Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center (JWECC)

The JWECC supports Native and Indigenous students through collaborations and programming that bring visibility and respect of Native and Indigenous peoples, recognize multiple Diasporas and intersections as a consequence of colonization, and prioritize student academic success.

SPRING 2018 Programs

Study Hours
1:00-5:00 pm

share your truth thumbnailShare Your Truth Series 2018
Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center
Friday, March 30, 2018
7-9 pm
Chadbourne Hall, B-3, Lower Level

Come and join us  to share your story and share it with others in an inclusive space for diverse abilities, interests, and creative styles and mediums.  Self-expressions could be poetry, spoken words, song, music, dance and others.

Through this program we strive to showcase talent, intellect and lived experiences to promote understanding and inclusion. Both locations are physically accessible.  If additional accommodations are needed, please contact aduchon@umass.edu 2 weeks in advance.

Questions?  Call: 413-545-2517 or email cmass@stuaf.umass.edu

Refreshments provided!

Sponsors:  Disability Services and CMASS

Beading Project
Tuesdays 7:00-9:00 pm

Awaken your inner creativity and learn to create Native art using beads.  Materials and tools provided!  All are welcome! Stop by and enjoy!

 

 

Success Coaching
Wednesdays 1:00-5:00pm

 

cultural appreciationleiCultural Appreciation Series: Significance of the Lei in Hawaiian Culture
Monday, February 12
7:00-9:00 pm

Our  mission is to advance and encourage cultural expression and pride.  We share means for  participants to identify respectful ways to appreciate culture by examining history and participating in the traditional way of making a spiritual symbol, preparing food, styling hair or learning about the history of a holiday.

Create your own Hawaiian Lei and learn the meaning of this wonderful cultural practice.  Lei materials provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Enjoy Hawaiian-inspired refreshments.

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Note: The center is closed during the summer and winter intersessions. If you need to reach someone during this time, call the main number, (413) 545-2517.