Mobilizing Smith College ’12

Demands (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

2012 Context – Alumna Anne Spurzem writes letter to the Sophian attacking diversity and changing student demographics at Smith; Smith students start “Pearls and Cashmere” tumblr; Intergenerational Dialogue at the chapel; Parsons resident receives anonymous hate note; Students form a group to actively address campus issues; Parsons resident receives a second hate note; Students march through campus; Students send open letter to campus; All-campus meeting held to discuss Spurzem letter and hate notes; Parsons resident who received hate notes is forced to leave Smith; President Christ notifies Smith community that the student responsible for the hate notes was found and disciplined