Community Forums 3:45-5:15pm

Claiming Williams Events, Thursday, Feb 6, 2014

3:45 – 5:15pm

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Class Action Workshop: Classism on Campus: What It Looks Like, How to Address It

Location: Directing Studio, ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance

How should we address classist comments on campus?  How do we make things better on campus for all people? Explore answers to these questions and more in small discussion groups.  Limit 40 participants.

Class Action prides itself on a No Shame, No Blame, No Guilt approach to classism, and encourages all participants to work together to identify and address issues of systemic oppression.  For more on Class Action, see

Discussing Divestment: Fossil Fuels and the Williams EndowmentDiscussing Divestment

Location: Griffin 3

Curious about the push to divest the Williams’ endowment from fossil fuels?  Want to learn more about how the endowment is managed, student activism, and efforts to fight climate change at Williams?  Join us for a panel discussion featuring students, faculty , staff, and alumni – there will be apple cider!  Panelists include: Carmen Linero ’15, President of the College Democrats; Isaac Maze-Rothstein ’14, TNG; Julia Crosby, Williams Investment Office; Mark Orlowski, Founder & Executive Director, Sustainable Endowments Institute; William Gentry, Professor of Economics, Williams College

Film: The GraduatesMV5BMTc3MTA0MzYzNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMzMwNjU0MDE@._V1_SX214_CR0,0,214,317_

Location: Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

The Graduates offers first-hand perspectives on key challenges facing Latino/a students and their families, educators, and community leaders.  The film stresses the importance of civic engagement, of students becoming involved in their own schools and communities, and – crucially – having a say in their own futures.  A discussion will follow the film.

From Potential to Action with Williams Kinetic

Potential to Action

Location: Dodd Living Room

Kinetic, a student group, examines and designs action-focused solutions to prevailing problems through simulation.  Event leaders will assist small groups in breaking down issues pertinent to our campus and brainstorming how we can take action to address them and make our community an even better place.

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Location: Class of ’58 Lounge, Paresky

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!