IIF Grant Awards

MCCL reviews proposals twice each fall and spring to distribute the annual funds sponsored by the Office of the President and the Dean of the College.

IIF Grants Awarded in 2012-2013

  • The Rendezvous of Modern China and the West - $2300 - Ying Wang
  • Beyond Binaries: Identity and the Sexuality Spectrum & Bisexuality 101 and Beyond- $900 - Karen Jacobus
  • Concert Performance by the West African Highlife Band -$2000 - Olabode Omojola
  • Diversity Days: Offering the Multicultural Campus Experience to South Hadley Teens Though MHC - $800 - Stephanie Maitre

IIF Grants Awarded in 2011-2012

  • Integrated Varsity and Club Sport Team Flag Football Tournament - $450 - Haley Streibich and Flynn Vickowski
  • Understanding Foreign Influence: The Effects of NGO's and Foreign Aid in Haiti - $200 - Tyrra Minto
  • Classrooms and Communities: Critical Pedagogy, Art, and Activism - $1080 - Hilary Pollan and Rogelio Minana
  • Interfaith Student Leadership - $2000 - Layli Amerson
  • The Road to Freedom: Portraits of People with Disabilities - $1500 - Peggy Gillespie
  • Global Partners Program - $850 - Donna Van Handle

IIF Grants Awarded in 2010-2011

  • Workshop and Concert of Syriac Liturgical Music from the Middle East – $1300 –  Michael Penn
  • Disability Speaker – $1500 – Emma Fialka-Feldman
  • UMMA Eid al-Adha– $400 – Reema Naqvi
  • World Art Exhibit: What it Takes to Change a Community  – $725 – Haeinn Woo
  • Asian Refugee Week – $1250 – Daniela Pila
  • Aya Ogawa, Playwright: Artist's Talk and 3 Day Writing Residency – $500 – Brooke O'Harra
  • Live Feed from the Black Unconscious at MHC – $1900 – Ronaldo Wilson
  • LGBTQ Let's Talk It Out – $300 – Patricia Dygert
  • The Art of Building Inclusive Community – $1377 – Zilin Cui
  • East Coast Asian American Student Union – $3000 – Aileen Wang & Kunzang Wangdi

IIF Grants Awarded in 2009-2010

  • Spring Break Alternative-Immigration – $955 –  Daniela Pila
  • Islam Answers Stereotypes About Muslim Women – $460 – Elizaveta Lozovaya
  • 5PAN 4th Annual Spring Leadership Conference – $500 – Aileen Wang
  • Youth Summits – $1350 – Karina Hurtado-Ocampo
  • Paul Bunyan, Pocahantas and the Robot – $300 – Allyse Knox
  • Putting a Different Face to HIV/AIDS – $1000 – Asinath Rusibamayila
  • Students of Color Leadership Retreat – $1500 – Priscilla Gee
  • Food Justice Society-Bare Nutrients – $500 – Ari Baum-Hommes
  • Kachimushi Naginata – $500 – Melissa Rice

IIF Grants Awarded in 2008-2009

  • Race, Gender, Privilege, and Authority at a Women’s College:  Focus Groups with Public Safety - $560 -  Elizabeth Cahn
  • Community Breakfast Dialogue Services –  $1200 – Elena Cohen
  • Women’s Environmental Leadership – $900 – Giovanna Di Chiro
  • MHC Garden Society workshops – $650 – Sarah Lince
  • Samuel Lurie,  Transgender Issues – $2200 -  Karen Jacobus
  • Recovery Student Retreat - $900 ADAP, Susan McCarthy
  • Spring Connections  for Spring Admits – $400 – Jacqueline Hoffer
  • Peer-to-Peer Anti-Racism/Inclusiveness Workshops - $1200 – Sarah Pritchard, Emma Fialka-Feldman
  • Operation: Cultural Centers  – $2000 – Tanya Williams
  • Border Crossings and Identity - $693 – Aazia Hossain
  • The Clothesline Project - $150– Mackenzie Walker
  • 5Pan Annual Spring Leadership Program - $2000– Angela Wu, Cory Wong
  • Panel on Post-Genocide Issues in Bosnia & Rwanda -$400 – Heba Al-adaway
  • Passages Identify Workshop - $2000 – Cory Wong

