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CARE Now Activism collection

Identifier: MC-321

Scope and Contents

The CARE Now collection consists of two letters containing a list of 12 demands and one letter regarding Palestinian Solidarity.The list of demands were sent to the Williams Board of Trustees and President Maud Mandel.


  • Creation: 2019

Conditions Governing Access

CARE Now collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

In consultation with Special Collections staff, reproductions of unrestricted material may be made upon request. Material in this collection may be subject to copyright.

Biographical / Historical

CARE Now (Coalition Against Racist Education Now) a self-described “active and growing collective of student activists born out of resistance to the 2018 faculty petition on free speech,” sent an open letter of 12 demands to the College’s Board of Trustees in an email to the student body.

The letter’s objectives range from redressing the damage done through settler-colonialism by engaging in a “complete process of reparation and reconciliation to Indigenous peoples” to increasing funding toward Minority Coalition groups and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity to expanding the number of trans therapists, therapists of color ande Davis Center staff members. Other hiring objectives in the letter include increased hiring and pay for staff at the Office of Accessible Education and increase diversity and pay for staff in Dining Services and Facilities. Other objectives include funding permanent support networks and community space for faculty of color and hiring an independent advocate “specialized in survivor support. The demands also call for the establishment of affinity housing for Black students and marginalized groups and the immediate approval and hiring of two faculty members for Asian American studies


32 Megabytes

0.21 Linear Feet (1 half manuscript box)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

Digital storage and L2 storage, F6a.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by the (anonymous) CARE Now student group to records manager in 2019.

CARE Now Activism collection
Jessika Drmacich
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Repository Details

Part of the Williams College Archives Repository

Sawyer Library
26 Hopkins Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267