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   Date: 4/10/12 Bookmark and Share

Smith Stories Project, Other Activities, Invite Dialogue Leading to College Community Forum

Offices Closed, Athletic Practices Canceled for All-Campus Meeting Monday, April 16, 4:15 p.m., John M. Greene Hall

The Smith community is invited to participate in several upcoming and ongoing events intended to inspire dialogue on campus following recent incidents challenging the college's commitment to welcoming diversity and celebrating difference.

From Tuesday, April 10, through Friday, April 13, all on campus are invited to tell their Smith stories through video, audio or the written word, using computers and microphones set up at three campus locations: Campus Center Green Room, open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Neilson 2/51, open 7:30 a.m.-1 a.m.; and the Chapel Reading Room (room B13), open 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more details, read a letter to the Smith community from Dean of the College Maureen Mahoney.

On Tuesday, April 10, a workshop, "How Allies Can Help," was held for student leaders.

Friday, April 13, scheduled activities are:

  • Intergroup Dialogue on Race, 10 a.m.-noon, in Unity House
  • Intergroup Dialogue on Sexual Orientation, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Resource Center for Sexuality and Gender

Monday, April 16

Community Forum, 4:15 p.m., John M. Greene Hall
President Christ will open the forum, followed by a faculty panel, and an opportunity for attendees to voice ideas. Additional discussion will be encouraged during dinner with "table talks." Athletic practices will be canceled, and academic and administrative offices will be closed to enable all on campus to attend.

Facilitated house meetings in every campus residence will follow during the next three weeks.


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