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September Smithie Tea

posted Aug 18, 2018, 9:23 PM by East Bay Smith Club

Come have tea, lattes, juices, and stimulating conversations with fellow Smithies. Let's catch up and reflect on our week and on our world. Bring your kids. Dogs are welcome.

If the cafe gets too crowded, we will move to Dolores Park. Bring a blanket to sit on just in case!

Please contact Moitri Ghosh '08 with any questions: 646.373.6031.

Saturday, September 8th
Dolores Park Cafe
501 Dolores St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Dolores Park Cafe is a woman- and LGBT-owned business.

Climate of Change featuring Jess Phoenix ‘04

posted Aug 18, 2018, 9:06 PM by East Bay Smith Club   [ updated Aug 18, 2018, 9:20 PM ]

Climate of Change flier

Smithie, volcanologist, and recent congressional candidate, Jess Phoenix ’04, will be participating in a panel on climate change hosted by award-winning Mother Jones. Jess, along with former EPA senior advisor, Mustafa Eli, Mother Jones reporter, Rebecca Leber, and science educator, Kishore Hari, will take stock of the state of climate politics—from the rollback in Washington to the resurgence of civic energy around science and environmental issues in cities, states, and at the grassroots. Show your Smithie support, and learn about what you can do about climate change in any political environment.


Date: Thursday, September 6

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94123

Cost: $25 (or $20 through August 17)


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Summer Theater Outing

posted Jul 14, 2018, 10:45 AM by East Bay Smith Club   [ updated Jul 14, 2018, 10:51 AM ]

Join the East Bay Smith Club 

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland
8:00 pm, August 4, 2018

Please email or text Catherine Carr (, 510-333-1385) by July 28th to reserve tickets and RSVP to our pre-show picnic. Families are welcome!

New Smithie Welcome Party

posted Jun 16, 2018, 8:28 AM by East Bay Smith Club

Please join the East Bay Smith Club in welcoming seven Bay Area high school graduates to our community and wishing them well as they head off to their first year at Smith in the fall. This event will take place on Saturday, June 30th from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Members of all Smith classes are welcome. We hope you can come answer questions and share in the Smith community. Please email for her upper Montclair address and to RSVP. Share this event with your friends on Facebook here.

Upcoming Event - A Tale of Two Gardens

posted Jun 3, 2018, 10:07 PM by East Bay Smith Club

East Bay Smith Club members are invited to join the San Francisco Smith Club in a San Francisco Botanical Garden Private Tour & Conversation with Tim Johnson on Sunday, June 10th. Join fellow Smith alums to meet Tim Johnson, Director of the Botanic Garden of Smith College, with a private tour of San Francisco's own Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park. Tickets are limited and $12 each - register here.

Schedule for the day

1:00 PM: Meet at Bookstore/Arbor at the entrance of the San Francisco Botanical Garden’s Main Gate, located on MLK Jr. Drive, just inside Golden Gate Park off 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way. The group will then embark on docent-led tour.

2:15 PM: In SFBG’s Redwood Grove, hear from Tim about the changing role of botanical gardens and developments at Smith’s Garden. Light refreshments and opportunity to visit. Everyone is encouraged to explore SFBG further after the program.

Additional Information About Registration

Open to Smith alums only. Limit one ticket per person. Space is limited. San Francisco residents: To minimize costs to the Club, please bring your drivers license or utility bill to show proof of residence.


Contact San Francisco Smith Club Events Coordinator Sarah Busch at

Another "A Queer Love Story" Reading

posted Feb 21, 2018, 9:25 PM by East Bay Smith Club   [ updated Feb 21, 2018, 9:25 PM ]

Did you miss former Smith Provost Marilyn Schuster's reading from her new book "A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout" in December? There's another event coming up on March 7th.

Spring Faculty Speaker

posted Feb 3, 2018, 9:07 PM by East Bay Smith Club   [ updated Feb 28, 2018, 9:22 PM ]

Join the East Bay Smith Club on March 15, 2018 at 7:00pm to hear Smith Professor Emeritus of American History Daniel Horowitz discuss his latest book, Happier? The History of a Cultural Movement That Aspired To Transform America, which is available through Oxford University Press or as an ebook. We are grateful that Professor Horowitz is able to visit our club and hope that many Smithies will be able to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to

Our Annual Report is Here!

posted Jan 16, 2018, 9:57 PM by East Bay Smith Club

It's here! Read the 2016-2017 EBSC Annual Report now. Check out a new letter from the President, recruiting update, Readers' Corner, and more. Please pay special attention to the open board positions on page 2 - we'd love for you to volunteer!

January 20, 2018: Women's March Oakland Meet-up

posted Jan 13, 2018, 11:55 AM by Sherrill Lavagnino   [ updated Jan 14, 2018, 11:23 AM by East Bay Smith Club ]

 Let's all meet to March together at the Oakland Women's March on January 20! Look for Smith banner or Blue and Gold balloons. Family; friends; 7 Sisters; other women's college grads all welcome to join!

"A Queer Love Story" Reading

posted Dec 3, 2017, 4:16 PM by East Bay Smith Club   [ updated Dec 3, 2017, 5:37 PM ]

A Queer Love Story

Dear East Bay Smithies,

 Susan Van Dyne and I (now retired to Oakland from Smith and the Program for the Study of Women & Gender) will be doing a dramatic reading of my recent book, A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bebout, at the University Press Book Store on Bancroft across from Zellerbach Hall on the UC campus. The date is Saturday, December 16 from 4:00-6:00. Please join us if you can, it would be great to see Smithies there.

Marilyn (Schuster)

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