Williams SoA Bicentennial Events

Upcoming Events

You're officially invited! Join us for digital-first programs celebrating the Society of Alumni Bicentennial. These events are designed to be thematic, organized, relevant and enjoyable—and each month will usher in a new theme for exploration and engagement.

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pink spot graphic with text that reads as July and August, Joy and Rest. Technology, professional responsibilities, and the pace of life can be overwhelming; we explore self-care, self-reflection, and joy in a Williamsy way.

The Gifts of Summer: August Mini-Retreat

Join facilitator Liana Thompson Knight ’01 for a two-hour mini-retreat using the metaphor of summer’s gifts as an entry point to deep reflection, stillness and renewal. Sessions will include both conversation and opportunity for reflective practice (writing, drawing…) Your reflections will be grounded in your own experience, fueled by insights from poets and other artists. Attend one session or both; they will be related but independent.

July 28 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm ET
August 10 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Liana Thompson Knight ’01 is a Circle of Trust® facilitator prepared by the Center for Courage & Renewal®.

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Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife with Barbara Bradley Hagerty ’81

Join Barbara Bradley Hagerty ’81 for a talk on her most recent book, Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife. In Life Reimagined, Barbara explains that midlife is about renewal: it’s the time to renegotiate your purpose, refocus your relationships, and transform the way you think about the world and yourself. Barbara is a New York Times best-selling author, contributing editor to the Atlantic, and a former NPR correspondent for 18 years, most recently covering religion. She received the American Women in Radio and Television Award (twice) for her religion reporting, as well as the National Headliners Award, and the Religion Newswriters Association Award.