Events

Thursday, February 2

Claiming Williams Day

Claiming Williams Day 9am

Claiming Williams invites the community to acknowledge and understand the uncomfortable reality that not all students, staff, and faculty can equally “claim”...

 
Clickers: What Do We think?

Clickers: What Do We think? 9am

In this session, the audience participates anonymously by using clickers to answer a range of questions from information to opinion and from the personal to...

Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center  
Restorative Workshop for Student Organizers and Activists

Restorative Workshop for Student Organizers and... 9am

It takes moral courage to stand in the face of oppression therefore, mental health is an intersectional social justice issue. This workshop will be...

Schapiro Hall, Room 141  
Romance and Rape Culture in the Clark Collection

Romance and Rape Culture in the Clark Collection 9am

Join gallery guides Molly Burroughs ’17 and Alex Mendez ’17 for a discussion of depictions of romance in The Clark’s permanent collection through the lens of...

The Clark Art Institute  
Spoken Word Workshop: The Presence of Absence

Spoken Word Workshop: The Presence of Absence 9am

What haunts you? What negative space shapes you? What have you lost that lives forever? In this generative writing workshop, we will engage the empty spaces...

Schapiro Hall, Room 241  
God Don’t Like Ugly and She’s Not Too Stuck on Pretty Either: Black Feminist Ethical Perspectives for These Times

God Don’t Like Ugly and She’s Not Too Stuck on... 10:45am

Barbara Smith is an author, activist, and independent scholar who has played a groundbreaking role in opening up a national cultural and political dialogue...

Chapin Hall  
Center for Learning in Action Open Office Hours

Center for Learning in Action Open Office Hours 11:30am

Every Thursday from 11:30am-1:30pm, the staff from the Center for Learning in Action will be in Paresky to answer your questions, promote a wide variety of...

Paresky Center, Baxter Hall  
Courage Across Borders: Stories about the Immigrant Experience

Courage Across Borders: Stories about the... 12:30pm

The national conversation around immigration has been quite contentious and at times lacking in substance. What we do not hear much about are reasons why...

Driscoll Dining Hall, Lounge  
Finding Everyday Courage

Finding Everyday Courage 12:30pm

Have you ever ever been afraid to voice your opinion? Chances are, you are not alone. The consequences of saying “the wrong thing” can be high in today’s...

Paresky Center, Luetkemeyer Lounge  
The Courage to Learn

The Courage to Learn 12:30pm

Women from CDE and Williams undergraduates from around the world will share their experiences with education, moral courage, and the interconnectedness of...

Faculty House/Alumni Center, Downstairs Lounge  
What does Moral Courage look like - on the outside? on the inside?

What does Moral Courage look like - on the... 12:30pm

Where does courage come from? How do you decide whether to take a risk? Have you ever seen moral courage in action? Join some of your friends and Williams’...

Paresky Center, Quiet Room  
Women in Science

Women in Science 12:30pm

This event will focus on the experiences of women in science, specifically addressing the struggles involved with belonging to a traditionally...

Mission Park Dining Hall, Dennett Room  
Ask an Artist about Moral Courage, with Maria de Los Angeles and Kameelah Rasheed

Ask an Artist about Moral Courage, with Maria... 2pm

Come hear New York based artists Kameelah Rasheed and Maria de Los Angeles speak about their work and experiences. Each makes art that engages politically...

Lawrence Hall, Room 231  
Discussion with Barbara Smith

Discussion with Barbara Smith 2pm

Following her keynote address, Barbara Smith will be available for informal conversation. Come talk with her about moral courage, her pioneering writing...

Dodd House, Living Room  
International Storytime

International Storytime 2pm

You’re invited to listen to four international students (one from each class year) tell a story related to moral courage. What can we learn from students’...

Paresky Center, Auditorium  
Moral Courage in Action: Weighing the Costs and Benefits

Moral Courage in Action: Weighing the Costs and... 2pm

Get involved in a dynamic discussion on taking action in response to injustice and discrimination in a variety of settings. We will use an anti-racism focus...

