Building Bridges
Following on the mission of the CMASS’ cultural centers of “advancing cultural expression and pride” this program seeks to encourage participants to identify respectful ways to appreciate culture by examining history and participating in the traditional way of making a spiritual symbol, preparing food, styling hair or learning about the history of a holiday.

February 12, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
March 6, 2018 7:00 pm
March 21, 2018 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
April 4, 2018 7:00 pm

Apply by May 1 to paint a library mural as part of the Building Bridges initiative.

March 9—May 1, 2018


Visit one of the Building Bridges art installations, available in several locations on campus including the Campus Center Concourse, the Design Building and Hampshire Dining Commons. These exhibits will feature artwork by students, faculty, and staff from across campus, and the artwork will be updated daily. 

March 19—April 10, 2018

All Campus

Join us for "La peña de UMass: A Creative Space for Community, Self-expression, and Resistance in These Times," an event that encourages community-building and creativity. Tapas will be served; all are welcome.

March 23, 2018
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Campus Center, Blue Wall Atrium

To promote interfaith understanding, students from diverse religious backgrounds volunteer to help build houses for families who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford one, and to participate in a structured interfaith dialogue.

March 25, 2018 10:30 am-5:30 pm
April 22, 2018 10:30 am-5:30 pm

The Word! festival features staged readings by college students of color whose pieces have been selected by the Five College Multicultural Theater Committee.

April 6, 2018
4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Atrium

Join us to celebrate creative work created by faculty, staff and students as we build new connections across the UMass community. The one-day, drop-in event will feature food, workshops and performances. 

April 11, 2018
12:00 pm-7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Atrium

Shaha, the Swahili word for “storyteller,” is exactly what this diverse peer education troupe at UMass is all about. Shaha is made up of students from many backgrounds, who work together to tell stories through performance. They perform scenes based on their own experiences in order to start conversations on social justice issues such as racism, classism and more. 

May 1, 2018
7:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall