2010 Claiming Williams event
Discussion of Philosopher Kings
With Director/Producer, Patrick Shen, and an actor from the film.
MainStage, ’62 Center
Reclaiming New England’s Aboriginal History in an Age of Reconciliation
A discussion to offer an alternative history of the relationship between Native Americans, New England and Williams College, some of the topics will include: assimilation, appropriation, genocide, and the future relationship we hope to have. Native Americans are portrayed in old Westerns as savage and pictured in textbooks very romantically, the purpose of this discussion is to dispel some of these stereotypes and help to enlighten the Williams Community about the rich and deep tribal, Native American history associated with this place we call ‘home.’
Standing Together: Williams Voices
Through audio recordings inspired by the national StoryCorps project, several pairs of Williams community members will share short stories about how their relationships bridge differences in gender, class, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and/or religion.
Poet and social activist Muriel Rukeyser said, “The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” The power of stories cannot be understated, and Williams stories are no exception. By listening to a collection of short audio recordings made by Williams duos whose relationships have dealt with differences in gender, class, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and/or religion, we will learn more about “who” is Williams.
CenterStage, ’62 Center
Town Hall Discussion on Diversity and Inclusion at Williams
In a discussion moderated by Mike Reed ’75, vice president for strategic planning and institutional diversity, audience members will have a chance to engage in conversation about how issues of race, gender, class, ethnicity, sexuality, and/or religion impact life at Williams. Multiple microphones will be available for students, staff, and faculty to air their views. We anticipate hearing a variety of perspectives and opinions at this forum.
Let me tell you a (really fast) story
Ever wonder what all those people you pass on your way to class are thinking? Ever want to tell them what’s on your mind? Storytime is hosting “Let Me Tell You A Really Fast Story,” which is your chance to put stories behind the names and faces of the students, faculty, and staff around you. Each participant will alternate listening and telling stories, for three minutes each, in a kind of platonic speed-dating. What you hear might surprise you!
Baxter Great Hall, Paresky Center