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Upcoming Events

These are but a few highlights of the many diverse offerings on campus. Links to campus and local area event calendars are provided at the bottom of the page and in the right navigation column.

May 29th, 2015
Get The 4/11 on Disabilities” Workshops at UMass/Amherst Friday, May 29, 2015 W.E.B. DuBois Library, TBL 25 Classroom (Library Commons Level)

9:15-9:30 AM: Welcome Remarks from the Director Dr. Madeline L. Peters
9:30-10:50 AM: Session I: Disability Stigma: A Barrier to Help Seeking Behaviors Benjamin J. Ostiguy, Associate Director of Operations; Reginald Andrade, Jacqueline Walton, Aisha Brandford, and Kris Watson, Consumer Managers
11:00 – 11:45 AM: Session II: Normalizing College for Students with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities on the UMass Campus Rachael Hougen, ICE Program Coordinator
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch: Brown Bag Lunch Discussion (Optional) Meet with AnnMarie P. Duchon, Benjamin J. Ostiguy, Madeline Peters, & Disability Services staff (Q&A about Disability, Accommodations, etc.)
12:00-1:00 PM Session III: Assistive Technologies and IT Accessibility Robert Eveleigh, Assistive Technologies Center Specialist, OIT
1:10-2:00 PM Session IV: Faculty Rights & Responsibilities Dr. Madeline L. Peters
2:10-3:00 PM Session V: Communication Access: Sign Language, Accessing Interpreting and Other Forms of Access Jamison Burnside, Assistant Director
3:10-4:00 PM Session VI: “Intersectionality & Marginality in the Experience of Disability” Ezekiel Kimball, Assistant Professor, Higher Ed
Contact: Lorie Gwozdzik for registration and any accommodation needs at

Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Spring Workshops organized by The Center for Women and Community. March and April workshops. Attend 3 or more and become eligible for giveaways and prizes. For details visit the CWC Events Calendar.
April 13th - Breaking Down Rape Culture. 6:30pm-8:30pm Bartlett 302.
April 14th - Relationship Wreck. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Bartlett 302.
April 21st - Ins and Outs of Relationships. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Bartlett 302.
April 23rd - The 5-College Clothesline Project 10:00am-2:00pm. Machmer Lawn. A visual display that allows survivors of violence, as well as their friends and families, to share their feelings through art. April 23rd - A Creative Outlet 5:00pm-6:45pm Campus Center 163C. CWC facilitates artistic forums to express the impact of sexual and domestic violence in our community and demonstrate commitiment to prevention and change.
April 23rd - Take Back the Night Rally and March,(CWC) 7:00 pm Student Union

April 13-24 Stand Against Racism "Two weeks of events to Recognize, Educate and Empower the Community to Stand Against Racism. Participate in any, engage with likeminded individuals, increase own knowledge and learn ways to challenge systematic racial prejudice." For a detailed schedule of events check out the SAR web page
April 13-17th - "I stand against racism because ..." 9:00am-2:00pm, Campus Center Concourse
April 21st - Fostering Community and Coalition Building Across UMass 7:00pm-10:00pm, New Africa House library, 2nd Floor
April 22nd - Earth Day Festival 10:00am-2:00pm, Goodell Lawn
April 22nd - Human Library Project 10:00am-2:00pm, Du Bois Library Learning Commons
April 22nd - Screening of Gasland Film 5:00-8:00pm, Integrated Learning Center Room 331S
April 22nd - Exploring Environmental Justice through Socioeconomics 3:00-4:00pm, 804-808 Campus Center
April 23rd - Poster Making Social 5:30pm-7:30pm, Wilder Hall 201, to create signs for the Stand Against Racism March on 4/24.

April 24th - Stand Against Racism Day
11:45am Begins with a march around campus from 11:45am to 12:30pm starting at Haigis Mall. Student speakers start off the day. The walk begins at 12:05pm.
1:15pm Strategies for Liberation, Keynote Address by Barbara Love. 201 Wilder Hall
2:25pm Views of Racism on Campus. 102 Wilder Hall. Barbara Love. Video and discussion.
2:25pm Talking to Race, Racing to Talk. 007 Wilder Hall. Exploring questions in an open forum discussion. 2:25pm Centering the Margins: Queer and Trans People of Color at UMass. 201 Wilder Hall. An interactive workshop.
3:50pm Islamophobia. A discussion held in 201 Wilder Hall.
3:50pm Jane Elliott's Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise. 007 Wilder Hall. Video Documentary. 5:15pm Closing Reception, Wilder Hall. Including a performance by the Phallacies and a reading of the Stand Against Racism Pledge.

May is Asian-Pacific Islander American Heritage Month – a tribute to the generations of Asians and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.

At UMass Amherst, the Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center and the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success celebrates Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month in April. During APIAHM, YKCC organizes several events highlighting the achievements and contributions of Asian and Pacific American with cultural nights, educational activities for students, faculty and administration. Join us in celebrating the Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month by attending events. Additional details can be found at

April 16th - Yuri Kochiyama: Building Unity Across Communities Through Activism. 5:30pm-7:30pm Commonwealth Honors College Bldg. Events Hall, Rm. 160 East West. Featured guest Akemi Kochiyama. Free admission.
April 18th - 32nd Annual Asian Night: Movements Cultural performances. 6:00pm-9:30pm. Fine Arts Center Auditorium.
April 19th - International Graduation Reception for Seniors. RSVP to 6:00pm-9:00pm. Campus Center Auditorium. April 21st - International Students Coffe Hour. 4:00pm-5:00pm. Blue Wall South Light Court Space.
April 22nd - Asian Spring Festival Time TBA. Lion dance, games & booths. Northeast Quad.
April 23rd - Yuri Kochiyama: Building Unity Across Communities Through Activism. Panel discussion and spoken word performance by Yevin Roh. 5:30pm-7:30pm. Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall.

The Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS)
CMASS, often sponsors and co-sponsors events, workshops and trainings. Please check their web site for the most up to date offerings.

Center for Women and Community (CWC) Events Calendar.
The CWC is located in New Africa House on the UMass campus. Events are open to all. For more information call 413-545-0883.