Bolin Legacy Mentorship Weekend 2022

WELCOME TO BOLIN LEGACY MENTORSHIP WEEKEND 2022!

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Williams College and our Alumni of Color Networks — the Williams Asian & Asian American Alumni Network (WAAAAN), the Williams Black Alumni Network (WBAN), and the Williams Latinx Alumni Network (WLAN) — welcome our Williams communities of color, as well as friends and allies, to Bolin Legacy Mentorship Weekend 2022 on May 13-14.

Following an important WBAN tradition, this weekend recognizes the first Black graduate of Williams College and the first in his family to attend college, Gaius Charles Bolin Sr., Class of 1889. As a proud and committed Williams man, Bolin never ceased to name the importance of the relationships he had fostered while at the College, and the significance of his Williams experiences throughout his life, which he dedicated to his communities, offering support wherever it was needed.

These past two years, our idea of community has been challenged in all the ways possible. Yet, the resilience, activism, strength, imagination, and camaraderie that emerged has redefined how our communities will continue to grow, shift, and evolve. Following the Society of Alumni's Bicentennial, in the midst of an ongoing health pandemic and national racial reckoning, and with this year's 40th anniversary of WBAN and the 30th anniversaries of WAAAAN and WLAN in 2023, we find ourselves in a significant moment. One that offers us the opportunity to rethink and reimagine a future of continuous community-building, connection, advocacy, volunteerism, and support…a future where every student and alum of color truly feels that this is where they belong.

Although we are not able to be together again for this special weekend, let us continue to remember what it is for: to celebrate the power and voice of our students and alumni of color within our Alumni Networks, the Society of Alumni, the College, and beyond.

Meet our speakers and check out who's attending the event. Questions? Please contact us at [email protected].

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Please Note: Participants with receive ALL event links on Friday, May 6, no matter your choices upon registration. Sharing your choices will support documentation and event coordination.

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