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The Green Room with Zach Stafford, journalist at The Guardian and editor-in-chief of The Advocate.

Sat, March 13th, 2021
3:00 pm
- 4:00 pm

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The series has been established by Omar Sangare,
Chair and Professor of Theatre.

Zach Stafford is the newly named editor-in-chief of The Advocate, the oldest continuously published LGBTQ periodical in the world.

Prior to this, he was the founding editor-in-chief of INTO, the LGBTQ digital magazine that quickly became one of the most-read queer outlets in the world and served as CCO of Grindr. He has worked as the editor-at-large of OUT Magazine and was an award-winning journalist at The Guardian, where he covered justice, violence, and social issues in both his column and long-form features. Stafford regularly provides commentary on radio and podcasts and has appeared on the BBC, CNN and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. He the coeditor of the bestselling book Boys, An Anthology and the executive producer/host of the recent documentary BOYSTOWN. He was named Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2019.

This event was made possible, in part, thanks to
The Lecture Committee,The Gaudino Fund,
the W. Ford Schumann Class of ’50 Program in Democratic Studies,
and The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Williams College.

“The Green Room: a peaceful space for progressive minds” is as a weekly informal conversation moderated by Williams professors and students, “The Green Room” will offer an opportunity for Williams students and community members to critically engage with the arts industries in which they someday hope to work, and learn from important leaders in those industries. The goal of this program will be to offer advice and mentorship resources to socially-minded, artistically conscious Williams students, but also to serve as a platform through which students can participate in a dialogue with leaders in the arts.

We’re inviting a diverse group of leading performing artists to join us in conversation over the course of the academic year, and we would love for you to be among them. “The Green Room: a peaceful space for progressive minds” will consist of serially-produced one-hour “episodes” in which speakers will be introduced, be given the opportunity to make a statement on your vision and advice, and later have a chance to answer questions from students. These discussions will take place via Zoom (or another interactive platform). All are welcome!

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