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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.


Panels and Events:

Achieving Financial Wellness as a Woman of Color

Achieving Financial Wellness

Tuesday February 28 2023, 5:30PM

Open To: All women and non-binary students of color are encouraged to register and attend
Location: UMass

Click here for registration

Join Smart about Money (SAM) & the Women of Color Leadership Network (WOCLN) for a presentation about financial wellness for women & non-binary students of color. Learn more about credit, financing college, the racial wealth gap, and financial resources available to you.

Healing Racial and Gendered Violence Against Women: A drop-in space for Women of Color

Achieving Financial Wellness

Starting February 16th and goes on till April

Time: 5:30PM - 7PM

Open To: Women and Non-Binary individuals of color
Location: 127 New Africa House

A supportive drop in space for women and non-binary POC to discuss issues important to them, from racism and discrimination to intergenerational trauma, to colorism, and other internalized oppression, to healing and other topics that are requested by the participants. One does not need to commit to attending all sessions. You can drop in for any session you choose. Sign-in is required upon arrival.

What's the Tea: Let's talk Pink Tax 

Refill Your Cup with Smoothies and Journaling

Open To: All

Date(s): 03/06/2023

Time(s): 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: UMass Amherst, New Africa House Room 311

What is the pink tax? Why does it exist? How does it impact women, women of color, nonbinary folks, transgender women, homeless women, and others the most? What can be done? These questions will be answered in a presentation done by WOCLN and the Period@UMass Amherst groups. We'll talk about pink tax, period poverty, and end with room for discussion. WOCLN will also mention a drive where students can drop off menstrual products outside WOCLN's office (127) during the rest of the week and the donations will be given to a local shelter. 

Weekly drop-in Yoga sessions 

Refill Your Cup with Smoothies and Journaling

Open To: All students in the 5 colleges and Hampshire community members

Date(s): 03/07/2023, 03/21/2023, 03/28/2023, 04/11/2023, 04/25/2023

Time(s): 5:30-6:30 PM

Location: 203 New Africa House- UMass

Would you like to unwind from your busy schedule? Recharge your energy and focus on your physical and emotional health? The Women of Color leadership Network invites you to Drop-in for free weekly yoga sessions with Tiffany Joseph on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 PM at New Africa House in Room 203. BIPOC students and community members are encouraged to attend.

International Women's Day: Friend Speed Dating 

Refill Your Cup with Smoothies and Journaling

Open To: All- Women and nonbinary students of color are encouraged to attend.

Date(s): 03/08/2023

Time(s): 5:30 PM

Location: 127 New Africa House

Happy International Women's Day! What is a better way to celebrate than meet and make new friends? Join the Women of Color Leadership Network for a fun Friend Speed Dating event and meet new WOC, write a postcard for an important woman in your life and learn more about WOCLN! Bring a friend or come to meet a new one!
Light snacks and feminist postcards will be provided.

Refill Your Cup with Smoothies and Journaling 

Paint Your Professional Self

Open To: All students in the five colleges and members of the Hampshire community
Date(s): 04/11/2023
Time(s): 06:30PM - 7:30PM
Location: New Africa House Room 127

As we pass the midpoint of the semester, it can be difficult to find the time to take care of yourself. Carve out some time to meet other WOC, taste some delicious smoothies, and practice some gratitude journaling! Make it a wellness evening by also joining us for our yoga session with Tiffany right before. You may attend either or both of these events.  Register here!

Reception for Gina Chavez 

Paint Your Professional Self

Open To: All five college students and members of the Hampshire community
Date(s): 03/19/2023
Time(s): 05:30PM - 06:30PM
Location: Fine Arts Center

Join WOCLN, Stonewall center, and CMASS to watch 2020 Latin Grammy Nominee, Gina Chavez, perform at the Fine Arts Center on April 19th at 7:30PM. A community Reception is being held from 5:30PM to 6:30PM. 

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