Malcolm X Cultural Center

Malcolm X Cultural Center The MXCC supports students identifying with the African Diaspora to build a deeper sense of community, promote cultural enrichment and many others.
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Hours: Monday-Friday, 5:00-9:30 PM

(Closed during the summer and Winter-session)

Location: Berkshire Dining Commons, Lower Level, Southwest Residential Area
(around the corner from Grab ‘N Go)

Phone: (413) 545-3042

The Malcolm X Cultural Center is a multifunctional site that provides space and opportunity for students to develop educational and social activities that enhance and broaden the awareness of the UMass Amherst campus, fellow students and the Five College area community with regards to issues that focus on the African Diaspora. The Malcolm X Cultural Center’s goal is to promote community involvement in relation to these issues. The Malcolm X Cultural Center is a vehicle for students to gain experience in community building and to get involved. Through providing resources, community service programming and collaborating with cultural registered student organizations and other agencies the Malcolm X Cultural Center seeks to foster an environment consistent with the values of its namesake. It is a place where self-respect, self-dignity, self–sufficiency and personal agency are modeled.

Operating as usual

05/28/2021

Indigenous Cultures in the AAPI Community: Igorot Youth in New England
6/2- 7:00 - 8:30PM
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lc-mrpzopHNHysEATIg0cViMrv5YnrhQQ

Join the Asian American Commission on June 2nd from 7:00 - 8:30PM as we continue to celebrate the various facets of the AAPI identity. Listen and learn from this panel discussion about the experiences of Shannon, Shadra, and Shania, three Igorot youth living in New England, about how they navigate their identities as Indigenous peoples of the Philippines. This panel will be co-moderated by Commission Philjay Solar and Western MA Coordinator Kamalani Yuen.

This event will be co-sponsored by the Asian & Asian American Studies Certificate Program (AAASCP) and Fil-Lennials of New England.

05/21/2021

Please join us for a Sidore event:

"The Council" by William Yellow Robe Jr. A Dramatic Reading
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7 pm

by William Yellow Robe Jr., Playwright & Director featuring John Scott-Richardson, Danielle Soames, and Albert "Abby" Ybarra; music by Charlie Jennison

This event will center on the dramatic reading of the play “The Council” by William Yellow Robe Jr., a member of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes raised on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana. “The Council” describes the struggle of (hu)man to recognize his relationship among animals and potential for destructive power. The dramatic reading of the play will be followed by a panel discussion with the actors relating the themes of the play to contemporary issues in environmental sustainability and climate change.

Registration link: https://unh.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eUQAOSdfe8tB0Tc

05/12/2021

Are you interested in becoming a Residence Education Student Staff Member?
Applications are live for Resident Assistant Fall 2021. Applications are due June 3rd at 11:59pm.
Questions regarding the RA application process should be directed to [email protected]

05/04/2021

Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a Federal Communication Commission (FCC) program designed to improve internet connectivity during COVID-19 by providing a $50 monthly discount on broadband services and a one time $100 discount for a device to eligible households. Eligible households include those with any household member who has received a federal Pell grant in the current award year or where any household member receives SNAP.

As of May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to enroll in the program to receive a monthly discount off the cost of broadband service from an approved provider. Eligible households can enroll through an approved provider or by visiting https://getemergencybroadband.org

Check out the Broadband Benefit Consumer FAQ https://www.fcc.gov/consumer-faq-emergency-broadband-benefitfor more information about the benefit and please continue to check this page for program updates.

04/30/2021

UMASS Gives for CMASS 2021
Please join us in supporting our mission on the last of #umassgives
https://umass.scalefunder.com/gday/giving-day/33940/department/34009

Your gifts are invaluable and your support means so much to us and the students whom we assist. Please feel free to share our UMassGives link with anyone who you think may be interested in supporting us as well.

04/23/2021

Connecting Communities Creating Change
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 5-6:30pm EST

Zoom in to join: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/97498365793Meeting ID: 974 9836 5793

As we acknowledge where we are in this present moment, please join CMASS and our speakers for the opportunity to engage and connect in a holistic way about education, healing, and community involvement.

04/21/2021

VENT, CONNECT, HEAL PART 2
Today, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 } 12:00pm

Students at the JWECC, LACC, MXCC and YKCC are holding a healing space tomorrow, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 12:00 noon. You are invited to come to this supportive and safe place and listen to one another's thoughts and feelings of the high profile case of State vs. Chauvin. Looking forward to engaging with you if your schedule allows.

