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Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month

Latinx Heritage MonthIt’s Latinx Heritage Month: a time to engage with music, history, healing and community building. Note some activities require reservation. Sign up now!

Courageous Conversations Series

The Courageous Conversations series is a space for you to cultivate self-efficacy skills to support your success and belonging. Join the conversation in person or online! 

What's Cultural Competence? (in-person)

Assess or reassess your values and strenghts.

Monday, October 3         2:30-3:30 PM

Thursday, October 6        5:30-6:30 PM    

Thursday, October 13     2:30-3:30 PM    

JWECC Heritage Talk

Heritage TalkTuesday, October 25 | 6:00-8:00pm
JWECC, Chadbourne Hall, B-3

Are there times when you feel like a little detached or disconnect from someone or something or simply feeling alone?  You are not unique!  Come to the JWECC and let us discuss feeling of disconnect from your roots or connect with who you are over coffee and sweeets.

Everyone's welcome!

CMASS Stole Design Competition

 CMASS Stole Design CompetitionCMASS Stole Design Competition!  (October 11-December 5, 2022) is open!

Tap your inner creativity and artistic souls.  Join this contest and win the prize. 

CMASS is seeking creative students to design a graduation stole to be gifted to CMASS graduating seniors on April 20, 2023

Meaning of the stole:

CLACLS Dinner Reception

CLACLS Dinner ReceptionYou are invited to celebrate el Día de la Raza at our annual CLACLS Reception Dinner, which will be held on Monday, October 10th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm (Amherst Room, Campus Center, 10th floor).

We are excited to have nuestros queridos colegas Agustín Lao-Montes and Dinah Orozco Herrera who will speak on "The Politics of Love and the New Colombian Presidency"!

Partners, parents, and children are welcome! 


Graduate Preparation Program

WeGraduate Preparation Programdnesday, October 12 | 5:00 PM | Room 201, Wilder Hall

Please join us for the Graduate School Preparation Workshop hosted by CMASS on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. This will be an in-person workshop to be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This is a fun and engaging workshop where participants will receive full information about the importance of graduate school, mechanics of successful graduate applications, and how to find financial support for your graduate studies. In addition, students will have opportunities to be connected with graduate students as mentors and receive on-going mentorships on graduate school applications.

Led by Professor and associate dean Wilmore Webley of the Office of Inclusion and Engagement, you don’t wanna miss this opportunity.

Writing from the Roots: Guest: Marianela Medrano

Writing from the RootsThursday,  October 13 | 6:30 PM | Room 1920 (19th Floor) W.E.B. Du Bois Library

Discover the power of writing from cultural/historical memory and define your true story. Start or continue the journey of healing and empowerment through connection to self, ancestry, and the environment. Lead by psychologist and writer Marianela Medrano. 

Register NOW:

More on Marianela:

Marianela Medrano was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and has lived in Connecticut, USA since 1990. A poet and a writer of nonfiction and fiction, she holds a PhD in psychology. Her literary work has appeared in anthologies and magazines in Latin America, Europe and the United States. Her poetry has been translated into Italian and French. She is a faculty mentor for the PhD program in Visionary Practice and Regenerative Leadership at SouthWestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Medrano’s individual publications include: Oficio de Vivir (Buho,1986), Los Alegres Ojos de la Tristeza (Buho,1987), Regando Esencias/ The Scent of Waiting (Alcance,1998), Curada de Espantos (Torremozas, 2002), Diosas de la Yuca, (Torremozas, 2011), Prietica (Alfaguara, 2013).  Rooting (Owlfeather Collective, 2017).

 TEDTALK at Ursuline College:

UMass Ultimate Race

Ultimate RaceSurprise!  The Ultimate Race is back.  This event is a bi-annual event held in collaboration with UMass Amherst Police Department:  This highly interactive event provides an excellent opportunity for team building, engage in healthy competition, as well as interact with members of the UMass Police and CMASS.

SIGN UP NOW - Registration deadline:  October 18, 2022 @ 11:59pm

She's Gone Missing: The Epidemic you Don't Hear about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Monday, She's Gone Missing October 24 | 6:30pm
Location:  via Zoom

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Missing White Women Syndrome are two related epidemics with very different outcomes.  One is not talked about outside of Indian Country. The other is highly visible in national media.  Let’s talk about history and actions in and out of Indian Country to make sure that our sisters, mothers, daughters, wives, girlfriends, women, are protected.