What's Happening

What's Happening

What's Happening

Smith offers students exceptional opportunities to exchange ideas and broaden their perspectives. One way we support these endeavors is by inviting to campus provocative visitors who can initiate lively conversations focusing on the cerebral — as well as the spiritual — that contribute to the diversity of life at Smith.

Here is a sampling of those who enlivened campus conversations recently:

  • Jennifer "JLove" Calderon,  author, educator and activist
  • Kevin Powell, social activist, writer, author, hip hop historian, public speaker and entrepreneur
  • Elaine Brown, activist and presidential candidate
  • Nikki Giovanni, world-renowned poet and activist
  • Tim Wise, prominent writer and activist on issues of privilege
  • Lalo Alcaraz, political cartoonist
  • Lani Guinier, law professor and scholar
  • Gary Orfield, director of the Harvard Civil Rights Project
  • Sarah Jones, Tony Award-winning playwright and performer
  • Juan Williams, political commentator