Everyone's welcome! See you 12 noon tomorrow.
The meeting ID is 982 2466 7964
Registration Link- https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvde2uqDwjHNBtkC-suNktA6N0n07hmgvz


ASR caption will be provided. If you need other accommodations, please do not hesitate to fill out the request form below:
https://www.umass.edu/disability/events

04/12/2021

Lorena, Light-footed Woman: Netflix Documentary
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 4:00pm EST

Ever heard of a runner in long skirts and sandals and became a marathon runner? Well, you will if you join the LACC and JWECC on Tuesday April 20th @4PM to enjoy a screening of the Netflix documentary Lorena, Light-footed Woman (2019) directed by Juan Carlos Rulfo and starring Lorena Ramirez, Mario Ramírez, and Santiago Ramírez. The premise revolves around Lorena, a long-distance runner from Mexico.

The Netflix party link will be given shortly before the event on the LACC and JWECC Instagram pages. We look forward to enjoying this movie with you all and any follow up discussion after the film.

Closing Caption/Subtitles will be provided. If you need other accommodations fill out the request form below
https://www.umass.edu/disability/events

04/09/2021

FAQ:
When will El Barrio open?
• Fall 2021
Where is El Barrio located?
• Floor 22 of Washington tower in Southwest.
If floor 22 is filled is there extra space for El Barrio?
• Once floor 22 fills up we will be admitting residents to floor 21 to be a part of El Barrio. Once floor 21 fills up we will begin to occupy floor 20.
Who can join El Barrio?
• Anyone can join El Barrio. But UMass is pushing for upcoming freshman & sophomores as priority so they can get the full on campus experience.
Why was El Barrio created?
• El Barrio was created to provide students with a living environment where they can embrace and learn about Latino culture. Our overall mission is to raise awareness of Latino culture on/off campus and help empower students within the Latino diaspora.
Why should I be a part of El Barrio?
• In short we can promise 3 things. 1. good vibes. 2. You’ll be able to build community (maybe even a second family). 3. You will learn something new about the Latino culture.
How do I register for El Barrio?
• 1. Log in to spire
• 2. click on main menu
• 3. Click on residential life
• 4. click on Room selection home
• 5. Click on search at the bottom of the screen
• 6. Select Washington floor 22, floor 21, floor 20.
If I have any more questions who do I reach out to?
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

04/05/2021

A Discussion Against Violence
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 5:00PM EST

As April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, please join the LACC for a conversation with UMass Amherst Alumna, Elizabeth Rhodes, as we discuss her path to working with survivors of domestic violence, how domestic violence affects communities of color, and resources for college students.

Please register at https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpcOCtrjkpGdFJRQO2c3DqtLgRs6F9FCAX

ASR caption will be provided. If you need other accommodations, please do not hesitate to fill out the request form below.
https://www.umass.edu/disability/events

04/05/2021

Relax and Check In
Monday, April 26, 2021 | 6:00PM EST

How are you doing this semester now that we are reaching the end of it all? First off, you're doing great & you're almost done! Whether it is your first semester, last, or somewhere in between, you're almost at the end. We are opening a safe & comforting space for students to come together, talk, and advise others about academics or anything non-academic related! Whatever is on your mind please come share. All are welcomed.

Zoom Link to Register: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctfuqsqTotGdG1FvswOCz8-vgxuMsffxvl
ASR caption will be provided. If you need other accommodations, please do not hesitate to fill out the request form below.
https://www.umass.edu/disability/events

04/05/2021

MXCC Movie Night-Moonlight
Monday, April 12, 2021 | 6:00PM EST

Awarded Best Picture at the Oscars in 2017, Moonlight will be shown via Netflix Party. Please join us for the night where we will watch a young Black man grapple with his sexuality and identity while growing up in Miami.

Please remember to install the Netflix Party Google Chrome extension prior to the event so you can successfully join via a desktop. Closing Caption/Subtitles will be provided. If you need other accommodations, please do not hesitate to fill out the request form below.

https://www.umass.edu/disability/events

03/30/2021

Voices in Leadership During Crises:
Ayanna Pressley

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley joins the program and engages in a discussion with Dean Michelle Williams and former Rep. Jeff Sánchez about ending racism in public health and other topics.

Watch the Live Stream
,https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/voices/events/ayanna-pressley-representative-d-ma-7th-district/
Thursday, April 8, 2021, 12:00-12:45 PM ET

No registration is required to watch the live stream online. An on-demand video will be posted after the event.

SPEAKER
Ayanna Pressley
Representative (D-MA 7th district)
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is an activist, a legislator, a survivor, and the first woman of color to be elected to Congress from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Throughout her career as a public servant, Congresswoman Pressley has fought to ensure that those closest to the pain are closest to the power - driving and informing policymaking. Throughout her first term in Congress,

Congresswoman Pressley has been a champion for justice: reproductive justice, justice for immigrants, consumer justice, justice for ageing Americans, justice for workers, justice for survivors of sexual violence, and justice for the formerly and currently incarcerated. Currently, Congresswoman Pressley serves on two powerful Congressional committees – the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and the House Committee on Financial Services– both of which have remained focused on legislatively addressing issues of care, concern, and consequence to the American people. Prior to being elected to Congress, she served on the Boston City Council for 8 years, and was the first woman of color elected to the council in its 100-year history.