Griffin Hall, Room 4  
Quitting at Williams

Quitting at Williams 2pm

At some point during our lives, at Williams or beyond, we have to make a decision that we are taught to fear: quitting. Even the word "quit" summons feelings...

Goodrich Hall  
Social Identity, Power, and Privilege 101

Social Identity, Power, and Privilege 101 2pm

Want to learn about how social identities (race, class, gender, sexuality and etc.) shape our experiences on this campus and in our communities? This...

Schapiro Hall, Room 141  
Underrepresented Identities in STEM+

Underrepresented Identities in STEM+ 2pm

This event aims to raise awareness about the unique struggles of students of color, queer students, female or femme-identifying students, students with...

Griffin Hall, Room 5  
Williams as Sanctuary

Williams as Sanctuary 2pm

In the face of uncertainty about the future status of undocumented students under the newly elected administration, members of college and university...

Schapiro Hall, Room 129  
A Seat at the Table

A Seat at the Table 3:30pm

Sisterhood has put together a panel discussion about experiences at Williams where they have felt their identities were erased, especially in context of the...

Goodrich Hall  
Art and (Political) Action

Art and (Political) Action 3:30pm

What are the challenges of mixing political action and artistic practice? What are the boundaries between political art and political activism? Where do...

Williams College Museum of Art, Reading Room  
Mental Health at Williams

Mental Health at Williams 3:30pm

Marble Slabs? Psych Services? Feeling alone after ‘You Are Not Alone’? This event is aimed at all students and community members who want to talk about the...

Driscoll Dining Hall, Lounge  
Not Just a Game

Not Just a Game 3:30pm

This critique of U.S. sports culture shows how 20th-century sports has consistently reflected the hegemonic political discourse of the day, specifically,...

Paresky Center, Auditorium  
Restoring Communities to Wholeness

Restoring Communities to Wholeness 3:30pm

Restorative Justice and Repairing Harm Much harm is at once intensely personal and spreads in wider ripples to the larger community. When harm and violence...

Schapiro Hall, Room 141  
Williams, Disability and Me: The Morality of Structural Change

Williams, Disability and Me: The Morality of... 3:30pm

Members of the Williams College community will engage in a panel discussion and interactive dialogue on their experiences at Williams and the need for...

Schapiro Hall, Room 129  
Campus Spaces and Institutional History: the Courage to Examine the Past

Campus Spaces and Institutional History: the... 5:30pm

The Committee on Campus Space and Institutional History welcomes everyone to join in a dinnertime conversation about the history that's built into the...

Faculty House/Alumni Center, Lounge  
Discussion: Restoring Communities to Wholeness: Restorative Justice and Repairing Harm

Discussion: Restoring Communities to Wholeness:... 5:30pm

Come together for a discussion about the promise and practice of restorative justice for communities. (Attendance at afternoon workshop not necessary.) While...

Driscoll Dining Hall, Lounge  
Shaun King: The New Civil Rights Movement

Shaun King: The New Civil Rights Movement 7pm

Shaun King is a writer for the NY Daily News and a prolific activist and speaker. He is particularly involved with the Black Lives Matter Movement, and has...

MainStage, ’62 Center  
Healthy Debate

Healthy Debate 8:15pm

Many of us share a concern about events occurring outside of our immediate communities that have “real world implications” for our work together. What are...

Griffin Hall, Room 3  
Spoken Word Performance

Spoken Word Performance 8:15pm

An evening with poet Safia Elhillo. Her first full-length collection, The January Children, is forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press in early 2017....

Goodrich Hall  
Step Into the Circle

Step Into the Circle 8:15pm

Step Into the Circle is a community-building exercise that invites participants to express themselves and make connections with each other in complete...

Paresky Center, Quiet Room  

Thursday, February 2