Institute for Developing Across Differences

[Recording] Virtual Memorial & Celebration of IDD Honorary Patron Dr. Janet Bennett

The August 6, 2022, joyous celebration of Janet’s life was attended virtually by over 300 friends and colleagues from around the world. 

During almost 3.5 hours, we shared stories and remembrances about the one and only Janet Marie Bennett. Whether you were unable to join us in August or simply want to remember again, we invite you to view the recording of the gathering.

Also available is this short montage of photographs of Janet in action over the years. It’s set to the music from one of her favorite Broadway Show Tunes, Oklahoma!.

See a partial list of esteemed peers who were invited to speak at the celebration, as well as some of our favorite Janet memories among the many that were shared. 

Finally, please consider supporting Janet’s legacy and donating to the Janet M. Bennett Intercultural Library.

The IDD is honored to play a leading role in the Janet M. Bennett Intercultural Library initiative. 

As a co-organizing member of the project consortium, work is underway to launch a globally accessible version of the Library in 2023. 

The IDD will house, organize and digitize a portion of the (original) materials, with shipments arriving in September and October 2022.

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