Events

Thursday, February 2

Claiming Williams Day

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?

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...

Restorative Workshop for Student Organizers and Activists

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

Romance and Rape Culture in the Clark Collection

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...

Spoken Word Workshop: The Presence of Absence

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...

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

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

Center for Learning in Action Open Office Hours

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...

Courage Across Borders: Stories about the Immigrant Experience

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...

Finding Everyday Courage

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...

The Courage to Learn

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

What does Moral Courage look like - on the outside? on the inside?

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’...

Women in Science

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

Ask an Artist about Moral Courage, with Maria de Los Angeles and Kameelah Rasheed

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...

Discussion with Barbara Smith

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

International Storytime

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’...

Moral Courage in Action: Weighing the Costs and Benefits

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...

Quitting at Williams

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...

Social Identity, Power, and Privilege 101

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

Underrepresented Identities in STEM+

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

Williams as Sanctuary

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

A Seat at the Table

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

Art and (Political) Action

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

Mental Health at Williams

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...

Not Just a Game

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

Restoring Communities to Wholeness

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...

Williams, Disability and Me: The Morality of Structural Change

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

Campus Spaces and Institutional History: the Courage to Examine the Past

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

Discussion: Restoring Communities to Wholeness: Restorative Justice and Repairing Harm

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

Shaun King: The New Civil Rights Movement

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...

Healthy Debate

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...

Spoken Word Performance

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

Step Into the Circle

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

Thursday, February 2