MODERATORS
Michelle A. Williams
Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Jeffrey Sánchez
Former Massachusetts State Representative; Lecturer, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

03/30/2021

Virtual Boston Area Internship Fair
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 4:00-7:00pm
Don'[t miss out!

The UMass Career Hub is hosting a Virtual Boston Area internship Fair on April 1, 4-7pm. Here are the employers who have registered for the fair that have summer and/or fall internship positions that might be of interest to your students. There are quite a few positions available that should appeal to a broad range of majors and interests.

Some of these internships will be remote, others will be in-person...Thank you, Jenny Reynolds and Candice Serafino

AFLAC – Marketing and Sales Internship

Boston Bolts (soccer club with headquarters located on Mount Ida Campus)
Marketing and Social Media (summer)
Marketing and Social Media (fall)
Operations Intern
Communications Intern

CoachUp (headquarters located on Mount Ida Campus)
Operations and Customer Experience Intern
Full Stack Software Engineer Internship

RPM Athlete Performance (located on Mount Ida Campus)
Will post positions on Handshake soon (hopefully)

College for Social Innovation (Semester in the City/social impact non-profits in greater Boston area)
Social Innovation Intern Fellows

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Energy Efficiency Division Internship
Environmental Justice Program – Social Media Development
Agricultural Marketing and Promotion Internship
Environmental Justice Program – Outreach and Administration Internship
IT Modern Workplace Program Internship
Agricultural Preservation Restriction Program Internship
Office of Natural Resources, Ecology, Program Internship
Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Program Internship
Human Resources Training and Outreach Internship
Climate Team – Municipal Vulnerability Program Internship
Pipeline Safety Division Internship
Athletic Field Use and Management Internship
Energy Policy, Planning and Analysis Internship
Park Ranger Mounted Unit Internship
Flood Hazard Management Program Internship
Leading by Example Program Internship
Cybersecurity Communication and Research

Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)
Highway Engineering Engineering Internship (summer)
Municipal Grants Program Assistant (Coop for fall)
Information Security Internship (summer)
Boston Bridge Inspection Co-op (fall)
Environmental Co-op (fall)
Digital Services Intern (summer)
Bridge Ratings/Overloads Coop (fall)
Highway Safety Coop (fall)
Highway Design Coop (fall)
Regional Planning Coordinator Coop (fall)
Highway Engineering Internship (summer)
LR/ER Support Intern (summer)
Rail and Transit Intern (summer)
Sustainable Mobility Intern (summer)
Sustainable Mobility Assistant Coop (fall)
HR Program Development Coop (fall)

Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston
A variety of summer positions for their camp (not yet posted on Handshake)

Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst (will be posted on Handshake 3/26)
Athletic Facility Coordination Internship
Facilities Management Internship
Campus Operations Management Internship
Events Management Internship
Administration and Communications Internship

Newton School for Children
Toddler and preschool teaching positions

Northwestern Mutual – Boston, Rockland, Woburn
2021 Summer Financial Advisor Development Program
Financial Representative Internship (summer)

Lifeworks (education and advocacy for people with disabilities)
Have only posted jobs in Handshake so unsure about internship opportunities.

Meeting House Child Care Center
No positions posted on HS but likely teaching/child care.

Thanks for your help in getting this information to your students and please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks. Jenny

We are using the Handshake Virtual Fair Platform for this fair and it's easy for our students to use....
1. Log in: https://umass.joinhandshake.com (Chrome, FireFox or mobile apps work best)
2. Events tab -- Career Fair Option -- find the fair
3. Register – blue button (scheduling opens a week before)
4. Review details and internships offered – can use the filters
5. Available sessions: 1 to 1 meetings OR group meetings
6. When you Sign Up, will get the option to upload your resume
Profile Visibility needs to be on Community not Private to participate in a Handshake Virtual Fair
“Your schedule” - will show your appointments and you will get reminder alerts - you can also cancel any appointment (on right side)
7. Day of: “Your schedule” to join session - click blue Launch Video

https://umass.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/23116/student_preview?token=00XyShWnM_6VhggZHYeVtcsk3vrdYjbxw3PkoAuNiycBXPG_-ZRAlw

03/30/2021

The UMass Career Hub is hosting a Virtual Boston Area internship Fair on April 1, 4-7pm. Here are the employers who have registered for the fair that have summer and/or fall internship positions that might be of interest to your students. There are quite a few positions available that should appeal to a broad range of majors and interests.

