The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity Equity & Inclusion

Mission Statement

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts represents a wide range of voices and perspectives. Faculty and students are leaders in the effort to make our world a better place. We have a long history of presenting talks and organizing exhibits and performances that are presented to and enrich the whole campus and contribute to the conversation on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

History

Featured Event: Flint Taylor presents “The Torture Machine—Racism and Police Violence in Chicago”

Thursday, April 18, 2019

With his colleagues at the People’s Law Office, Flint Taylor has argued landmark civil rights cases that have exposed corruption and cover-ups within the Chicago Police Department and throughout the city’s corrupt political machine.

His book The Torture Machine takes the reader from the 1969 murders of Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton and Panther Mark Clark—and the historic, thirteen-years of litigation that followed—through the dogged pursuit of commander Jon Burge, the leader of a torture ring within the CPD that used barbaric methods, including electric shock, to elicit false confessions from suspects.

Afro-American Studies

Featured Event: Wake-Up: Reflections on Our Past & Envisioning Our Future

Friday April 19, 2019

As we approach the 50-year anniversary of the field of Black Studies in the American academy, the Graduate Student Spring Symposium, hosted by the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, will celebrate the past while anticipating the future of Black Studies.

Judaic & Near Eastern Studies

Featured Event: Digital Witnessing

Friday, April 26, 2019

Screening and discussion with the filmmaker Dorit Naaman Moderated by Professor Olga Gershenson

Jerusalem, We Are Here is an interactive documentary that digitally brings Palestinians back into the Jerusalem neighborhoods from which they were expelled in 1948. Director Dorit Naaman will guide a virtual tour of Palestinian Jerusalem, weaving together pre-1948 memories and documents, with contemporary space politics.

DARIA Ambassadors

Dignity & Respect in Action

Climate conversations will continue this spring with ‘Dignity and Respect in Action: Community Conversations’. Part of the Dignity and Respect Campaign, these conversations will be focused on crating dialogue and and developing skills for building more inclusive campus communities.