Video and Media
See Crystal Williams’ speeches on and off campus, and find interviews with and select writings by our president.
Watch Williams share her thoughts on equity, art and design, and her vision for RISD’s present and future.
Hear more from President Williams
- discussing her vision for RISD on The Public Radio’s Morning Edition
- speaking with host Alexa Gagosz on The Boston Globe’s Rhode Island Report podcast (available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify)
- in an interview with Providence Business News (subscription required)
- addressing the community during RISD’s October 7, 2022 inauguration ceremony
- in conversation with RISD alum Nafis M White for Rhode Island Monthly
- sitting for 10 questions with Interior Design
- reflecting in Metropolis on renowned author Toni Morrison’s memo to Angela Davis and her advocacy for Black creatives
- reading her poem Elegy for Us in response to Faith Ringgold’s American People Series #20: Die for MoMA’s Poetry Project
- reading her poems Year After Year We Visited Alabama and Double Helix as part of MoMA’s One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series
- on her path to college in Potential Matters for WORLD Channel’s Stories from the Stage
- as moderator of Black Boston: Transforming the Arts panel on inclusive access, equity and opportunity
- in conversation with Ford Foundation President Darren Walker for MoMA’s Equity Series