Sankofa: Remembering Our Past, Planting Seeds for Our Future

The Wellesley College Alumnae Association (WCAA) invites you to join (WAAD) and Ethos in celebrating Ethos' golden anniversary.

Wellesley College was forever changed 50 years ago when Ethos was founded. Since its inception, Ethos has played a pivotal role in providing students of African descent social, academic, and political support. From April 6 - 8, 2018, we will celebrate our historic legacy.

Join us for a weekend of events on campus, April 6-8, including:

Sunday Keynote Speaker, First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray '76


Welcome Address from Wellesley College President Paula A. Johnson

Alumnae Panel: "Our Trailblazers & Innovators" with Charlayne Murrell-Smith '73, Desiree Rogers '81, Tracy Heather Strain '82, Marseille Allen '01, Diamond Sharp '11
Faculty Symposium with Prof. Selwyn Cudjoe and Prof. Kellie Carter Jackson
Call to Action Keynote by Asha Carter '13, Community Engagement Specialist for DC Greens
Black Excellence Gala

Registration pricing $125 per person beginning March 1

Special pricing for young alumnae (Class of 2008 through Class of 2017): $95

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Please visit our Ethos 50th Anniversary event page for detailed information about the program. Contact ethos50th@wellesley.edu with any questions.


We look forward to seeing you there!


Attendees looking to book hotel accommodations can still take advantage of the following hotel blocks for the event.

Hotel Information

1) Hampton Inn by Hilton Natick 
Cost: $129 plus tax, per night 
Group Name:  Wellesley Ethos 50th
Reservations by Phone:  1-855-243-1338 
Reservations Online: https://tinyurl.com/y8k8dlju


2) Courtyard Boston Natick
Cost: $119 plus tax, per night for single and $129 plus tax, per night for double
Group Name: Wellesley Ethos 50th Anniversary
Reservations by Phone: 508-655-6100

3) Verve-Crowne Plaza Natick
Cost: $120 plus tax, per night
Group Name: Wellesley College Ethos 50th
Group Code: WCE
Reservations by Phone: 800-265-0339
Reservations Online: Click here or Wellesley College Ethos 50th Room Block

Event Details


3:00PM Fri 6 Apr 2018 - 12:00PM Sun 8 Apr 2018 ( Timezone: Eastern )


Wellesley College
106 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02481

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