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17th All College Day

10:00am – 1:30pm

College Center, North Atrium

All College Day Kick-off

Join students from Campus Life and Diversity for All College mugs, raffled tee-shirts and the Photo Project, reflecting on Vassar and the lecture’s theme, “Drawing Power from the Center.”


Villard Room

All College Day Keynote Lecture: "Drawing Power From The Center"

Rev. angel Kyodo Williams

A maverick in her own right, Rev. williams is a writer, spiritual teacher, ordained Zen priest and founder of the Center for Transformative Change based in Berkeley, California.  She has been bridging the worlds of personal transformation and social justice since for 25 years, and is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace. More recently, she co-authored Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation (with Lama Rod Owens and Jasmine Syedullah), an exploration of racial injustice as a barrier to collective awakening.

Sponsored by the Campus Life and Diversity Office, the Carolyn Grant ‘36 Endowment Fund, Religion, Africana Studies, Sociology, and Campus Life/Religious and Spiritual Life

6:45 pm

Multipurpose Room, 2nd Floor, College Center

All College Day Closing Reception

Join us for the closing reception and appearances.  Light food and beverages.

Sponsored by the President’s Office, Dean of the College, and Campus Life and Diversity

About All College Day

All College Day is an annual event planned by the Campus Life and Diversity. It began in 2000, in response to a racial incident and subsequent campus discussions.  A central aim of the day is to encourage reflection and dialogue on matters of campus life and community. Questions and comments may be shared at any time by contacting us at campuslife@vassar.edu. Please call (845) 437-5426 if you have questions or want more information.