Spring 2021

CMASS is now hiring for these part-time (8-10 hour/week) fall positions: Multimedia JournalistAdministrative Assistant, and Cultural Center Programming Assistant. Applicants must be enrolled full-time and in good academic standing.

Application materials for submission:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter
3. Contact information for 2 references

Email application materials to cmass@umass.edu by the June 30 deadline. Please enter in subject line the name of the position you are applying for.

1. Multimedia Journalist
Supervisor: Chona Lauyan, Assistant Director for Marketing and Publicity

The Multimedia Journalist works under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Administration, Publicity and Marketing, with dotted lines to the Director and Associate Director for Student Development to present our dynamic and engaging programs, services and community to a culturally diverse audience. This position offers the opportunity to apply academic knowledge of communication, journalism and/or marketing.

This position will be eligible for intent to return each semester upon review of academic standing, professional performance evaluation, and funding availability. Work-study is preferred but not needed to apply. Hours range from 8-10 hrs/weekly. See full job description.

2. Administrative Assistant
Supervisor: Chona Lauyan, Assistant Director for Administration, Publicity and Marketing

The Administrative Assistant will work with the Assistant Director for Administration, Publicity and Marketing with dotted line to the Director and Associate Director of Student Development to provide satisfactory customer service, and assist with daily operations of the front office and computer lab.  This position provides opportunity to apply interpersonal and problem solving skills and gain knowledge of office procedures.

This position will be eligible for intent to return each semester upon review of academic standing, professional performance evaluation and funding availability. Work-study is preferred but not needed to apply.  Hours range from 8-10 hrs/weekly. See full job description.

3. Cultural Center Programming Assistant
Supervisor: Ciara Rodriguez, Program Coordinator for Cultural Centers

The Cultural Center Programming Assistant works under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, with dotted lines to the Associate Director for Student Development and Director of CMASS to design and facilitate culturally enriching programs, assist with daily operations, and network with faculty, staff, students, and community leaders while promoting and upholding the dignity and reputation of the cultural centers. This position offers opportunities to apply knowledge of cultural wealth and gain practical experience in project management, event production and evaluation.

This position will be eligible for intent to return each semester upon review of academic standing, professional performance evaluation, and funding availability. Work-study is preferred but not needed to apply. Hours range from 8-10 hrs/weekly and 2-3 weekends per semester. See full job description.

Meet Carla Montilla Jaimes

 

CMASS student Carla Montilla Jaimes was honored with a 21st Century Student Leaders Award at Commencement 2021. The award recognizes the strong academic record and exemplary achievement of undergraduate students who further distinguished their intellectual accomplishments and enhanced the reputation of the university by contributing to the campus community.

Carla, a Commonwealth Honors College student from Doral, Florida, completed dual degrees in political science and history. Originally from Venezuela, Montilla Jaimes is the first in her family to earn a college degree from an institution in the United States.

Proactive and passionate, she served in the Student Government Association, the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS), and other campus groups, where she amplified the voices of marginalized people. She researched policies to fight hunger and food insecurity as a Sophomores-Serve Scholar.

Montilla Jaimes also sought out experiences outside of her rigorous coursework to deepen her knowledge of national and international affairs. Following her sophomore year, she was selected to participate in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences summer program in Washington, DC, where she worked in the office of Representative Jim McGovern. She was selected as a UMass Women into Leadership Fellow during her junior year.

After a trip to Israel and the West Bank, she founded a student chapter of J Street, an organization that advocates for progressive American foreign policy toward the Middle East. As a senior, Montilla Jaimes helped start the Period chapter at UMass and worked on a pilot program to make free menstrual products available across campus and to address period poverty in Massachusetts. 

Starting this fall, Montilla Jaimes will attend American University’s School of International Service to pursue a master’s degree in ethics, peace, and human rights,

Malcolm X is Hiring!

