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Hidden in Plain Sight: Stories of Black Lowell

Hidden in Plain Sight: Stories of Black Lowell

(Photocourtesy UMass Lowell Library’s Twitter) “Seen left to right; Wilda Chapman, Bobby Tugbiyele, and Diamond Asaaneh sitting at UMass Lowell’s Hidden in Plain Sight book panel event.” Kyra Barry Connector Editor Feb. 23, Francine Coston, associate director in the Office of Multicultural Affairs, introduced the audience to the panel members for Hidden in Plain Sight

The vital role intersectionality has in social justice and how UMass Lowell can account for it in policies

(Photo Courtesy of Mohamed Badarne) “Kimberle Crenshaw, American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.” Kyra Barry Connector Editor Intersectionality is essential to social justice or at least acknowledging the concept is. Although what the term represents has existed before intersectionality was used in the social justice movement, it was coined

Cocoa and canvases and cool things to do, oh my!

Kyra Barry Connector Staff With the return to campus at the tail end of UMass Lowell’s stint with completely virtual classes comes events hosted in UMass Lowell’s dorms. Aside from having perks such as having their dorms paid for, residential advisors, aka RAs, are required to put on events for their residents. These events can

Schueller Observatory public event Feb. 9 update

(Photo Courtesy of UMass Lowell) “Schueller Observatory is located on South Campus by the sports fields, and is open to the public for monthly events during the school year.” Kyra Barry Connector Editor Wednesday, Feb. 9, the UMass Lowell Schueller Observatory will be open to the public from six to nine pm, including lectures by

The Offering seeking submissions

[Image description of text on flyer image] Get published. The Offering is now accepting submissions of poetry, short fiction, non fiction, and visual arts. Calling all UML students, faculty, staff, and alumni to submit work for consideration for the UML literary magazine’s 2022 issue! Send your submissions to: Deadline: Febuary 14, 2022 Guidelines: Submit up

Inside Lucy Kim’s “Skin Might See” debut at Mahoney Hall

(Photo Courtesy of Kyra Barry) “Lucy Kim standing in front of one of the works in her show, ‘Over, Under, Around, and Through’.” Kyra Barry Connector Editor Lucy Kim has little interest in the mundane and traditional in her works. During her January 2022 artist talk at UMass Lowell, she shared her fascination with the