Speaker Series

A speaker series for alumnae and friends

Emma Willard School invites you to join us for our virtual speaker series events. Watch this page for upcoming opportunities, and in the meantime enjoy some of our archived past events!

Past Events

Women, Politics, and Activism

Emma Willard School and
The Women's Institute at Russell Sage College present
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand '84
and other local and regional women leaders
“Women, Politics, and Activism”
Thursday, September 24

How to Be an Antiracist

Emma Willard School presents
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
One of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices
“How to Be an Antiracist”
Monday, October 19
6:00 p.m. EDT via Zoom

This event was not recorded.

Science Knows No Gender

Emma Willard School presents
John Perlin
Author and historian of solar energy
“Science Knows No Gender"
The legacy of Eunice Newton Foote (1838)
Tuesday, December 8
12:30 p.m. EDT via zoom
Recording | Passcode: gM$xR0HD

Emma Hart Willard: A Woman of Contradictions

In honor of our founder’s birthday, 
Emma Willard School presents 
Susan Ouellette
Professor of History | Saint Michael’s College

"Emma Hart Willard:
A Woman of Contradictions"
Tuesday, February 23
6:30 p.m. (EST) via Zoom
Recording | Passcode: pxfT6g$^
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