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 Worcester DC 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:
Goodell Building, Rm. 306
E-mail:  ykcc@sacl.umass.edu
Phone Number:  413-545-2229


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YKCC Kickoff Party:  Paint and Boba

Can;t imagine a Boba & Paint Night without you.  Join us at the YKCC and test your artistry for a night of painting and creativity with boba!  Everyone's welcome!

Monday, September 26 | 6-8 pm  |  YKCC - Goodell 306