PALANA House Events

PALANA House is located two streets directly behind Proctor, at 97 Adirondack View. There are six rooms in PALANA House. The first floor has three singles, one double and a shared bathroom, in addition to the kitchen and living room with a fireplace. The second floor has one single, one double and a bathroom. There is a basement with student storage on the ground floor.

Throughout the year, PALANA hosts events related to race, diversity and interculturalism. These include but are not limited to:

PALANA Uncensored:

One of PALANA’s signature events that occurs once every semester. Each PALANA Uncensored has a theme chosen by the house members. The premise of PALANA Uncensored is that students, faculty and/or staff check their political correctness at the door to encourage real and honest conversation around topics related to race, diversity and interculturalism.

Movie/Documentary Screenings:

Cultural organization hosts meetings in the PALANA living room, providing a safe space to view and debrief relevant programming.

Fireside Chats:

Dialogue and/or conversation surrounding issues of race, diversity, and interculturalism as they are reflected in current events on campus or elsewhere. These conversations usually happen twice a semester around the cozy PALANA fireplace.

Dinner & Discourses:

Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to engage in discourses around particular themes each year. These talks usually take place during dinner hours and food is always served.

Alumni of Color Homecoming Programming:

Students invite Alumni of PALANA House and other cultural organizations to meet and network during homecoming weekend.

Open space for campus organizations whose programming align with our mission:

Organizations such as African American Alliance, Women of Color, Institutional Diversity Committee, and more have used PALANA as a space of meeting and community.

Contact Us:

Daniel F. Silva, Interim Director
Fax: 802.443.3296
452 College St
Carr Hall, Middlebury College
Middlebury VT 05753