WOMEN OF COLOR
2009-2010 Resource Guide
This Resource Guide is provided to you by the Women of Color
Leadership Network. It is meant to be a resource for campus and
community organizations and people who have demonstrated a
willingness to provide sensitive and effective services to
Women of Color in the 5-college area.
The Women of Color Leadership Network (WOCLN) is
located at 202 Wilder Hall and provides advocacy, mentoring,
and training for University and community women of color in
the 5-college area. In addition, the WOCLN functions as a
source site for internships and jobs connecting students to
these organizations whose focus includes social justice work,
outreach, economic and health issues for communities of
color. Our programs work independently and in collaboration
with campus and community groups and organizations to
improve the lives of women of color.
Come visit us at our office
202 Wilder Hall
(Across from Durfee Conservatory and next to the University Club)
Or call our office with any questions
Table of Contents
Adult Education 4
Art Galleries 4
Cinemas & Theatres 6
Community Centers 7
Crisis Intervention 8
Domestic Violence &
Dance Schools 10
Employment Assistance 11
Hair Care/Supplies 11
Health Services 12
Alternative Health Education
Music Halls 14
Physical Fitness 15
Registered Student Organizations 16
Residential Area Governments 18
Student Government Association 22
Spiritual Worship 23
UMass Amherst Cultural Centers 26
UMass Amherst Multicultural Support 27 3
CONTINUING EDUCATION AT UMASS
100 Venture Way,
413.545.2412 Having trouble writing a
paper? Need someone to
HOLYOKE TUTOR MENTOR PROGRAM
Greater Holyoke chamber of commerce proof read it before you
177 High St.
Holyoke MA pass it in? Visit the
Contact: Emily Fox
413.534.3376 Writing Center in the
PIONEER VALLEY ADULT LEARNING Learning Commons!
1 Brewster Court,
Papers are reviewed on a
Northampton, MA walk-in basis for FREE!
Contact: Lynne Paju
Art Galleries & Museums
On UMass Amherst Campus
AGUSTA SAVAGE ART GALLERY
101 New Africa House
Contact: Terry Jenoure
Wheeler Dormitory (Central Residential Area)
Contact: John Simpson, Gallery Manager
Next to Berkshire Dining Hall
Monday -Thursday: 12 - 6pm
Sunday: 2 - 5pm
Contact: John Simpson, Gallery Manager
STUDENT UNION ART GALLERY
Student Union Building
41 Campus Center Way
Fine Arts Center building (off Massachusetts Ave.)
Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m.
Did you know…
In the Area
AMHERST COLLEGE MUSEUM Posting personal
OF NATURAL HISTORY
Tuesday-Sunday 11-4, closed Mondays. information and pictures
on Facebook or MySpace
AMHERST HISTORY MUSEUM isn’t always a good idea?
67 Amity St.
Amherst, MA It isn’t hard for
Second Floor Jones Library employers, or complete
43 Amity St
Amherst, MA strangers to see your
ERIC CARLE MUSEUM
OF PICTURE BOOK ART
125 W Bay Rd.
HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE ART GALLERY
Monday-Friday: 10:30 AM-4:30 PM, Sunday: 2:00 PM -5:00 PM
Closed Saturday and during the summer
Located in the lower level of the library building
Contact: Carolyn Arnold, Gallery Specialist, 413.559.5544
MEAD ART MUSEUM
SMITH COLLEGE MUSUEM OF ART
Northampton, MA 01063
Cinemas & Theatres
ACADEMY OF MUSIC THEATER
274 Main Street
Showtime’s usually between 7pm to 9pm on Wednesdays
AMHERST CINEMA ARTS CENTER
28 Amity Street
Hampshire Mall (Rt. 9)
413.587.4237 Getting involved on
campus and in the
Movie Rental community is great,
BLOCKBUSTER but remember to
458 Russell Street balance your activities
413.256.4249 and school work
15 Cowles Lane (Behind Bruegger’s
19 Montague Road,
183 University Drive,
AMHERST COMMUNITY ARTS
534 Main St.
Amherst, MA When I care to be powerful --
AMHERST FAMILY CENTER to use my strength in the
C/o Unitarian Church
121 N Pleasant St service of my vision, then it
413.256.1145 becomes less and less
BANGS COMMUNITY CENTER important whether I am
70 Boltwood Walk
Amherst, MA afraid. - Audre Lorde
43 Hulst Rd.
COMMUNITY PARTNERS INC.
