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Month: November 2008

  • Nonviolent Action and the Struggle for Land: Experiences in India and Brazil

    “Nonviolent Action and the Struggle for Land: Experiences in India and Brazil” Kurt Schock (Associate Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University) Monday, November 24, 2008, 4:30 p.m. Scheuer Room Kohlberg Hall Swarthmore College Prof. Kurt Schock is author of Unarmed Insurrections: People Power Movements in Nondemocracies (University of Minnesota Press). “He is currently researching land reform…

  • Post Election Reflection

    Lang Professor Lecture George Lakey Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility Peace and Conflict Studies Program Swarthmore College “Post Election Reflection” November 17, 2008 4:15-5:45 p.m. Scheuer Room Kohlberg Hall Swarthmore College interactive map Now that we know who the next U.S. President will be, what are some options for people who want major…

  • Seeking Justice and Digging Up Bones: The Plight of Mayan Survivors in Guatemala

    Seeking Justice and Digging Up Bones: The Plight of Mayan Survivors in Guatemala A Talk by Manuel Calel Morales Monday, November 17, 2008 7:00 p.m. Kohlberg 115 In Guatemala, anthropologists and villagers are uncovering the past. They unearth secret graves containing remains of victims of the mass murders carried out by Guatemala???? military and death…

  • Challenges Faced by Peace Corps Volunteers and Other Americans Working in Today’s China

    A Lecture by Dr. William M. Speidel, the first executive director of the Hopkins-Nanjing Program for Chinese and American Studies; the first US Peace Corps Country Director in China based on Chengdu, Sichuan. November 13, 2008 4:15-6:00 Swarthmore College – Kohlberg Room: Kohlberg 115 Contact Information: Name: Haili Kong Phone: 610-328-8457 Email: hkong1@swarthmore.edu Event Sponsors:…

  • Teaching Rebellion

    Presentation by Silvia Hernandez Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca, Mexico Wednesday, November 12, 2008 4:30 p.m. in Kohlberg 115 TEACHING REBELLION A compilation of testimonies from longtime organizers, teachers, students, housewives, religious leaders, union members, school children, community activists, artists, journalists, and others who participated in the Popular Assembly of the People of…