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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.

Group of students participating in diversity training.

Diversity and Racial Justice Courses

The College of Humanities & Fine Arts is committed to teaching and scholarship that recognize crucial and often neglected contributions, experiences, and struggles of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and the legacies of systemic racism and its intersections with other forms of inequality and injustice. These spring 2021 courses and programs aim to integrate diverse content, critical thinking skills, and classroom spaces that foster deep and transformative engagement.

Featured Event

Finding the Way Forward through Racial Justice in Action

On January 28, 2021, associate professor of English TreaAndrea Russworm joined Kathleen Brown Pérez (Commonwealth Honors College),  Jamila Lysicott (Education), and Michael Weir ’76 (Samuel E. Massenberg Foundation) for a critical and challenging discussion to promote anti-racism and social justice at UMass Amherst and beyond.  

Featured Event

Black German Film Festival: Black Spaces / Black Voices

February 8-11

In solidarity with the international Black Lives Matter movement, the DEFA Film Library at UMass Amherst presents a virtual Black German Film Festival. Showcasing films by Black filmmakers, actors, scholars and activists, Black Lives in Germany: Resilience, Art and Hope offers viewers a bold and refreshing look at the diversity of the Black diaspora and contemporary Germany.