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Women Trustees of Humanity

Past Sessions


Module 4 kicked off the senior seminar year with an extremely fruitful discussion on freedom, family, and friendship through the lens of art and the written word. We observed several works of art that portrayed the joys of motherhood, then read a letter from writer George Sand to her mother where she posited that freedom and having a family are incompatible. We then discussed how loving other people, and giving of oneself, can actually lead to a fullness of freedom. Each girl contributed wonderful insights after observing and reading. We made new friends and reconnected with old friends as well—it is going to be an exciting and intellectually stimulating year!

2018 - 2019

With a presentation designed by Elle Bruestle, module leader Peggy Garvey and Rebecca Sullivan from The Teachers’ College at Columbia University, led an interesting session on the responsibilities of a trustee. By looking at different works of art and reading a thought-provoking letter by Amandine Lucile Aurore Dupin (George Sand), the girls raised important questions and discussed the meaning and role of freedom in the context of family and social relationships. 

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