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 Standing On the Right Side of History: Black Women's Leadership and Activism

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“On the Right Side of History: Black Women's Leadership and Activism’” allows us to center the work of Black women in transforming our communities and the world. At the conference, we will share some of those  stories and creative ways to continue this work. On Saturday evening, we will honor several alums who have demonstrated leadership and activism in their work and lives.

Tentative Agenda*

Thursday, 3 November 2022

Lunch with Students
Leadership on Campus: Student Activism in Action
Campus Tours
Dinner/Panel Discussion: Life at MHC

Friday, 4 November 2022

Breakfast Table Talks with students
Our Legacies of Leadership Exhibit
Lunch with Students
Mount Holyoke Leadershop after Graduation
Reception hosted by Interim President Beverly Tatum
Open Worship

Dinner with Open Mic: Story Slam
M & Cs

Saturday, 5 November 2022

Welcome from the Vice 
President of Alumnae Association, Executive Director Alumnae Association and the President of the College
Panel Discussion: Why We Can’t Wait:  Leadership during Crisis
Panel Discussion:  State of the College

Keynote: Tracie Gardner `87
Panel Discussion: Leadership Changing the Game
Open worship
Dinner: Celebrating Our Leaders Awards Ceremony

M&C's at the Betty Shabazz House

Sunday, 6 November 2022

Panel: Mindful Leadership
Worship Service
Brunch  Discussion: Where Do We Go From Here
At Home: Betty Shabazz House with Students

*Updates will be posted at as of mid-September, 2022

Cancellation/Refund Policy

A full refund, less a 3% processing fee, will be issued provided notification is made by email or by phone at 413-538-2201 to the registration staff by October 13, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST; this applies to the entire package(s). Cancellations or changes to your registration for any reason, including cancellation due to COVID-19, are non-refundable after October 13, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EST. By this date we have given firm commitments and guarantees to event vendors and other partners in your name that generate non-refundable expenses to the event organizers.

Conference Sponsor

The Alumnae Association

Conference Schedule 

Thursday, November 3–Sunday, November 6, 2022

General Conference Questions: 

C Dale Gadsden ’84:

The Black Alumnae Conference will take place at Mount Holyoke College. 

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