April 21, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

2nd Annual Women in Media Conference

Join us for the 2nd Annual Women in Media Conference in the new Integrated Learning Center and hear from successful women in the media!

Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions, get inside tips, and network with panelists.

Add to the conversation using #UMassWIM2015!

This event is business casual. Refreshments will be served.


Annie Wang
Co-Founder & CPO

Joan Schneider
Founder & President

April 21, 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Fostering Community and Coalition Building Across UMass

A multi-cultural event focusing on the challenges of race and intersectionality that students in marginalized identities experience within their daily life at UMass. The event will consist of a group of student panelist and small group dialogues centering on methods of empowerment to organize in order to gain more visibility, and more representation within our campus.

April 22, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Human Library Project

Looking for volunteers to be a “live book.” Members of the campus community are invited to “check out” human “books” and “read” (converse with) the “books” in 15-20 minute sessions.
Coordinator: Madeleine Charney

April 22, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Earth Day Festival

Over 30 campus and community groups sharing their initiatives and coming together to work toward building a more sustainable future for our campus and our planet. There will be acoustic musical performances.
Coordinator: Liz Pongratz

April 22, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm

“You Are Not Forgotten”

This event is dedicated to the remembrance of and honoring the many people of color who were targeted by unjust acts of violence. One of the main purposes of this event is to dismantle the misconception that people of color are "rollercoaster revolutionaries" and they only react to events during periods of high intensity and thereafter settling down. It is also intended to honor some of the victims and survivors whose names and stories have never made it into mainstream media.

April 22, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Exploring Environmental Justice through Socioeconomics

How would you feel if you had to live in a home poisoned by lead paint or directly next to a coal-fired power plant? Come clear the air by discussing the realistic effects environmental pollution has within different socioeconomic levels of living. Refreshments provided.
Coordinators: Liz Pongratz and Eva Macdonald

April 22, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Screening of Gasland Film

Gasland is an Academy Award Nominated documentary that tells the story of communities affected by hydraulic fracturing. After the screening, there will be a Q&A with the Producer, Josh Fox.
Coordinator: Liz Pongratz

April 23, 2015 - 4:00pm

Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Inequality—Gabriel Dance

"Growing Up Digital: From the Times to the Marshall Project," presented by Gabriel Dance, a multimedia journalist, Pulitzer-Prize winning team member at The Guardian for the National Security Agency leaks story, and now a managing editor for the Marshall Project, a non-profit investigative journalism startup focusing on crime and punishment in the US.

April 24, 2015 (All day)

Stand Against Racism Day

March around Campus
Time: 11:45-12:30 PM
Meeting Location: Haigis Mall
Description: The march around sections of the campus demonstrates unity. Student speakers will share their powerful stories of resistance to kick off SAR day. The walk will start at 12:05 PM to allow staff with limited time to join in. SAR t-shirts available to participants.
Strategies for Liberation

April 24, 2015 - 5:00pm

Keynote Talk: Marsha Kinder, "Voices from the Spectrum"

Join us for a keynote talk, "Voices from the Spectrum: Autism, Neurodiversity, and Representation," by guest scholar Marsha Kinder. A reception will follow Prof. Kinder's talk.

This event is free and open to the public and is a part of the "Neurodiversity University" series at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Support for Neurodiversity University has been provided by the Department of Communication, the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Interdisciplinary Studies Institute.