For the past few years, the Committee on Diversity and Community (CDC) has discussed ways to learn about, reflect on, and acknowledge Williams College’s histories including the roles that many members of the community, broadly understood, have played in those histories and the impacts that College actions have had on many different community members. Drawing on recommendations from the CDC and the diversity, equity, and inclusion working group’s strategic planning report, this year the CDC is charged with comprehensively engaging with Williams’s histories with the goal of imagining and crafting practices of communally accountable institutional memory that reflects the complexity and diversity of the College’s histories. In this event, a few members of this year’s CDC will share some of what they have been working on this year, invite communal reflections on the recommendations that should be made for how Williams can better grapple with/represent its histories, and provide information on how to contribute information on Williams’ histories to the Library’s Special Collections Archive.
Co-sponsored by the Committee on Diversity and Community (CDC)
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