When she walked on the stage, an auditorium of 600 people shouted and cheered. 300 more on Zoom turned up their volume, and brightened their screens. The students on stage were beaming, standing strong with their questions at the ready, their minds focused for a discussion about society, systematic issues, and ways to work towards positive change. Angela Davis had returned to Hamilton’s Campus.
Here at the DMC we have some very exciting news!
The Days-Massolo Center has officially been integrated into a new division on campus called the Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Before this division was created by Vice President Sean Bennett in conjunction with Paola Lopez, the DMC was part of the Division of Student Affairs. But what does this division switch mean for the DMC?
I stood behind the table and watched as the guests poured in from the dark, frigid night. It was arguably the coldest night of the year, but that didn’t stop the students, faculty, and staff from coming to sit inside Tolles Pavilion for a wonderful celebration of the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.
As I watched the opera performers, I became enrapt. Their clear, loud, glorious voices rang throughout Wellin Hall without the help of a microphone. Their faces showed the deep emotion of heartbreak, their bodies moving with conviction as they sang the dramatic tale of their music. But not just any music.
Have you been wondering about the authentic, international street food at the McEwen dining hall? Or the sushi bar at Soper Commons? International Student Services may have had something to do about these changes in student dining across campus.
The Black and Latinx Student Union, Center for Intersectional Feminism, and Voices of Color Lecture Series are hosting Angela Davis! Angela Davis is an author of ten books, a distinguished professor at the University of California Santa Cruz, and a member of Critical Resistance. At this event, you will get the chance to explore the topics of collective accountability and responsibility with Angela Davis' perspective.
Welcome back to campus in the winter season, a time of great reflection and connection. As the Days-Massolo Center team and respective cluster student organizations get ready for an incredible semester, I am reflecting on how far we’ve come since my arrival to Hamilton in 2019. This Friday, February 3, 2023, will be the first time we’ve celebrated the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Dinner since February 2020.
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