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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.


IS Day

Monday, November 2
Campus Center Carroll Room: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Food tickets available at the door (tickets are $1 each, food items cost 2-4 tickets per portion)

International Students' Day is a day when international students at Smith prepare food from their home countries/regions/places of origin. It is an extremely fun event where members of the Smith community can interact with some of the various cultures present at Smith and enjoy some seriously delicious food!!! Check out the IS Day event poster

A lecture on slavery and capitalism by Ed Baptist

Thursday, November 5, 5 pm
Neilson Browsing Room

Please join us for a lecture by Professor Ed Baptist from Cornell University who will discuss the links between the institution of slavery and modern capitalist growth in the United States. Professor Baptist's important award-winning book challenges the prevailing narrative that slavery was set to die a natural death after the American Revolution. He tells the story by focusing on the memories of enslaved people as well as their enslavers. Free and open to the public. View the event poster (sponsored by the Lecture Committee, the Departments of History, Government, Africana Studies, Economics, the Program of the Study of Women and Gender and the American Studies Program, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the UMASS Department of History, and the Black Students' Alliance)