24 South Prospect St.
HOLYOKE TUTOR/MENTOR PROGRAM
177 High St.
413.534.3376 Did you know…
MEN’S RESOURCE CENTER FOR
236 North Pleasant St.
If you go to a party
Amherst, MA off campus, make
sure you have a ride
NAACP - AMHERST BRANCH
PO Box 175 home. Always
413.253.9842 check with Mercy
Contact: Ray Elliot
House to see if they
OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICE are offering free
140 Hicks Way rides around town
Amherst, MA late at night!
Emergency Contraception Hotline
24-hour helpline, provides information before running
away, on the run, and about going home
1.800.621.4000 or 1.800.RUNAWAY
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
ABUSE/RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE (ARCH)
120 Maple St.
24-hour domestic violence/sexual assault hotline: 413.733.7100
EVERYWOMAN’S CENTER (Hampshire County)
RESOURCE AND REFERRAL
EVERYWOMAN’S CENTER HOTLINE / HAMPSHIRE COUNTY SEXUAL
ASSAULT CRISIS HOTLINE
Offering crisis intervention, information, and support to those who have experienced,
are in fear of experiencing, or know someone who has experienced sexual assault.
Everywoman’s Center serves people of all genders, ages, classes, ethnicities, races,
mental and physical abilities, sexual orientations and spiritual beliefs.
Toll Free: 1.888.337.0800 (24/7)
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
Providing crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals in all U.S.,
Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for anyone who is frightened for their safety in
their relationship. English and Spanish speaking assistance available with access to
more than 140 languages through an interpreter service.
NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE
Connects you to provider based on the area code you call from – use a local phone for
a local center where you are.
LLAMANOS Y HABLEMOS
La línea de ayuda para el abuso sexual está disponible las 24 horas del día.
Toll Free: 1.877.521.2601
A Massachusetts state-wide hotline for information and emergencies.
SAFE PASSAGE (counseling, advocacy, and support
services for battered women)
43 Center St. Suite G
Northampton, MA Life Lessons
24-hour hotline: 413.586.5066
Trust your instincts
www.safepass.org about whether a person
WOMANSHELTER / is safe to spend time
476 Appleton St. alone with. Your safety
Holyoke, MA 01041
24-hour hotline: 1.877.538.9717 is more important than
being polite. If it
doesn’t feel right, it’s
Dance Schools OK to leave a date early.
AMHERST BALLET CENTER
29 Strong St.
CINDY’S SCHOOL OF DANCE
NORTHAMPTON SCHOOL OF DANCE
131 King St.
THE BARN STUDIO/THE WHITE BARN
20 Dickinson St.
FUTURE WORKS CAREER CENTER
1 Federal St.
UMASS CAREER SERVICES
140 Hicks Way
UMASS STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OFFICE
Rm. 243 Whitmore
University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
See website for listings:
40 Main St.
Amherst, MA Academic Tips
HEADS UP HAIR STUDIOS
233 North Pleasant St. Suite 37 Need a place to study
Amherst, MA that’s not the library?
Check out the four cultural
1500 Main St. centers and see if they
413.734.4545 offer study hours.
MICHELLE’S HAIR & NAIL CO.
180 Eastern Ave.
906 State St.
SALLY BEAUTY SUPPLY
458 Russell St. (In the Stop and Shop plaza)
UMASS HEALTH SERVICES
150 Infirmary Way
Alternative Health Education
THE FIVE COLLEGE CULTURE, HEALTH,
ALANA HEALTH OUTREACH AND
150 Infirmary Way
Call Tom Schiff 413.577.5181
Or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternative Health Services, Focusing on the
Mind Body and Soul
AMHERST CHINESE MEDICINE AND MASSAGE THERAPY
29 Pray St.
CHICOPEE HEALTH CENTER
203 Exchange St.
COLLEGE CHURCH/HEALTH CARE
PROJECT The point is not to pay
58 Pomeroy Terrace
Northampton, MA 01060
back kindness but to
General medical care for underinsured and pass it on.
uninsured adults and children at an
interdenominational church. - Julia Alvarez
Freedom Center Box 623
HOLYOKE HEALTH CENTER
230 Maple St.
Located in the Western Mass Health Center
3550 Main St. Suite 201
Springfield, MA 01107
27 Pray St.
413.586.2016 (Pioneer Valley)
WOMEN’S HEALTH NETWORK
16 Center St. Suite 415
www.tapestryhealth.org (look under services)
NETWORK (BHN CRISIS)
503 State St. Life Lessons
Talking about sex is
SEXY!!! Let the person
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Hills North know what you want and
413.545.2337 DON’T want…
SERVICE NET INC. No matter what has
129 King Street
happened before or what
413.585.1300 they bought for you, you
don’t owe anyone sex.
