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  • The Quaker Indian Boarding Schools: Facing our History and Ourselves

    “The Quaker Indian Boarding Schools: Facing our History and Ourselves” A presentation by Paula Palmer, Friend in Residence at Haverford College Thursday, November 6 4:30-6:00 p.m. Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall Swarthmore College Paula Palmer is a sociologist, writer, and activist for human rights, social justice, and environmental protection.  Since 2012 she travels in Quaker ministry,…

  • Holding Tension – Making a Place at the Table for Continuing Revelation

    Holding Tension – Making a Place at the Table for Continuing Revelation

    This year’s Stephen G. Cary Memorial Lecture at Pendle Hill will be delivered by Swarthmore’s own Prof. Sarah Willie-LeBreton! Stephen G. Cary Memorial Lecture 2018 “Holding Tension – Making a Place at the Table for Continuing Revelation” by Sarah Willie-LeBreton April 2, 2018 7:30pm-9:00pm in the Barn at Pendle Hill. In this talk, I assume…

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Fixing the Jericho Road

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Fixing the Jericho Road

    By Lee Smithey I hope everyone finds an opportunity to reflect and take some sort of action (or preparation for action) in pursuit of justice and peace on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. While the nation focuses on service, I am usually drawn on this day to Dr. King’s speech, “Beyond Vietnam.” Public schools are…

  • Jill Stauffer’s Ethical Loneliness: The Injustice of Not Being Heard

    From our friends at Haverford and including our own Prof. Krista Thomason Upcoming GPPC / Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium event: Author Meets Critics: Jill Stauffer’s Ethical Loneliness: The Injustice of Not Being Heard Saturday, February 25, 2017,1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Philipps Wing, Magill Library, Haverford College Speakers: Macalester Bell (Bryn Mawr) Robert Bernasconi (Penn…

  • Peace in the Balance: The Struggle for Truth and Justice in El Salvador

    A presentation by SHARE El Salvador, Tutela Legal María Julia Hernandez, and the Pro-Historical Memory Commission Wednesday, March 26, 2014 4:30 p.m. Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall Swarthmore College (map) Twenty-two years after the Peace Accords and U.N. Truth Commission Report, Salvadorans struggle to build true peace in a society steeped in violence and impunity. While…

  • Collection with Robert George ’77 and Cornel West

    Collection with Robert George ’77 and Cornel West Monday, February 10, 2014 4:30-6:00 p.m. Friends Meeting House From the campus calendar:  http://bit.ly/LDUwIz Amid the difficult campus conversations at Swarthmore in Spring 2013, many students, alumni, faculty, and staff grew concerned about the ways in which community members were (and, in many ways, weren’t) engaging each…

  • David Kairys to deliver Constitution Day Lecture on Supreme Court speech law

    Peace and Conflict Studies is pleased to be a co-sponsor of this year’s Constitution Day Lecture featuring Prof. David Kairys (Temple University) Kairys is a leading constitutional scholar and civil rights lawyer. He is widely known for his creative and regularly successful strategies and legal theories on civil rights and liberties, police abuse, criminal defense,…

  • Fighting Billionaires and Corrupt Officials

    From our friends at the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility: Come learn how to defeat corporations with your barehands! Next Monday, April 15, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Daniel Hunter, a training elder with Training for Change (the group that leads the Organizing Skills Institute), will join us in the Keith Room @ the…

  • Quaker Rhetoric and the Birth of American Antislavery, 1657-1761

    We would like to share this exciting announcement from our friends in the Department of Religion and the Friends Historical Library. Visit the Quakers and Slavery exhibit online in Triptych. From Peace to Freedom Quaker Rhetoric and the Birth of American Antislavery, 1657-1761 Lecture by Brycchan Carey Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 pm, Friends Meeting House,…

  • Shane Claiborne on Seeking Justice and Living Peace

    Seeking Justice and Living Peace: Shane Claiborne on Solidarity and the Spirit February 4, 7-8:30 pm, Science Center 101 Shane Claiborne is a star in the world of Christian peace activism. He is the author of several books including The Irresistible Revolution, Jesus for President, Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers and with Tony Campolo,…