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Amherst Public Art
Nov 4, 2015
The Amherst Public Art Commission has announced the launch of an online tour guide of all the art venues and public art in Amherst. This can be found at www.amherstma.gov/ArtTour. This guide is mobile friendly, contains descriptions of each art venue or artwork, can be accessed via smart phone or tablet to be used on the go, and is GPS-integrated. 
Binyavanga
Oct 27, 2015
On October 21, Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina sat to converse with Amherst College Profesors, Marisa Parham and Khary Polk at the college’s new Center for Humanistic Inquiry.  The discussion focused on subjects of globalism, sexuality, local identities and new African writing, in terms of bringing these ideas to light, digitally.  Wainaina is known for using social media along with various other digital approaches to develop and spread new African writing. The Kenyan author, publisher and cultural worker was named one of the most influential people in the worl
Jerry Gates receives Jean Haggerty Award
Oct 27, 2015
On October 21, Jerry Gates received the Jean Haggerty Award at the Amherst Media annual meeting. The award was presented by Matt Heron-Duranti and preceded by a statement from last year's recipient Judy Brooks.
Rashad Robinson, ColorOfChange
Oct 27, 2015
Martha Fuentes-Bautista interviewed ColorOfChange executive director Rashad Robinson in Amherst Media's studios as part of an ongoing series for the Western Mass Media Justice Network.
Congressman James McGovern
Oct 15, 2015
On Wednesday, October 14, 2015, Congressman James McGovern, along with others, spoke at a University of Massachusetts Amherst forum that focused on the issue of excessive student debt and the “crisis of affordability” for higher education.  McGovern explains that any short-term changes to this concern would have more potential at state level, rather than at federal level.
2015 Block Party
Oct 15, 2015
If you weren't able to make it to this year's Amherst BID Block Party, we've got you covered.  Our staff and interns were hard at work gathering footage and we put together a short highlight video of some of this year's events.
Oct 13, 2015
The second annual NERD Summit was held at UMass September 11-13. The tech and web development conference was free to attend and featured three days of workshops, trainings, presentations, youth activities and more. Highlighting the event were two keynotes: Becky Wai-Ling Packard of Mount Holyoke College and Jen Lampton, a lead developer on the Drupal fork Backdrop. Amherst Media staff filmed and edited the keynote presentations and panel discussions as well as overseeing the live stream and capture of session presentations.
Laughing Dog Alley
Oct 13, 2015
This past Summer Amherst Media produced a promotional video for Laughing Dog bicycles. Directed by visiting filmmaker Francisco Zamora, the thirty-second spot can be viewed below. 
Shelter Sunday
Oct 13, 2015
Shelter Sunday is a one-day fundraising effort held on the third Sunday in October–on the 18th this year–with the goal of reducing hunger and homelessness in the region. The beneficiaries this year include Craig's Doors and Not Bread Alone.
Jerry Gates
Oct 13, 2015
You are cordially invited to help celebrate Jean Haggerty’s legacy by honoring this year’s Amherst Media’s Jean Haggerty award honoree: Jerry Gates.  You are invited to attend the 40th Amherst Media Annual Meeting on Wednesday, 6:30 PM, October 21, 2015 at 246 College Street, Amherst. Amherst Media’s Board of Directors have voted Jerry Gates their choice as this year’s Jean Haggerty award winner for his years of dedication to the ideals inherent in the award.

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