Current Job Openings

A.  Cultural Center Programming Assistant
Cultural Entrichment/ Center for Multicultuaal Advancement and Student Success

Spring 2021

TITLE: Cultural Center Programming Assistant Position
AGENCY: Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success


General: Cultural Center Programming Assistant: 10 hour Undergraduate Position *work study eligible* The CMASS Cultural Centers continue a long history of providing programs that celebrate cultural traditions, understanding of own/other’s multifaceted identities, nurturing and welcoming spaces for studying as well as resource referral to support student success. The Cultural Center Programming Assistant will work with the Program Coordinator and Associate Director for Student Development to design and implement culturally relevant and intentional learning strategies for cultural programming for diverse student populations. The Cultural Center Programming Assistant will uphold the mission of CMASS and the cultural centers, are responsible for the daily operations, and for designing and facilitating culturally enriching programs. This position offers opportunities to: critically apply theories of student development, cultural wealth, and socialization, while gaining practical experience in project management and event production. Cultural Center Programming Assistants will be assigned to one of the four Cultural Centers: Josephine White Eagle, Latinx, Malcolm X, and Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center.


These positions are student leadership development opportunities for the current semester contingent upon academic and professional employee performance and funding availability. The Cultural Center Programming Assistants will be eligible for intent to return by semester, if employee performance and academic gpa is in good standing. Intent to return forms will be distributed at the end of each academic semester, and will only be approved after a satisfactory performance evaluation. Please note that work hours will be assigned based on work study award.  Read more

 

   

 

EBB

Emergency Broadband Benefit is a Federal Communication Commission (FCC) program designed to improve internet connectivity during COVID-19 by providing a $50 monthly discount on broadband services and a one-time $100 discount for a device to eligible households, including those with any household member who has received a federal Pell grant in the current award year or where any household member receives SNAP.

As of May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to enroll in the program to receive a monthly discount off the cost of broadband service from an approved provider. Eligible households can enroll through an approved provider or by visiting https://getemergencybroadband.org.

Check out the Broadband Benefit Consumer FAQ for more information about the benefit (https://www.fcc.gov/consumer-faq-emergency-broadband-benefit) and for program updates.



 

 

umass givesUMASS GIVES 2021 for CMASS

Today is the 2nd day of UMass Gives. Please join us in supporting our mission on the last day of #umassgives!
 
 

CMASS will again be fundraising to assist underrepresented students with financial need for books, academic fees and food insecurity. Every donation counts and every award will help get students closer to their degree completion. 

Your gifts are invaluable and your support means so much to us and the students whom we assist.  Please feel free to share our UMassGives link with anyone who you think may be interested in supporting us as well.

CMASS Virtual Senior Recognitiion Ceremony
Friday, April 23, 2021
4:00-6:00pm

The Center for Multicultural Advancement & Student Success will be celebrating the success and achievements of our graduating seniors.   Making it through four or five years of college requires a great amount of discipline, determination, drive and hard work. This major milestone demonstrates their strong will to achieve long-term goals and the capacity to make a positive impact in our local and global communities.

In this regard, CMASS cordially invites you to join us in acknowledging this very momentous occasion in their lives at our CMASS Annual Senior Recognition Ceremony on Friday, April 23, 2021, 4-6 pm.

Please pre-register here:  https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/96485420011 by April 20, 2021.

 

El BarrioEL Barrio Housing

Housing assignments (April 7-9th) are approaching.  Please spread the word that El Barrio is an option.  There will not be an application process -Students interested in joining this Latinx community should select Washington Tower floor 22nd and 21st.  Several folks can provide information, including Trevor Doroty tdoroty@umass.edu and Living@umass.edu.  Refer to FAQ for additional information:

FAQ:
When will El Barrio open?    Fall 2021
Where is El Barrio located?   Floor 22 of Washington tower in Southwest. 
If floor 22 is filled is there extra space for El Barrio Once floor 22 fills up we will be admitting residents to floor 21 to be a part of El Barrio. Once floor 21 fills up we will begin to occupy floor 20.  Read more...

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021

Connecting Communities Creating Change
Wednesday, April 28, 2021  | 5-6:30pm EST
Zoom in to join:  https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/97498365793

Meeting ID: 974 9836 5793

As we acknowledge where we are in this present moment, please join CMASS and our speakers for the opportunity to engage and connect in a holistic way about education, healing, and community involvement.

ASR caption will be provided. If you need other accommodations, please do not hesitate to fill out the request form below.
https://www.umass.edu/disability/events

We are not Invisible
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
6:00-7:15pm
Join us for Asia American Pacific Islander Month as this panel of Asian-identifying women discuss how they  have encountered biases, such as the model minority myth, in their everyday lives and careers.

