The Spectrum Dialogues, a mini-lecture series, are dedicated to exploring issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. On these occasions, we invite speakers to visit our campus, join us for dinner, and deliver a lecture to the community. These talks are optional and take place in the Terry Room from 6:30-7:30pm, and they happen three to four times a year. Prior to each talk, students and faculty host our guest speaker for a dinner.   The students always love the dinners because they get to interact with the speaker in a more intimate setting (usually 15-20) than they do during the actual lecture.

Recent guests have included:

  • Juana Matias, a DominicanAmerican attorney who served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 2017 to 2019, shared her own story of assimilating in America and her dedication to issues concerning immigration, education, and campaign finance reform.
  • Michael Fosburg performed his one-man, autobiographical play in which he recounted the true tale of the search for his biological father. His surprising discovery was a life-changing revelation, leading him to question how we perceive race in America.
  • Lori Lindsey, who played professional soccer for 13 years and helped win a Gold Medal in London at the 2012 Olympics, spoke about gender equity in sports and her support of the LGBTQ community as an advocate for social justice.