THE CALVIN THEATRE AND
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
19 King Street
IRON HORSE MUSIC HALL
20 Center Street
PEARL STREET NIGHT CLUB
10 Pearl Street
PINES THEATRE AT LOOK PARK Academic Tips
300 North Main Street
Florence, MA Quality over Quantity…
Watch how many classes
you take because they will
BOYDEN GYM CENTER
Boyden Gym affect the grades you
10 University Drive
90 Gatehouse Rd.
317 Russell St.
335 Russell St, Unit A-180
TOTMAN GYM CENTER
UMASS Outing Club
Robert Frost Trail
Norwottock Bicycle Trail (From Belchertown to Northampton)
Registered Student Organizations
ALANA NURSING ASSOC.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CLUB
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS
SOCIETY OF HISPANIC PROF. ENGINEERS (SHPE)
SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS (SWE)
WOMEN IN SPORTS MANAGEMENT
HIP HOP CULTURE ORGANIZATION
AFRICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION (ASA)
ALBANIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION
ARAB STUDENTS CLUB (ASC)
ASIAN AMERICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION (AASA)
ASIAN AMERICANS FOR POLITICAL AWARENESS (AAPA)
BLACK STUDENT UNION (BSU)
BORICUAS UNIDOS (BU)
CAMBODIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION (CSA)
CAPE VERDEAN STUDENT ALLIANCE (CVSA)
CASA DOMINICANA (CASA)
ENGLISH SPEAKING CARRIBEAN ASSOCIATION (ESCA)
HAITIAN AMERICAN STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (HASA)
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL EXPERIENCE (ICE)
KOREAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION (KSA)
NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION (NASA)
NATIONAL PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL (NPHC)
PERSIAN STUDENT ORGANIZATION
RUSSIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION
SOUTH ASIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION (SASA)
STUDENT ALLIANCE FOR ISRAEL
STUDENT ASSOCIATION FOR THE MULTICULTURAL BRAZILIAN
STUDENTS OF CARRIBEAN ANCESTRY (SOCA)
TAIWANESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (TSA)
VIETNAMESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (VSA)
Office of Fraternities and Sororities
308 Student Union
BLACK MASS COMMUNICATION PROJECT (BMCP)
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST (BASIC)
JEWISH STUDENT UNION (JSU)
MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION (MSA)
For more information on these RSOs and for information on more organizations,
Center for Student Development
416 Student Union
Residential Area Governments
CENTRAL AREA GOVERNMENT
127 Brett Hall 413.545.2080
NORTH AREA GOVERNMENT
121 North B
NORTHEAST AREA GOVERNMENT
16 Dwight Hall
ORCHARD HILL AREA GOVERNMENT
112 Field (Right next to Sweets 'n More)
SOUTHWEST AREA GOVERNMENT
7 Hampden Hall 413.545.0960
SYLVAN AREA GOVERNMENT
8 Cashin Hall
Restaurants That Offer Ethnic Cuisine
$ - under 10
$$ - 10-18
$$$ - 18+
AMANOUZ CAFÉ $/$$ (Middle Eastern)
44 Main St.
AMHERST CHINESE $/$$ (Chinese/Asian)
62 Main St.
ANTONIO’S PIZZA $ (Various)
31 N. Pleasant St
ARIGATO $$ (Japanese)
13 North Pleasant St.
BAKU’S AFRICAN RESTAURANT $ (African)
197 N. Pleasant St
BIG MAMOU $$ (Cajun)
63 Liberty St.
BUENO Y SANO $ (Mexican)
46 Main St.
CAFÉ LEBANON $$ (Middle Eastern)
2 Conz St.
1390 Main St.
CAMINITO ARGENTINEAN STEAKHOUSE $$/$$$ (Argentinean)
7 Old South St.
CARMELINA’S AT THE COMMONS $$$ (Italian)
96 Russell St.
CRAZY NOODLES $$ (Asian and Italian)
36 Main St.
EL SALVADOR RESAURANT $/$$ (Mexican Mix)
166 White Street
FRESH SIDE CAFÉ $/$$ (Asian Fusion)
39 South Pleasant St.
GOTEN OF JAPAN $$$ (Japanese)
GREAT WALL RESTAURANT $/$$ (Chinese)
167 Pine St.
HOUSE OF TERYAKI $/$$ (Japanese and
Korean) Life Lessons
1177 North Pleasant St.
Know that if you are
INDIA HOUSE RESTAURANT $$ (Indian) going to PARTY
45 State St.
Northampton, MA HARD…You need to
LA VERA CRUZANA $/$$ (Spanish)
63 South Pleasant St. It takes your body a
couple of days to
and recover from a long
31 Main St.
Northampton, MA night out.