Panelists and Guest Speakers
*Amanda Ekabutr- director of Student-Athlete Development/Diversity and Inclusion Officer
*Maria Gallant - Assistant director of Alumni Affairs at Clark University
*Joy Jarme - Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor
*Miliann Kang - Associate Professor and Director of Diversity Advancement
*Hind Mari - Director of the Women of Color Leadership Network
*Kamalani Yuen '19-Western MA Community Outreach Coordinator of the Asian American Commission

Register to join: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pdO6oqzwrGdyFu4uxmTUqaYQ0enx9meYI
In collaboration with UMass Aspires, Women of Color and Leadership Network, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies  and the Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center
 

ASR caption will be provided. If you need other accommodations, please do not hesitate to fill out the request form below.
https://www.umass.edu/disability/events

now you see usNow You See Us
Thursday, April 22, 2021
6-7pm  EST

Join us for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month as we play a Kahoot Game to learn more about the importance of Asian representation in media.
Register to join:  https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvf-uuqDorGNH9GfqyxIWvQUVuHuFiitDE
Zoom ID:  972 8766 1125
Hosted by the Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center

ASR caption will be provided. If you need other accommodations, please do not hesitate to fill out the request form below.
https://www.umass.edu/disability/events


#IAMNOTAVIRUS:  Sharing our Stories
Monday, April 19, 2021  |  6:30-8:00pm  EST

As the recent spike of Anti-Asian Violence continues to heavily impact our Asian communities, please join us and the members of the organization #IAMNOTAVIRUS, for an evening of reflection and healing as we share our individual stories during these challenging times.

This event is open for students/faculty/staff to come together to learn more about the local occurrances of Anti-Asian Violence in the New England Area, as well as participate in breakout rooms to get to know others, and share personal feelings.

Remember #IAMNOTAVIRUS and your story is worth telling. Register to join:https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tdOysqjksGdwfTicVyxrMamJbSgVPZ_gj

ASR caption will be provided. If you need other accommodations, please do not hesitate to fill out the request form below.
https://www.umass.edu/disability/events

 

Staff Highlight: Conversation with Michael Sakamoto
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 @ 11:00am  on YKCC Instagram Live

 Join us on Instagram Live as we talk with Interim Director of Programming and Director of the Asian Arts and Cultures Program at the UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center., Michael Sakamoto. Come by to learn more about Michael’s journey as a scholar, educator, artist, and more! This is a start of a new series of conversations with diverse faculty/staff on our campus.

 

CULTURAL CENTER EVENTS

End of the Semester Movie Night:  Rhymes for Young Ghoules|
Friday, April 30, 2021  | 7:00pm
Student Union Ballroom

Please note change:  Movie showing will be online. Please use the following link to access: https://linktr.ee/umassupc . Link can also be found in the bio of UPC Instagram account @umassupc. You must have a Umass Amherst NetID to access the link. 

Join the JWECC and UPC for an end of semester movie night as we watch Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013). This movie is a Canadian independent film set in 1976, following the fictional story of a teenager named Aila as she seeks revenge. While this is a fictional film, it touches upon the harsh realities of the Canadian residential school system, and the history of mental and physical abuse against First Nations individuals. 

Trigger Warning(s): Suicide, Rape, and Violence Against Children

Please register for the event here before April 28th https://forms.gle/YBVxdGEeUbed3tXx7

Relax and Check-In
Monday, April 26, 2021  |   6:00PM

How are you doing this semester now that we are reaching the end of it all? First off, you're doing great & you're almost done! Whether it is your first semester, last, or somewhere in between, you're almost at the end. We are opening a safe & comforting space for students to come together, talk, and advise others about academics or anything non-academic related! Whatever is on your mind please come share. All are welcomed.

