Events & Ways to Connect

Fall 2021


WOCLN: Fall Clothing ExchangeWOCLN Fall Clothing Exchange Event

Clothing Drop Off: Monday, November 8 - Friday November 12, 2021 Clothes can be dropped off in box outside room 127

Clothing Exchange: Wednesday November, 17 2021, 4:00PM - 6:00 PM

Open To: All
Location: New Africa House

Exchange gently used clothing for new items to freshen up your wardrobe! Drop off your gently used, clean items at New Africa House anytime during the week of Nov 8-12, and then come find something new to take home on Wednesday. You can participate by giving some of your clothes a new home, finding new clothing items for yourself, or by doing both.

WOCLN: Acts of Kinship: Multisensory Performance Workshop, Quiero Volver: A Xicanx Ritual OperaWOCLN Acts of Kinship Event

Saturday November 6, 2021, 3:00PM - 7:00PM

Open To: All
Location: Virtual, Register here.

The virtual practice-based workshop cultivates kinship, coalitional healing, & collective liberation for queer, nonbinary, & trans artists of color.
Participants will be invited to offer witnessing and/or to interweave their voices and art pieces into the virtual evening concert of excerpts from Doctora Xingona's award-winning performance, Quiero Volver: A Xicanx Ritual Opera.

WOCLN: Carving a Space for US: Self-Care for and by WOCWOCLN Carving a Space for US Event

Friday, November 5 2021, 2:00PM - 4:00 PM

Open To: Women and Nonbinary Students of Color
Location: TBD

Join the Women of Color Leadership Network and Student Affairs and Campus Life for an afternoon of engaging in mind-body practice as a revolutionary act of self-love & self-care. We will lead a yoga flow, learn more about the important of rest for women of color, and practice gratitude.


WOCLN, Eesha Suntai: Dear Black Child ExhibitEesha Suntai Exhibit

Wednesday October 27, 2021, 5:00PM - 7:00 PM

Open To: All
Location: Augusta Savage Gallery

Augusta Savage Gallery and WOCLN present Eesha Sunati's exhibit Dear Black Child that will be on display October 27- December 10. Come on October 27, 5-7 PM to meet the artist at the opening reception.
Eesha Suntai focuses on subject matter possessing bold, evocative and unapologetically dramatic color. This exhibition will include portraiture reflecting on her perspective of growing up as a person of color - a black child in America.

WOCLN: Succulent PlantingWOCLN Succulent Planting Event

Wednesday October 20, 2021, 4:30PM - 6:00 PM

Open To: All
Location: New Africa House, front steps

Bring a bit of nature to your dorm room! The WOCLN and CWC invite you to connect with other students while planting your own succulent.


WOCLN: Decode How You Learn: Process Learning Strategies with LRC Study Skills TutorsWOCLN Decode How You Learn

Friday October 15, 2021, 3 PM

Open To: All

Location: W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Room 1201

Join WOCLN and LRC and come to learn some successful learning and study strategies that work for you from experienced Peer Mentor Tutors. Set some academic goals in a supportive environment.


WOCLN Vision Board: Before I graduate, I want to...WOCLN Vision Board

NEW DATE: Wednesday October 6, 2021 4:30PM

Open to: All. Women of Color students who are new to UMass are highly encouraged to attend.

Location:New Africa House, Room 21

What do you hope to accomplish before you graduate?  Setting and achieving goals are the keys to your success in college. They help you get motivated, give you a sense of direction and aid you to perform up to your potential.  Join WOCLN staff to set your goals and intentions, explore your creativity, and connect with other Women of Color!



WOCLN Hike at Amethyst BrookWOCLN Hike at The Amethyst Brook Conservation Area

Saturday October 2nd, 11am
Open to: All
Location: Meet us at the Amethyst Brook Conservation Area 
Do you enjoy hiking in nature? Would you like to do that in the company of other women and nonbinary students of color? Join us at this hike at this beautiful conservation area. For more information about the area, visit their website at: Dress weather appropriately and wear comfortable shoes. WOCLN will provide water and snack bars to hikers.

Info Session for PROPS: Presenting Real, Original, Powerful StoriesPROPS Information Session

Tuesday, September 7th, 1-2pm
Location: New Africa House- Room 03 in the basement
Wednesday Sept 22, 5:30-6:30 PM 
Location: Zoom. Preregistration Required.  Registration:
Come to learn about this inspiring program and how you can apply to participate!  P.R.O.P.S.  (Presenting Real, Original, Powerful, Stories) offers selected students the opportunity to share inspiring stories & innovative discoveries in a virtual showcase for UMass and the larger community. Talks can explore a range of topics including personal growth, academic research, or new perspectives. Participating students will attend online workshops and receive 1 on 1 support to prepare them for the showcase. We encourage students to submit any talks that aim to motivate, inspire, and promote shared learning.  If you like more information, attend one of the info sessions or email us at
To apply for the program, visit :
To nominate a student, visit:

WOCLN Clothing ExchangeWOCLN Clothing Exchange. Drop-off on week of Sept. 13 2021, Shop on Sept 21 2021

Clothes Drop Off: week of Sept 13-17, 10am-4pm: New Africa House Room 127 (box outside the door)
Shopping: Tuesday September 21, 1-3pm: New Africa House Lobby

Location: New Africa House

Exchange gently used clothing for new items to freshen up your wardrobe! Drop off your gently used, clean items at New Africa House and find something new to take home. You can participate by either giving some of your clothes a new home, finding new clothing items for yourself, or by doing both. 


WOCLN What I Wish I Knew: Reflections by Upperclass StudentsWhat I Wish I Knew

September 16, 4:30-5:30 PM

Open To: UMass undergraduate students. Women and nonbinary students of color are encouraged to attend.

Location: via zoom. Preregistration required at:

We invite you to join us to hear from upperclass students about their experiences as college students, ask for advice from them, and reflect on your own experiences.


WOCLN Code-Switching:The Burden and the BenefitCode Switching, The Burden and the Benefit

Preregistration Required:
Open To: Students who preregister
Tuesday September 14, 5:00-6:00 PM
Location: via zoom
Women of Color Leadership Network (WOCLN) is collaborating with University Women In Leadership (UWiL) to present this conversation with Kathy Lopes. Code-switching is the practice of alternating between two or more languages, or varieties of language in conversation, depending on the social context. For people of color, code-switching can be a survival technique when navigating spaces of dominant culture. In this presentation, we will discuss how this age-old practice shows up in our daily social and professional interactions, unpack the psychological burden on marginalized groups, and learn how to create access and opportunity in exclusive spaces. 


Outdoor Lunch with WOCLNOutdoor Lunch

Friday September 10, 1:00PM

Location: Durfee Garden next to University Health Services

Bring your lunch to one of the most serene spots on campus- the Durfee Conservatory Garden. It is located in the Central area, between Wilder Hall and UHS. Come meet other women and nonbinary students of color. Take a moment to enjoy the fall weather, chat with each other, and connect with the WOCLN.


WOCLN Succulent PlantingSucculent Planting

Wednesday September 8, 4:00-6:00PM

Location: New Africa House- Follow the signs

Open to: All

Bring a bit of nature to your dorm room! The WOCLN invites you to learn more about our programming and connect with other students while planting your own succulent.


WOCLN Campus Welcome & Walk & TalkCampus Welcome - Walk and Talk

Friday, September 3, 5:00-6:30PM

Location: Meet at New Africa House

Chat with upperclass students while walking around campus! Get to know hidden gems around UMass. Learn more about the programs and services at WOCLN, and connect with other students.





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