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.

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11/24/2020

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The AAASCP Student Advisory Board (SAB) advocates for increased support and resources for ethnic studies programs at UMass Amherst. We encourage students to enroll in Asian/ Asian American Studies courses and participate in the Certificate program in order to gain a deeper understanding of Asian/ Asian American histories and issues. AAASCP Student Advisory Board members also serve as ambassadors for the program and will help build partnerships with RSOs, Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center, Asian American-themed Greek organizations, UMass offices and programs and at the other Five College campuses, and with organizations in the larger surrounding communities. Those who become SAB members agree to attend meetings regularly, assist with publicizing Certificate program events, and serve as peer contacts for students.

Link: https://forms.gle/TBNicnQNLqWHrEaL9

Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center UMass, Amherst
11/12/2020

Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center UMass, Amherst

Session 7, Sun Nov 15 - Indigenous History Conference
HERE IT BEGAN: 2020 HINDSIGHT OR FORESIGHT
Indigenous History Conference at Bridgewater State University
https://www.bridgew.edu/event/indigenous-history-conference
Free and open to the public!
Questions about registration? Contact [email protected].
Session 7 – Sunday, November 15, 2020
10:00 to 11:30 AM (EDT) - Artists’ Roundtable: From the Ancestors’ Hands: New England Indigenous Artists
* Dawn Spears (Narragansett)
* Jim Taylor (Abenaki/Cherokee)
* Robert Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag)
* Berta Welch (Aquinnah Wampanoag)
* Theresa Secord (Penobscot)
* Tim Shay (Penobscot)
Break (30 min)
12:00 to 1:30 PM (EDT) - Telling Our Own Stories: Museum Roundtable: New England Tribal Museums
* Darius Coombs (Mashpee Wampanoag) (Wampanoag Indigenous Program/Plimoth Patuxet)
* Loren Spears (Narragansett) (Tomaquag Museum)
* Adriana Giles Ignacio (Aquinnah Wampanoag) (Aquinnah Cultural Center)
* David Weeden (Mashpee Wampanoag) (Mashpee Wampanoag Museum)
* Chris Newell (Passamaquoddy) (Abbe Museum)
* James Francis (Penobscot)
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FINAL SESSIONS
* Saturday, Nov. 21 – Indigenous writers, education
* Sunday, Nov. 22 – Closing plenary with Robin Wall Kimmerer (Potawatomi) and Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot)
Indigenous History Conference
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Indigenous History Conference
Here it Began: 2020 Hindsight or Foresight Indigenous History Conference A Plymouth 400 Signature Event Nine Virtual SessionsOct. 3-Nov. 22, 2020 Here It Began: 2020 Hindsight or Foresight, a signature Plymouth 400 event, is an Indigenous History Conference to inspire educators to learn about creati...

CMASS at UMASS
11/10/2020

CMASS at UMASS

Take a moment: A mixer to share culture and celebrate identities
Friday November 20, 2020
11:00am EST
https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/96657880282
Automatic registration set up

Join in to engage in activities and conversation to build connections amidst geographical distance

CMASS at UMASS
11/09/2020

CMASS at UMASS

We are not your Mascot
Thursday, November 19, 2020
6:00-7:00pm
https:/umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/93098603480
A conversation with our speakers about the various effects of using Native/Indigenous culture as Mascots.

Guest Speakers:
a. Rhonda Anderson
is Iñupiaq - Athabascan from Alaska. Her Native enrollment village is Kaktovik. Her life work most importantly is as a Mother, as well as a classically trained Herbalist, Silversmith, and activist. She works as an educator within area schools and the 5 colleges near her home in Massachusetts.

b. Joseph P. Gone
is a Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (Anthropology) and the Faculty of Medicine (Global Health and Social Medicine) at Harvard University. He is also the Faculty Director of the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP).

