Vassar Clubs present an Evening with Karin Tanabe ’02: Exploring The Gilded Years and Anita Hemmings’s Legacy

Sep 19, 8:00 p.m.

Rockefeller Hall 300-Auditorium

Join Vassar alums for a students-only watch party for a virtual conversation with Karin Tanabe ’02 about her book The Gilded Years, the story of Anita Hemmings—the first African American student at Vassar. Moderated by Paula Williams Madison ’74, we will discuss the legacy, and social and racial reckoning, of Anita’s story—both in her time and in ours.

Snacks provided. Advance registration is strongly encouraged to ensure we have enough.

Register for this event.

(Note: in-person event details are subject to change. If the watch party must be cancelled, Zoom details will be shared with registrants.)


Evening with Karin Tanabe Poster
Left: The Gilded Years; Center top: Karin Tanabe; Center bottom: Paula Williams Madison; Right: Anita Hemmings