Cultural Heritage and Awareness Events

Cultural Heritage Months and Awareness Weeks are Mount Holyoke’s community to acknowledge, celebrate, and explore domestic and international racial, ethnic, and religious identities. Programming can range from lecturers, art exhibits, dialogues and more.

The cultural heritage month planning committee is made up of students who work in collaboration with linked student organizations and interested faculty and staff. The planning committee coordinates development of each of the heritage month calendars, develops additional educational and celebratory events for campus, and works with cultural organizations to produce a unified experience of cultural celebrations for campus.

Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15-October 15, 2016
LGBTQ History Month: October 2016
Native American Heritage Month: November 2016
Transgender Remembrance Day: November 20, 2016
Black History Month: February 2017
Women's History Month: March 2017
Asian American Heritage Month: April 15-May 15 2017

Awareness Weeks

In addition to the campus-wide committees that work on the month long programs, several registered student organizations also host cultural awareness weeks at MHC.

African and Caribbean Awareness WeeK

Sponsor: MHACASA (Mount Holyoke African & Caribbean Student Association)

Semana Chicana

Sponsor: MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantial Chicano de Aztlan)

Muslim Awareness WeeK

Sponsor: UMMA