needs of immigrant and mixed-status family students. We also want to foster a richer campus dialogue and

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Darfur Cookie Project

Student Leaders: Isabel Abraham ([email protected]), Todd Hall ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Tendai Muparutsa ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Once per month, Paresky This project is an attempt to bake and sell 400,000 cookies. We bake and sell cookies to raise money for the Jewish World Watch Solar Cooker Project. The Solar Cooker Project provides solar powered stoves for

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Divest Williams

Student Leaders: Isabelle Furman ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Shanti Singham Meeting Time/Place: Wednesdays 9 PM in Zilkha Center Divest Williams seeks to build and foster a movement around divestment of the college’s endowment from fossil fuels; in this work, we aim also to undermine the entire extractive economy. Through this work, we strive to educate the community and

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Elizabeth Freeman Center

In the name of Elizabeth Freeman and countless women who have struggled before us, and for the sake of their families and the generations yet to come, the Elizabeth Freeman Center commits to working toward a world free from violence and all forms of oppression. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/elizabeth-freeman-center/

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Hoosic River Revival Summer Internship

The Hoosic River Revival (HRR) is looking for students to conduct research and assist with public programs, and help produce a short film.  The HRR is a community-based, nonprofit organization with a mission to reconnect the North Adams community to a clean, beautiful, and safe Hoosic River and to enhance the river’s recreational, cultural and

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Kinetic

Student Leaders: Zachary Brand ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Jessica Bernheim The purpose of Kinetic is to cultivate a social innovation incubator committed to designing and implementing creative, non-political, sustainable, scalable solutions to pressing social issues in the Berkshire region. Kinetic teams, which are comprised of 4-8 Kinetic members, work on a particular issue in three distinct phases:

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No Lost Generation

Student Leaders: Emma Lezberg ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Colin Ovitsky Meeting Time/Place: Weekly in Zilkha Center No Lost Generation – Williams College (NLG) is the campus chapter of a national group tasked by the U.S. State Department to support those affected by the ongoing global refugee crisis and ensure that this generation of displaced youth is not lost.

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Pittsfield Prevention Partnership / Berkshire United Way

The Pittsfield Prevention Partnership unites the community in order to produce positive youth development by reducing youth substance abuse rates in Pittsfield. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/pittsfield-prevention-partnership-berkshire-united-way

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Rules Change Project

The Rules Change Project is an initiative to support action ideas for capitalism and the common good.  America is not working for all of us. The Rules Change Project is an open coalition to spotlight, amplify and educate the public about existing efforts to foster economic “rules change.” It is an informal, non-partisan collaboration of

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Sisterhood

Student Leaders: Yaznairy Cabrera ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Rashanda Booker Meeting Time/Place: Thursdays at 5 PM in Jenness Sisterhood is a women’s empowernment group and support network catered to black women. We offer professional development, community, and a general safe space for black identifying women. We offer workshops, an annual retreat, community service opportunities and lively weekly discussions.

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Students for Education Reform

Student Leader: James Sawyers ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Shawna Patterson-Stephens Meeting Time/Place: Weekly, Paresky 207 Student’s for Education Reform is an organization that is committed to improving the state of education in the United States. We advocate at the state, local, and national levels, pushing for positive legislative change and raising awareness for important educational issues. At

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Students for Justice in Palestine

Student Leaders: Amina Awad ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Angela Wu Meeting Time/Place: Tuesdays in Davis Center SJP is a diverse group of Students, faculty, staff and community members at williams College. Out group is organized according to democratic principles in order to promote justice, human rights, liberation, and self-determination for the Palestinian People. As an advocacy group we are

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The Alhambra Consulting Group

Student Leaders: Nikhil Palanki ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Paula Consolini Meeting Time/Place: Weekly The Alhambra Consulting Group (ACG) is Williams College’s first-ever student-run consulting group that maintains relationships with businesses, non-profits, and political groups in Berkshire County and outside and provides organizational advice, economic consulting, data analytics, and a suite of management consulting strategies. Alhambra’s primary focus is to

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The Wilderness Society

The Wilderness Society‘s mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places.  We contribute to better protection, stewardship and restoration of our public lands, preserving our rich natural legacy for current and future generations. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/the-wilderness-society/

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Williams College Democrats

Student Leaders: Benjamin Williams ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: James Mahon Meeting Time/Place: Thursdays at 9:15 PM in Paresky 112 The purpose of our organization is to give Williams students and members of the community a platform through which they can discuss and advance their political views. We hope to learn from one another in order to further our political

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Williamstown Historical Museum

If you’re interested in history, the Williamstown Historical Museum is the place for you!  We are a museum and research center that maintains a collection of photos, artifacts and documents that relate to Williamstown’s past. We work to increase the public’s knowledge of Williamstown’s past in a variety of ways including educational exhibits, programs, events,

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