Back-to-Class Program Session 1-2

A stimulating series of lectures and discussions. Please see the following list for a description of the classes offered during this session. Classes are led by MHC faculty and staff. Open to all alumnae, students, and guests.

“So Wide and Deep” An Introduction to Racism in the U.S. Women’s Suffrage Movement with Cassie Peltier, class of 2018; executive director of the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum & Leslie Fields, head of archives and special collections

This talk by Cassie Peltier, class of 2018, and executive director of the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, will highlight the words and life stories of women of color who were often left or pushed out of the mainstream women’s suffrage movement due to their intersectional identities. We will explore the ways these women fought for recognition by creating new spaces where their unique identities and strong voices could be celebrated and employed to build a more equitable future. The presentation will include a list of articles and resources for further research and participation in the conversation about involvement and exclusion of WOC in the U.S. women’s suffrage movement.

Location: Dwight 101

Opportunities, Entrepreneurship and Impact with Rick Feldman, lecturer in economics and entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship, organizations and society coordinator and chair

Join me for an interactive simulation of my curriculum demonstrating how we identify global issues, local manifestations, employ innovation and design thinking to construct solutions, as well as address the need to engage and involve the community in which the solution would be offered.  

Location: Kendade 305

What is Democratic Socialism? with Ali Aslam, assistant professor of politics

Although interest in democratic socialism has surged thanks to the candidacy of Bernie Sanders, Americans coming to the tradition are often unaware of its long roots in American political culture. This lecture will trace these roots in Reconstruction, 19th Agrarian Populism, and 20th century Black Radicalism.

Location: Clapp 203

Tour of the President's House with Brenda Adams, house manager

Join Brenda Adams, house manager of the Mount Holyoke College President’s House, for an engaging tour and a bit of history about the house and past presidents. Brenda has been the house manager for 21 years and will entertain you with stories from her experiences throughout those years. This tour will be approximately 30 minutes, with time for questions afterward. Tours start promptly at 4 pm and doors will close once it begins.

Location: The President’s House (Behind Pearson’s Hall)

Friday, May 15 at 4:00pm to 4:45pm

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