September 6, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
September 19, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 5, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 20, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 3, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 14, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 29, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
December 11, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

International Coffee Hour Series

Enjoy great conversation with students and UMass community members over free coffee, tea and tasty snacks.

Co-sponsored by Student Affairs and Campus Life and International Programs Office.

September 25, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Dinner On Us: 'Parenting for the Long Haul: The Pediatrician's Perspective'

Tonight's topic: "Parenting for the Long Haul: The Pediatrician's Perspective"  Illana L. Schmitt, MD, M.P.H., Staff Physician, University Health Services

Schedule: 5:30pm Dinner in Earth Foods in the Student Union, 6:15-7:30pm, Roundtable Discussion in Earth Foods, Supervised Children's Activities in the Cape Cod Lounge from 5:45pm until 7:30pm

September 25, 2017
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Lecture: Women's Resistance to Military Dictatorship' in Brazil

Cristina Scheibe Wolff speaks on "Women's Resistance to Military Dictatorship and the Conservative Coup in Brazil."

Wolff is a professor of history at Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil, and Fulbright chair of Brazilian studies at UMass Amherst for the fall semester.

September 25, 2017
5:00 pm

Film: 'The Great White Hoax': Donald Trump and the Politics of Race and Class

The Great White Hoax, featuring acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores how American political leaders of both parties have been tapping into white anxiety, stoking white grievance, and scapegoating people of color for decades to divide and conquer working class voters and shore up political support.

poster by Annalisa Flynn

September 26, 2017
5:30 pm-6:45 pm

Women in Agriculture: Campus Farms and the Women Who Run Them

Join us as we highlight campus farms. UMass Student Farm's Amanda Brown and Book & Plow Farm's Maida Ives will share their stories of managing campus farms in the Pioneer Valley, providing food for the institutions in which they are housed, engaging with students and conducting on-farm education and service learning in collaboration, all while collaborating with the student body. 

Open to the public.

Parking: Meter Parking on campus is FREE after 5 p.m.

September 27, 2017
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Book Giveaway: 'The Souls of Black Folk' by W.E.B. Du Bois

February 23, 2018 is the 150th birthday of W.E.B. Du Bois. To kick off "150 Days of Du Bois," the UMass Amherst Library is giving away 500 copies of Du Bois's book, The Souls of Black Folk.

First come, first served!

Sponsored by the W.E.B. Du Bois Center of UMass Amherst.

Theater Alumnae of Color Residency

September 28, 2017 7:30 pm
September 29, 2017 5:00 pm

Five College Theater Alumnae of Color Residency


Theater artists of color actively addressing questions of race, racism and social justice

In residency on each of the Five College campuses

Lisa Biggs, Amherst College ’93
Performing Artist, Playwright and Scholar

Kunsang Kelden, Hampshire College ’03
Theater and Social Change Practitioner

Sueann Leung, Mount Holyoke College ’10
Costume Designer

Nia Witherspoon, ’05
Director, Vocalist and Sound Designer

Dawn Monique Williams, UMass MFA ’11

October 2, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Dinner On Us: "What Do We Think About Gender When We Think About Parenting?"

Open to campus and Amherst Family Center (AFC) families with young children, Dinner On Us (DOU) is a parent education workshop series offered most Monday evenings during the academic year.

Tonight's topic: "What Do We Think About Gender When We Think About Parenting?" with professor and department head Laura Briggs, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and Tom Schiff, Ed.D. director, Men & Masculinities Center, UMass Amherst.

October 2, 2017
2:30 pm-4:00 pm

International Scholars Forum — Getting Students to Work in Groups

Group work, in the classroom or the lab, is a great way to engage students and strengthen learning. But it can be hard as the instructor to move away from a prepared, scripted lecture and to turn over control to students working in groups or in the lab. We also need to consider how to navigate cultural differences in team work settings, both from the perspective of international instructors and international students.

Join us to discuss student expectations of (and resistance to) group work, your own concerns, and tricks to try in your next class.

Lecia Brooks

October 2, 2017
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Lecture: 'The State of Hate and Extremism' by Lecia Brooks

Lecia Brooks, director of outreach at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), will discuss "The State of Hate and Extremism."

Brooks also serves as director of the Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery, Alabama, an interpretive center designed to provide visitors with a deeper understanding of the civil rights movement.