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Claiming Williams Day!

Thu, February 1st, 2024
9:00 am
- 9:00 pm

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Mark your calendars for Claiming Williams Day 2024! The theme for this year is “Access to and through Higher Education.” Events are limited to the campus unless they are explicitly listed as. The evening Keynote will be an onstage conversation with Ruth Simmons.

More about this year’s theme: Everyone encounters difficulties and barriers to achieving their dreams in academia.  For some, the challenges may appear insurmountable: physical, financial, inter-or-intra personal issues arise. Cultural or political roadblocks may hinder or ultimately derail academic success. Lots of people, including many at Williams College, have overcome barriers but may still encounter new challenges around every turn.

How did you get here?  How do you stay here?  What does access to education mean to you? What does access through education mean to you? How do we create a college community that represents the greater world around us? Deadline for event submission: Monday, November 27, 2023

The CW Mission: Claiming Williams invites the community to acknowledge and understand the uncomfortable reality that not all students, staff, and faculty can equally “claim” Williams. By challenging the effects of the College’s history of inequality that are based on privileges of class, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and religion, we will provoke individual, institutional, and cultural change.


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