Zoom Link to Register: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctfuqsqTotGdG1FvswOCz8-vgxuMsffxvl

ASR caption will be provided. If you need other accommodations, please do not hesitate to fill out the request form below.
https://www.umass.edu/disability/events

Lorena, Light-footed Woman: Netflix Documentary
Tuesday, April 20, 2021  |  4:00pm  EST

Ever heard of a runner in long skirts and sandals and became a marathon runner?  Well, you will if you join the LACC and JWECC on Tuesday April 20th @4PM to enjoy a screening of the Netflix documentary Lorena, Light-footed Woman (2019) directed by Juan Carlos Rulfo and starring Lorena Ramirez, Mario Ramírez, and Santiago Ramírez. The premise revolves around Lorena, a long-distance runner from Mexico. The Netflix party link will be given shortly before the event on the LACC and JWECC Instagram pages. We look forward to enjoying this movie with you all and any follow up discussion after the film.

Closing Caption/Subtitles will be provided. If you need other accommodations fill out the request form below
 https://www.umass.edu/disability/events

 

MXCC Movie Night-Moonlight
Monday, April 12, 2021  |  6:00PM

Awarded Best Picture at the Oscars in 2017, Moonlight will be shown via Netflix Party. Please join us for the night where we will watch a young Black man grapple with his sexuality and identity while growing up in Miami. 

Please remember to install the Netflix Party Google Chrome extension prior to the event so you can successfully join via a desktop.

Closing Caption/Subtitles will be provided. If you need other accommodations, please do not hesitate to fill out the request form below

https://www.umass.edu/disability/even

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15th Biomedical Science Careers  Virtual Student Conference
Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10, 2021

CMASS would like to invite all interested students to attend the Spring 2021 Virtual Harvard Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference.

APPLICATION FORM HERE!

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  College through Postdoc - February 12, 2021
There is no fee to attend, but completion of an application is required.

Participants Undergraduate college and community college students; Graduate students and post-baccalaureates; (particularly Black/African-American, Hispanic/LatinX, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian students/fellows). STEM majors and students from all academic class levels 1st Year to Seniors are encouraged to apply.

Students must submit completed application and email to Ahmed Azim BSCP Conference coordinator.

NOTE: IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED AN APPLICATION FROM LAST YEAR YOU ARE ENCOURAGE TO SUBMIT AN UPDATED APPLICATION.
Students will receive priority preference by submitting the attached CMASS application. Please cc CMASS Asst. Dir Willie Pope when you submit your application to be included in the CMASS group. Students are encouraged to include a copy of your resume with your application and please have it reviewed before submitting it.

CMASS will host Conference Information Sessions:     
Join Zoom Meeting
https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/97688842022

Mondays and Wednesdays
1:00pm-2:30pm from January 18th- February 10t, 2021

 

Know your SGA 
Thursday, March 25, 2021  | 7:0008:00pm EST
How can you benefit from participation
Ask a question or questions and a currrent SGA members will share insight and answer your questions about engagement with this governing body.  
Registration:  https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/96849118380


Note:  ASR caption will be provided.  If you need other accommodations, fill out the request form at :  umass.edu/disabilityevent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Month Celebrating Womxn: A Virtual Reality 2021

in collaboration with UIC, WOCLN, Isenberg School of Business, UMASS Aspires,  International Programs Office and Student Engagement and Leadership Office

  • Women of Color Leadership Network and the Center for Women & Community: A Social Media Celebration Throughout the Month of March
    • In honor of International Women's Day (IWD) and Women's History Month, the Center for Women & Community will be celebrating women and nonbinary people from around the globe throughout the entire month of March on our social media.
    • Where: Instagram and Facebook: @umasswocln or @cwcumass
    • When: Check us out at the top of the hour between Noon - 6 PM (EST)Real Talk with Coalition of Female Athletes in Action (CFAA) Wednesday

Real Talk
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 |  7pm EST

Come join our Real Talk discussion in collaboration with CFAA as we discuss how female allyship can show up inside and outside of athletics.
Zoom Meeting ID: 968 6612 7367

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sisterood: My Journey in a Sorority
Monday, March 29, 2021  |   6:30pm

Panelists:

  • Jiya Nair, ‘2019’ Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc.
  • Sabrina Antoine Correia, Delta Sigma Sorority Inc.
  • Amanda Ekabutr, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
  • Eleny Rossi, ‘2018’ Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.
  • Angelica Castillo ‘2015’ Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Incorporated
  • Seni Nkeng, ‘2021’ Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
    Zoom Meeting ID: 976 3282 9669

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOC:  Survivance:  Surviving Amidst the Pandemic
Wednesday,  March 31, 2021  |   6:30pm   EST

 A panel discussion on violence towards BIPoC womxn focusing on its history, how the pandemic has affected the crisis, the silencing of the issue, and proposed hopeful futurisms.

