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Intentional Critical Conversations

Join us every month for our virtual speaker series dedicated to diversity and equity in our College community, and the communities we serve.

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Intentional Critical Conversations focuses on our changing narratives throughout the 21st century and elevates stories about serving, protecting, and community. 

Join us for a robust, thought provoking conversation every month!

Living in Color and Being Heard

Susan Kosoff, Professor Emeritus Wheelock College, Co-Founder of Wheelock Family Theatre

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

12:30–2:00 p.m.
Join us on Zoom!

Dubbed the “Wizard of Wheelock,” and one of the founders of The Wheelock Family Theatre and Harwich Winter Theatre, Sue Kosoff brings a rich history to 4Cs as a theatre personality! She is a recipient of the Boston Theater Critics Association’s Elliot Norton Award, honoring outstanding achievements of the Boston theater community. Sue is a humanitarian, playwright and early childhood education specialist. She has had numerous write-ups in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, and the Actor’s Equity News Magazine, as well as countless radio interviews. In her own words:

''If there is ethnic, racial and generational diversity, then the audience will feel welcome, I believe in the power of theatre: that it is trans-formative, informs my life and can provide a nurturing environment."

Facilitated by Sara-Ann P. Semedo and sponsored by the 4Cs Inclusion Diversity Equity and Access (IDEA) Committee.

Susan Kosoff

In 1981, Boston was a city with wounds still fresh from busing and a populace defined by neighborhood enclaves. Susan Kosoff was a Wheelock College graduate who had taught in Head Start, and day care and elementary classrooms on Cape Cod and in East Harlem. Sue has also directed at the Harwich Junior Theatre on Cape Cod. Motivated by zeitgeist, Kosoff used theatre to eliminate the barriers of race, age, class, and gender - ‘isms” that separate and isolate people from one another.

The brainchild of Sue, Jane Staab, Andrea Gesner and Anthony Hancock transformed the vision into the reality of the Wheelock Family Theatre. Now, 31 years later with more than 1750 performances and hundreds of thousands of patrons, WFT is an award-winning institution recognized nationally and treasured locally with an undiminished commitment to uniting people through the shared experience of live theatre.


Fall Speaker Schedule

December 2020

I’m Black before I am Blue
Sergeant Eddy Chrispin, Boston Police Department
December 1, 2020
2:00 - 3:30pm
Live from the Tilden Arts Center

Spring 2021

How far is Ecuador?
Paul Key, Director of Corporate & Community Engagement, Massasoit Community College
Postponed to Spring 2021 

Contact the IDEA Committee

Inclusion Diversity Equity and Access (IDEA) Committee
Contact Sara-Ann P. Semedo, Academic Coordination