Honorary degrees are awarded. Haverford Board of Managers member Anjan K. Chatterjee ’90 presents the Doctor of Humane Letters to Philadelphia community activist Iris Nydia Brown:

“What I have learned from her is that …If your goal is tranformation there a few things you need to keep in mind. Transformation is not easy, it does not happen over night and it does not happen in a straight line.”

Brown: “I am a gardener. I am a mother. I am a grandmother. I am a cook … I am always dreaming, I am a dreamer. I have many notebooks full of possibilities. But I did not dream of this…

… What I want to say to you: Please don’t be afraid. What this incredible honor means to me is that I need to start working evenĀ  harder …

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  1. I am the proud daughter of Iris N. Brown! What an HONOR! Thank you so much! It was beautiful!

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