UMass Amherst Center for Women & Community

The Center for Women and Community

Empowerment Support Groups

  • International Women Discussion Group Co-sponsors: North Village Programs
    Free open discussion group for international women. Creating a safe space for support and to have their voices heard while building community and creating connections through crafts, conversation and activities. We will meet on the following dates, with an introductory group on: October 29th,4:00-5:30PM.
    November 5th: 12:00-1:30PM
    November 12th: 12:00-1:30PM
    November 19th: 4:00-5:30PM
    December 3rd: 12:00-1:30PM
    December 10th: 12:00-1:03PM
    December 17th: 4:00-5:30PM
  • Mindfulness and Mood: Empowerment Skills for Women
    Ruled by Anxiety, Mood or Emotions?
    Gain Skills that will help you to reduce anxiety, improve mood and relationships, relax your body and quiet your mind and gain greater emotional balance. This five session group will focus on the unique stresses facing women and will offer skills for women to manage anxiety, mood and emotions and to empower women in their everyday lives. Join us in a safe and supportive space!
    Free of charge and open to women from UMass, Five Colleges and the surrounding community. Registration and pre-group meeting required.
  • Women in Academia: Surviving the Dissertation
    Women in academia frequently feel isolated when confronting the hurdles that can interfere with the successful completion of the dissertation and transitioning into early career professionals. This group will provide a space for women to build a supportive network and to discuss issues that are particular to women in various stages of the dissertation process. Meetings will open dialogue around multiple aspects of personal identity (e.g., race, class, orientation, ability, etc) that intersect with gender during this process and aim to help women in academia find and use their voice. Members will also use the group to identify tangible weekly goals, to share their victories, and to discuss personal challenges with group support and feedback.
    This is being facilitated by Mamta Dadlani, PhD.
  • Baby Steps Open To (audience): Hilltown Parents
    Co-sponsors: Gateway Family Center
    A weekly drop in group for parents with infants 0-1 years old. Siblings Welcome.
    For more information, contact Kim at: 413-667-2203 x3 or

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