Our Events

annual events workshops trainings

We organize, sponsor, and co-sponsor a wide variety of events for the Five-College community, typically during the academic year.   We are happy to tailor a workshop for your group or organization. For information about our events call 413-545-0883Request a training or workshop.

Winter/Spring 2018

International Women's Day Event: Press for Progress

Thursday March 8, 2018, 4.00pm-7.00pm
Location: Student Union
Open To: All
Co-sponsors: Women Gender Sexuality Studies; Afro-American Studies Departments; International Programs Office and various other departments
CWC will host its annual free celebration of International Women's Day on March 8th from 4-7pm. This year’s theme is “Press For Progress.” Rosa Clemente will speak and kick off the celebration at 4pm in the Student Union Ballroom. Ms Clemente is an internationally recognized community activist addressing issues such as Puerto Rican independence; Hip-Hop activism; media justice; voter engagement among youth of color; third party politics; intercultural relations between Black and Latinx; immigrants’ rights as an extension of human rights; and universal healthcare. Following Ms Clemente's speech there will be a reception in the Cape Cod Lounge with international food. From 5:30-7 there will be a Spoken Word Performance in the Cape Cod Lounge featuring members of Voices From Inside. Voices from Inside (VFI) runs writing groups for currently or formerly incarcerated women. To participate in the Spoken Word Performance or for more information contact wocln@umass.edu.
 

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Call for poets and performers for International Women's Day Spoken Word Event

WOCLN invites you to participate in Spoken Word as part of the International Women's Day Celebrations! Join us as we honor women and non-binary people who have contributed to activism across borders. Perform original spoken word pieces and/or poetry, as  well as those of favorite artists/authors, in relation to power, liberation, oppression, cultural and social identities, resistance, solidarity, and other social justice related topics.  In addition to UMass and Five-College community, Spoken Word will feature members from Voices from Inside who run writing groups for incarcerated women.  All are welcome to be part of this creative, diverse, vibrant, and supportive environment.  If interested, email wocln@umass.edu

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Empowered Voices: Public Speaking for Authenticity

Tuesday February 27, 2018,  6.30pm-8.30pm
Location: 203 New Africa House
Open To: All- Women and Non-binary people of color are highly encouraged to attend
Join for us an interactive workshop focused on public speaking and writing for a live audience. We will explore various public speaking opportunities, discuss strategies for engaging audiences effectively, and help you hone an authentic and confident voice. Women and non-binary people of color are highly encouraged to attend. Free, wheelchair accessible, and open to all!
 

Ragen Chastain presents The Positive Body

Thursday February 22, 2018, 4.00pm-5.00pm
Location: Campus Center, Room 805-809 (8th floor)
Open To: All
Co-sponsors: University Health Services, Center for Counseling and Psychological Health, Five College Inc
The Positive Body offers up real strategies for health, happiness and increased self-esteem starting wherever you are right now.  Ragen Chastain is an Ace certified health coach, marathoner, writer, speaker and thought leader in the field of Health at Every Size.
 

1st Generation Student Gathering

Tuesday February 20, 2018, 6.30pm-8pm
Location: New Africa House 2nd floor library
Open To: All 1st generation students
Co-sponsors: CCPH
1st generation students are invited to come together to meet, eat and share ideas about how we can provide them with additional support.

 

Beyond "Grace" & Aziz Ansari: A Film Screening and Panel Discussion on Consent, Coercion, Pleasure & Sexuality

Tuesday February 13, 2018,  4.00pm
Location: ILC North N-151
Open To: Public
Co-sponsors: CWC, CBS, Communication, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Philosophy, English, WGSS
Following the film screening of Flirting with Danger,the film's author and Communications Professor, Lynn Phillips and Jackson Katz, creator of Tough Guise and the Mentors In Violence Prevention program will discuss consent, coercion, pleasure and sexuality. The discussion will be moderated by Sut Jhally, founder of the Media Education Foundation.
 

WOCLN LogoCreating your academic and professional SMART goals: An interactive workshop

Tuesday February 06, 2018,  6.30pm-8.30pm
Location: 203 New Africa House
Open To: All
Join us for an interactive workshop facilitated by Courtney Tucker, LCSW. PhD, to develop long and short-term S.M.A.R.T goals that incorporate your top academic/professional accomplishments! Learn to utilize feedback on how your daily activities help you to achieve the goals you create.
Bring a friend! Pizza, salad and light refreshments will be served!
Free, wheelchair accessible, and open to all!
 

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Tuesday Lunch Conversations: Adulting 101

Tuesday February 06, 2018,  12.30pm-2.00pm
Location: 127 New Africa House
Open To: All
Alisha Ross, a Civilian Advocate at the Center for Women & Community, UMass Amherst, will share lessons she has learned as she transitioned from being a student to taking on a professional role on campus. She will speak about managing one's time and money as well as setting career goals and developing essential life skills.
Bring a friend, your curiosity, and enjoy some pizza and salad. The presentation will be engaging, informative and a great discussion is sure to follow.
Free, wheelchair accessible and open to all!
 

