Nadje Al-Ali Lecture

How to talk about gender based and sexual violence in the Middle East? Dilemmas for transnational feminist solidarity

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 5:00pm
Knapp Atrium in Pendleton East

Play Festival; All About The Plays,

Play Festival; All About The Plays

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 10:00am
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Ballroom West (101B)

Theatre Studies students in The Art of Playwriting,

taught by Lois Roach present their plays written in class.

Collegium Musicum

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 7:30pm
Houghton Chapel Study Room, Houghton Chapel Upper Chapel

This ensemble of singers and instrumentalists playing beautiful historic instruments will be performing music from 15th-century France, Burgundy, and England.

Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra

Fall Concert

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 8:00pm
Houghton Chapel Multi Faith Reception Area, Houghton Chapel Multi Faith Room, Houghton Chapel Study Room, Houghton Chapel Upper Chapel

The Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra is composed of students, faculty, staff, and associates of Wellesley College and Brandeis University. Uniting the standards of excellence associated with Wellesley and Brandeis, the orchestra brings inspiring performances of the great orchestral literature—past and present—to a new generation of musicians and audiences. The Fall concert will include the Frank Symphony in D Minor, and feature new Lydian Quartet First violinist Andrea Segar playing the Barber Violin Concerto.

Dober Concert: Wellesley College Choir

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 8:00pm
Houghton Chapel Multi Faith Reception Area, Houghton Chapel Multi Faith Room, Houghton Chapel Study Room, Houghton Chapel Upper Chapel

The Wellesley College Choir and Chamber Singers
Lisa Graham, Evelyn Barry Director of Choral Programs


The University of Pennsylvania Glee Club
Joshua Glassman, Director
The highly acclaimed Choral program at Wellesley maintains an active concert schedule on campus as well as annual national and international performance tours. Recent appearances have included the American Choral Directors Association conference in Boston, performances in California, and a highly successful first visit to Seoul, South Korea.


Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 11:00am
Wang Campus Center Tishman Commons (105)

Heritage is a solo-dance performance by Shailesh Bahoran. Shailesh is the Director of the Amsterdam dance troupe called ISH, Stichting Balls. On November 10th, the dance troupe will be performing, Lalla Rookh, as a unit.

Black Girls Matter

Social Change Through Research, Practice, and Policy

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 12:30pm
Cheever House, Wellesley Centers for Women

“Why sit ye here and die...If we sit here, we shall die. Come let us plead our cause before [society].”

-- Maria W. Miller Stewart 1832 (An African American domestic servant who became a teacher, journalist, lecturer, abolitionist, and women's rights activist.)

Over the past five years, the world has witnessed, in real time through social media, deaths of many Black youth and adults. Social media has served as a platform to expose the world to “21st century lynchings,” often committed by police officers. The public witnessing of this violence and ensuing outrage led to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) Movement, founded by three Black women, that serves as a “call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society” and brings “validity to Black life” (BLM, 2016). In this seminar, Lindsay-Dennis will utilize a culturally relevant theoretical framework (womanist, black liberation, and nationalist ideologies) to discuss how, inadvertently, the Movement and ongoing public discourse perpetuates the historical endangered Black male narrative. She will explore how this narrative has left out many Black girls and women who have also been mistreated, harmed, and even killed by law enforcement officers.

Embodying the spirit of Maria W. Miller Stewart, the first U.S. woman of African descent to speak publicly about the educational, economic, and social plight of the “daughters of Africa” (Stewart, 1831), this seminar seeks to engage attendees in an interactive discussion about how research, practice, and policymaking can be used to improve the life course of Black girls and young women. More specifically, this seminar will address the following questions:

  • Who are Black girls as members of families, schools, neighborhoods, communities, and society, including within womanist, Black liberation, and nationalist ideologies?
  • What theory or theories can be used to help educational, social, and medical practitioners, researchers, activists, and policymakers understand Black girls’ individual and collective truths?
  • How can data be used to contextualize Black girls’ individual and collective truths as a means to develop best practices, programs, and policies that directly and indirectly impact their life course?

LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis, Ph.D. is a research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW), whose work focuses on examining the many factors that influence the psychosocial development and academic outcomes of African American female adolescents. She is interested in developing culturally responsive educational initiatives for African American youth and is the founder of Black Girls Matter, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing awareness to the social and economic issues faced by young African American women across the world.

This program is part of the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) Lunchtime Seminar Series. Most seminars are held Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at the Centers' Cheever House location (828 Washington St). Lunchtime seminars are free and open to the public. Guests are invited to bring their lunch; coffee and tea will be served. For more information, visit 

Film: Bauhaus in America

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 6:30pm
Collins Cinema

Public Tours

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 2:00pm
Davis Museum Lobby

Drop-in Public Tours

Every Saturday, 2:00pm

October 1 - December 3 (No tours during school breaks on October 8 or November 26)

Meet in Davis Lobby

 Thematic tours of special exhibitions and permanent collections led by a Student Guide are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.  For a full schedule of tours, please visit

Mamaland 2016


Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 7:00pm
Jewett Art Center Auditorium

MAMALAND is the Fall annual cultural show put on by the Wellesley African Students’ Association (WASA).

This cultural show plays a significant role in making sure the presence of Africans on campus is acknowledged. The show, directed by the Mamaland Chair with direct involvement from all members of WASA, features in addition off-campus performers who showcase plays, dance, poetry recitals, and song. Modern and Traditional African attire is also showcased through a fashion show. Special guests sometimes play a part but most importantly, African food is served for all