Panelists:

  • Melissa Blissett,  MSW, VP of Square One Springfield
  • Dr. Liza Black, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Native American and Indigenous Studies
  • YWCA of Western Massachusett

Join Zoom meeting:  https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/96153882330

 

 

What is Jeopardy
Tuesday,  March 30, 2021  |  6:00pm  |  EST

Come and join us for a game of jeopardy that will highlight historical women figures and challenge us on our pop culture expertise! Great time to play a casual game of jeopardy and test your knowledge!

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://umassamherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtcugpjgrH9XisN3qF41mTuEdBtfKzTrn   
                                                                                                                                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UMass Amherst Womxn’s History Month Challenge
Starting:  March 5th
 Ending: March 31st

Join CMASS and UMPD as we celebrate Womxn’s History Month. For the month of March,  we are holding the “UMass Amherst Womxn’s History Month Challenge.” Keep your eyes peeled on the CMASS social media accounts to be updated for future clues, starting on March 5th. Come participate in solving clues, learn about some amazing individuals affiliated with our university, and have the opportunity to win prizes. Good Luck!

Please remember safety first while participating. Please wear a mask in public and stay socially distanced (6 feet apart).

YKCC Netflix Party
Thursday, March 18, 2021  |  7:00pm  EST

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we will be having a movie night on March 18,2021 at 6PM. We will be watching What happened, Miss Simone? This biographical documentary introduces the legendary artist, NINA SIMONE’s life and her activism and passion in her music. 

The link will be posted on the story 5 minutes before the event.

NOTE:  Closing Caption/Subtitles will be provided. If you need other accommodations fill out the request form..

 

Virtual Coaching with our CMASS Success Coaches

CMASS Success Coaches are available to support your success and wellbeing throughout the year.  Join us during drop-in hours M-Th to talk with a coach about stressors or concerns impacting your well-being, your focus on student success, and maintain motivation.

Drop in with a Success Coach by making an appointment via this link: https://bit.ly/3qGGAAZ

To connect with a Success Coach you will need to log into Navigate to make an appointment and  get Success Coach’s zoom meeting ID.

Remember we are in this together!

CMASS is hiring!  We are seeking Cultural Center Programming Assistants to work with one of the four cultural centers: JWECC, LACC, MXCC and YKCC.  The Cultural Center Programming Assistant will work with the Program Coordinator and Associate Director for Student Development to design and implement culturally relevant and intentional learning strategies for cultural programming for diverse student populations.  
Application deadline:  March 10, 2021, 
If interested, please email arichmealci@umass.edu.
For more information and how to apply: www.umass.edu/cmass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employment Opportunities at the Cultural Centers
Cultural Center Programming Assistant Position

10 hour Undergraduate Position *work study eligible*

The CMASS Cultural Centers continue a long history of providing programs that celebrate cultural traditions, understanding of own/other’s multifaceted identities, nurturing and welcoming spaces for studying as well as resource referral to support student success. The Cultural Center Programming Assistant wlll work with the Program Coordinator and Associate Director for Student Development to design and implement culturally relevant and intentional learning strategies for cultural programming for diverse student populations. The Cultural Center Programming Assistant will uphold the mission of CMASS and the cultural centers, are responsible for the daily operations, and for designing and facilitating culturally enriching programs. This position offers opportunities to: critically apply theories of student development, cultural wealth, and socialization, while gaining practical experience in project management and event production.  

Cultural Center Programming Assistants will be assigned to one of the four Cultural Centers: Josephine White Eagle, Latinx, Malcolm X, and Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center.  More Information here

Black History Month Events @ CMASS

MXCC | Stonewall Center - LGBTQ+ Trivia Night
Friday, Feb 26th, at 6:30pm


Registration required. Register at https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApdOigrD4vHtAaAHST3pYC_OFwLbQIkij9

Come enjoy a LGBTQ+ Trivia Kahoot game with us. In honor of Black History Month this trivia night will highlight lots of questions focused on Black LGBTQ history, culture, and influence for double points along with general LGBTQ Trivia questions. Bring your A-Game and get ready to showdown on our Queer & Trans Trivia Kahoot.