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Tuesday December 05, 2017,  6.00pm-8.00pm
Location: 203 New Africa House
Open To: All
Co-Sponsors: Each One Reach One at CMASS
Join us for an interactive workshop on creating a resume or revising an existing one. Whether you are building your first basic resume or tailoring it for a specific job, internship, or a career path, you will learn best practices for content and design principles. Bring a laptop if possible and your existing resume if you have one. Women and non-binary people of color are highly encouraged to attend. Free, wheelchair accessible, and open to all!

 

WOCLN logoTuesday Lunch Conversations: Identity, Communication, and Community Building

Tuesday December 05, 2017,  12.30pm-2.00pm
Location: 127 New Africa House
Open To: All
We would like to invite you to our themed lunch conversations on the first Tuesday of the month. This workshop will allow participants to explore their personal and collective identities and strengths. We will practice communication skills in the context of enhancing a sense of belonging and deepening cultural understanding within the UMASS community. We will reflect on how identity and language shape community building in multiple contexts. Bring a friend, your curiosity, and enjoy some pizza and salad. The presentation will be engaging, informative, and a great discussion is sure to follow. Free, wheelchair accessible, and open to all!
 

Fall 2017

THE UNCONDEMNED- A Documentary Film ScreeningThe Uncondemned Poster

Thursday November 2, 2017,  6:30pm
Location: South College Room E245, UMass
Open To: Public
Co-sponsors: UMass Departments of History, WGSS, and Legal Studies, the Psychology of Peace & Violence Program, the Men and Masculinities Center, Coalition to End Rape Culture, Pre Law Advising Office, and Five College Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Certificate Program
CONTENT WARNING: This film contains graphic audio and visual material that some viewers may find disturbing, including but not limited to rape, sexual violence, physical violence, death, and genocide. Viewer discretion advised.
THE UNCONDEMNED is a riveting documentary about an underdog group of lawyers and activists who defied the odds to do what had never been done: prosecute rape as an international war crime.
 

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Tuesday November 7, 2017,  12.30pm-2.00pm
Location: 127 New Africa House
Open To: All
Featuring: Lindiwe Sibeko, Ph.D., IBCLC Assistant Professor of Nutrition Extension Faculty.
We would like to invite you to our themed lunch conversations on the first Tuesday of the month. This month, come listen to a nutrition expert share strategies on eating healthy as a busy student and how you can enjoy your traditional food away from home. Bring a friend, your curiosity, and enjoy some pizza and salad. The presentation will be engaging, informative, and a great discussion is sure to follow. Free, wheelchair accessible, and open to all!
 

Alpha Chi Omega Domestic Violence Vigil

Tuesday October 24, 2017,  7.00pm-9.00pm
Location: Cape Cod Lounge, UMass
Open To: Public
CAs provided emotional support and resources to individuals at the Alpha Chi Omega vigil for domestic violence survivors.
 

Sigma Psi Zeta Domestic Violence Vigil

Thursday October 19, 2017,  6:30pm
Location: UMass
Open To: Public
CAs provided emotional support as needed to individuals attending the Sigma Psi Zeta Domestic Violence Vigil and the open mic afterwards.
 

GWIS Town Hall

Thursday October 12, 2017,  6:30pm
Location: UMass ISB
Open To: Public
CAs provided emotional support and resources as needed to folks attending the GWIS town hall on sexual violence.
 

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October 14-15, 2017,  9:30am-5:00pm
Location: 203 New Africa House 
Open To: UMass and Five-College Community
We would like to offer the opportunity to students at UMass and the Five-College community to experience Body Politics and the power of storytelling through a weekend workshop. As a concise and focused format, the workshop is designed for students to draw on their experiences, multiple identities, and cultural backgrounds through their stories. Students may consider taking the workshop for class/homework credit upon approval from their instructors. In that case, students must comply with the minimum requirements (detailed in the application).
 

Central Area Block Party!Central Block Party Poster

Thursday October 12, 2017,  3:30pm-6:00pm
Location: New Africa House 
Open To: Public
Co-sponsors: CWC, CMASS, IPO, UMPD, CHP, Afro Am Studies Dept, CCPH, Residential Education
Join us for the third annual Central Area Block Party! Free carnival food, DJ, crafts and activities! Free activities include: tie-dye; temporary tattoos; face painting; pumpkin painting; and photo booth! Free raffle prizes!
 

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Tuesday October 3, 2017,  12.30pm-2.00pm
Location: 127 New Africa House
Open To: All
We would like to invite you to our themed lunch conversations on the first Tuesday of the month. This month, come listen to experts share strategies on finding balance in your hectic lives. Bring a friend, your curiosity, and enjoy some pizza and salad. The presentation will be engaging, informative, and a great discussion is sure to follow.
Featuring:Stacey Lopez, LMSW and Courtney Tucker, LCSW. PhD.  Free, wheelchair accessible, and open to all!