September 6, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
September 19, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 5, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 20, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 3, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 14, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 29, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
December 11, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

International Coffee Hour Series

Enjoy great conversation with students and UMass community members over free coffee, tea and tasty snacks.

Co-sponsored by Student Affairs and Campus Life and International Programs Office.

October 2—November 27, 2017, Mondays 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
October 9, October 23, November 6, November 20

Storytelling: 'Native Voices'

Join us at the Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center to listen to special guests share their stories with us. Native Voices is held every other Monday starting on Oct. 2, and ending on Nov. 27.

Guests include: Justin Beatty, Brie Adams, Joyce Vincent, Kathleen Brown-Perez, and Ron Welburn.

Refreshments will be provided and all are welcome. 

Culture and Leadership

October 4—November 15, 2017, Wednesdays 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Discussions: Culture and Leadership Across the African Diaspora

Let's dialogue on intersecting values of culture and leadership across the African Diaspora. You are invited to engage in this seven week series of conversations to build stronger communities of peers and leaders. Refreshments will be provided; everyone is welcome.

October 23, 2017
4:00 pm

Lecture: 'Career and Family - Collision or Confluence'

In recent decades, many highly educated women have successfully navigated career roadblocks that hindered equally gifted women in the past. More recently, a greater fraction of college graduate women has achieved family as birthrates have risen. What happens when there are more kids and more careers? Is it a collision course or a successful confluence of desires? Claudia Goldin will address the topics of women, work, pay and family. 

October 23, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Dinner On Us: 'Raising Kids in a World Where Race Matters'

Tonight's topic: "Raising Kids in a World Where Race Matters" with Andrew Grant-Thomas, co-founder and co-director of EmbraceRace, located in Amherst, MA. 

Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Dinner in Commonwealth Room in the Student Union, 6:15-7:30 p.m., Roundtable Discussion in Commonwealth Room/Off Campus Student Center Rm 304, Supervised Children's Activities in the Cape Cod Lounge from 5:45 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

October 24, 2017
4:00 pm

Talk: 'The Power Scholars Program'


Leykia Nulan, assistant provost for diversity in enrollment management, discusses the Power Scholars Program.

October 24, 2017
6:00 pm

Lecture: 'Intersectional Resistance and Resilience: Strategies for Survival'

In this time of bigotry, violence, and uncertainty, resistance and resilience are critical to our survival. Join the author of the Lambda Literary Award winning book Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency for a thought-provoking conversation punctuated by dynamic book excerpts. How do we deal with the hassles of existing in public, expand the rules of community membership, navigate devastating losses, do what we love despite threats to our safety, own our super powers, and unapologetically celebrate who we are?

October 25, 2017
6:00 pm

Lecture: 'The Half-Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America'

The Springfield public forum presents "The Half-Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America," a lecture by Jelani Cobb, faculty member in the Columbia University graduate school of journalism and staff writer for The New Yorker.

October 26, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Lecture: 'Life, Death, and Labor in the Hollywood Industrial Complex'

Vanessa Díaz, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth College, discusses the ethnoracial, gender, and class stratification involved in the work of the celebrity journalists, paparazzi, and red carpet photographers who create content for celebrity weekly magazines. Building on her book project, Manufacturing Celebrity, this lecture focuses on the racial disparity and division of labor among paparazzi.

October 27, 2017
7:15 pm

Ethiopian Culture Night

Guest speaker Herut Admasu is coming to UMass Hillel to discuss the Ethiopian Jewish holiday of Sigd, her family’s story, and the history of the Ethiopian community and their life today in Israel. 

A complimentary kosher Ethiopian dinner will be served. All are welcome to eat and learn.