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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
CDD Funds $75,000 in Grants for Faculty, Students and Staff
A low-angle view of the campus pond with the library tower and Old Chapel spire in the distance

On March 27, the Office of Equity and Inclusion sent an email to the campus community announcing the disbursement of $75,000 in grants by the university’s Community, Democracy, and Dialogue initiative.

March 27, 2024
Standing Together Event Welcomes Open Dialogue
Sally Abed and Alon-Lee Green, leaders of Standing Together, at the March 6 event in the Student Union Ballroom

More than 300 people attended the university’s March 6 inaugural event under the Community, Democracy and Dialogue (CDD) initiative, where representatives from the globally recognized Jewish-Arab grassroots organization Standing Together presented on their work in Israel and engaged in a discussion with the audience in the Student Union Ballroom.

March 7, 2024
‘Standing Together: A Presentation and Open Discussion’ on the Conflict in Israel and Gaza to be Held March 6, Organized by New CDD Group
A group of Arab and Israeli protestors at a Standing Together event with the words - Where there is struggle there is hope - Credit: Standing Together

As part of UMass Amherst’s Community, Democracy and Dialogue (CDD) initiative, representatives from the grassroots organization Standing Together will visit campus on Wednesday, March 6 to present on their work in Israel.

February 28, 2024
Spring Community, Democracy and Dialogue Initiatives Announced
CICS building with flowers

On Jan. 26, Nefertiti A. Walker, vice chancellor for equity and inclusion, sent an update on CDD Initiatives on the UMass Amherst campus to the university community.

February 1, 2024
Chancellor Javier Reyes: Announces Community, Democracy, and Dialogue (CDD) Initiative in A Look Toward the Spring Semester
Old Chapel viewed through pine tree branches on a snowy winter day. Credit: John Solem

On Dec. 15, Chancellor Javier Reyes emailed the campus community looking ahead toward the Spring 2024 semester, in which he discussed convening an advisory working group on the campus climate, named Community, Democracy, and Dialogue (CDD) to begin looking at how our community can engage and respond to complex issues in meaningful, respectful, and productive ways.

December 15, 2023


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