 

The Afro-Indigenous Experience
Thursday, February 25, 2021 |5:00PM
EST

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month by engaging in discussions about the experiences of Black-Indigenous/Afro-Indigenous people in the Americas. We will be examining the relationships between Black and Indigenous cultural identities, notions of community recognition, artistic practice and activism. It is a community that many have yet to fully understand. Thousands of people in the United States identify as Black-Indigenous/Afro-Indigenous. Their lives and experiences raise important questions about conceptions of indigeneity, revealing the complex and often vexed relationships between cultures in the Americas. This event is open to all regardless of your identity. 

Please register at:  https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tfu-qrTwiGtAHSkkA5deIDbMj4BZBJ1zk

 

 

The Stone that the Builders Refused: My Testimony
Wednesday,  February 24th 2021 | 7:30pm

Riveting testimonial given by Joseph Matthews Ph.D. that touches upon the ideologies and social constructions of race and masculinity placed on men of color. Dr. J will highlight the ways of how Black and Brown men navigate through this world, in their experiences in the land of the free. This program is set to target males of color who seek the learn more and explore their identity and self-expression.  In collaboration with Men of Color United, UMass Athletics’, and NPHC.
Zoom link:  Navigating masculinity as man of color
 

The Black Panthers:  Vanguard of the Revolution (Film showing)
Saturday, February 20, 2021  | 7pm

Movie night in the X- Filmmaker Stanley Nelson examines the rise of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and its impact on civil rights and American culture. Hosted by the Malcom CC Staff in collaboration with UMASS Black Student Union.
oin us with Netflix Party!  Link will be live and shared day of the event.
 

A Black Love Story: UMass Clubhouse Edition
Monday, February 15, 2021 | 7pm

A live Q& A and dialogue about Black love stories, and the Black home. Our special guests include: Whitney Battle Baptiste, Sidonio Ferreira, Joshua Dodds, Melinda Lu and Brett Wilkerson

Zoom Link: Clubhouse, A Black Love Story
 

 

The Return of the Black Wall Street
 Thursday,  February 11th 2021   |   6pm
Join us as we reveal the truth of the massacre that occurred in Tulsa Oklahoma on May 31 and June 1, 1921 and its impact on Black and brown businesses. Featuring guest speaker Marcelius Braxton, Assistant Dean of Students, Capital University School of Law.

Zoom Link: The Return of the Black Wall Street

Keeping Faith: The Intersections of Identity, Activism, Faith, and Spirituality
Tuesday. February 9, 2021 | 7pm

 Honoring Black History Month and the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, we invite you to a conversation exploring the role of religion/spirituality in social activism throughout Black history and experience. We hope to celebrate the ways we find strength in our faith/spirituality, forge connections across differences, and remain grounded through great social change.

This event is open to all UMass students, pre-registration required: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuduCtrDwsGtbdZeKD6DUXBvjOxM_rreL9 |  tinyurl.com/ejqpfnmj

 

 

CULTURAL CENTER EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY

Café con Migo: Advice from Upperclassmen
Thursday, February 18, 2021  |   6pm
First year students will get advice from upperclassmen at the beginning of the new semester about taking advantage of opportunities in the spring, doing well in classes, and SMART goals.
Host:  Latinx American Cultural Center
Zoom in to join:  

 

 

 

Let’s Get Organized
Tuesday,  February 16, 2021  | 6pm

Join us for learning about journaling techniques and other tips for getting 

more organized with personal goals and college work.
Host:  Yuri Kochiyama Cultrual Center

Zoom in to join:  https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/99444719789
 

 

Valentine’s Day Movie Showing
Friday, February 12, 2021  |  6pm

Leading up to Valentine’s day, a black romance movie will be showcased. Surveys through Instagram will help pick the winner.
Host: Malcolm X Cultural Center
Netflix Party (Link will be on the MXCC Instagram Story before the event).

