February 12—April 30, 2019, Tuesdays 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
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March 12

Beading Workshop

Awaken your inner creativity and learn to create Native art using beads. Materials and tools will be supplied! All are welcome. Stop by and enjoy the fun!

Art by Dr. Shirley Whitaker

February 19, 2019
5:00 pm

Documentary Screening and Discussion of "Ashes to Ashes"

"Ashes to Ashes" are the final words in typical African American funeral services. Many of those who were murdered by the Klan to maintain the reign of white supremacy never received their Ashes to Ashes.

February 20, 2019
6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Slavery in the Valley: Impact of Slavery in Florence and Northampton, Ma.

Steve Strimer, Director of The David Ruggles Center, will give a talk and media presentation about African Americans’ presence in the Underground RailRoad in Florence and Northampton, Ma., and will discuss the role of Blacks in Florence. This presentation will also explore Florence as a destination for fugitive slaves and the silk industry that employed them.

February 20, 2019
7:30 pm

Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival: 'Within Our Gates'

Within Our Gates (1920, Oscar Micheaux, USA, 79 min, silent with recorded musical accompaniment by DJ Spooky, intertitles in English)  

February 20, 2019
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

CMASS Undergraduate and Graduate Student Mixer

CMASS is hosting an Undergrad/Graduate student Mixer. 

Stop by CMASS to mix and mingle with undergrad and grad Students of color.  You can learn more about the EORO Mentoring program, resources at CMASS, and meet other students in a relaxed environment.  Refreshments will be served! 

RSVP to Marwa at


February 21, 2019
5:30 pm-8:00 pm

Black Heritage Month Community-Building Dinner

In celebration of Black History Month, students, faculty and staff are invited to dine together and participate in round table facilitated conversations with the purpose of identifying values that strengthen community.  Values identified will assist staff in guiding future programming.

Please RSVP to Trinity Monteiro at before February 15, 2019.




February 22, 2019
5:00 pm-10:00 pm

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada and the United States Conference

The Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center and UMass Native American Student Association have joined forces to bring Annita Lucchesi who will talk about missing and murdered Indigenous women, an underreported problem happening in Canada, the U.S. and across the world. Join us in bringing light to this issue, spread awareness about this problem and let the voices of underrepresented women's voices be heard.

As part of the conference, organizers and participants will engage in creating little red dress pins to symbolize the missing murdered Indigenous women.

Selfcare for Selfgrowth

February 23, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Self-Care for Self-Growth Leadership Workshop

Maintaining the focus, passion and energy imperative to achieving your goals and those of the groups you lead can be exhausting! That’s why it’s important to figure out what “self-care” means to you and how you can ensure you’re able to function at your best. Join this session to learn strategies that you can incorporate into your personal routines to aid you in applying your best self so you can achieve your goals. This workshop is designed specifically for Women and Non-Binary People of Color.  Apply to join at 

February 23, 2019
10:00 am-1:00 pm

Walking Tour of Slavery in Florence, Mass.

In celebration of Black Heritage Month, the Malcolm X Cultural Center is hosting a guided, walking tour to learn about the history of slavery and its impacts locally in Florence (Northampton), Mass.


- 10:00 a.m. – Pick up students  from Haigis Mall to the David Ruggles Center in Florence, MA.

- 11:30 a.m. – The tour will start at the David Ruggles Center and will visit the following:

TEFD Diversity Lunch Talk

February 25, 2019
12:15 pm-1:45 pm

Teaching Inclusively in Large and Online Classes

Do you teach a large or online class and would like to get help with adapting or scaling-up inclusive teaching practices that work effectively with smaller groups of students or in face-to-face settings? Indeed, large and online classes provide particular challenges for cultivating an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students. Students in these types of classes often feel isolated since it is much harder for them to connect with each other and the instructor.