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!
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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).
For this month’s On the 18th we will enjoy a Fall Happy Hour at Bud & Marilyn’s in Center City. Bud & Marilyn’s is located at 1234 Locust St and come meet Liz ’97 any time between 5:30-7:30 (Liz will be there at 5 if you want to get there a little earlier). Stay as little or as long as you like!
The Philly Smith Club is also collecting books this month for the student-initiated rebuild of the Kensington High School library. The Inquirer article on this phenomenal project lead by the Kensington High senior class can be found here.
They are especially looking for the following genres:
- Young Adult Novels
- Graphic Novels
- Comic Books
- Dictionaries (Spanish, English, French, Chinese, etc.)
- Technical (engineering, nursing, career books, etc.)
- Music books
What was your favorite book in high school or a book you wished you had read in high school? Give it back to the city! Donations can be brought to the On the 18th happy hour or contact email@example.com for more details.
The class has also created several amazon wish lists:
Library Wish List:
Mr. Cruz’s Engineering Class Wish List:
If you can’t make it but would still like to donate books, you can drop them off at the school or send them to:
Mr. Eric Cruz
Kensington High School – Room 316
2051 E Cumberland St
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Philly Smith Club Annual Meeting
Monday, June 18 6:30–8:30 p.m.
The Fleisher Art Memorial, The Sanctuary
719 Catharine St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Early Bird Ticket Prices Below
This year our Annual Meeting will be hosted at The Fleisher Art Memorial, a Philadelphia treasure and one of the country’s oldest nonprofit community art schools.
• Delightful company of Philly Smithies
• Wine, beverages, hors d’oeuvres
• Review of the Club Year
• Electing new board members
• Screen printing class with a Fleisher instructor to make Smith and Philly themed tote bags and paper prints
RSVP: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment: online via the ‘Donate’ button at phillysmithclub.com/membership and indicate Annual Meeting OR mail your check to the club treasurer at: SCCOP Treasurer, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. Apt. 11A12, Philadelphia, PA 19130.
• $15 recent alums (classes of ’13-’17)
• $25 members*
• $35 non–members
* Become a member at https://phillysmithclub.com/membership/ to enjoy the $10 membership discount on your ticket
Friday May 18th is the Early Bird Discount Deadline for this year’s Annual Meeting at the Fleisher Art Memorial on Monday, June 18th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. In addition to meeting new Smithies, enjoying beverages and hors d’oeuvres, and electing new board members, the Fleisher will lead us in a screen printing class to make Smith themed tote bags and prints
Early Bird Ticket Pricing before 5/18:
$20 Members ($25 after 5/18)
$12 Young Alumnae (classes ’13-’17, $15 after 5/18)
Become a member before 5/18 at phillysmithclub.com/membership to enjoy a $15 discount!
RSVP: email email@example.com
Payment: online via the Donate button at phillysmithclub.com/membership/ and indicate Annual Meeting OR mail your check to: SCCOP Treasurer, 2401 Pennylvania Ave Apt. 11A12, Philadelphia, PA 19130
And last but not least, May and June are election season for the Philly Smith Club Board! Nominate yourself or a fellow Smithie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EDIT: Due to excessive rain, we have moved the On the 18th to National Mechanics. We are reserving a table, so please RSVP if you are planning on coming!
This month’s On the 18th is a Satellite Reunion for those of us who will be in Philly this Reunion season! Wear white and/or your class color to
Spruce St Harbor Park National Mechanics on Friday, May 18th any time between 6:00 and 8:00 to enjoy food, games, beautiful rainy weather, and even more beautiful company!
RSVP to email@example.com for our host Michelle’s ’10 phone number or look for that Smith gear!