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    Antiracism Learning Resources

    A curated and growing list of antiracism resources for reading, listening, and watching.

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    Building a Community of Dignity and Respect

    We reaffirm UMass Amherst’s commitment to ensuring a safe and welcoming living-learning-working environment for every member of our community.

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    Staying Connected with OEI

    We remain hard at work to serve our campus and hope to connect with our community safely and responsibly. See our office hours, events, and more.

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    Faculty of Color Community Events & Resources

    Join us for our virtual faculty of color community events to stay connected while practicing social distancing. Virtual Brown Bag Lunches: Wednesdays 12pm-1pm. Virtual "Write-on-Site" writing collaboratives: Fridays 9am-12pm.

Nefertiti Walker Named VC for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Chief Diversity Officer

Nefertiti Walker, a faculty member in the Isenberg School of Management who has been serving as interim vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion at UMass Amherst, has been named the new vice chancellor for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer by Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy.

Perspectives on COVID-19 and Anti-Asian Bias and Xenophobia

Members of the University of Massachusetts and surrounding Amherst area community participated in a discussion and Q&A titled “Perspectives on Covid-19 and Anti-Asian Bias and Xenophobia” on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

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The Growing Wave of Anti-Asian Racism Must Be Confronted and Defeated

A statement from Chancellor Subbaswamy on March 17, 2021. "We condemn, in the strongest terms, hate and intolerance in all its forms and stand in solidarity with Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander members of our community." 

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Disability Etiquette Training & Study

As a part of a UMass Amherst Campus Climate Improvement Grant, a Disability Etiquette Training has been developed to explore general knowledge about disability awareness and etiquette. We welcome faculty, staff, and graduate students at UMass take the training and participate in the study.  

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Clemente Recounts Experience as Associate Producer on ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

“Judas and the Black Messiah,” a historical drama about the betrayal of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party in the late 1960s, has a UMass connection. Doctoral student Rosa Clemente helped produce the film, earning an associate producer credit.

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VIDEO: UMass Amherst Joins Think Tank Dedicated to Advancing Women In Sports

First-of-its-kind initiative partners academic institutions, brands, properties and media companies to share data, insights and information, driving real action toward a world of parity.

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NEW! International Staff and Faculty Employee Resource Group Website

Please visit the new International Staff and Faculty Employee Resource Group website to see upcoming events, learn about their mission and how they can support you, and to sign up to join the mailing list.

Guidance on Preventing "Zoombombings"

The transition to online teaching and learning, and remote work in general, has highlighted new cybersecurity challenges and concerns. UMass IT recommends that students, faculty and staff secure their online meetings, class sessions, recordings or webinars to prevent potential disruptions using the following guidance.

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