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The Center for Women and Community
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Happenings, Events, and More

Center for Women and Community organizes, sponsors, and co-sponsors a wide variety of events for the Five-College community, typically during the academic year.

For information on all CWC events call 413-545-0883

Fall 2014

Current Events

Smith Conduct Board Training

September 21, 2014, 1:00 - 4:00PM
Smith College
Open To (audience): Smith Conduct Board Members
Co-sponsored by: Smith College Dean of Students Office
Center for Women and Community educators will present a training that informs the members of the Smith College Conduct Board about common dynamics of sexual assault and survivor responses in order to provide them with the information needed to hear potential sexual violence cases in a trauma-informed manner.

Sexual Harassment and Bystander Intervention Training

September 22, 23, 29, 30, 2014,
LGRC Low Rise, Room A215
Open To (audience): OIT Student Staff
Co-sponsored by: UMass OIT
Representatives from the Center for Women and Community (CWC) will provide a dual-session workshop to OIT's student staff. Over the course of two sessions, participants will explore the dynamics of sexual harassment and build the skills necessary to act as a positive bystander in interrupting and preventing sexual harassment in their communities.


WOCLN Goes Hiking!


September 27, 2014, 11 AM
The Amethyst Brook Conservation Area (Pelham Road- Amherst)
Open To (audience): All

Please join the Women of Color Leadership Network for a short
hike on the Amethyst Brook Conservation Area that is part of the Robert Frost Trail.
You can meet us outside New Africa House, UMass Amherst at 11 AM for car pooling, or
meet us in the parking lot of the trail on Pelham Road by 11:15 AM.
The trail is a flat terrain by a beautiful brook. Bring your own water and snacks if
you like. RSVPs are appreciated. Email us at wocln@stuaf.umass.edu to let us know
whether you will be joining, and where you will be meeting us. If you need a ride,
then RSVP is required by September 25th.

Links( For Media,Videos, Photos, Podcasts):
http://www.amherstma.gov/index.aspx?NID=1291

Supporting Survivors

September 30, 2014, 4:30 - 5:30PM
Smith College
Open To (audience): SASA Members
Co-sponsored by: SASA (Smith Students Against Sexual Assault)
Center for Women and Community educators will provide a presentation that allows participants to learn and practice the skills necessary to support survivors of sexual assault as well as gain knowledge of local resources for survivors.

Past Events

New Africa House Fall Welcome Event

September 10, 2014, 2-5 PM
New Africa House
Open to (Audience): Public
Co-sponsored by: Afro-AM Studies Department, Augusta Savage Gallery
Join the Center for Women & Community, Afro-American Studies Department and Augusta Savage Gallery for our Fall Welcome Event in the Central Residential Area of campus. This celebration will feature live music by the New Africa House Ensemble and refreshments, as well as a chance to meet some of our staff and volunteers. Come get some information about our services, programs, and how you can get involved with our departments. There will also an opportunity for you to tell us about the issues that matter to you.
Bring blankets or chairs, weather permitting for live music on the lawn!


Where's Love 101?


September 09, 2014, 11 AM
Open To (audience): Public
Co-sponsored by: The Student Legal Services Office, The Women of Color Leadership Network, The Stonewall Center, The Graduate Women’s Network, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies and University Health Services

In order to better understand what exactly the term means, the eighth annual “Where’s Love 101: On or Off the Hook: Experiences with Hookup Culture” was held.
http://dailycollegian.com/2014/09/15/university-panel-brings-understanding-to-the-term-hooking-up/

UMass Graduate School Reception

September 2, 2014, 5:00 - 7:00PM
Student Union Ballroom
Open To (audience): UMass Graduate Students
Co-sponsored by: UMass Amherst Graduate School Program
Representatives from the Center for Women and Community (CWC) will be on site to provide UMass Graduate Students with information about the services that the CWC offers, answer questions, and share information about engagement opportunities.

Adjudicating Cases Involving Sexual Assault/Misconduct, Relationship Violence/Abuse & Stalking

August 29, 2014, 2 - 5pm
Campus Center
Open To (Audience): Public
Co-sponsored by: UMASS Dean of Students Office

CWC Staff provided training to new Conduct Board members addressing sexual and relationship violence and stalking. Training defined what constitutes violence and explored the traumatic impact of experiencing sexual and relationship violence.

Understanding and Responding to Sexual Violence

August 25, 2014, 11:00AM - 12:30PM
University of Massachusetts
Open To (Audience) New UMass RA's
Co-sponsors: UMass Residential Life
CWC staff will provide new UMass RAs with the information they need to respond to survivors of sexual violence in a trauma informed manner. RAs will also learn basic intervention strategies which can be used to prevent violence from occurring.

Understanding and Responding to Intimate Partner Violence

Monday, August 25th, 2014, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
University of Massachusetts
Co-sponsored by: UMass Residential Life
Open to (Audience): Returning UMass RAs
CWC staff will provide returning UMass RAs with information about Relationship Violence. This interactive workshop will explore the dynamics of relationship violence and strategies that can be used to intervene in situations involving relationship violence.

Hampshire College RA Training

Thursday, August 21, 2014 10am-12pm
Hampshire College
Open to (Audience):Hampshire College Resident Assistants
Co-sponsored by: Hampshire College Residential Life
CWC staff will train Hampshire College's RA Staff on topics related to sexual violence including: dynamics of sexual violence, how to support survivors, and prevention strategies.

Training on 209A modification to include domesticated pets

August 11-August 13, 2014
Open To: Northampton Police Department

Presentation on the new section added to the 209A (Restraining Order Law) stating that the court may order the possession, care and control of any domesticated animal owned, possessed, leased, kept or held by either party or a minor child residing in the household to the plaintiff or petitioner. The court may order the defendant to refrain from abusing, threatening, taking, interfering with, transferring, encumbering, concealing, harming or otherwise disposing of such animal.

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