CMASS at UMASS
11/04/2020

CMASS at UMASS

Post Election Debrief
Thursday, November 5, 2020
5:30-7pm

Please join UMass Amherst NPHC and CCPH for a student/staff facilitated discussion addressing relevant concerns of Black students.

CMASS at UMASS
11/03/2020

CMASS at UMASS

Elections can be polarizing and emotionally draining for anyone. Join this support group to build community. Be ready to actively listen to participant’s experiences (not question), and share your own (not debate). From civil discourse, we emerge with greater respect for diverse perspectives. Register with your UMass credentials.
Pre-registtration required.
Register at: umass.edu/stonewall

CMASS at UMASS
10/30/2020

CMASS at UMASS

Grad School Prep Support Drop-in Hours

Time:
1:30-3:30 PM
Date: weekly only on Tuesday
Start date today-end date November 17, 2020

This includes the following dates:
November 3
November 10
November 17

Description:
Zoom Meeting ID: 980 4138 4481(waiting room enabled)

Have ever thought about applying to graduate school? Do you have questions about how to pay for graduate school? Whether or not to take a gap year? Make sure that you are familiar with the process. Come talk to Marwa Amer about any questions you might have. Marwa is a PhD Candidate in History at UMass and can help you with any questions you might have about the graduate school application process.

If you are unable to make the drop-in hours send me an email at [email protected] to schedule an appointment.

CMASS at UMASS
10/30/2020

CMASS at UMASS

Still Here Still Strong
Thursday, November 5, 2020
6:00-7:00pm
https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/92637187155
Identify as Native/Indigenous and want to get to know others in the community? Stop by for an hour of sharing stories, learning about one another's culture, and exploring your identity/identities. Remember we are "Still Here and Still Strong"

CMASS at UMASS
10/30/2020

CMASS at UMASS

Virtual Beading
Friday, November 6. 2020
6:00pm
https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/92408620856
Interested in learning how to bead? Limited kits will be available from Residential Life on a first come first served basis. “Pickup locations will include Crabtree and CHC/Roots service desks during normal business hours on Thursday, November 5, and Friday before the event.
Join us on Zoom for a beading demonstration and walkthrough.

CMASS at UMASS
10/30/2020

CMASS at UMASS

Netflix Party “Indian Horse”
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
6:00-8:00pm
Netflix party link: https://www.tele.pe/netflix/f35e68cbe00565b6?s=s162
Join us on Netflix party to watch "Indian Horse" and stop by afterwards on Zoom to share your thoughts. A full discussion about the film will follow next week.

CMASS at UMASS
10/30/2020

CMASS at UMASS

Netflix Party “Indian Horse”
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
6:00-8:00pm
Netflix party link: https://www.tele.pe/netflix/f35e68cbe00565b6?s=s162
Join us on Netflix party to watch "Indian Horse" and stop by afterwards on Zoom to share your thoughts. A full discussion about the film will follow next week.

CMASS at UMASS
10/22/2020

CMASS at UMASS

Semester in the City
Deadline November 1, 2020
If you are looking for an opportunity to get work experience in your chosen field, learn how to make change on the issues you care about, and earn a full semester's worth of credit, look no further!

At Semester in the City, you are immersed in a 15-week intensive internship in the social impact sector, combined with two hands-on experiential learning courses, earning you a FULL semester’s worth of credit while getting real-world work experience! You will get a dedicated mentor, complete a special project that translates your classroom theory into practice, and build your network in Boston and beyond!

And the best thing is, tuition and housing are the same (and sometimes less!) than a semester on campus for most students, and financial aid applies!

Apply TODAY at https://collegeforsocialinnovation.org/apply
for the Spring 2021 cohort!! The final deadline is November 1.

Worried about the application process? We’ve got a guide for that! Click here for all the info you need on applying to Semester in the City!

Still have questions about the program? Email Devon Cruz, or text (617) 420-2710 for more information!

