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Month: November 2016

  • Law as a Tool for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution

    Law as a Tool for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution Mark Schwartz ‘75 Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 4:30-6:00 p.m. Kohlberg Hall, Room 228 Swarthmore College (directions) This talk and discussion will feature a Swarthmore alum who has run his own private law practice for decades in service of social justice.   Mark Schwartz will discuss how the…

  • Diversity and Inclusion: Disabilities on Campus

    From our friends in Global Neighbors: Diversity and Inclusion: Considering the Role of Disabilities on Campus Thursday, November 17, 4:30pm in the Scheuer Room What is diversity and why have we been engaging with it predominantly through the lenses of race, gender, and class? Why is it that even though 25% of students on campus…

  • Race, War, and Police Power in the American Century

    Nikhil Pal Singh (New York University) Tuesday, November 15th 4:15 pm Sci 101 Drawing on his forthcoming book Exceptional Empire: Race, War and Sovereignty in U.S. Globalism (Harvard University Press 2017), Nikhil Singh will speak on the topic of race, war and police power in the ‘American Century.’ Dr. Singh is Associate Professor of Social…

  • Considering and challenging the legacy of “diversity”

    LPAC Cinema at 6:30 PM on November 10th Join Peripeteia’s Prelude panel discussion on “Diversity“, together with Swarthmore College’s President Val Smith, Peace & Conflict Studies Professor Sa’ed Atshan History Professor Allison Dorsey. The Prelude discussion series hosts panelists from different disciplines to unpack and engage in complex topics like “diversity.” In an increasingly globalized world, how do we approach…

  • Spring 2017 course: Strategy and Nonviolent Struggle

    PEAC 071B / SOCI 071B / POLS 081 Strategy and Nonviolent Struggle is a research seminar and writing course that contributes to the widely recognized Global Nonviolent Action Database, which is housed at Swarthmore College. See http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu Great news: The course will be offered during the spring semester of 2017!  Got questions?  Contact Prof. Lee…

  • Fighting Gender-Based Violence: A Discussion With Urmi Basu

    Fighting Gender-Based Violence: A Discussion With Urmi Basu

    FIGHTING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE: A DISCUSSION WITH URMI BASU Learn about and meet one of the most inspiring woman in non-profit work today with a series of events! Urmi Basu, founder of nonprofit New Light, is a fighter for social justice and the marginalized community of sex workers and women in prostitution. Based in Kolkata, India,…

  • The Human Library launch

    The Human Library launches this *Friday November 1 from 5:30-7:30 PM in Upper Tarble*! A catered dinner will be provided for all participants. If you have a story you’d like to share, sign up at http://www.swarthmorehumanlibrary.org/become-a-book  The organizers would love to hear from you!

  • Quaker Indian Boarding Schools and Moral Economies at Pendle Hill

    It’s an exciting fall semester of programming across Crum Woods at Pendle Hill Quaker Retreat Center. Check out these events coming up in November and December! The Quaker Indian Boarding Schools: Facing our History and Ourselves Monday, November 7, 2016 Free 7:00pm-9:00pm in the barn, livestreaming available In the 1800s, Quakers and other Christian denominations collaborated…