March 1—August 22, 2018
This event does NOT occur on:
May 13—August 19, Sundays, July 4

Exhibit: 'Of Our Spiritual Strivings: Du Bois at 150'

The UMass Amherst Libraries host “Of Our Spiritual Strivings: W. E. B. Du Bois at 150” in the W. E. B. Du Bois Library, both on the Lower Level and in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), on Floor 25.

The exhibit, celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of the birth of W. E. B. Du Bois, examines Du Bois and his influences. Drawing its title from the first chapter of Du Bois’s "The Souls of Black Folk," the exhibit includes materials from his papers as well as the papers of other figures in the Libraries’ social change collections.


August 27, 2018
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

STRIDE Training

The Office of Equity and Inclusion is conducting Training of Trainers on Strategies and Tactics for Faculty Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence (STRIDE) for chairs of faculty search committees, School/College chief diversity officers, and members of the STRIDE steering committee.

September 5, 2018
5:30 pm-8:00 pm

Boston: CVSA & Black Alumni Networks Fall Celebrations

CVSA & Black Alumni Networks Social

Join the CVSA and Black Alumni Networks in the Presidential Parlor of the UMass Club to kick off a new year of exciting programming. Reconnect with fellow alumni who took part in various cultural RSOs on campus and find out how you can get involved with future events.

UMass in the City

Afterwards, swing by the Boston Room down the hall for a night of socializing and networking with recent grads, alumni new to the area, and long-time residents as part of the annual UMass in the City event!

September 14, 2018
2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Panel and Reception for Historically Underrepresented Groups

Panel discussion and reception hosted by the MFA for Poets and Writers and the English Department for Historically Underrepresented Groups.

Joseph Krupczynski, Building Bridges installation

September 21, 2018
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Building Bridges Opening Reception

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

September 21, 2018 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
September 25, 2018 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

First Generation College Student Drop-In Q & A Sessions

This is an informal drop-in Q & A session about connecting with other first gen students, decreasing stress, learning about when to reach out for help, and exploring campus resources for mental wellness. Students may attend either or both sessions. 

Co-sponsors: CCPH

September 26, 2018
6:00 pm

"Watch, Learn, Grow" Film Series presents "A Dream in Doubt"

Please join us for the first event of the new campus-wide documentary screening series "Watch, Learn, Grow" conducted by the Office of Equity and Inclusion. We are opening the new series with "A Dream in Doubt."

Angelica Sanchez

September 27, 2018
8:00 pm

Music Performance: Angelica Sanchez Nonet

The New York Times says “in her piano playing as well as her compositions, Angelica Sanchez seeks out the lyrical heartbeat within any avant-garde storm.” Her nonet features eight of the most inventive instrumentalists working today including Thomas Heberer, trumpet; Kirk Knuffke, cornet: Ben Goldberg, clarinet; Michaël Attias, saxophone; Chris Speed, saxophone; Omar Tamez, guitar; John Hébert, bass and Sam Ospovat, drums.

October 1, 2018
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Fall Faculty and Staff of Color Reception

Please join us for an informal reception for UMass faculty and staff of color to socialize, network and learn about the new initiatives the Office of Equity and Inclusion is implementing to support faculty and staff of color at UMass. The director of the documentary, "Living Thinkers: An Autobiography of Black Women in Ivory Tower," Dr. Roxana Walker-Canton, will be joining us for the event.

October 1, 2018
6:00 pm

Film: "Living Thinkers: An Autobiography of Black Women in the Ivory Tower"

The Office of Equity and Inclusion invites you to join us for a screening of the documentary "Living Thinkers: An Autobiography of Black Women in the Ivory Tower," followed by panel discussion with the film's director Dr. Roxana Walker-Canton.