October 2—November 27, 2018, Tuesdays 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 20

Drop-in Series: 'Mindfulness for All'

Mindfulness for All is a drop in, eight-week series of one-hour sessions for all members of the UMass Amherst campus community. Experience secular mindfulness activities such as breathing, gratitude practice, music, mindful movement, contemplative listening, walking meditation, and more. Activities are designed to help reduce stress, contributing to the overall positive climate on campus, including in working and studying environments.

November 13, 2018
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Dinner and Presentation: "Is a Career as a Librarian for Me?"

Join W.E.B. Du Bois Library and the Women of Color Leadership Network for dinner to learn about how being a librarian can, not only be a rewarding career, but also help positively impact library patron, students and communities.
Listen to a presentation and ask your questions. Presented by Isabel Espinal, librarian to the Afro-Am Department, and Maria Rios, the Diversity Resident Librarian.

This event is made possible by a Campus Climate Improvement Grant.

Student Scholar Series at the Malcolm X Cultural Center

The Student Scholar Series offers a space where students present their class research project and/or perform a talent or a skill. This series highlights and explores how cultural traditions inform and impact students' education as well as their academic work.

Students of all majors, RSOs, student clubs are welcome to present their class research project and/or perform a talent.

Spektral Quartet

November 14, 2018
7:30 pm

Music Performance: Miguel Zenón & Spektral Quartet: Yo Soy La Tradición

Jazz saxophonist Miguel Zenón joins the classical Spektral Quartet for a concert-length suite to honor and explore the culture of Zenón’s native Puerto Rico. The work does not fit into a single genre, but rather takes advantage of the strengths of jazz, classical, and folk music to create this eight-part tour of a unique cultural landscape.

November 14, 2018
5:30 pm

'Watch, Learn, Grow' Film Series Presents: Deej

Please join us for the fourth event of the new campus-wide documentary screening series "Watch, Learn, Grow" conducted by the Office of Equity and Inclusion. This documentary series is geared towards learning about differences, seeing the humanity in everyone, and fostering opportunities for respectful dialogue. Each film will be followed by an opportunity to learn and engage together.

November 15, 2018
5:00 pm

Building Bridges: A Discussion

Enobong (Anna) Branch, associate chancellor for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, and Joseph Krupczynski, director of Civic Engagement and Service Learning (CESL) and associate professor of architecture, discuss the Building Bridges project at UMass and how it helps affirm the importance of respecting difference in our community.

November 15, 2018
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Native Heritage Month Dinner

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to the Native Heritage Month Dinner to celebrate identities, identify common values, and strenghten community over table conversations.


November 29, 2018
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Lecture: 'Fighting the U.S. Sex Trade: Gender, Race & Politics'

Spanning the late 1970s to 2015, Prof. Carrie N. Baker’s new book tells the story of political collaboration among feminists, evangelical Christians, human rights advocates, and sex worker rights activists to shift perceptions and public policies on the prostitution of youth in the United States.

September 24, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 22, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
November 5, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
December 3, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Native Voices: Storytelling Circle

This program validates cultural knowledge and identity by providing a space for faculty and staff to share their stories with undergraduate students of similar backgrounds.  Faculty and staff that identify as Native/Indigenous will be invited to participate in this series to share cultural knowledge, their lived experiences about identity or other themes they deemed appropriate to promote understanding of diverse experiences within the Native and Indigenous community.  Students are encouraged to ask questions and complete a 1 minute essay at the end of the presentation. 

September 25, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 9, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 23, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
November 6, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
December 4, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm

Trivia at the LACC

Enrich your knowledge of Latin American Countries! Each session, trivia questions will focus on the history, customs and traditions of a specific Latin American country.

One group will be crowned Trivia @ LACC Champion on the last day. All are welcome.