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Here you will find information about some of our signature events and programming. All of our events are free and open to the public. Click here for specific information and to see our events calendar and follow us on social media @umasswocln to find out about our updated programming.

WOCLN Spring 22 Programming

Healing Racial and Gendered Violence: A support group for women-identified students  
Dates: Wednesdays, February 9- April 20 
Time: 6:00- 7:45 PM 

Learn and practice strategies to heal from racial and gendered violence over 10 weekly sessions. Open to all women-identified students of color. Registration is required.  
 
The group will be facilitated by Jamie Daniels, LICSW/MSW. Jamie is the owner and director of Polestar Therapy, a private psychotherapy practice in Amherst. She is trauma-informed and uses a social justice framework in her treatment. Her personal experience as a teen parent, Black woman, and first-generation college student informs her work and deepens her commitment to serving the most vulnerable among us.  
 
Panels and Events: 
 
What’s the Tea: The Whitewashing of Queerness  
Date: January 31st  
Time: 6 PM 
New Africa House  

Join WOCLN for a facilitated conversation around the whitewashing of LGBTQ+ history and justice and the lack of representation of queer POC. This event will center the voices of queer people of color and create a space for discussion.  

What's the Tea: Hair, Colorism, and Texturism  
Date: February 7th  
Time: 6 PM  

Join WOCLN for a facilitated discussion about hair, colorism, and texturism among women of color. 

Movie Nights
Dates: February 11th and 18th 
Time: 6PM 
 
Join WOCLN for two movie nights where we will screen Daughters of the Dust and Born in Flames. After the films, there will be room for discussions around the implications of the film and the impact of media representation. 
 
Gratitude Journaling 
Date: February 24th 
 
Learn about the science of gratitude and how it's an effective way to combat feelings of dissatisfaction by decorating your very own gratitude journal. Connect with other WOC and have a relaxing time as we decorate journals, listen to soothing music and practice mindfulness. Bring your own journal or take one provided by WOCLN! 

Reproductive Justice  
Date: March 7th  
Time: 6 PM  

All are welcome to join WOCLN, Collective Power for Reproductive Justice, the Five College Consortium RHRJ Certificate Program, and featured speakers in a panel about reproductive rights and justice within communities of color, centering women, trans, and nonbinary experiences, and including a transnational perspective. Panelists include:
  • Shanique Spalding, Manager of Mobilization and BIPOC Organizing at Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts,
  • Cora Fernandez Anderson, Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics at Mount Holyoke College,
  • and Jallicia Jolly, Post-doctoral Fellow and Incoming Assistant Professor at Amherst College.
This panel will be moderated by Marisa Pizii, Deputy Director of Programs and Policy at Collective Power for Reproductive Justice (formerly CLPP).
 
Violence against Marginalized Groups: A Global and Intersectional Perspective  
Date: April 14th 
Time: 6 PM 

All are welcome to join WOCLN and featured guests in a panel about global violence against marginalized groups. Topics will include workplace violence against undocumented and immigrant communities, human trafficking, international reproductive health laws, and violence against sex workers. Panelists include Whose Corner Is It Anyway, Brenda Quintero from MassCOSH, Professor Savti Shah from UMass and Attorney Bernie Stark from UMass SLSO.   

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women/People: History, Awareness, and Action  
Date: April 28th 
Time: 6:30 PM 

Please join WOCLN and CMASS and featured speakers in a panel about missing and murdered Indigenous women/people (MMIW/P). This event will center the voices of Indigenous women and communities and features speakers from the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Education Department and from the Sovereign Bodies Institute.
 

Support Groups:

Healing Racial and Gendered Violence: A support group for women-identified students of color

 A support group for women-identified students

February 09 | February 16 | February 23 | March 09 March 23 March 30 | April 06 April 13 April 20 , 6PM - 7:45PM

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/woclnsupportgroup

Learn and practice strategies to heal from racial and gendered violence over 10 weekly sessions. Open to all women-identified students of color. Registration is required.
The group will be facilitated by Jamie Daniels, LICSW/MSW. Jamie is the owner and director of Polestar Therapy, a private psychotherapy practice in Amherst. She is trauma-informed and uses a social justice framework in her treatment. Her personal experience as a teen parent, Black woman, and first-generation college student informs her work and deepens her commitment to serving the most vulnerable among us.
 

Please feel free to reach out with any questions! Interested students can connect with us via email (wocln@umass.edu) or on social media.