Malcolm X Cultural Center (MXCC)

mxccBrief History:

The Malcolm X Cultural Center was established in 1971 as the Malcolm X Room in a room below Berksire Dining Hall to provide space for social gathering, education through courses and speaker series, and political engagement for Black students through the Black Caucus. The Malcolm X Room served an important role in the social wellbeing of Black students at a time when universities across the nation were opening their doors to students of color but were not equipped to support their transition to college.

Adapted from Early Beginnings of the Cultural Center by Ethan Bakuli, Cultural Center Fellow, spring 2018.

Hours of Operation:
Monday and Wednesday - 12:00pm-=3:00pm


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.

Plural Histories of the Cultural Centers
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Malcolm X is Hiring!

Current Job Openings

A.  Cultural Center Programming Assistants
Cultural Entrichment/ Center for Multicultuaal Advancement and Student Success

Spring 2021

TITLE: Cultural Center Programming Assistant Position
AGENCY: Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success
General: Cultural Center Programming Assistant: 10 hour Undergraduate Position *work study eligible* The CMASS Cultural Centers continue a long history of providing programs that celebrate cultural traditions, understanding of own/other’s multifaceted identities, nurturing and welcoming spaces for studying as well as resource referral to support student success. The Cultural Center Programming Assistant will work with the Program Coordinator and Associate Director for Student Development to design and implement culturally relevant and intentional learning strategies for cultural programming for diverse student populations. The Cultural Center Programming Assistant will uphold the mission of CMASS and the cultural centers, are responsible for the daily operations, and for designing and facilitating culturally enriching programs. This position offers opportunities to: critically apply theories of student development, cultural wealth, and socialization, while gaining practical experience in project management and event production. Cultural Center Programming Assistants will be assigned to one of the four Cultural Centers: Josephine White Eagle, Latinx, Malcolm X, and Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center.
These positions are student leadership development opportunities for the current semester contingent upon academic and professional employee performance and funding availability. The Cultural Center Programming Assistants will be eligible for intent to return by semester, if employee performance and academic gpa is in good standing. Intent to return forms will be distributed at the end of each academic semester, and will only be approved after a satisfactory performance evaluation. Please note that work hours will be assigned based on work study award.  Read more

Black History Month Events @ CMASS


Virtual Coaching with our CMASS Success Coaches

CMASS Success Coaches are available to support your success and wellbeing throughout the year.  Join us during drop-in hours M-Th to talk with a coach about stressors or concerns impacting your well-being, your focus on student success, and maintain motivation.
To connect with a Success Coach you will need to log into Navigate to make an appointment and  get Success Coach’s zoom meeting ID.

Remember we are in this together!

Black History Month Events @ CMASS

MXCC | Stonewall Center - LGBTQ+ Trivia Night
Friday, Feb 26th, at 6:30pm

Registration required. Register at

Come enjoy a LGBTQ+ Trivia Kahoot game with us. In honor of Black History Month this trivia night will highlight lots of questions focused on Black LGBTQ history, culture, and influence for double points along with general LGBTQ Trivia questions. Bring your A-Game and get ready to showdown on our Queer & Trans Trivia Kahoot.


The Afro-Indigenous Experience
Thursday, February 25, 2021 |5:00PM

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month by engaging in discussions about the experiences of Black-Indigenous/Afro-Indigenous people in the Americas. We will be examining the relationships between Black and Indigenous cultural identities, notions of community recognition, artistic practice and activism. It is a community that many have yet to fully understand. Thousands of people in the United States identify as Black-Indigenous/Afro-Indigenous. Their lives and experiences raise important questions about conceptions of indigeneity, revealing the complex and often vexed relationships between cultures in the Americas. This event is open to all regardless of your identity. 

Please register at:


The Stone that the Builders Refused: My Testimony
Wednesday,  February 24th 2021 | 7:30pm

Riveting testimonial given by Joseph Matthews Ph.D. that touches upon the ideologies and social constructions of race and masculinity placed on men of color. Dr. J will highlight the ways of how Black and Brown men navigate through this world, in their experiences in the land of the free. This program is set to target males of color who seek the learn more and explore their identity and self-expression.  In collaboration with Men of Color United, UMass Athletics’, and NPHC.
Zoom link:  Navigating masculinity as man of color
Web link:


The Black Panthers:  Vanguard of the Revolution (Film showing)
Saturday, February 20, 2021  | 7pm

Movie night in the X- Filmmaker Stanley Nelson examines the rise of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and its impact on civil rights and American culture. Hosted by the Malcom CC Staff in collaboration with UMASS Black Student Union.
oin us with Netflix Party!  Link will be live and shared day of the event.
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A Black Love Story: UMass Clubhouse Edition
Monday, February 15, 2021 } 7pm

A live Q& A and dialogue about Black love stories, and the Black home. Our special guests include: Whitney Battle Baptiste, Sidonio Ferreira, Joshua Dodds, Melinda Lu and Brett Wilkerson

Zoom Link: Clubhouse, A Black Love Story
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The Return of the Black Wall Street
 Thursday,  February 11th 2021   |   6pm
Join us as we reveal the truth of the massacre that occurred in Tulsa Oklahoma on May 31 and June 1, 1921 and its impact on Black and brown businesses. Featuring guest speaker Marcelius Braxton, Assistant Dean of Students, Capital University School of Law.

Zoom Link: The Return of the Black Wall Street
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lentine’s Day Movie Showing
Friday, February 12, 2021  |  6pm

Leading up to Valentine’s day, a black romance movie will be showcased. Surveys through Instagram will help pick the winner.
Host: Malcolm X Cultural Center
Netflix Party (Link will be on the MXCC Instagram Story before the event).



cultural connectionsCultural Connections is a staple of Welcome Week to introduce new students to CMASS and promote positive connections and community with peers and staff.

This vibrant event is open to the campus as a celebration of our cultural plurality.

Zoom in to Join!

Thursday,  August 27, 2020 
Zoom Link:
Time 4:00-5:00pm


coachesSuummer Success with CMASS Success Coaches

CMASS Success Coaches are available to support your success and wellbeing throughout the year.  Join us during drop-in hours M-Th to talk with a coach about stressors or concerns impacting your well-being, your focus on student success, and maintain motivation.

To connect with a Success Coach you will need to log into Navigate to make an appointment and  get Success Coach’s zoom meeting ID.

Remember we are in this together!S