 



 

CMASS Virtual Senior Recognitiion Ceremony
Friday, April 23, 2021
4:00-6:00pm

The Center for Multicultural Advancement & Student Success will be celebrating the success and achievements of our graduating seniors.   Making it through four or five years of college requires a great amount of discipline, determination, drive and hard work. This major milestone demonstrates their strong will to achieve long-term goals and the capacity to make a positive impact in our local and global communities.

In this regard, CMASS cordially invites you to join us in acknowledging this very momentous occasion in their lives at our CMASS Annual Senior Recognition Ceremony on Friday, April 23, 2021, 4-6 pm.

Please pre-register here:  https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/96485420011 by April 20, 2021.

 

El BarrioEL Barrio Housing

Housing assignments (April 7-9th) are approaching.  Please spread the word that El Barrio is an option.  There will not be an application process -Students interested in joining this Latinx community should select Washington Tower floor 22nd and 21st.  Several folks can provide information, including Trevor Doroty tdoroty@umass.edu and Living@umass.edu.  Refer to FAQ for additional information:

FAQ:
When will El Barrio open?    Fall 2021
Where is El Barrio located?   Floor 22 of Washington tower in Southwest. 
If floor 22 is filled is there extra space for El Barrio Once floor 22 fills up we will be admitting residents to floor 21 to be a part of El Barrio. Once floor 21 fills up we will begin to occupy floor 20.  Read more...

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021

Connecting Communities Creating Change
Wednesday, April 28, 2021  | 5-6:30pm EST
Zoom in to join:  https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/97498365793

Meeting ID: 974 9836 5793

As we acknowledge where we are in this present moment, please join CMASS and our speakers for the opportunity to engage and connect in a holistic way about education, healing, and community involvement.

ASR caption will be provided. If you need other accommodations, please do not hesitate to fill out the request form below.
https://www.umass.edu/disability/events

 

We are not Invisible
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
6:00-7:15pm
Join us for Asia American Pacific Islander Month as this panel of Asian-identifying women discuss how they  have encountered biases, such as the model minority myth, in their everyday lives and careers.

Panelists and Guest Speakers
*Amanda Ekabutr- director of Student-Athlete Development/Diversity and Inclusion Officer
*Maria Gallant - Assistant director of Alumni Affairs at Clark University
*Joy Jarme - Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor
*Miliann Kang - Associate Professor and Director of Diversity Advancement
*Hind Mari - Director of the Women of Color Leadership Network
*Kamalani Yuen '19-Western MA Community Outreach Coordinator of the Asian American Commission

Register to join: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pdO6oqzwrGdyFu4uxmTUqaYQ0enx9meYI
In collaboration with UMass Aspires, Women of Color and Leadership Network, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies  and the Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center
 

ASR caption will be provided. If you need other accommodations, please do not hesitate to fill out the request form below.
https://www.umass.edu/disability/events


now you see usNow You See Us
Thursday, April 22, 2021
6-7pm  EST

Join us for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month as we play a Kahoot Game to learn more about the importance of Asian representation in media.
Register to join:  https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvf-uuqDorGNH9GfqyxIWvQUVuHuFiitDE
Zoom ID:  972 8766 1125
Hosted by the Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center

ASR caption will be provided. If you need other accommodations, please do not hesitate to fill out the request form below.
https://www.umass.edu/disability/events


#IAMNOTAVIRUS:  Sharing our Stories
Monday, April 19, 2021  |  6:30-8:00pm  EST

As the recent spike of Anti-Asian Violence continues to heavily impact our Asian communities, please join us and the members of the organization #IAMNOTAVIRUS, for an evening of reflection and healing as we share our individual stories during these challenging times.

This event is open for students/faculty/staff to come together to learn more about the local occurrances of Anti-Asian Violence in the New England Area, as well as participate in breakout rooms to get to know others, and share personal feelings.

Remember #IAMNOTAVIRUS and your story is worth telling. Register to join:https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tdOysqjksGdwfTicVyxrMamJbSgVPZ_gj

ASR caption will be provided. If you need other accommodations, please do not hesitate to fill out the request form below.
https://www.umass.edu/disability/events

 

Staff Highlight: Conversation with Michael Sakamoto
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 @ 11:00am  on YKCC Instagram Live

 Join us on Instagram Live as we talk with Interim Director of Programming and Director of the Asian Arts and Cultures Program at the UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center., Michael Sakamoto. Come by to learn more about Michael’s journey as a scholar, educator, artist, and more! This is a start of a new series of conversations with diverse faculty/staff on our campus.

