Alumnae

Virtual Events

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  • Alumnae Author Talk: Melissa Broder '97

    October 26 at 7 p.m. EST

    Please register here.
     
    We are pleased to be joined by Melissa Broder '97 as she discusses her most recent novel, Milk Fed. Melissa is the author of the novel The Pisces, the essay collection So Sad Today and four poetry collections, including Last Sext. She has written for The New York Times, Elle.com, VICEVogue Italia, and New York magazine’s “The Cut.” Her poems have appeared in POETRYThe Iowa ReviewTin House, and Guernica, and she is the winner of a Pushcart Prize for poetry.
  • Alumnae Author Talk: Dr. Farah Jasmine Griffin '81

    November 17 at 7 p.m. EST

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    Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Farah Jasmine Griffin ‘81 moderated by Dr. Crystal Jones Lucky ‘82 about Farah’s most recent book, Read Until You Understand.

    Farah Jasmine Griffin has taken to her heart the phrase "read until you understand," a line her father, who died when she was nine, wrote in a note to her. She has made it central to this book about love of the majestic power of words and love of the magnificence of Black life. Farah has spent years rooted in the culture of Black genius and the legacy of books that her father left her. A beloved professor, she has devoted herself to passing these works and their wisdom on to generations of students.
     
    In Read Until You Understand, Farah shares a lifetime of discoveries: the ideas that inspired the stunning oratory of Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X, the soulful music of Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, and the daring literature of Phillis Wheatley and Toni Morrison, among many others. Exploring these works through such themes as justice, rage, self-determination, beauty, joy, and mercy allows her to move from her aunt’s love of yellow roses to Gil Scott-Heron’s "Winter in America." Farah entwines memoir, history, and art while she keeps her finger on the pulse of the present, asking us to grapple with the continuing struggle for Black freedom and the ongoing project that is American democracy.

    Farah Jasmine Griffin ‘81 was the inaugural chair of the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department at Columbia University, where she is also William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature. She is the author of numerous books and the recipient of a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship. Last May, she was awarded the Baldwin School Alumnae Award for Lifetime Achievement.
  • Virtual Sparkling Wine and Cheese Pairing

    December 8 at 7 p.m.

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    The season of entertaining is upon us and what could be better than enjoying your favorite sparkling beverage while learning about how to pair it with cheese for upcoming celebrations. Sip along with wine connoisseur, Serena, from "What Am I Drinking?!" Wine School in Bryn Mawr who will guide us as we taste and compare wine and cheeses

    The theme of this BYOB event  is sparkling wine, but any beverages are welcome. Bring along one of these bottles (or something similar) to taste along: Roederer Estate Brut, Moutard Brut Champagne, J Vineyards Cuvee 20, Graham Beck Brut, Henri Champliau Cremant, Argyle Brut, Gruet Blanc de Blanc, or Mumm Napa Blanc de Blanc. 

    Don't forget the cheese! Choose up to three styles: Brie, Camembert, Compte, Gruyere, Manchego, Parmesan, Piave or Triple Créme. You may also want crackers or bread, and accouterments, such as whole grain mustard and apricot preserves.