Public Events

The Weissman Center Brings the World to Mount Holyoke College

The Weissman Center hosts renowned leaders on a variety of topics for invigorating and informed lectures, debate, and dialogue. Join us each semester for public talks and other events that invite us all to think independently and analytically about contemporary and historical issues that have public, national, and global implications. These events provide invaluable opportunities to be in direct and meaningful dialogue with pioneers in politics, business, academia, advocacy, and the arts.

"Courage Through Reflection and Story Creation" is our public program theme for 2015-16. The schedule of public events includes:

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Amber Chand
"Searching for the Moon: A Heroine‘s Journey"
Date: September 18, 2015, at 6:30 pm
Location: Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall

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Patrizia von Brandenstein
Leading Woman in the Arts
“Translations: From Word to Image to Screen”
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015, at 7:00 pm
Location: Gamble Auditorium, Art Building

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Kiese Laymon
Katherine Fitzgerald Lecture
“Tense Matters: How to Reckon with Identity, Trauma, and Joy in a Nation Obsessed with Tomorrow”
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015, at 4:30 pm
Location: Gamble Auditorium, Art Building

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U.S. Rep Nita Lowey ’59
Keynote Speaker, Women in Public Service Summit
“Parties and Politics: Women's Voices and the Courage to Lead”
Date: Friday, November 6, 2015, at 5:30 pm
Location: Gamble Auditorium, Art Building

Madame Secretary, Frances Perkins

Written and performed by Ann Marie Shea

Date: Thursday, January 28, 7:00 PM

Location: Gamble Auditorium, Art Building

Daisy Hernández

"A SHARED LANGUAGE: A talk on memoir, feminism and queer cuentos"

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:30 PM
Location:  Gamble Auditorium, Art Building