Commons Conversations


Commons Conversations was created as a space for staff, students, faculty, alumni and community members to come together over a meal in Commons 211 to discuss and shape the future of equity and inclusion work at Bates College.

Commons Conversations are hosted by the Office of Equity and Inclusion once a month. The remaining Commons Conversations in Spring 2020 are scheduled for: February 4, 2020 (facilitated by Vvdaul Holloway of the Office of Intercultural Education), March 20, 2020, April 7, 2020 (facilitated by Natalie Bornstein of the Office of Intercultural Education) and May 5, 2020.

Participates are asked to rsvp to the link in each monthly email announcement. There is limited seating to allow for a depth of conversation with other community members.

For more information or to propose a future Commons Conversations topic, please email The Office of Equity and Inclusion at