Events

September 12—December 7, 2018, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
September 15—December 9, 2018, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
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November 18—November 25

Exhibit: Building Bridges

An interactive sculpture installation by UMass architect/activist Joseph Krupczynski
Guest curated by Joseph Krupczynski

October 2—November 27, 2018, Tuesdays 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 20

Drop-in Series: 'Mindfulness for All'

Mindfulness for All is a drop in, eight-week series of one-hour sessions for all members of the UMass Amherst campus community. Experience secular mindfulness activities such as breathing, gratitude practice, music, mindful movement, contemplative listening, walking meditation, and more. Activities are designed to help reduce stress, contributing to the overall positive climate on campus, including in working and studying environments.

October 2, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 16, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 30, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Film Screening: Yuri Kochiyama, A Passion for Justice

In an era of divided communities and racial conflict, Kochiyama offers an oustanding example of humanitarian and compassionate multicultural vision. You are invited to screen this film followed by conversation on leadership values for social change. 

Join us in honoring the legacy of Yuri through film, dialogue, and skill building to thrive across our differences.

October 4—November 8, 2018, Thursdays 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

VIDA Viewing Party at LACC

VIDA is a Latinx Queer series that highlights underrepresented perspectives in a Latinx community based in Los Angeles, CA. The six 30-minute episodes, some with strong sexual content run in English and Spanish without subtitles, engulf characters in themes of, to name a few, sexuality, racism, upbringing, gentrification, and cultural connection. Conversation to follow. Refreshments provided!  

 

Culture and Leadership

October 17—November 7, 2018, Wednesdays 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Conversations: Culture and Leadership

Let's dialogue on interesting values of culture and leadership across the African Disapora. You are invited to engage in this four week series of conversation to build stronger comunities of peers and leaders. Refreshments provided! All are welcome!

International Scholars Discussion Group

October 18, 2018
10:00 am-11:15 am

International Scholars Series - Searching for Our Authentic Teaching Persona

Join us to build community with other international faculty, postdocs, and grad students, and to learn from and with each other.

How can we preserve our joy and love of teaching? How can we grow as teachers? How can we find the courage to teach with integrity and authenticity? In this interactive session we want to explore what these questions mean for us as educators who sometimes struggle with teaching authentically as we find ourselves positioned at the margins of our own classrooms. 

October 18, 2018
1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Queer Black Feminist Conference & Krudas Cubensi Concert

The Krudas Cubensi  concert and conference will discuss the contributions and challenges of queer movements, Afroveganism and Black Feminism in the lives of Black communities in the U.S., the Caribbean and South America. The conference will be followed by a facilitated conversation between the audience and the members of the panel in which a nurtured debate is expected on themes of systemic oppression and strategies of resistance.

International Student Day with UMass Footbal

October 20, 2018
1:30 pm

International Students Day with UMass Football

International Student Day with UMass Football vs. Coastal Carolina

Join us to cheer on the UMass Football team. Free pre-game reception, admission ticket and t-shirt. Registration in advance is required. https://tinyurl.com/Fall2018UMassFootball

Pre-game reception with food from 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Game start time at 3:30pm

September 24, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 22, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
November 5, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
December 3, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Native Voices: Storytelling Circle

This program validates cultural knowledge and identity by providing a space for faculty and staff to share their stories with undergraduate students of similar backgrounds.  Faculty and staff that identify as Native/Indigenous will be invited to participate in this series to share cultural knowledge, their lived experiences about identity or other themes they deemed appropriate to promote understanding of diverse experiences within the Native and Indigenous community.  Students are encouraged to ask questions and complete a 1 minute essay at the end of the presentation. 

September 25, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 9, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 23, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
November 6, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
December 4, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm

Trivia at the LACC

Enrich your knowledge of Latin American Countries! Each session, trivia questions will focus on the history, customs and traditions of a specific Latin American country.

One group will be crowned Trivia @ LACC Champion on the last day. All are welcome.

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