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Month: November 2015

  • Queer Anthologies: Selections from Swarthmore’s Special Collections

    From our friends in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection and Libraries Queer Anthologies: Selections from Swarthmore’s Special Collections The exhibit will be on display November 17 to December 22, 2015 in the McCabe Library lobby. Pride Month and QSA will sponsor an exhibit reception at 4:30pm on November 17, 2015. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of…

  • Emeritus Professor Harold Pagliaro Reflects on Combat Experience

    Emeritus Professor Harold Pagliaro Reflects on Combat Experience from Swarthmore News and Events by Mark Anskis November 11, 2015 Seventy-two years removed from his military service, the fear of combat still lingers with Harold Pagliaro, Alexander Griswold Cummins Professor Emeritus of English Literature and Provost Emeritus. “I still have nightmares about being sent to the…

  • Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa

    We would like to share the following announcement.  Prof. Elliot Ratzman, who has taught in Swarthmore’s Religious Studies Department and the Peace and Conflict Studies program, will interview Dr. Albie Sachs and the film’s Director after the screening on Saturday Nov. 21, 2015. SOFT VENGEANCE: ALBIE SACHS AND THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA CLOSING NIGHT! Date:…

  • Danny Hirschel Burns ’14 on his special major in Peace and Conflict Studies

    This piece by Anna Gonzales appeared in The Phoenix on November 12, 2015 Danny Hirschel Burns was the 2014 recipient of the Peace and Justice Studies Association Undergraduate Thesis Award for the thesis he talks about in this article. Special majors forge own innovative academic paths While most students at the college choose to major in…

  • Nefertiti’s Daughters: Street Art of the Egyptian Uprisings

    From our friends in Modern Languages and Literatures Nefertiti’s Daughters: Street Art of the Egyptian Uprisings Director Mark Nickolas will be joining us for a screening of his award winning documentary Nefertiti’s Daughters (2015, 40 minutes) followed by a Q&A session. November 20, 2015; 2:15-4:00 p.m. Kohlberg Hall Room 228 Swarthmore College (directions) Nefertiti’s Daughters…

  • Join the Organizing Skills Institute

    All events are free and will be hosted at the Scheuer Room in Kohlberg Hall. For more information please contact osi@trainingforchange.org Organizing 101 How to Build Your Group December 7th, 5-9PM starting with dinner. Organizing on campus means busy schedules and lots of issues to choose from. Come gain skills on how to build interest…

  • Decolonizing Education

    From our friends in Educational Studies and the Native American Students Association Discussion: Decolonizing Education Educational Studies and the Native American Students Association present a discussion between Professor Edwin Mayorga and Dr. Sandy Grande on the role of education in colonialism and the process of decolonizing the education system. November 19, 4:30-6PM, SCI 101. Weblinks…

  • Lost Yiddish Songs of the Holocaust

    From our friends in History and Music: LOST YIDDISH SONGS OF THE HOLOCAUST Tuesday, November  10 1:00 to 2:15 Lang Concert Hall Lang Music Building “Avant-bard” singer/songwriter/performer Psoy Korolenko and Professor Anna Shternshis of the University of Toronto bring to life lost Yiddish songs of the Holocaust in this combined concert and lecture.  Written and…

  • Witnessing Palestine: Reflections of a Daughter of Holocaust Survivors

    Witnessing Palestine: Reflections of a Daughter of Holocaust Survivors Thursday, November 12, 2015 4:15 PM Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall, Swarthmore College (directions) Come hear Eve Spangler’s story as a daughter of Jewish Holocaust survivors ) who became a scholar in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle. Eve Spangler, associate professor of Sociology at Boston College, serves…

  • Sonia Sanchez on Social Movements such as #BlackLivesMatter

    From our friends at the Black Cultural Center Fall 2015 Special Lecture An Evening with Poet and Activist Sonia Sanchez Discussing Social Movements such as #BlackLivesMatter Award-Winning Poet, Playwright, and Activist. One of the most prominent writers of the Black Arts movement, Dr. Sonia Sanchez speaks internationally on black culture and literature, women’s liberation, peace, and…