Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center (YKCC)

Brief History: The Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center was created in 1989 to support the  growing population of Asian and Asian American studentts as  United Asia Cultural Center. It was  originally  located in two rooms in the basement of Knowlton Residence Hall.The UACC, after a period of strategic planning, reopened in 1993 with administrative support within  the United Asia Learning Resource Center (UALRC) offices in Knowlton Residence Hall and held activities in its current location. In succeeding years, the UACC was renamed the Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center in honor of Yuri Kochiyama for her belief in liberation and social justice.  Currently the YKCC in Bartlett Hall103 is the current and only location. 

Adapted from the History of the Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center by Lily Tang, Cultural Center Fellow, spring 2018.


Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday, 3:00-10:00pm

Contact Information:

Bartlett Hall, Rm. 202
Email:  ykcc@sacl.umass.edu
Phone Number:  413-545-2229


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VSA and YKCC presents Hoa Xuan -









VSA and YKCC presents Hoa Xuan
Tuesday, March 26 | 6-8pm
Bartlett 202

Join us for a night of creativity and fun as we paint canvases and pots this Tuesday.  Come by and create artwork.

Hoa Xuan is a VSA and YKCC collaboration.

Everyone's welcome!