TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 7PM
Discussing Race and Privilege: A Series of Conversations
We continue with the fourth in our yearlong series of conversations intended to help explore how racism and racial identities function in our lives. This forum is intended to provide an opportunity to learn about and discuss the history of race and privilege, increase understanding of current conditions, and explore how each of us can contribute to increasing equity and justice.
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 7PM
Autumn Read: The Horizontal Man, by Helen Eustis ’38
An Edgar Prize-Winning Mystery set on the Smith College campus, the young student, Molly Morrison, confesses to the murder of an English professor at “Hollymount” College, but Kate Innes doubts her guilt and decides to investigate.
Our gathering will feature special guest Nancy Mason Bradbury, ’74, Professor of English Language and Literature at Smith. Nancy will share how she uses this book in her classes as well as join in our conversation.
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 18, 7pm
It’s Smith Day in the Clouds!
Smith Day co-chairs and creative geniuses Emily Beck and Justina Roberts are hard at work planning yet another first for the Club: our beloved annual event online, on Zoom.
To learn more and get a silent auction preview, click HERE!
About Our Club Events
Eight-six years ago, Smith Day began as a fundraising effort held in the homes of local alums. Over the years, the event has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of the Club and its members. But its core purpose – celebrating our Smith connection and raising funds to support local Smith students – has remained the same.
Funds raised at Smith Day support PRAXIS summer internships that allow students to gain practical experience in an area of special interest. In addition, funds are added to the Club’s endowed scholarship fund for local Smith students. Over time, the Minnesota fund has grown to an impressive $2 million+!
In 2017, Smith Day reinvented itself yet again with the addition of the awarding of the “Smith College Club of Minnesota Medal”. The award, modeled after the Rally Day awards, honors a regional alumna who has lived a life of distinction. The event continues to be a festive, fundraising gathering with activities, food, conversation and a silent auction.
The Club Annual Meeting is held each spring. In addition to socializing, networking, sharing a meal and electing new Club officers, attendees of the Annual Meeting are inspired by a speaker from the College or from our local treasure trove of Smith alumnae.
Did you miss the June 23, 2020 online Annual Meeting? No worries!
Throughout the year, the Club hosts a wide variety of events – varying based on the interests of Club members. Prior to COVID-19, we hosted walks around area lakes, gathered for dinners at local restaurants, hosted a salon on the Shakopee Women’s Prison, read and discussed books and more. During the pandemic, we have been able to move many events online via Zoom.
Have an idea for a gathering? We’d love to hear it. Email us at email@example.com.