IIF Grants Awarded in 2007-2008

  • UMMA Muslim Conference – Award $1,500 – Senia Bachi Abderahman
  • Familia - Documentary by Lillian Jimenez – Award $1,100 – Kimberly Colon
  • MHACASA - African Caribbean Day – Award $250 – Caroline Wameru
  • Writing Workshop on Being Latin/A/American – Award $300 – Rosario deSwanson
  • Multifaith Council Trip – Award $1100 – Leslie Fraser
  • MHC Garden Society - 4 workshops – Award $775 – Marguerite Hutcheson
  • Understanding Labels -Experiencing Diversity – Award $3,068 – Donna Van Handle
  • Students of Color Leadership Conference – Award $1,700 – Tanya Williams
  • Play- Meray Pita-Ji, Mein – Award $500 – Arianna Chadwick-Saund
  • AASIA - Archival History – Award $350 – Rona Yee
  • Wheelchair Campaign – Award $330 – Stephanie Argus

IIF Grants Awarded in 2006-2007

For its late-fall, 2006 round of funding from the Inclusiveness Initiatives Fund the MCCL received 19 proposals for a total of $44,598. The requests were for projects that will take place in spring, 2007 (or in one case in fall, 2007). It was able to fund 16 of them for a total of $17,220.

  • Making Class Visible – Award $800 – Debbora Battaglia, Anthropology
    J-Term course drawing on literature from visual anthropology, cultural studies, and film studies; will include a production component oriented toward an interview-based video and a coordinated publicity campaignThe Yuval Ron Ensemble – Award $1500 – Madeeha Channah '08
  • The Yuval Ron Ensemble: a night of multi-cultural and multi-faith song, story and dance with a vision of alleviating social, religious and cultural misunderstandingDiscovering Faith – Award $570 – Madeeha Channah '08
  • Discovering Faith –fostering a deeper understanding of the services and rituals performed by different faith traditions, by visiting sacred places of worship for each faith tradition
  • African Caribbean Day – Award $1000 – Solange Cox '08
    One time booster support of annual cultural heritage month by MHACASA
  • Hosting Dorothy Allison - Award $1500 – Simone Weil Davis, English
    Support of visit to the Five Colleges from author Dorothy Allison and visit to Simone Weil Davis' spring 2007 course, which will be populated with a combination of incarcerated women and Five College students, “Inside-Out in Hampden County: Crisis and Transcendence”
  • Women’s Environmental Leadership: Promoting Diversity in the Environmental Professions – Award $2350 – Giovannia DiChiro, Earth and Environment Panel showcases the rise of a new generation of environmental leadership characterized by diversity, innovation, collaboration, and effective communications in identifying and solving environmental problems
  • Learning from Within – Award $300 – Amelia Ender, Leslie Fraser, Eliot House
    An introduction to contemplative writing and movement to awaken awareness of self and others
  • Mount Holyoke Queer Students and Alumnae Conference – Award $1,000 – Chenaimwoyo Gondo
    Conference to bring together current MHC students, alumnae, and five college students in a day of networking, education, empowerment and entertainment
  • SuDance – Award $1500 – Natasha Hunter '07
    A socially conscious dance concert & collaborative community event to call attention to the present attrocities in Sudan and the related  deeply rooted issues of racism, classism, and sexism in our world
  • Robin Roberts Book Tour – Award $1000 – Tiffany Quash, Physical Education
    Fund to bring Robin Roberts to campus as part of the “As Women of Color We Can: Be Healthy, Be Strong, Be One
  • The Global and the Intimate: Gender Studies in the Present Crisis of Citizenship – Award $2000 – Mary Renda
    Keynote event and keynote lecture (Angela Davis) and conversations with students in conjunction with conference on gender studies and citizenship.
  • 3 Day Workshop Series for ALANA first year students interested in the Sciences – Award $1000 – Lucy Sanchez '07
  • Workshop with Young Jean Lee – Award $800 – Sophie Skiles, Theatre Arts
    Weekend workshop with Young Jean Lee, Asian American playwright and director.
  • Exploratory Discussions about Combining ISOC and Passages Orientation Boards – Award $600 – Donna Van Handle, Global Initiatives
  • UMMA Conference, March 31, Myra Kaiser ‘09 - $1,900
    Four prominent Muslim scholars and activists brought to campus for an all-day conference.
  • Sisters of Hinduism Reaching Inwards, Puja Deverakonda ’07 - $1,200
    Four workshops over the course of a weekend conference on MahaYoga, with keynote speaker, and amazing Indian food. Participants from all over the Northeast. Friday, April 20 - Sunday, April 22.
  • UMMA Muslim Conference