 

 

CULTURAL CENTER EVENTS

 

End of the Semester Movie Night:  Rhymes for Young Ghoules|
Friday, April 30, 2021  | 7:00pm
Student Union Ballroom

Please note change:  Movie showing will be online. Please use the following link to access: https://linktr.ee/umassupc . Link can also be found in the bio of UPC Instagram account @umassupc. You must have a Umass Amherst NetID to access the link. 

Join the JWECC and UPC for an end of semester movie night as we watch Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013). This movie is a Canadian independent film set in 1976, following the fictional story of a teenager named Aila as she seeks revenge. While this is a fictional film, it touches upon the harsh realities of the Canadian residential school system, and the history of mental and physical abuse against First Nations individuals. 

Trigger Warning(s): Suicide, Rape, and Violence Against Children

Please register for the event here before April 28th https://forms.gle/YBVxdGEeUbed3tXx7

Relax and Check-In
Monday, April 26, 2021  |   6:00PM

How are you doing this semester now that we are reaching the end of it all? First off, you're doing great & you're almost done! Whether it is your first semester, last, or somewhere in between, you're almost at the end. We are opening a safe & comforting space for students to come together, talk, and advise others about academics or anything non-academic related! Whatever is on your mind please come share. All are welcomed.

Zoom Link to Register: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctfuqsqTotGdG1FvswOCz8-vgxuMsffxvl

ASR caption will be provided. If you need other accommodations, please do not hesitate to fill out the request form below.
https://www.umass.edu/disability/events

Lorena, Light-footed Woman: Netflix Documentary
Tuesday, April 20, 2021  |  4:00pm  EST

Ever heard of a runner in long skirts and sandals and became a marathon runner?  Well, you will if you join the LACC and JWECC on Tuesday April 20th @4PM to enjoy a screening of the Netflix documentary Lorena, Light-footed Woman (2019) directed by Juan Carlos Rulfo and starring Lorena Ramirez, Mario Ramírez, and Santiago Ramírez. The premise revolves around Lorena, a long-distance runner from Mexico. The Netflix party link will be given shortly before the event on the LACC and JWECC Instagram pages. We look forward to enjoying this movie with you all and any follow up discussion after the film.

Closing Caption/Subtitles will be provided. If you need other accommodations fill out the request form below
 https://www.umass.edu/disability/events

 

MXCC Movie Night-Moonlight
Monday, April 12, 2021  |  6:00PM

Awarded Best Picture at the Oscars in 2017, Moonlight will be shown via Netflix Party. Please join us for the night where we will watch a young Black man grapple with his sexuality and identity while growing up in Miami. 

Please remember to install the Netflix Party Google Chrome extension prior to the event so you can successfully join via a desktop.

Closing Caption/Subtitles will be provided. If you need other accommodations, please do not hesitate to fill out the request form below

https://www.umass.edu/disability/even

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15th Biomedical Science Careers  Virtual Student Conference
Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10, 2021

CMASS would like to invite all interested students to attend the Spring 2021 Virtual Harvard Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference.

APPLICATION FORM HERE!

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  College through Postdoc - February 12, 2021
There is no fee to attend, but completion of an application is required.

Participants Undergraduate college and community college students; Graduate students and post-baccalaureates; (particularly Black/African-American, Hispanic/LatinX, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian students/fellows). STEM majors and students from all academic class levels 1st Year to Seniors are encouraged to apply.

Students must submit completed application and email to Ahmed Azim BSCP Conference coordinator.

NOTE: IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED AN APPLICATION FROM LAST YEAR YOU ARE ENCOURAGE TO SUBMIT AN UPDATED APPLICATION.
Students will receive priority preference by submitting the attached CMASS application. Please cc CMASS Asst. Dir Willie Pope when you submit your application to be included in the CMASS group. Students are encouraged to include a copy of your resume with your application and please have it reviewed before submitting it.

CMASS will host Conference Information Sessions:     
Join Zoom Meeting
https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/97688842022

Mondays and Wednesdays
1:00pm-2:30pm from January 18th- February 10th