The HWS community’s annual celebration of stories and identities returns this year to highlight how students’ identities shape their college experience.
The fifth annual HWS Impact event is now accepting submissions for student panelists, who will share with the audience personal narratives to prompt further dialogue. Submissions should include a version of the narrative — either in the form of an outline, summary or completed draft — that is developed enough for the selection committee to understand how it could impact the audience and promote conversation.
Submissions should be made by 12 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, to the selection committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students chosen to share their stories will have many opportunities to prepare and rehearse their narratives, with individual guidance from HWS Impact committee members.
This year’s event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7 in the Bartlett Theatre, examining the theme “Shifting Tides in the Sea of Self,” in keeping with the Year of Water series. Following the performed personal narratives, attendees will discuss the stories in small groups, exploring the complexities within campus culture through dialogue to foster better understanding among the HWS community.
The HWS Impact Committee is comprised of representatives from the offices of Student Activities, Intercultural Affairs, the Centennial Center, the German Studies department, the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education and the LGBT Studies department.