To accommodate students' broad interests and diverse backgrounds, course requirements are flexible.



Academic Sites:

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at UMass Amherst

Community Service Learning at UMass Amherst

Labor Center at UMass Amherst

Social Justice RAP

STPEC Library Research Guide

W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at UMass Amherst

Women’s Studies Program at UMass Amherst

Activist Sites:

ADP, Alliance to Develop Power (formerly Anti-displacement Project)
grassroots org in springfield: worker center/housing issues

American Friends Service Committee, Western Massachusetts
focuses on peace education and social justice through work on nonviolence training, study courses and dialogues on economic justice, campaigns against U.S. military intervention, and education and action to combat racism, classism, and homophobia

Justice for Charles

international women's human rights organization
democratic/progressive web based political organizing movement

Northampton Committee to Stop the Wars

Nuestras Raices
a grassroots non-profit organization based out of Holyoke, MA, which focuses on developing sustainable agriculture and green cities.

Radical UMass
Histories of Activism at UMass - blog

Real Cost of Prisons Project
seeks to broaden and deepen the organizing capacity of prison/justice activists working to end mass incarceration.

Shays2 -Western Mass. Committee on Corporations and Democracy
a grassroots organization working through education and peaceful action to strip corporations of powers, that have been usurped from we the people, in the law.

Springfield No One Leaves
anti-displacement and post-foreclosure eviction-defense campaign for Springfield, MA

Story of Stuff
A great little video and activist site - Economy of the environment 201 in 20 minutes!

Networking Sites:

Everywoman's Center
Resource and referral center for Women at UMass Amherst

Peace and Collaborative Development Networking
this is a free professional networking site to encourage interaction between individuals & organizations worldwide involved in development, peace, conflict resolution and related fields. Members are encouraged to dialogue and share resources.