Around 200 people gathered Monday night for the vigil mourning the loss of those affected by police violence.
Members from UMass, Amherst College and the University of Missouri to sit on Friday’s panel.
A lecture by the senior vice president of program, training and youth development services for the Boys & Girls Club of America addressed small actions toward diversification that can lead to large results.
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UMass student Adrianne Smith discusses racism, UMass’ lack of diversity and biracial identity.
Students present demands and tap administrators for answers, additional information at ‘answering session’
At the two-and-a-half-hour meeting, Kumble Subbaswamy, Katherine Newman and other administrators responded to concerns and suggestions from attendees.
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Administration agrees to ‘answering session’
A group of students painted over a commonly-used graffiti wall in the Central Residential Area in support of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement. However, it was discovered that the words “Black lives matter” had been painted over with “All lives matter.”
At noon on Tuesday the Black Student Union organized a ‘die-in’ event in protest of recent reports of police brutality against African-Americans
Under dimmed lights, and with light jazz in the background, students came together Friday night in the Campus Center Auditorium for a Black Student Union sponsored evening of poetry. Featuring professional poet Kai Davis and student poets, issues of love, race, gender, and death were explored. The night began at 8 p.m. with student poets from UMass, other members of the Five Colleges and guests from colleges as far as Bridgewater State University. Light music was provided by band “Chocolate Milk,” whose sets ran underneath and between poetry performances. Later, the band was provided with some of its own time…
On the steps of the Student Union yesterday afternoon, over 200 students and community members wore hoodies to mourn the death of Trayvon Martin and demand justice.
Black Student Union members and non-members alike performed a series of sitcom scenes Saturday night as part of a retrospective – “From Good Times to Girlfriends and The Rebirth of the ‘90s” – to commemorate Black History Month. The choice of showcasing prominent black sitcoms by decade reflected our recent entry into the – what are they calling them – the ‘10s?