Past Programming

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Ben Brody “Endgame Afghanistan”

In conjunction with the Theater of War, the Gaudino Fund presents a photography exhibit by soldier-turned-photographer Ben Brody. Working primarily for the nonprofit GroundTruth Project, Brody “spent several years embedded in Afghanistan, producing this complex, haunting series, which lays bare the existential folly of America’s decade-long involvement.” Continue reading »

Theater of War

The Theater of War: Soldiers & Citizens Tour presents dramatic readings of Sophocles’ Ajax — an ancient Greek tragedy about the suicide of a great, respected warrior — to diverse military and civilian audiences in order to engage communities in powerful town hall discussions about the visible and invisible wounds of war. Continue reading »

Roxane Gay

Author and cultural critic Roxane Gay will speak about free speech and safe spaces and their connection to privilege, Black Lives Matter, and her experience “mov[ing] through a world as a woman.” Continue reading »

Living Just One Life Retreat

What is the purpose of the education you've been receiving at Williams? How does it connect, or not connect, to the ideas, goals, and big questions you have about yourself and the rest of your life? Continue reading »

“Healthy Debate” at Claiming Williams

Many of us share a concern about events occurring outside of our immediate communities that have “real world implications” for our work together. What are some of the hotly contested issues occurring outside of the classroom that might affect what’s going on inside of them? Continue reading »

Uncertain Journeys: Images of Refugee Crises

Wednesday, October 5 at 7:30pm Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center Ashley Gilbertson is a deeply thoughtful award-wining photographer and writer known for his images of the Iraq war and the effects of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on returning veterans and their families. His current work focuses… Continue reading »

REwind: a Cantata for Voice, Tape, and Testimony

April 4-17 at the Thompson Memorial Chapel REwind: A Cantata for Voice, Tape & Testimony draws from testimonies collected by South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) after the end of apartheid. Set to music and illuminated by projected text and images, the work captures the communal and individual experiences of… Continue reading »

Kirsten Johnson Film: Cameraperson

As part of the Williams College Gaudino Program’s “At What Cost?” initiative, Kirsten Johnson returns to Williamstown for a special screening of her film Cameraperson, which premiered at Sundance 2016. Q&A with Johnson to follow. Free and open to the public. Kirsten Johnson has worked as a cinematographer… Continue reading »

Gaudino Dinners and Conversations

Watch for information on Gaudino Dinners and Conversations on Cultural Appropriation, Campus Climate, “What are you willing to give up for success at Williams?” and “What are the costs of our collective and individual quest for excellence?”… Continue reading »

Terry Tempest Williams

April 20 in Griffin 3, 7:30 PM, open to the public, with book signing afterwards. Environmental writer/activist Terry Tempest Williams Terry Tempest Williams is an American author, conservationist and activist. Williams’ writing is rooted in the American West and has been significantly influenced by the arid landscape… Continue reading »

Kirsten Johnson on filmmaking ethics

Sunday Oct. 18: Kirsten Johnson, Oscar-winning cinematographer and film-maker (“Citizen Four,” “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” many more) in conversation with Penny Lane (“Our Nixon” and “Abortion Diaries”) on filmmaking ethics (10:30 Brunch, 11:30 Conversation, Goodrich Hall).  Longtime documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson (CitizenFour, The Oath, This… Continue reading »

Sonia Nazario ‘82, author of Enrique’s Journey

Wednesday, Sept. 30: Sonia Nazario ‘82, author of Enrique’s Journey (7:30 PM, ’62 Center) Sonia Nazario ’82 has spent more than 20 years reporting and writing about large social issues in the U.S. – hunger, drug addiction and immigration – most recently as a projects reporter for the Los Angeles… Continue reading »

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