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MODFEST returns to Vassar as artists explore the theme of “Adapting” in an everchanging world through written and spoken words, visual arts and performance, February 1 - 11, 2018

Modfest, Vassar College’s annual exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries, will consider the concept of “Adapting,” February 1 – 11, 2018. Throughout these two weeks, artists will examine different perspectives of what this can mean in our ever-changing world through written and spoken words, visual arts and performance.

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First Comes Love: Portraits of Enduring LGBTQ Relationships Photographs by B. Proud from January 25 – March 5, 2018; reception on February 1

First Comes Love: Portraits of Enduring LGBTQ Relationships, an exhibition of photographs and love stories that celebrates the lives and enduring relationships of LGBTQ couples from across the U.S., will be on display January 25 - March 5, 2018 at the James W. Palmer ’90 Gallery. A reception will be held on Thursday, February 1st, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

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Privilege Campaign III Workshops (10/20, 10/21)

CAMPUS ONLY. Vassar created its first Privilege Campaign in 2013 to increase dialogue around issues of social identity, privilege, power and how individuals and groups experience these issues on campus. The campaign exhibited close-up facial photos of Vassar employees and students, with superimposed text that addressed privileges specific to the individual (a longer statement from the individual accompanied the photo). Privilege Campaign III is looking for new participants and invites interested people to a series of workshops. These sessions will lead participants through dialogue and self-discovery toward a statement that can be featured with their photo at a campus gallery exhibit in March. Led by Campus Life directors for the ALANA, LGBTQ, and Women's Centers, B Nathan and Judy Jarvis, these workshops are open to students and employees. Workshops will be held in the ALANA Center as follows: Tuesday, October 20, noon-1:30pm and 1:30pm-3:00pm; and in the Women's Center, Wednesday, October 21, noon-1:30pm. Contact Jennica Karpinski, jekarpinski@vassar.edu to register. Sponsored by the Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT), the Campus Life and Diversity Office and Campus Activities.

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