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Student Speak-Out Sessions

Student Speak-Out Sessions flyer

You are invited to participate in the CMASS one-to-one or group student Speak Out Sessions for spring ’23. The topics will include, but are not limited to Uncovering the Meaning of Racial Trauma, and How Do You Overcome Anxiety, Stress, and Burnout?

Advance Registration is Required for all ZOOM Sessions – Contact Doris Clemmons, Ed.D at to register and for more information.

Uncovering the Meaning of Racial Trauma

Virtual Sessions

February 7- Tuesday – 3-4    

February 9 -Thursday- 3-4   

February 14 - Tuesday 3-4   

February 16 – Thursday 3-4   

February 21 - Tuesday – 3-4     

February 23 - Thursday 3-4 

Congratulations, Elle Whitehead

Winning design in CMASS Stole Design CompetitionCongratulations, Elle Whitehead!
The winner of this year’s CMASS Stole Design Competition is Elle Whitehead, a senior in BDIC  with a concentration in Holistic Wellness. Her winning design included the four cultural centers (JWECC, LACC, MXCC, and YKCC)  because the stole is a “nod to how special these centers are to students.”The newly designed stole will be gifted to graduating CMASS-affiliated students on April 21, 2023.
We wish to thank other students who participated in this competition.  CMASS is grateful for sharing your artistic creations with us.

Gina Chavez

Gina ChabezWednesday, April 19, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

more info here:

Austin-based singer-songwriter Gina Chavez blends the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. Only the second Austinite and the third Latina born in the continental U.S. to receive a Latin Grammy nomination in the history of the awards, this queer, bilingual, genre-bending musician is a force to be reckoned with.

A 12-time Austin Music Award winner — her honors include Female Vocalist of the Year in 2019, and Austin Musician of the Year in 2015 — Chavez explores the true meaning of “Americana" as she and her band take audiences on a high-energy journey through Latin America and beyond.

Graduate School Program

Gradute Prep ProgramEach One, Reach One

The Graduate School Prep Program at CMASS is committed to preparing underrepresented undergraduate students for the graduate school education of their dreams. Graduate school can be a great experience and a way to advance your career and knowledge. Yet, grad school also can be intimidating for some of us.

CMASS staff is here to support you in your planning for graduate school through our workshops, mentorship initiatives, and resources. Regardless of when or where you decide to go for graduate school, the process of graduate school application requires the support of others. Check out more from our blog:



Learn the History of Our Cultural Centers

See the timeline of historical events that contributed to the creation of cultural centers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst beginning in 1968.

The project, which began in 2018, seeks to equip interested undergraduate students with the skills to research primary and secondary sources of information, analyze and present data while also documenting and sharing the history of these centers and their work to support students. Alumni and current members of the UMass community are encouraged to participate and contribute to the expansion of this project by sharing photos and anecdotes of their experiences connected to the cultural centers. Guidelines for contributions are on the last slide.