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In It 2

In It 2 is a suite of diversity and inclusion programs designed to raise our cultural fluency and strengthen our community.

Beginning on Wednesday morning with a special community coffee hour and running through Friday In It 2 offers a range of programming opportunities for your engagement.

In It 2 is coordinated by the inclusion liaisons (representatives from each of the College’s divisions) with thanks to the Committee on Intercultural and Global Understanding (CIGU).

October 11

Time Activity
10:00 a.m.

Community Coffee Hour

Location: Case Center, The Spa
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Meet up with friends and colleagues in the Spa to enjoy some jazz by students, coffee, tea, and snacks.

2:15-3:15 p.m.

Skylar Kergil - Staff and Faculty Discussion (Open to All)

Location: Surrey-Williamson Inn
7:00 p.m.

Skylar Kergil - Keynote Address

Location: Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall
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Open event with Skylar’s story, videos, music, book signing and more

Skylar Kergil ’13 is a transgender activist, YouTube personality, singer-songwriter, and artist. His videos, which offer an honest and thorough look at the process of gender transition, have educated, uplifted, and inspired thousands. Skylar is a recipient of the Trevor Project Youth Innovator Award and lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

October 12

Time Activity
11:00 a.m.

Tang Curator Tour

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
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Birthing Bodies Exhibition, Curated by Laila Morgan '18

Co-sponsored by the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
3:30 p.m.

Beverly Daniel Tatum - Discussion, Q&A, and Book Signing

Location: Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall
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Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum is a psychologist, administrator, educator, and President Emerita of Spelman College. Tatum is the author of the widely acclaimed book Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tickets are required for this event and will be available at the Zankel Box Office. The event is free to Skidmore students, staff, and faculty. Tickets will be provided exclusively to the Skidmore community until October 6th, then opened to the General Public.

Tickets for Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

October 13

Time Activity
12:15 p.m.

Three Generations of Villarosa

Location: Filene Recital Hall
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Clara, Linda, and Kali Villarosa ‘18, lunch and conversation as three generations share experiences and insights on topics including health, business, education, and the intersections of gender, race, and LGBTQIA+ identity.

Brown Bag lunches welcome and box lunches available first-come, first-served, graciously provided by the Black Faculty and Staff Group (BFSG).

3:00 p.m.

Film: Sauti

Location: Gannett Auditorium
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“Sauti” (“Voice” in Swahili) follows the efforts of five young women who were brought to Uganda's Kyangwali Refugee Settlement as children and who, as they approach adulthood, strive to pursue their dreams for a future beyond the constraints of a protracted refugee situation in an underdeveloped host country.

Executive Producer and Director Gayle Nosal '79, and Associate Producer and Director Beret E. Strong (parent of Marcus Tweedy '19) will participate in a post-screening discussion. Co-Sponsored by the Office of Advancement and the John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS).

Sauti website