"If you can teach people to advocate for themselves, they learn to advocate for others."

- Septima Clarke, Former Education Director for Highlander Education & Research Center

The Center for Education, Policy & Advocacy (CEPA) is a student power organization which believes in building grassroots power movements to expand the political consciousness of the campus. We train, educate, and mobilize students around issues of education justice in order to shift the dynamics of power and make concrete changes within higher education and beyond.

CEPA General Body Meeting

Tuesdays 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Bartlett 207

Food Access Coalition

Sundays 4-5 pm
Bartlett 207

PHENOM UMass Amherst Chapter


Prison Abolition Collective (PAC)

Wednesdays 6:45 - 8 pm
Bartlett 207

SGA Social Justice and Empowerment Committee

Wednesdays 5 -7 pm
Bartlett 319

Upcoming Events

LINK's Art-a-thon

Come to LINK's Art-a-thon for some fun and energetic art-making. "Visualizing Sex: Making Art for a Collective Awakening" is an event which is planned by LINK with UMass Students for Reproductive Justice for artists to create art with organizers to visualize safer sex and reproductive justice at UMass.

Sunday, October 21
2 pm - 5 pm

Early Vote Kick-Off Event

Join us to promote the start of early voting on campus.

Monday, October 22nd
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cape Cod Lounge

YES on 3!!

We are gathering together to address the injustices of Ballot Measure 3 and its impact on college students and the community. Joining us will be Christine Hallquist, Vermont Gubernatorial candidate, and Danika Roem, Virginia House Delegate.

Saturday, October 27th
6:30 pm - 8 pm
CHC Events Hall

Nonprofit Career Fair

Are you interested in working in the Non-Profit sector? Did you know that almost any job that exists in the Public and Private sectors also exists in the Non-Profit world? Non-profits need staff who are dedicated to the mission and vision of their organizations, and that includes staff in areas such as Finance, IT, PR & Marketing, Policy, Research, Media, Human Resources, Accounting, Client Relations, Logistics, and Legal departments.  Your skills can be put to use working on a cause you really care about.  Come to the Non-Profit and Social Services Internship and Career Fair and meet with representatives of local and national organizations who are interested in YOU and your unique talents!  Many local organizations hire interns throughout the school year, which is a great way to get involved and make a difference in your community!

Tuesday, October 30
11 am - 3 pm
Cape Cod Lounge

Meditating on Restorative Justice

Join the Restorative Justice Task Force for a chance to learn about the philosophy of restorative justice and its practices. All are welcome!

Wednesday, November 14
7 pm
CHC Events Hall (East)