#40DaysofUMass: Day 17

The Center for Women & Community (CWC) offers information & referrals, community education, counseling, and rape crisis services.CWC hosts support groups, programs, and networking events throughout the year.www.umass.edu/cwc

CWC is home to the Women of Color Leadership Network (WOCLN), an advocacy, mentoring, programming, and training network for women of color. www.umass.edu/cwc/wocln

Celebrate Black History Month

February 6, 2018
Collage Workshop Featuring Synthia Saint James
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall
As part of the Commonwealth Honors Colege's celebration of Black History Month, spend an evening with Synthia Saint James who will share her world recognized art and the themes that influence her work as she leads an improvisational collage workshop.

February 7, 2018
Performance: 'Hairdressers Are My Heroes' by artist Sonya Clark
5 –7 p.m. | University Museum of Contemporary Art
Witness an ancient African hairstype from a sculpture Five Takes on African Art / 42 Paintings by Fred Wilson, recreated by the hands of stylist Kamala Bhagat on the head of artist Sonya Clark.

February 19, 2018
Film Screening: 'Hidden Figures' with Talk by Whitney Battle-Baptiste

12:30 p.m. | Amherst Cinema
Science On The Screen presents the film, "Hidden Figures," followed by a talk by Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Department of Anthropology.

February 21, 2018
24th Annual Du Bois Lecture: Reiland Rabaka
​​4 - 6 p.m. | Old Chapel
Reiland Rabaka is the featured speaker at the 24th annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture, titlted "W.E.B. Du Bois and the Emergence of the Civil Rights Movement."

February 22, 2018
Concert: The Message
7:30 p.m. | Bowker Auditorium
The Message consists of former Jazz Messengers, the banner under which Art Blakey organized some of the most iconic bands in jazz history.

February 28, 2018
Black Heritage Month Community-Building Dinner
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Campus Center, Amherst Room, 10th Floor
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join CMASS and the Malcolm X Cultural Center for a community dinner that celebrates identities and inspires conversation over a shared meal.