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Month: March 2017

  • Why Do Protests Fail?

    Please join us for a talk *tonight* by Swarthmore alum and Occupy Wall Street co-creator Micah White ’04. Why Do Protests Fail? Thursday March 30, 7-8:30 PM Science Center 101 Swarthmore College While an editor at Adbusters, White co-created the original idea for Occupy Wall Street. Building off his experience in and research on activism (including while a…

  • The Syrian Uprising

    The Syrian Uprising: Local Struggles and Global Designs Professor Yasser Munif Emerson College Thursday, April 6, 2017 4:30pm Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema Swarthmore College Yasser Munif explores the importance of urban settings in shaping national identities during the Arab revolts (Egypt and Syria). More specifically, by investigating the confluence of arts and culture and…

  • Historically Black Colleges and the Struggle for Citizenship in America

    “Historically Black Colleges and the Struggle for Citizenship in America” Professor Cally Waite (Columbia University) National Director, Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program, Social Science Research Council Thursday, March 16, 2017 4:30pm Kohlberg Hall Room 228 Swarthmore College Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently described historically black colleges and universities as “pioneers” of the school choice…

  • Three “Reflections From the Field” events

    Three “Reflections From the Field” events

    We are thrilled to announce three upcoming events in “Reflections From The Field”, a new speaker series at Swarthmore College, which brings people working on the front lines of conflict and social change to campus to reflect upon *what* they do, *why* they do it and how *they* came to do it.   1. “These Birds Walk”, a film…