Vassar Celebrates Black HistoryAAAVC’s 2018 Triennial to Focus on “Belonging”
During the weekend of April 13–15, 2018, the African American Alumnae/i of Vassar College (AAAVC) will present “Triennial XII—Celebrating the Contributions of African American Alumnae/i, Students, Faculty, Administrators, and Staff of Vassar College.”
This collaborative effort involves alumnae/i, students, administrators, staff, and faculty from around the college and focuses on 10 historic campus sites. Participants will learn more about the Buildings and Belonging project during a panel presentation and will explore the various sites during tours with student docents.
Alumnae/i will have plenty of opportunities to reminisce with classmates and network with other AAAVC members, Vassar faculty, and students. In addition, AAAVC will host a networking breakfast with students; a book signing and meet-and-greet with alumnae/i and faculty authors; a presentation by Kleaver Cruz ’11, creator of The Black Joy Project; a lecture and workshop with renowned actor Harry Lennix (TheBlacklist, The Five Heartbeats) and Shona Tucker, Associate Professor and Chair of Drama; academic lectures by faculty members; and guided tours of the Bridge for Laboratory Sciences, Vassar’s new science facility. AAAVC members also will engage in service projects around Poughkeepsie.