MOM’S HOUSE CHINESE FOOD MARKET AND TAKE OUT $/$$
318 College St.
MI PLAZA $ (Spanish)
325 Main St.
MI TIERRA $/$$ (Mexican Restaurant and Grocery Store)
206 Russell St. (rt. 9)
(In back of the Norwottuck shops)
PANDA EAST $/$$ (Chinese)
103 N. Pleasant St.
PASTA E BASTA $/$$ (Italian)
26 Main St. If I were really asked to define
myself, I wouldn’t start with
race; I wouldn’t start with
SALSA RENGUE $ (Spanish)
392 High St. blackness; I wouldn’t start with
413.533.1850 gender; I wouldn’t start with
TABELLA $$/$$$ (Eclectic) feminism. I would start with
28 Amity St.
stripping down to what
413.253.0220 fundamentally informs my life,
THAI CORNER $/$$ (Thai)
which is that I’m a seeker on the
31 Boltwood Walk path. I think of feminism, and I
413.253.1639 think of anti-racist struggles as
ZHANG’S KITCHEN $$ (Chinese) part of it. But where I stand
460 West St.
Amherst, MA spiritually is, steadfastly, on a
path about love.- Bell Hooks
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (S.G.A.)
420 Student Union
AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCH
Goodwin AME Zion Church
41 Woodside Ave.
AL BAQI ISLAMIC CENTER
495 Union St.
AMHERST KOINONIA CHURCH
CHABAD HOUSE AT AMHERST
30 N Hadley Road
885 Federal Street
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF AMHERST
434 North Pleasant St.
1 East Pleasant St. Inspiration
# 47, Amherst, MA
(Above Loose Goose Café) I think the importance of
doing activist work is
20 Gaylord St. precisely because it allows
413.253.2522 you to give back and to
HILLEL HOUSE consider yourself not as a
388 N Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA single individual who may
have achieved whatever
but to be a part of an
IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH
867 North Pleasant St. ongoing historical
Service: Sunday at 9:30am
CENTER OF PIONEER VALLEY
ISLAMIC SOCIETY-WESTERN MASS
377 Amostown Rd.
West Springfield, MA
JEHOVAH’S WITNESS KINGDOM HALL
165 Bridge Rd.
Contact: James Bias
JEWISH COMMUNITY OF AMHERST
742 Main Street
MAPLE RIDGE CHURCH
1040 South East St.
365 North Pleasant St.
MOUNT TOBY FRIENDS MEETING
194 Long Plain Rd (rt. 63)
MUSLIM STUDENT’S ASSOCIATION
321 Student Union
University of Massachusetts
NEW ENGLAND PEACE
Nipponzan Myohoji Sangha
100 Cave Hill Rd.
NEWMAN CENTER (CATHOLIC CHURCH)
472 North Pleasant St.
NORTHAMPTON FRIENDS MEETING
43 Center St.
413.587.4622 & 413.783.0475
WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
98 North Maple St.
ST. BRIGID’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
46 North Prospect St.
ST. JOHN’S CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
643 Union St.
36 Hadley St
South Hadley, MA
121 North Pleasant St.
UMass Amherst Cultural Centers
Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center (JWECC)
Chadbourne Dormitory Basement, Central Residential Area
Supervised by the Native American Student Services (NASS) Office
Latin American Cultural Center (LACC)
Hampden Dining Commons, Southwest Residential Area
Supervised by Bilingual Collegiate Program (BCP)
Malcolm X Cultural Center (MXCC)
Berkshire Dining Commons, Southwest Residential Area
Supervised by the Committee for the Collegiate
Education of Black and other Minority Students (CCEBMS) Office
Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center
B1 Knowlton Basement, Northeast Residential Area
Supervised by the United Asia Learning Resource Center (UALRC)
UMass Amherst Multicultural Support
OPSAS (OFFICE OF PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR ALANA STUDENTS)
302 Student Union
BILINGUAL COLLEGIATE PROGRAM (BCP)
101 Wilder Hall
COMMITTEE FOR THE COLLEGIATE EDUCATION OF BLACK AND
OTHER MINORITY STUDENTS (CCEBMS)
205 New Africa House
NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT SERVICES (NASS)
B11 Bartlett Hall (Basement)
413.577.0980 or 5-0970
WOMEN OF COLOR LEADERSHIP NETWORK (WOCLN)
202 Wilder Hall
UNITED ASIA LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER (UALRC)
Basement of Knowlton Building