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  • Black History Month and Swarthmore College Exhibits

    By Chris Densmore, Curator of the Friends Historical Library As you walk into McCabe Library, there is a wooden bench and a photograph of the Longwood Progressive Friends Meetinghouse near Kennett Square immediately to your right. The bench is from Longwood. Longwood’s annual meeting, beginning in 1853 and ending in 1940, was a chance to discuss a broad range…

  • Redefining Revolution & Nonviolence: Re-imagining Solidarity Across Race

    Redefining Revolution & Nonviolence: Re-imagining Solidarity Across Race

    As part of Black History Month activities, Matt Meyer, organizer, author, and editor of We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism (PM Press) discussed revolutionary nonviolence, privilege, solidarity, and alliance building in higher education. Wednesday, February 10, 2016 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Scheuer Room in Kohlberg Hall at Swarthmore College This event was free…

  • 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:…

  • 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…

  • Historic marker placed in memory of Mildred Scott Olmsted

    by Wendy Chmielewski, Curator of the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. On September 13, 2015, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission unveiled a historic marker in nearby Rose Valley, PA to honor Mildred Scott Olmsted. Mildred Scott Olmsted, who lived most of her long life in Delaware County, was a leading figure in twentieth century social…

  • Peace symbol atop Parrish Hall?

    By Christopher Densmore, Curator, Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College. The weather vane atop Parrish Hall is in the shape of a feather. People with sharp eyes may have noticed that the feather has been fashioned into a quill pen. This is easier to see in the old Parrish Hall weathervane mounted on the wall on…

  • Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, to speak at Swarthmore College

    Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, to speak at Swarthmore College

    “Women in Peace and Conflict:  Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” A panel discussion with Jody Williams (1997 Nobel Peace Prize recipient and chair of the Nobel Women’s Initiative), and Wendy E. Chmielewski, George R. Cooley Curator, Swarthmore College Peace Collection Moderated by Marjorie Murphy, James C. Hormel Professor in Social Justice Date: September 28, 2015 Place: …