Professor Emerita of Economics Julie Matthaei spoke to twenty-six area alums on September 16 in a program centered on her current book project, From Inequality to Solidarity: Co-Creating a New Economics for the 21st Century.
On August 12, 2020, 16 area first-years, second-years, and parents met with alums via Zoom for a Launch conversation. In previous years this conversation, called Launch Lunch, was held over an informal face-to-face lunch at Lee Sproull’s house, which, of course was not possible this year. Although missing the face-to-face connection was disappointing, the upside of our Zoom event is that almost twice as many people participated than had been the case in earlier years.
Lee Sproull provided her annual report on our organization. Her full newsletter details how the Club and College are adapting to the realities of the moment.
A group of 18 alums came together on June 19 to reflect on matters of systemic racism. Alicia Lopez Nieto '91, Justice/Service Chair, led the conversation which was structured around the article, "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack", by Peggy McIntosh, senior scientist with the Wellesley Centers for Women. Personal experiences were explored in small breakout groups before Martha Hanner ’63 closed the meeting by reading Langston Hughes’ poem Let America Be America Again.
*Alums might be interested to register for National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi's live stremed conversation about his book "How to Be an Antiracist" on Monday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Sixteen members of the Club attended the annual meeting which was held via Zoom on June 14, 2020. See the meeting minutes for details.
We are now accepting payments for the 20-21 program year. In addition to supporting the club, we’ve made it easy for you to also donate to the college and to the Wellesley Students’ Aid society. Become a dues-paying member here!