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James Farmer Multicultural Center

Named for civil rights leader and UMW Distinguished Professor James Farmer, the James Farmer Multicultural Center (JFMC) provides a warm, welcoming, and supportive environment for students from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The JFMC's most important goal is to enhance students' educational experiences at UMW by increasing awareness and knowledge of multiculturalism, diversity and social justice issues that impact the individual and the community. The James Farmer Multicultural Center specifically focuses on the academic and social well-being of underrepresented students through programming, mentoring, and leadership opportunities.

Let others know you are supporting the JFMC by tagging your posts on social with #TogetherJFMC and #MaryWashDay.

Your gift to the James Farmer Multicultural Center will support:

  • RISE peer mentoring program for students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • annual Cultural Awareness Series, including the Multicultural Fair
  • Farmer Fellows diversity peer educator program
  • annual Social Justice and Leadership Summit and other social justice initiatives

22 student organizations advancing diversity and inclusion

James Farmer Multicultural Center Match
WE DID IT! $5,000 of gifts to the James Farmer Multicultural Center were matched by Jacob ’04 and Kelly Sapp ’08.
$4,110 MATCHED
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