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A More Perfect Union: Bristol Stands Against Hate

An academic colloquium on understanding

The U.S. Department of Justice most recently reported a disturbing 17 percent rise in hate crimes. The country is also experiencing sharp polarization resulting in a divided nation. These trends are both an ominous backwards turn and an opening for a dark future for the United States and indeed the world. Bristol’s response is a year-long multidisciplinary colloquium aimed at raising awareness of how hatred can fracture all aspects of democracy and the common good.


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Microaggressions in the Classroom: A Forum Theatre Piece
Thursday, February 27, 4 p.m.
Fall River Campus, H128
Presented by David Ledoux, Theatre Program director | Interactive performance

The Theatre program along with the Elementary Education program at Bristol will perform a short piece of forum theatre that looks at moments of bias in classroom situations.

The performance is intended to help audiences reflect on how we interact with each other within the various social structures we inhabit and empower individuals to affect change.

Forum theater is an interactive performance that engages the audience and invites them to interrupt an actor to change the way they act. You will be able to engage in a conversation with the actors and strategize ways of combatting everyday moments of oppression. 


Upcoming Events


Science in Peril Lecture

Poetry Performance Culminating Event


For access to any of these events, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 774.357.2955 or

For more information, contact Farah Habib, colloquium coordinator, at 774.357.2147 or