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  • Webinar: Bayard Rustin Legacy Forum

    Webinar: Bayard Rustin Legacy Forum

    Zoom event: register here It is our pleasure to partner with the BlackQuaker Project to present the 2024 Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival & Forum, which will take place on Zoom at 1pm EST on Saturday, February 24. This year’s event will focus on civil rights icon Bayard Rustin, whose life and legacy were…

  • 4 Little Girls: A Film by Spike Lee

    Fifty-eight years ago, a Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama, was destroyed by white supremacists in an act of terrrorism on a Sunday morning in September. Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Sproul/Intercultural Center Dome RoomSwarthmore College (map) Join us for a screening and community-wide discussion of the academy-award nominated documentary by Spike Lee, 4…

  • Applying Lessons from the Life of Bayard Rustin to Quaker Work at the UN

    Applying Lessons from the Life of Bayard Rustin to Quaker Work at the UN

    Our friends nearby at the Pendle Hill Quaker center are announcing their annual Stephen G. Cary Memorial lecture, and this year’s speaker is Sarah Clarke, Director of the Quaker UN Office in New York. She will talk about “Applying Lessons from the Life of Bayard Rustin to Quaker Work at the UN.” A number of…

  • Swarthmore Community Comes Together for King Speech Reading in collaboration with Breaking the Silence

    Swarthmore Community Comes Together for King Speech Reading in collaboration with Breaking the Silence

    A number of major civil rights organizations, including The Fellowship of Reconciliation, the SNCC Legacy Project, and the Highlander Center, came together this month to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s April 4, 1967 speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,” in which he for the first time publicly advocated for an end to…

  • FROM CIVIL RIGHTS TO CIVIL LIBERTIES: The impact of black culture and identity on 21st century diplomacy

    A presentation by Justin Davis, Deputy Director, Orientation Division, Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State Friday, December 6th 4:30-6 pm Sproul 201, Intercultural Center Swarthmore College This event is open to the public. You can find directions and a    campus map on the College’s website. Organized by Peace and Conflict Studies and Co-Sponsored by Black…

  • How the 1971 Burglary of the Media, PA, FBI Office Changed History: A Conversation with Keith Forsyth, Bonnie Raines, and Betty Medsger

    Peace and Conflict Studies is co-sponsoring this awesome event tomorrow! “How the 1971 Burglary of the Media, PA, FBI Office Changed History” Round table discussion with: Keith Forsyth, antiwar activist and burglar, auto worker, optical engineer and jazz guitarist; Bonnie Raines, anti-war activist and burglar, civil rights activist and advocate for the needs of children;…

  • Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th Anniversary of his Death

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Join the Swarthmore College community as we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy on the anniversary of his death through reflection, conversation, and education.

  • Architects as Activists, Activists as Architects: Building Equality in the Civil Rights Movement

    From our friends in the Art Department: “Architects as Activists, Activists as Architects: Building Equality in the Civil Rights Movement” Brian Goldstein Assistant Professor School of Architecture and Planning University of New Mexico Date: Monday, January 30th Time: 4:15-5:00 Location: Beardsley 316, Swarthmore College This talk will consider the crucial role that architecture and planning…

  • From Mississippi to Jerusalem: Jewish Civil Rights Veterans of SNCC

    Come learn about the intersection of Judaism and civil rights activism! This 2-day event series features Jewish activists Dorothy Zellner, Ira Grupper, Larry Rubin, and Mark Levy, all of whom participated in the Civil Rights movement as part of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Come to one or all of the three events! There…

  • Dr. Vincent Harding to speak at Pendle Hill on Monday, May 5, 2014

    Pendle Hill First Monday Series: Vincent Harding, former distinguished visiting faculty member at Swarthmore 1985-86, Honorary Degree Swarthmore 1987, speaks on “Loved into Life: An Autobiographical Reflection” May 5, 2014 7:30-9:00 pm The Barn at Pendle Hill 338 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA Free and open to the public; no reservations required. Dr. Harding will…