This Friday, September 22 at the Bing Arts Center is an intimate evening of performance and conversation with Janis Astor del Valle. Astor del Valle is an award-winning writer, performer and filmmaker whose work promotes discourse and fosters understanding of LGBTQ issues and cultural diversity. In Staying con la Gana, she combines spoken word and monologues to introduce a cast of characters who are all longing for something – or someone: parents missing their children, women pining for lovers and others, activists fighting for justice.
The Collective features two new episodes of American Chaos, including an interview with Amherst's own John Bonifaz, the Co-Founder and President of Free Speech For People, and an interview with Alex Gladstein, the Chief Strategy Office for the Human Rights Foundation, about the campaign to smuggle flash drives into North Korea.
Amherst Media extends a sincere appreciation to Jonathan Tucker for his 30+ years in the Amherst Planning Department. We wish him a well deserved rest and enjoyment in the coming years.
Jonathan Tucker retired from his position as a senior planner after more than 30 years working for the town with a deep knowledge of Amherst history and the context of town zoning bylaws.
Read the full Hampshire Gazette article by Scott Merzbach.
Amherst Media interns Charlie Turner and NJ Park take a look at the daily life and struggles of Ashley, a traffic island panhandler in Hadley. This insightful short documentary explores the problem of homelessness in the Amherst area and includes interviews with homeless advocates.
Once again, Town Manager Paul Bockelman will be making a public appearance to engage with the citizens of Amherst to answer questions or hear complaints and compliments on how to improve the town and to see how things are going. The "Cuppa' Joe with Paul" is a regularly rotating event around the town and there are different guests appearing each time. This time around, Amherst Fire Chief Time Nelson will be there to speak as well. All are welcome to voice their ideas!