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In this cycle, more than $70,000 has been awarded to support grassroots efforts by students, staff, and faculty to promote diverse discourse and open dialogue on critical global and domestic social issues.

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Leaders of Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Focus on Solidarity, Understanding at CDD Event
Chancellor Reyes with Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom

Leaders of the nonprofit group Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom discussed their efforts to foster trust, respect and relationships among Muslim and Jewish women in pursuit of peace on April 16 during the university’s latest event held under UMass Amherst’s Community, Democracy and Dialogue (CDD) initiative.

April 18, 2024
Keynote Speaker Jallicia Jolly to Lead Off UWW Department of Interdisciplinary Studies’ Social Justice Residency Weekend
Jallicia Jolly

Jolly, assistant professor of American studies and Black studies at Amherst College, will deliver a keynote presentation to launch the University Without Walls Interdisciplinary Studies’ 2024 Social Justice Residency on Friday, April 26, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the UMass Amherst Center at Springfield.

April 18, 2024
Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom to Visit UMass Amherst for Presentation and Discussion on April 16 as Part of CDD’s Spring Programming
The Student Union

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the free event organized by UMass Amherst’s Community, Democracy and Dialogue advisory working group at 11 a.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

April 3, 2024

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