Welcome to the Multicultural Resource Center

The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) at Amherst College welcomes ALL students from ALL backgrounds. The MRC actively and intentionally contributes to the College’s goal of creating a more inclusive community by acknowledging, celebrating, and promoting the diverse experiences of every student. The MRC, acting as a commmunication and activity center, is the hub for all groups at Amherst that promote understanding of different cultural aspects present in our community. Learn more about what we do.

Orgasm Inc. Filmmaker Liz Canner to Show her Film and Speak at Amherst College March 1

February 25, 2010

On Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m., Amherst College’s Keefe Campus Center Theater will present the documentary Orgasm Inc.: The Strange Science of Female Pleasure and a discussion with the film’s producer, Liz Canner, immediately after the showing.


Jazz at Schwemm’s Fall Semester Performances Set for Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28

September 30, 2010
Contact:  Bruce Diehl
Director of Jazz Performance Program, Amherst College

AMHERST, Mass. – The line-up for the fall semester’s Jazz@Schwemm’s performance series has been posted. Performances given by students and local professionals will fall on four consecutive Thursday evenings beginning on Oct. 7 at 9 p.m. at the Schwemm’s Backroom Coffeehouse, which is located in the Keefe Campus Center on the Amherst College campus.


Author Lizzie Simon to Discuss Bipolar Disorder at Amherst College April 1

March 8, 2010                                               

AMHERST, Mass.—Lizzie Simon, speaker and author of the book Detour: My Bipolar Trip in 4-D, will discuss her own experiences with mental illness (specifically bipolar disorder), its stigma and wellness at 7:30 p.m. in the Friedmann Room of Amherst College’s Keefe Campus Center on Wednesday, April 1.


Amherst College Artists, Students to Open Non-Monetary Exchange Banks at Senior Center and on Campus Dec. 11

December 4, 2009
For immediate release

Contacts: Rick Lowe, 713.398.0779
Wendy Ewald, 845.546.1643

AMHERST, Mass.—On Friday, December 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Keefe Center on the Amherst College campus and 6 to 7 p.m. at the Bangs Senior Center in the town of Amherst, Amherst College visiting artists and undergraduates, high school students from Get Up Get Down and the senior center will host an opening reception for exchange/value, a project of the 2009 Collaborative Art Class at Amherst College led by visiting artists Wendy Ewald and Rick Lowe, known internationally for their collaborative projects with communities.


Jazz@Schwemm’s Spring Semester Performances Slated for March 31 and April 7, 14, 21

March 13, 2009
Contact:  Bruce Diehl 
Director of Jazz Program

AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College’s Jazz@Schwemm’s music series will kick off for the spring semester Tuesday, March 31, at 9 p.m. with a performance by the Yusuf Salim Tribute Project and student combo Telepathic Milk.