CMASS at UMASS
10/22/2020

CMASS at UMASS

The Massachusetts Asian American Commission's annual Young Leaders Symposium is going virtual this year! This series will introduce Asian American students and young professionals to leadership and service in the public sector.

Registration is now open! Asian American students in high school, college and recent grads are encouraged to attend.

The web series seeks to identify and support the development of future Asian American leaders. This event will feature speakers & workshops on topics such as activism and civic involvement, and will include scholarship opportunities and giveaways for attendees!

Please share the attached image or Facebook link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/802762143662120

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kfu6tqz4jE9HmWty71YE1aVzN_Opnw8VO?fbclid=IwAR2cinBo7_5RbxqLieRv8gceZj2CkHCywghRzohgWILCxZkuVq7sw91Adg0

CMASS at UMASS
10/22/2020

CMASS at UMASS

10/21/2020
CMASS at UMASS

CMASS at UMASS

First and foremost! Happy F/Pilipino/a/x American History Month!

I'm inviting you all to a free pop-up fireside chat with Kalaya'an (Kala) Mendoza & Diane Phelan two activists in NY. Kala is the co-founder of Across Frontlines & the creator of the popular "Filipinx for Black Lives" graphic, and Diane is an actress and founder of Unapologetically Asian & #RacismIsAVirus campaign. Can you please share this to your UMass Amherst Community ?

Topics on the Table: Voter Protection, Cross Coalition Building, Getting out the Vote, and More!

Date: Tomorrow (Wednesday) 10/21
Time: 8:30pm - 9:30pm EST
RSVP here to receive the zoom link so you can meet them both!
*If you can't make it tune in here for the LIVE call!*

Let me know if you have any questions & hope to see you there!

In Solidarity,
Tony

Tony DelaRosa | He/They/Siya
Founder of Pulse Poetry
Tony Rosa Speaks LLC
Harvard M.Ed | AIE '18

Attached and below you will find a flyer for Isenberg's Inclusive Leadership Virtual Series happening October 26 - Octob...
10/20/2020

Attached and below you will find a flyer for Isenberg's Inclusive Leadership Virtual Series happening October 26 - October 30. It's completely FREE and open to all students and alumni. We hope you will share within your respective area to continue engaging in these necessary conversations.

The case competition registration deadline has now passed, but all the panels and company information sessions are still available.

https://www.isenberg.umass.edu/diversity/inclusive-leadership-summit/schedule

CMASS at UMASS
10/20/2020

CMASS at UMASS

We are living in unprecedented times. Are you looking for a small-group setting to connect with peers of all backgrounds?

Are you interested in learning about your own and other’s racial and ethnic identities, talking about your experiences, and social justice issues happening both on campus and around the world?

Register TODAY on SPIRE for EDUC 202: Exploring Issues in Intergroup Dialogue (4 credits) (SB) (DU) for the Spring 2021 semester!

This interactive general education course provides undergraduate students with unique opportunities to:
• Expand knowledge, awareness, and commitment to racial justice
• Build relationships across differences
• Learn leadership skills valued in communities and the workplace

Questions?
Email: [email protected]
Website: bit.ly/UMass-Dialogue

CMASS at UMASS
10/20/2020

CMASS at UMASS

CLACLS Community,

Join us Wednesday Oct. 21st 5 pm for a virtual panel discussion centered around discussing the different implications between using the LatinX or LatinE to represent the Latino Diaspora. There will be contrasting perspectives that reflect on the limitations
each term both in an academic and cultural context.

Panel Discussion Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 964 3320 2686
Passcode: 152812

Panelists will be comprised of:

Luis Orlando Isaza Villegas - A Colombian immigrant, Orlando Isaza came to Brandeis University in 1965 as a member of a pioneer group of students selected and granted full merit scholarships by the newly created Latin American Scholarship Program of AMerican universities (LASPAU) to pursue higher education in the United States. At the Brandeis Heller School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare and the Sociology Department, he studies Sociology
of Health Care, Social Planning, and Social Policy. Now retired, he has been a distinguished educairo, therapist, community organizer, and policy maker, as well as administrator of numerous social welfare programs. He is a passionate warrior for civil rights, human rights, social justice and peace. He is proud father and grandfather.

