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Fine Arts Center at UMass Amherst

Priscilla Page to Participate in Panel on Culturally Conscious Casting and Theater

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The University of Michigan department of theater and drama will host a roundtable discussion on culturally conscious casting and theater with a panel of experts in the field on Friday, February 12. The roundtable is inspired by the book Casting a Movement: The Welcome Table Initiative (Routledge) by Claire Syler and Daniel Banks. Among the panelists are a number of contributors to Casting a Movement, including Priscilla Page, senior lecturer in the UMass Amherst theater department where she directs the multicultural theater certificate.

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Herter Hall at UMass Amherst

Ela Gezen Co-Organizer of New England German Poetry Slam Contest

Monday, February 8, 2021

Ela Gezen, associate professor and undergraduate program director in German and Scandinavian Studies, together with Kerstin Hämmerling at the Goethe Institut Boston (and with the support of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German), is organizing a poetry slam contest for German language learners at schools and colleges across New England in spring 2021.

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New Africa House at UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst Launches Black Presence Initiative

Monday, February 8, 2021

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has launched a new Black Presence Initiative. The initiative, spearheaded by the Office of Equity and Inclusion, is coordinating a series of actions designed to document and honor the contributions of Black students, faculty and staff to the campus.

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An art student works on a picture of a monkey.

HFA Student Showcase: Call for Submissions

Friday, February 5, 2021

Now accepting submissions of work in visual art, film, poetry, prose, performance, and more. The Showcase will take place on April 14th, 2021 in the Fine Arts Center Atrium!.

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Theater Department to Host Conversations with Women Practitioners

Friday, February 5, 2021

In a series of Zoom conversations that will be free and open to a national audience, the UMass Amherst theater department presents four practitioners of theatrical design who will share their thoughts on their work and how they experience their field as women

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UMass Music and Dance Speaker Series on Music & Social Change Continues in February

Thursday, February 4, 2021

This month, the UMass Amherst department of music and dance will continue its ongoing series of lectures designed to explore how artists and educators are seeking to effect social change through music. The series, titled “Music, Community Engagement & Social Action,” was launched last fall through the efforts of the department’s faculty led by violin professor Elizabeth Chang.

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