Voices from the Margins


In-person events are suspended until further notice. The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is now also closed. If you are a member of the Vassar Community, check out the Department of Athletics & Physical Education’s new virtual health & fitness program. Meanwhile, we urge everyone to comply with Gov. Cuomo’s executive order by maintaining a six-foot distance from others in public and washing hands frequently for at least 20 seconds.

See the College's COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) updates.


Thursday, October 8, 2020


7:00 pm


Main Building Virtual Room 1

Voices from the Margins: An Evening of Storytelling and Exchange (Matthew Vassar Lecture)

The evening will feature 6 individuals from historically and structurally marginalized communities sharing personal stories of their struggles with injustices and their ongoing efforts to build and sustain courageous and meaningful lives with dignity and hope. Topics include gender, sexual and racial identities, mental health issues, intimate partner violence, and more. After the performance there will be a 30-minute Q&A with the storytellers. Immediately afterwards audience members will have the opportunity to participate in a one-hour workshop about how to tell their own stories.

The evening will be facilitated by the Hudson Valley’s TMI Project, based in Kingston, NY.
Contact: Phyllis Post at phpost@vassar.edu
Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/VassarTMI

Location: This event will be shown online simultaneously with viewing for the Vassar Community in tents 1 (Rocky) and 5 (CDF); limit of 25 per tent.

Sponsors: Offices of the Dean of the Faculty and President; Programs of Africana
Studies, American Studies, Latin American and Latinx Studies, and Women’s Studies; Departments of Political Science and German Studies

Phyllis Post

German Studies Department