Events and Announcements
UMass students: Applications for living in next year’s Spectrum: LGBTQIA+ Community are now live. Students who live in this space on campus will have opportunities to connect meaningfully with other students, go on field trips, and lead the community with dialogues and events in the 2017-2018 academic year. Learn more about Spectrum here. The deadline is February 19.
Reproductive Health Workers Panel
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m., UMass Campus Center 911
Join UMass Students for Reproductive Justice in welcoming four local reproductive health workers for a discussion on the work they do and the current state of the reproductive justice movement. Facebook event page.
"Viewing the Past through the Eyes of the Present: A Dialogue around the Work of Kara Walker"
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 4-6 p.m., UMass Honors College Events Hall, Rm 160
with Barbara Krauthamer (History, UMass), Traci Parker (Afro-American Studies, UMass), and Elizabeth Pryor (History, Smith College). Facebook event page.
Anti-Racism Workshop: Tools for Collective Liberation
Thursday, Feb. 23, 11:30-3:30, Cape Cod Lounge, UMass Student Union
Sponsored by the Social Thought and Political Economy Program (STPEC). Facebook event page.
Ben Jealous, "The Forgotten Origins and Consequences of Race in America"
Thursday, Feb. 23, 4:30 p.m., UMass Student Union Ballroom
Jealous is a visiting professor at Princeton University and a former president and chief executive officer of the NAACP.
Nostras Voces Performances
Thursday, Feb. 23; Friday, Feb. 24; Saturday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m.
UMass Bowker Auditorium
The show is composed of monologues, spoken word, poetry, and other performances about identity and life narratives around themes of race, gender, sexuality, and ability. Sponsored by UMass Students for Reproductive Justice. Facebook event page.
Rapid HIV & STI Testing
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., 163C UMass Campus Center
Most UMass students will have their insurance cover it. STI testing is for gonorrhea & chlamydia. HIV testing involves a finger prick; results are available in 20-30 minutes.
Talia Mae Bettcher, "The Phenomenology of Illusion: On Gender Transitions and Existential Identity"
Wednesday, March 1, 5 p.m., UMass Campus Center 804-808
Talia Mae Bettcher is a Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Los Angeles. She is currently at work on the monograph Personhood as Intimacy: A Trans Feminist Philosophy.
Body Politics Storytelling Weekend Workshop
March 4-5, UMass
"The Body Politics Storytelling Weekend Workshop will include storytelling activities, creative writing, and opportunities for self-identified women of color to explore their identities, commonalities and differences through their stories. One of the outcomes we plan to fulfill is to create a booklet with the stories by the participants." Apply by Feb. 25 here.
Trans & Gender-Nonconforming UMass Student Support Group
Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., 302 University Health Services
The trans and gender-nonconforming support group is a free, weekly drop-in meeting facilitated by Ethan Suniewick, a trans-identified therapist. For more information: email@example.com
LGBTQIA+ Support and Discussion Group
Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., 102 Wilder Hall
Are you coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, or asexual? Are you already out, but want a place of support to talk about being LGBTQIA+? Then this group is for you. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH).
UMass Pride Alliance
Thursdays, 7 p.m., Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall
The Pride Alliance is the oldest and largest LGBTQIA+ group at UMass.
The mission of the Stonewall Center is to provide support, resources, programming, and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA) and allied students, staff, and faculty at UMass Amherst and for the larger Pioneer Valley. We also seek to educate the campus and local community about heterosexism, genderism, other forms of oppression, and the intersections of identities and oppressions in order to strengthen and sustain an inclusive climate for LGBTQIA individuals and their allies. We work closely with other campus departments and offices and local organizations to foster student learning, development, and leadership; promote academic excellence; build LGBTQIA communities; and enhance the lives of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.