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The Office of Multicultural Affairs is committed to shaping a strong community among students of color while promoting an understanding of cultural diversity for the Smith community as a whole. The director coordinates activities that encourage exploration of one's identity, culture and heritage and an understanding of those of others. The office emphasizes the interests and needs of those who identify as students of color, beginning with the first-year preorientation program. The multicultural affairs office serves as a source of guidance and advocacy for students of color as they navigate their Smith experience.


The Koyal's Cage

Saturday, April 11 & Sunday, April 12, 7:30 pm
Helen Hills Hills Chapel

Part of the Smith College Department of Theatre New Playreading Series, The Koyal's Cage is an adaptation inspired by Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House. Written and directed by Afreen Gandhi, this work explores how Ibsen might re-write his 19th century classic in a modern day India. Admission is free.

UMASS Amherst Annual Powwow

Saturday, April 18
Curry Hicks Cage on the UMASS Amherst campus

The Center for Multicultural Advancement for Student Success (CMASS), Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center and the UMASS Native American Community invite all to attend their Annual Powwow on Saturday April 18th in the Curry Hicks Cage on the UMASS Amherst campus.

The UMASS Annual Powwow brings people together to reflect on the importance of family, friends, community and community partners. It provides an opportunity to give thanks and to honor the traditions of our ancestors. Please join us in this celebration.

The Powwow will feature Native American drum groups Urban Thunder, Eastern Sons and Rez Dogs, Storytelling with Larry Mann, member of the Nipmuck tribe, Intertribal and Eastern Water Drum with Daryl Wixon, member of the Wampanoag tribe, and Native American artisans offering a wide variety of handcrafted wares - from beading, leatherwork, moccasins, jewelry and indigenous food.

Doors Open at 10 am and close at 6 pm. Admission is free.

Multicultural Recruitment Day Conference

Saturday, April 18
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons

The annual Multicultural Recruitment Day Conference explores the theme "Medical School: Keys to Unlocking a Career in Medicine," providing you with an opportunity to learn about medical school admissions, financial aid, and student life. Check out the MRDC website for more information.