Aurora Santiago Ortiz - is a PhD candidate in Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a 2020 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow. She is an interdisciplinary scholar of social inequities, specifically at the intersections of race, gender, and colonialism in Puerto Rico, the US, and Latin America. Her research engages in critical ethnographic methods, participatory action research, social movements scholarship, Women and Gender Studies, Puerto Rican Studies, and Latin(x) American studies broadly.

Rosa Medina Riveros - Has a PhD in Education: Language, Literacy and Culture and holds a Certificate in Latino and Latin American Studies from CLACLS at UMass Amherst. Rosa is interested in critical, post-structural, and decolonial approaches to multilingualism, multimodality, and education. Her analytical concept tools include raciolinguistics, intersectionality, narrative, and critical discourse analyses. Her research on Latinx graduate narratives in a predominately white institution has been showcased at the American Anthropological Assocation and the American Applied Linguistics Assocation. She is the incoming co0cahir for the Multilingualism and Multiliteracies subcommittee at the Council of Anthropology of Education of the American Anthropological Assocation.

Ysaaca Axelrod - is an assistant professor in the department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is a former kindergarten teacher and currently teaches pre-service early childhood and elementary education teachers. Her research interests are in Early Childhood language and literacy development, with a particular focus on emergent bilingual children and the intersections between language and identity development.

Stephanie Fetta - Stephanie Fetta holds a Ph.D. from University of California, Irvine. Her award-winning monograph Shaming into Brown: Somatic Transactions of race in Latino/a Literature (The Ohio State University Press, 2018) uncovers a new analytical lens Dr. Fetta identifies as the soma, loosely defined as the gestural body. Portrayer of our momentary as well as deeper subjectivities, the soma is also a central actor in social relations and a primary communicator of our ideological investments. Professor Fetta argues the soma is a pivotal site for unraveling bodily social technologies we use to create and sustain social subjugation. Specifically, she argues our somas efficaciously shame one another into intersectionally racialized stratifications.

In a hemispheric study, Professor Fetta's current research considers possible forms of Latinidad south, north, and within the US border. She studies Mexican indegenous poetry of the Oaxaca diaspora in Southern California in relation to and against articulations of US Latinidad. NOrth of the US border, Dr. Fetta considers connections and dissonances between Canadian creative expression and US [email protected]/X literature. She argues the promise and the limitations of an emerging sense of continental Latinidad.

Panel Discussion Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 964 3320 2686
Passcode: 152812

Immediately following the panel CLACLS will be hosting our Fall reception, we hope to see you there.

CMASS at UMASS
10/15/2020

CMASS at UMASS

Living Authentically as LGBTQIA and Latinx
Friday, October 16, 2020 | 7pm
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://umass amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpceCupjMuGNR9d1zNvSHnUVNWwjI1LMFK
Please join CMASS and the Stonewall center for an evening of sharing experiences being LGBTQIA and Latinx.

Co-sponsor: Stonewall Center

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10/09/2020

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Latin American Cultural Center- UMass Amherst
10/09/2020

Latin American Cultural Center- UMass Amherst

En Mi Casa: A Latinx Heritage Virtual Scavenger Hunt
Monday, October 12, 2020
7:00PM
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rcOqrqzwoE92r3EPoUE-xs9XVid6HkiXK
Join CMASS ,Latinos Unidos (LU) and Students of Caribbean Ancestry (SoCA) for a virtual scavenger hunt that explores Latinx Culture for an evening of fun and celebration. Enjoy the game and converse with student leaders and staff to share memories and experiences about being Latinx.
Co-Sponsors: Latinx American Cultural Center, Latinos Unidos, and Students of Caribbean Ancestry

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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