Zachary R. Wood

“Uncensored: How a Progressive College Student Began Fighting for Conservative Viewpoints”

Community Engagement Lecture

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6 p.m.
McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts

Zachary R. Wood rose to national prominence while a student at Williams College, where he was president of the student group, Uncomfortable Learning, which invited speakers with controversial perspectives to come speak freely on the college’s campus. His work with the group put him at the center of multiple campus controversies that generated national news coverage. In particular, his invitation of former National Review columnist, John Derbyshire, to speak at Williams, brought attention to the issue of campus censorship.

An activist for free speech and dissenting opinions, Wood has taken his message beyond his college campus and shared his own personal story and experiences in his memoir, “Uncensored: My Life and Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of Black and White America.”

A 2018 graduate of Williams College, Wood was a Robert L. Bartley Fellow at The Wall Street Journal and currently works as an assistant opinion editor at The Guardian.

Admission: Free; no ticket required.