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Racial Justice Coalition

NOTE:  This program has been archived because the name has been taken without consultation and we are looking at another title for the program.

The Racial Justice Coalition (RJC) is composed of students, staff and faculty interested in building and sustaining learning opportunities in order to achieve racially just and oppression free environments.

More specifically our goals are to:

  • Provide educational programming that is reflective of intersecting identities and the interlocking nature of oppression;
  • Raise awareness about racism and other systems of oppression;
  • Raise consciousness and effective anti-racist practices;
  • Further coalition building at UMass

RJC meetings for fall 2018 to be determined. Contact Willie Pope at  wjp@umass.edu.


#RaceAnd... @UMass Video Showcase

April 22, 2019, Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall
5-8:30 p.m. 

We invite the campus community to join the conversation and support your peers through listening to their stories about race and other intersecting identities.

This video showcase seeks to identify ways to promote intentional conversations about race to improve our campus climate. The keynote speaker is Rinku Sen who was the former President and Executive Director of Race Forward, which oversees The Center for Rcial Justice Innovation and publishes the award-winning news site, Colorlines. A visionary and pragmatist, Sen is one of the leading voices in the racial justice movement -- building upon the legacy of civil rights by transforming the way we talk about race, from something that is individual, intentional, and overt to something that is systemic, unconscious, and hidden.


i am not your negroI Am Not Your Negro
March 20, 2019
Malcolm X Cultural Center

II Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a rdical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words, as read by actor Samuel L. Jackson.  The film draws upon Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assasinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.  to explore and present a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America.

 In conjunction with the film, we will have an engaging dialogue with our distinguished UMASS faculty members who will share their perspectives on Baldwin’s relevance today as well as, their connection and relationship with him during his tenure at UMASS. Bring your friends to enjoy popcorn, meaningful dialogue with your peers and our distinguished UMASS faculty panel from  Prof: John Bracey, Prof: Judyie Al-Bilali to  Mr. Sidonio Ferreira. 
This event is free and open to the public.






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Connections in Color

Wednesdays - Next meeting:  Dec. 5, 2018
Latinx American Cultural Center

The 2nd meeting of Connections in Color is Wednesday, December 5th in the Latinx American Cultural Center (LACC) where we will work on collaboratively building a safe space for healing and wellness.

Our goal is to hear student voices and offer opportunities to come together in a group space that supports healing for students who are looking for group engagement.

Bi-weekly meetings and meeting dates will be announced soon.  In these meetings, students and facilitators co-construct an engaging environment that supports students in finding a space to articulate concerns and navigate their own path towards wellness.

No RSVPs!  Walkins are welcome!

Participate in Connections in Color to find your UMass Voice. This group engages in conversation regarding academic and social pressures of being a student of color at UMass. Topics vary from mental health and wellness, improving self-esteem and confidence, building and improving relationships and so much more.

 The meeting will be facilitated by Christopher Watkins, DuBois Fellow of CCPH and Michelle Youngblood, Success Coach of CMASS.

Confidentiality is highly observed.

RSVP not needed.  Walk-ins are welcome!