Some of these internships will be remote, others will be in-person...Thank you, Jenny Reynolds and Candice Serafino

AFLAC – Marketing and Sales Internship

Boston Bolts (soccer club with headquarters located on Mount Ida Campus)
Marketing and Social Media (summer)
Marketing and Social Media (fall)
Operations Intern
Communications Intern

CoachUp (headquarters located on Mount Ida Campus)
Operations and Customer Experience Intern
Full Stack Software Engineer Internship

RPM Athlete Performance (located on Mount Ida Campus)
Will post positions on Handshake soon (hopefully)

College for Social Innovation (Semester in the City/social impact non-profits in greater Boston area)
Social Innovation Intern Fellows

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Energy Efficiency Division Internship
Environmental Justice Program – Social Media Development
Agricultural Marketing and Promotion Internship
Environmental Justice Program – Outreach and Administration Internship
IT Modern Workplace Program Internship
Agricultural Preservation Restriction Program Internship
Office of Natural Resources, Ecology, Program Internship
Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Program Internship
Human Resources Training and Outreach Internship
Climate Team – Municipal Vulnerability Program Internship
Pipeline Safety Division Internship
Athletic Field Use and Management Internship
Energy Policy, Planning and Analysis Internship
Park Ranger Mounted Unit Internship
Flood Hazard Management Program Internship
Leading by Example Program Internship
Cybersecurity Communication and Research

Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)
Highway Engineering Engineering Internship (summer)
Municipal Grants Program Assistant (Coop for fall)
Information Security Internship (summer)
Boston Bridge Inspection Co-op (fall)
Environmental Co-op (fall)
Digital Services Intern (summer)
Bridge Ratings/Overloads Coop (fall)
Highway Safety Coop (fall)
Highway Design Coop (fall)
Regional Planning Coordinator Coop (fall)
Highway Engineering Internship (summer)
LR/ER Support Intern (summer)
Rail and Transit Intern (summer)
Sustainable Mobility Intern (summer)
Sustainable Mobility Assistant Coop (fall)
HR Program Development Coop (fall)

Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston
A variety of summer positions for their camp (not yet posted on Handshake)

Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst (will be posted on Handshake 3/26)
Athletic Facility Coordination Internship
Facilities Management Internship
Campus Operations Management Internship
Events Management Internship
Administration and Communications Internship

Newton School for Children
Toddler and preschool teaching positions

Northwestern Mutual – Boston, Rockland, Woburn
2021 Summer Financial Advisor Development Program
Financial Representative Internship (summer)

Lifeworks (education and advocacy for people with disabilities)
Have only posted jobs in Handshake so unsure about internship opportunities.

Meeting House Child Care Center
No positions posted on HS but likely teaching/child care.

Thanks for your help in getting this information to your students and please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks. Jenny

We are using the Handshake Virtual Fair Platform for this fair and it's easy for our students to use....
1. Log in: https://umass.joinhandshake.com (Chrome, FireFox or mobile apps work best)
2. Events tab -- Career Fair Option -- find the fair
3. Register – blue button (scheduling opens a week before)
4. Review details and internships offered – can use the filters
5. Available sessions: 1 to 1 meetings OR group meetings
6. When you Sign Up, will get the option to upload your resume
Profile Visibility needs to be on Community not Private to participate in a Handshake Virtual Fair
“Your schedule” - will show your appointments and you will get reminder alerts - you can also cancel any appointment (on right side)
7. Day of: “Your schedule” to join session - click blue Launch Video

https://umass.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/23116/student_preview?token=00XyShWnM_6VhggZHYeVtcsk3vrdYjbxw3PkoAuNiycBXPG_-ZRAlw

Address

Berkshire Dining Commons, Lower Level, Southwest Residential Area (around The Corner From Grab ‘n Go)
Amherst, MA
01003

Opening Hours

Monday 17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday 17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday 17:00 - 21:30
Thursday 17:00 - 21:30
Friday 17:00 - 21:30

Telephone

(413) 545-2517

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Program Review Feedback Session: September 24th, 3-4 p.m. Disability Services is currently undergoing assessment and evaluation of its programs and services, a process referred to as a program review. We, the staff of Disability Services, request your participation in this important process, as we want to have as many students as possible participate in the review session so we can learn and benefit from your experiences and perceptions. The review session is scheduled for Thursday, September 24th from 3-4 pm and will be hosted by the Alliance Against Ableism (student-led disability group) Please visit: meet.google.com/ybs-efwk-qda to join the meeting. Questions? email: [email protected]. Also, please stay tuned for 2 events we have scheduled this semester. Zoom links and ads to come soon… Everyday Ableism: Disability Through a Social Justice Lens: Thursday, October 22nd at 2 pm Structural Obstacles to Holistic Disability Support in Higher Education: Wednesday, October 21st at 2 pm
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