We are excited to welcome our Fall Faculty Speaker: Andrea Hairston, Professor of Theatre, Professor of Africana Studies and class of ’74 to Philadelphia on October 5th at 2pm. Professor Hairston is the artistic director of Chrysalis Theatre and has created original productions with music, dance, and masks for over thirty-five years. In addition to writing plays, Professor Hairston has spoken and written extensively about Octavia Butler, theater and film, and pop culture.
Professor Hairston will be discussing her novel Redwood and Wildfire and the research that went into the book. She will do a reading from the book and then be available to answer questions and lead a discussion on science fiction, Afro-futurism, and her current projects. There will also be time for chatting with fellow alums and feasting on tasty snacks and drinks.
Neighborhood House, 20 N American Street, Philadelphia
Bring friends or family and RSVP today to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are Pay What You Wish with a suggested price of $10 for members and $15 for non-members (wish you were a member?). Use the button below to pay, or pay at the door.
NOTE: We recommend reading Redwood and Wildfire in advance of the talk, but you’ll be able to follow along either way. We are excited to see you there!
RSVP Today for Afternoon Tea on the 18th!
Sunday, August 18th,
from 2:00-4:00pm at the home of
Madeline Elwell, 720 W. Sedgwick Street
Missing Smith traditions? Come join us on the 18th of August for an afternoon tea with your fellow Philadelphia Smithies! Bring your favorite tea or snack, and we will share about our week (or month or year!). There will also be games! Accessible by bus and train, and lots of on street parking. Friendly old dog on site!
RSVP to email@example.com or 267-495-7976
UPDATE: The event is on!! See you there 🌕
The Smith College Club of Philadelphia invites you to Full Moon Rowboating at Bartram’s Garden Community Boathouse on Thursday July 18th at 7:00 pm. Go for a row in a boat built by Philly youth, enjoy refreshments, DJ, special percussion performance by Drum Like a Lady.
Location: 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19143 follow signs for the boathouse
Time: Thursday July 18th at 7:00pm
Event is free! Guest and kids are welcome!
We will attend our third annual Phillies Game on
Sunday, June 23rd at 1:05 pm
versus the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park.
Tickets are approximately $30 and financial assistance is available.
Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 6/17.
Guests and kids are welcome!
- Lori’s presentation: “How to Do Diversity with Intention and Joy,” an interactive talk that incorporates both her personal story and discussion about how we can all incorporate diversity in our lives.
- A review of the club year
- Club Board Elections (If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the SCCOP board, please email email@example.com for more information!)
- Socializing and networking with amazing local Smithies
On Saturday, April 6th from 9am-12pm a group of Philly Smithies are going to volunteer at Share Food Program (2901 West Hunting Park Avenue Philadelphia). Share Food Program is a nonprofit organization that works to bring food to people in need throughout Philadelphia. Share brings food to over 505 Philadelphia food pantries. Share services 5,000 low-income households by distributing below-retail price monthly food packages. Last year Share’s on-site Nice Roots Farm harvested 15,000 pounds of produce which were distributed to neighborhoods that do not have adequate access to fresh affordable produce.
We’re hoping to get a great turnout of Smith Alums. Family members are welcome. To join us, please contact Pam Kim ’87 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Philly Smith Club for Smith Movie Night on Monday February 18th at 6:30 at the Ritz Theater at the Bourse. This year’s film will be the critically acclaimed Roma directed by Alfonso Cuarón.
The Bourse Market is located at 111 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Adult movie tickets are $10.25 and senior tickets are $7.25. Please let the club know if cost is prohibitive; assistance is available.
RSVP to email@example.com and meet outside the Ritz theater at 6:30 p.m. on the 18th. Optional movie discussion to follow in the Bourse food court!
RSVP TODAY FOR THE SPRING FACULTY SPEAKER EVENT!
Sunday, March 10th 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Art Sanctuary
The Smith College Club of Philadelphia invites Philadelphia-area alumnae and their guests to our annual faculty speaker event! Professor Ginetta Candelario, Professor of Sociology and of Latin American & Latino/a Studies, will speak on Sunday, March 10th at 3:00 p.m. at Art Sanctuary (628 S. 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146). Professor Candelario will present ‘From Pin Curls to Perms’ and her work on race and U.S. beauty culture.
Admission for the Spring Faculty Speaker is Pay What You Wish (with a $10.00 suggested donation) via the PayPal Donate button on our Membership page or at the door. Your admission also includes tea, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (and let us know if you are a former student of Professor Candelario).
Philly area Smithies!
Join the Smith Club on Monday, January 21st for the Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service. This is the 24th year for the largest King Day event in the nation and this year the Philly Smith Club will partner with the Hawthorne Cultural Center to clean and decorate this community agency.
Volunteering will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Center at 1200 Carpenter Street. Space is limited so please RSVP today at email@example.com join the team!