All events are intended for the campus community (Williams students, staff, faculty, and alumni) unless otherwise specified. #ClaimingWilliams2021
Access to Zoom links for non-public events will require a Williams College login. People with a williams.edu email can access Zoom links here.
Watch President Mandel’s welcome and introductory remarks.
Thursday, February 18, 2021 Claiming Williams Day!
9:15 – 10:45 a.m.: Session 1
Committee on Diversity and Community 2021 Update
“Disturbing the Peace”: A Dialogue around Israel and Palestine
To Move Forward with Restoration, the Past Must be Reckoned With – A Conversation about being a Student with a Disability at Williams and Understanding the Disability Justice Framework with Sandy Ho and Maria Heredia
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Morning Keynote: Ericka Hart Open to the public, closed captioning provided. This event will also air live on WilliNet Channel 1303 in Williamstown.
1 – 2:30 p.m.: Session 2
International Alumni Storytime
Intersection: Being an LGBTQ+ Person of Color
Mixed Feelings: A Conversation About Multiracial Identity
Reclaiming Williams: Examining College Monuments
2:45 – 4:15 p.m.: Session 3
A Conversation with Tanasia Lea: what you think you know, what you should know, and what you want to know
Town, Gown, and Police Accountability: Civic engagement in Williamstown Open to the public, closed captioning provided. This event will also air live on WilliNet Channel 1303 in Williamstown.
Pleasure in the Black Body Workshop For students only, pre-registration required.
Racial Inequality and Food Insecurity Open to the public, closed captioning provided. This event will also air live on WilliNet Channel 1302 in Williamstown.
Reckoning with Enslavement and Colonialism in the Founding Documents of Williams
4:30 – 6 p.m.: Session 4
“Confessions of a Mulatto Love Child” by Bellina Logan, Open to the public
K-12 Racial Justice Curriculum Development: Mid-Course Check-In
On the Frontlines of Inequity: Williams Alumni Working in EDI
Reclaiming our Theology from Racism and Racial Injustice
7:30 p.m. Evening Keynote: An Evening with Michelle Alexander Open to the public, closed captioning provided. This event will also air live on WilliNet Channel 1303 in Williamstown.
*Schedule subject to change