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What is Homecoming at the Mount Holyoke College Cultural Centers?
Homecoming at the Cultural Centers is an annual “welcome home” meet and greet type event for students, faculty/staff, retired faculty/staff, and regional alumnae/alumnx based on how they self-identify in relation to the various cultural centers. These events will help us build solidarity within these communities.
Create a sense of community by providing an opportunity for individual communities to gather around their shared identities.
Provide participants the opportunity to create their own organic definition of “what it means to be “Us” (our community)” through socialization.
Homecomings are community spaces for those who share the identities of each center. For those who do not self-identify with these communities but want to learn and show support, we invite you to join us during weekly open hours throughout the academic year, and, most importantly, the Birthday Celebrations honoring the founding and legacy of each cultural center.
Asian Center for Empowerment: October 2
Betty Shabazz: October 29
Zowie Banteah: November 5
Eliana Ortega: November 16
Jeannette Marks: March 25
Unity Center: April 15
For inquiries about the accessibility of this event or to request any accommodations, please contact Ysabel Garcia at email@example.com. Please make accommodation requests at least three days before the event date to give implementation time, however, in all situations, a good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations up until the time of the event.