Staying Connected with OEI Remotely

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The Office of Equity and Inclusion will remain closed during the social distancing measures being taken at the University. However, we remain hard at work to serve our campus and hope to connect with our community safely and responsibly. OEI has moved much of its programming and services to the online sphere, and is developing new programs to continue to do the work of building an inclusive and equitable community.

Zoom Office Hours

Mondays and Wednesday, 10:00-11:00am
Emmanuel Adero, Senior Director of Diversity Outreach, Assessment, and Planning, Zoom Link
These office hours will provide a time to answer questions and discuss issues people may have related to inclusion or community, both for remote work/learning, and UMass in general.

Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00pm
Ebru Kardan, Director of Diversity Communications, Zoom Link
These office hours will provide a time to answer questions about OEI initiatives, resources, and opportunities to stay engaged, and general questions related to OEI.

Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00pm
Amel Ahmed, Associate Provost for Equity and Inclusion, Zoom Link 
These office hours will provide a space for faculty in particular to discuss challenges and issues.

**Please note: Meetings related to bias-mistreatment should be scheduled separately, and we encourage you to complete the Climate Incident Report form so we can process your information and be best prepared when speaking with you.**

Faculty of Color Programs

Third Spaces Virtual Write On-Site Summer Sessions:
We are extending our Third Spaces Virtual Write On-Site sessions into the summer and expanding the offerings to three days a week starting May 27th and ending August 14th. In addition to Amel Ahmed, we are fortunate to be joined by Kiran Asher and Cathy Luna in facilitating these sessions. Please sign up for as many sessions as you wish to attend.

  • Mondays 9am-12pm, facilitated by Kiran Asher (Sign up here)
  • Wednesdays 9am-12pm, facilitated by Amel Ahmed (Sign up here)
  • Fridays 9am-12pm, facilitated by Cathy Luna (Sign up here)

Please contact is you have any questions.

Helpful Related Links

University COVID-19 Updates

Preventing "Zoom Bombing" and Disruptions