Malcolm X Cultural Center (MXCC)

The MXCC supports students identifying with the African Diaspora to build a deeper sense of community, promote cultural enrichment and cross cultural competency through collaborations that emphasize student development, leadership, and academic success. The programs we offer include community dialogues, film screenings, study nights, and annual celebrations of cultural traditions like Kwanzaa and Black History Month.

SPRING 2018 Programs

Success Coaching
Mondays 1:00-5:00pm

Study Hours
1:00-5:00 pm

 

BHM thumbnailsBlack Heritage Month Community Building Dinner
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
5:30-7:30 pm
Amherst Room, Campus Center, 10th Floor

RSVP to chankim@umass.edu on before February 21, 2018.

Black History Month is a dedicated to celebrating the contributions of African Americans and their influences on American History.  This year, the Malcolm x Cultural Center will host a Black Heritage Month Community Building dinner where students, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate identitties and communities over tablle conversations.

 

TriviaBi-Weekly Trivia at the LACC
Every other Thursday
6:00 pm
3/1, 3/29, 4/12, 4/26

Test and enrich your knowledge of Latin American countries.  Trivia questions will focus on the history, customs, traditions and geographical location of a specific Latin American country.   

On the final day of the event (4/26), all questions  are thrown together and  randomly picked as final questions. One group of participants will be crowned Final Bi-Weekly Trivia Champion.

Bi-weekly raffles will be drawn and prizes will be awarded to participants.

Trivia questions and answers will be posted on LACC Facebook after each event so as to allow participants to collect trivia questions/answers and prepare for the final B-Weekly Trivia at LACC.    

 

Cultural Appreciation Series:  Braids
Tuesday, March 6, 7-8:30
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This series seeks to encourage participants to identify respectful ways to appreciate culture by examining history and participating in the traditional way of engaging with culture that may be different from their own.

 

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Afro-Braiding & Hair Cutting Contest
Friday, March 23, 5:30-9:00pm

Registration deadline:  March 2, 2018
Register @: mxcc@sacl.umass.edu

This annual cultural engagement program seeks to celebrate Afro hair braiding and cutting tradition/custom.  Participants will have 3 hours to work on models’ hair and present their designs to a panel of industry judges.

Contestants will be judged on creativity, subject matter, use of materials, technicality, and originality.
During the competition, audience will enjoy participating in  trivia activities, and  watching films to learn about the history of hair braiding, hair care techniques, and products.  Refreshments provided.

Questions?  Text to  413-883-4219  (serious inquiries only), or @mxccumass on instagram .

 

 

 

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.