National Book Award winner Ibram X. Kendi to present lecture “How to be an Antiracist”

November 7, UMass Fine Arts Center

Free and open to the public; tickets required

New York Times best-selling author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi will deliver the inaugural “Stand United, Fight Hate” lecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on November 7, 2018 at the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall from 6:00 to 7:30pm.

Five College letter to state leaders urges increase in public transportation budget

The Five College Consortium has sent a letter to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and other state leaders urging an increase in the budget for state’s regional transportation systems (RTAs). Baker’s proposed budget would level-fund the RTA budget for a fourth straight year.

Grant will help Five College Schools Partnership work to diversify area K-12 teaching force

A grant from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts will help a coalition of organizations led by the Five College Schools Partnership address the lack of diversity among teachers in the area’s public school classrooms. 

Five College theater alumnae of color return to campuses for residencies, showcase and panel discussion

Five College Theater Alumnae of Color Showcase
Thursday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., Kirby Theater, Amherst College
Free and open to public 

Theater Alumnae of Color Panel: “Theater in These Times”
Friday, Sept. 29, 5 p.m., Kirby Theater, Amherst College
Followed by reception and meet-and-greet for Five College students
Free and open to the public

Festival features wide variety of classical new music performers and compositions

New Music rehearsal 2015Five College New Music Festival, September 8—10, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMassFrom September 8 to 10, the UMass Amherst Department of Music and Dance will host the 2017 Five College New Music Festival, featuring four concert programs of music by Five College faculty