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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Tag: movements

  • 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…

  • Rebecca Subar on When to talk and when to fight (book talk)

    Rebecca Subar on When to talk and when to fight (book talk)

    Please join us for a book talk by a compelling author, educator, and practitioner. Rebecca SubarWhen to Talk and When to Fight: The Strategic Choice Between Dialogue and ResistanceThursday, March 24, 20224:15 – 5:30 p.m.Lib Lab (McCabe Library Room 104) When to Talk and When to Fight is a conversation between talkers and fighters. It…

  • Honors Program Adapts and Thrives in Virtual Environment

    Professor Smithey’s and Prof. Paddon Rhoads’ honors seminars were covered in this story by Ryan Dougherty about the honors program during the pandemic. “Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Sociology Lee Smithey invited six authors to join his honors seminar on nonviolent civil resistance. Students heard the inside story from the writers whose books…

  • Bill Ehrhart ’73 and Soldiers for Peace

    This morning, I listened to a radio documentary titled “Soldiers for Peace” by Kate Ellis and Stephen Smith via APM reports. The documentary (accessible below) details the participation of veterans and active duty soldiers in the anti-war movement during the Vietnam War. You can find a rich didactic page with photos and excerpts on the APM…

  • Webinar on the Paradox of Repression and Nonviolent Movements

    Webinar on the Paradox of Repression and Nonviolent Movements

    On November 15, 2018, Prof. Lee Smithey joined his co-editor and colleague, Prof. Lester Kurtz (George Mason University) to talk about their new edited book, The Paradox of Repression and Nonviolent Movements (Syracuse University Press). The webinar was recorded, and you are welcome to view it here. The Communications Office, also published a piece on…

  • 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…

  • Sonia Sanchez on Social Movements such as #BlackLivesMatter

    From our friends at the Black Cultural Center Fall 2015 Special Lecture An Evening with Poet and Activist Sonia Sanchez Discussing Social Movements such as #BlackLivesMatter Award-Winning Poet, Playwright, and Activist. One of the most prominent writers of the Black Arts movement, Dr. Sonia Sanchez speaks internationally on black culture and literature, women’s liberation, peace, 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…

  • Fall Semester 2014 Courses in Peace and Conflict Studies

    Fall Semester 2014 Courses in Peace and Conflict Studies

    Advising for fall 2014 registration is underway, so let us draw your attention to the course offerings that can be counted toward a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. Visit http://bit.ly/1oKHc6Q to see the list of courses. (Please remember that any courses marked with an asterisk require the approval of the instructor and the program coordinator. …