Spring 2016

Educative Violence: Social Movements, Fanon and the Racist State

 Social Movements, Fanon and the Racist StateThis presentation revisits Fanon’s theory of violence, violence’s multiple levels of expression in social life, and the intellectual’s relationship with violence as both an educational and ethical problem. That is, how is education a form of violence and how does violence contain an educative moment? Not unlike Foucault who argues that power is productive and not only repressive, as understood through Fanon violence may also be thought of as productive. Over 50 years after its publication, Wretched’s original and generative theory of violence remains relevant as both an explanatory framework for race/colonial relations and violence’s conditions of possibility.


Stand Against Racism

April 7, 2016 - Social Justice Poster Making Social, Wilder Hall 201Stand Against Racism @ UMass 2016

April 8. 2016
Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall

The Coalition for Racial Justice presents Stand Against Racism: The day includes a Racial Justice March, student activist discussion panel and breakout sessions for affinity group dialogues.

The events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

11:45 am -12:30 pm:  Racial Justice March, departing from Campus Center outdoor terrace and meeting in the Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall for remainder of program

1-3 pm: Student Activists Panel representing UMass Amherst, Amherst College and the University of Missouri. Read more

  The Big Show


Phallacies: The Big Show

April 11, 20167-9pm
Bowker Auditorium

Award-winning poet, actor, and writer Carlos Andrés Gómez will be the featured guest. He is a supremely gifted storyteller with a captivating voice whose power resonates equally on the live stage and on the page. In one of his most moving spoken-word poems.
Book signing following event for Mr. Gomez’ book, “Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood”

Sponsored by: Men & Masculinities Center & CMASS

Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month


Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month in the United States.  It is a time when we commemorate and celebrate the rich history and contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders.  It is a time to recognize and appreciate the vibrant and diverse culture of Asian Americans.

At the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month is celebrated in April to accommodate the academic calendar of the campus. Read more..




The Amazing Race 2016The Amazing Race

Friday, April 1st, 2016
Wilder Hall

The Amazing Race is back! The Amazing Race is a bi-annual event in partnership with the UMASS Police Department and Men & Masculinities.  Teams “race” and "compete" around the UMass campus and strive to arrive first at "pit stops" at the end of each leg of the race. Read more ...



Call Out or Call *InCall in or Call out:  Courageous Practices to Advance Social Justice & Human Rights Movements

You are invited to a panel discussion with Loretta Ross & Asam Ahmad with the participation of UMass students Jishava Patel and Maija Hall.
Wednesday, March 9

7:00 — 8:30 PM
Events Hall|
Commonwealth Honors College

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Stand for Syria

By Olivia Laramie

The University of Massachusetts Amherst recently hosted “Stand for Syria,” a formal dinner to benefit the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN agency assisting Syrian refugees.  Read More...


Black History Month 2016Black History Month 2016

To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of February was set aside for this celebration to coincide with the birthdays of abolitionist/editor Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, as part of the nation's bicentennial, the week was expanded into Black History Month. Each year, U.S. presidents proclaim February as National African-American History Month. Read More...


UMass Career Fashion Show


UMass Career Fashion Show

Students are invited to attend the CAREER Fashion Show where your peers will model appropriate business and business casual attire provided by major clothing retailers for various occasions such as, career fairs, interviewing, networking events and the workplace. Read More...

How to Navigate a Career Fair: Preparation is the Key to Success

Every successful team has a great game plan and a major factor of success is preparation. Come and learn from expert company recruiters who will help you organize your game plan, share tips that will help you stand out from the crowd and provide insight to how you can make the most of your Career Fair experience. Read More...

UMass Diversity Career FairUMass Diversity Career Fair 2016

The Diversity Career Fair, is a great event for all First Year - Senior students of all backgrounds and identities ( LGBTQIAGNC, Veterans, Students of Color, First Gen, Students with Disabilities and International students) from all majors to meet employers who have a commitment to diversity who are looking to connect students with entry level career positions, Co-op and/or Internship opportunities in a friendly professional atmosphere. Read More...



Harvard Biomedical Science Careers Conference 2016Harvard Medical School 13th Biomedical Science Career Conference: Spring 2016

CMASS, LSAMP and the UMASS Pre-Med Advising office are inviting underrepresented students to attend the Harvard Medical School’s Biomedical Science Careers Conference on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 7:00am-6:00pm in Westin Hotel Copley Place, Boston, MA.  This conference is a recruitment effort to increase diversity within the fields of medicine, dentistry, science, health care and research. Read More...