Malcolm X Cultural Center (MXCC)

mxccBrief History:

The Malcolm X Cultural Center was established in 1971 as the Malcolm X Room in a room below Berksire Dining Hall to provide space for social gathering, education through courses and speaker series, and political engagement for Black students through the Black Caucus. The Malcolm X Room served an important role in the social wellbeing of Black students at a time when universities across the nation were opening their doors to students of color but were not equipped to support their transition to college.

Adapted from Early Beginnings of the Cultural Center by Ethan Bakuli, Cultural Center Fellow, spring 2018.

Hours of Operation:
The Malcolm X Cultural Center is open from 1-9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Note: The center is closed during the summer and winter intersessions. If you need to reach someone during this time, call the main number, (413) 545-2517.

Spring 2020 Events

 

 

MXCC Virtual HoursMalcolm X Cultural Center Virtual Office Hours
Wednesdays, 2-3:30pm (Starts April 8, 2020
Online

https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/487164014
The code is 487-164-014

The MXCC is hosting weekly “Virtual Office Hours” on Wednesdays from 2-3:30pm to build community across physical distance.  Let’s check in and build together supportive, positive and fun engagement for the weeks ahead!
Drop in at any time.   

We at the Malcolm X Cultural Center stand together with the Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center and all Asian-American students on campus in the face of increased hate crimes due to the coronavirus, or COVID-19. We will continue to do so when this pandemic is over, choosing to stand against hate and racism. 

Questions:

_How are you doing? 

_ Have you developed any new hobbies to keep yourselves busy during quarantine?

 _Are online classes going well? 

 _Any fun plans over the summer? 

  _What  do you need from the X in terms of helping to pass the time?

 

paint partyuPaint Party
Snday, March 1, 2020
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Malcolm X Cultural Center

The Paint Party is a celebration of an aspect of African American culture. Students will take part in a paint party that focuses on the expression of their culture in a creative way. Participants will enjoy being surrounded by their cultural music adding to the ambiance of the place and heighten their creative spirit! This event brings joy and unity to our community through culture expression..

There are 30 spots available.  Interested participants must register to a google doc NOW here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TxmelVunQ5dsyQM5KBDsuDLXI2JlEJmFkOj6L662aLI/edit?usp=sharing

Refreshments and materials provided!

 

BHMBlack Heritage Month Community Building Dinner
February 27, 2020
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Amherst Room, Campus Center 

In celebration of Black History Month, students and staff  are invited to dine together and identify common values that builds and strengthen community.  We will be inviting special guests (students/faculty/staff) to be featured as guest performers.  Performances could be Spoken Word or dance.  RSVP to perform  February 13, 2020.

RSVP to attend by February 20k, 2020.  Emal Emily Young at mxcc@umass.edu.

Afro-Braiding Copmpetition
Friday, March 27, 2020
11am-4pm
Campus Center, Rm. (TBA)

Contact is Gabrielle Daniels-Haye  (gdanielshay@umas.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2019 Events
 

Success Coaching
Mondays starting September 16, 2019
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Malcolm X Cultural Center

Come in to create your plan to successfully reach your academic and personal goals.

Study Hours
Tuesdays starting September 16, 2019
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Malcolm X Cultural Center

Bring your interest, motivation, and enthusiasm; we provide snacks and s afe and comfortable place to study!

Paint Party
Friday, October 18, 2019
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Malcolm X Cultural Center

The Paint Party is a celebration of an aspect of African American culture. Students will take part in a paint party that focuses on the expression of their culture in a creative way. Participants will enjoy being surrounded by their cultural music adding to the ambiance of the place and heighten their creative spirit! This event brings joy and unity to our community through culture expression.

Festival of Diasporic Holidays
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Malcolm X Cultural Center

The objective of this program is to showcase the diverse cultural celebrations (traditions) that exist among the many peoples within the African Diaspora inclusive of celebrations practiced by the diverse student population at UMass. Two RSO/Student Clubs will be identified and invited to present the different ways they celebrate “Festivals of Diasporic Holidays” focusing on festivals that take place in December (Christmas, and KWANZAA)
 

 

Open House: Malcolm X Cultural Center
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6pm
Malcolm X Cultural Center

Come and check out the Malcolm X Cultural Center. Meet our staff and learn about the cultural programming that they have prepared for the fall semester. Refreshments provided!