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  • 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…

  • Race, War, and Police Power in the American Century

    Nikhil Pal Singh (New York University) Tuesday, November 15th 4:15 pm Sci 101 Drawing on his forthcoming book Exceptional Empire: Race, War and Sovereignty in U.S. Globalism (Harvard University Press 2017), Nikhil Singh will speak on the topic of race, war and police power in the ‘American Century.’ Dr. Singh is Associate Professor of Social…

  • 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…

  • Decolonizing Education

    From our friends in Educational Studies and the Native American Students Association Discussion: Decolonizing Education Educational Studies and the Native American Students Association present a discussion between Professor Edwin Mayorga and Dr. Sandy Grande on the role of education in colonialism and the process of decolonizing the education system. November 19, 4:30-6PM, SCI 101. Weblinks…

  • 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…

  • Ultra-Nationalism and the Divinity of Bureaucracy in Israel

    Mizrahi Mothers, Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Ultra-Nationalism and the Divinity of Bureaucracy in Israel ASmadar Lavie Professor of Anthropology University of California, Berkeley Thursday, October 29, 2015 4:30 p.m. Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall, Swarthmore College (directions) Israeli-American anthropologist Smadar Lavie will discuss her new book, “Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and…

  • From Ferguson to San Francisco: Queer Liberation and Black Lives Matter

    “From Ferguson to San Francisco: Queer Liberation and Black Lives Matter” A conversation with Darnell Moore Monday, October 5, 2015 7:00 p.m. Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall, Swarthmore College (directions) Darnell L. Moore is a Senior Editor at MicNews and Co-Managing/Editor at The Feminist Wire. Along with NFL player Wade Davis II, he co-founded YOU Belong,…

  • Engaging Human Differences: a teach in with Professor David Kyuman Kim

    Engaging Human Differences: A teach in with Professor David Kyuman Kim February 19, 2015 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Kohlberg Hall Room 116 Swarthmore College (directions) Ferguson, Staten Island/NYC, Paris. Philadelphia. In this time of intensifying and proliferating tensions regarding how the law and the police state engage human differences of race, religion, gender, sexuality, and…

  • 1969: The Revolutionary Spring of Black Students by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

    1969: The Revolutionary Spring of Black Students by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is Professor of Africana Studies at University at Albany, SUNY February 5, 2015 4:30-6:00 p.m.  Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall Swarthmore College (directions to campus) From 1965 to 1972, Black students and their allies waged the most transformative antiracist social…

  • Using Class and Race Awareness to strengthen Social Action

    Please be aware of this important upcoming workshop on “Using Class and Race Awareness to strengthen Social Action,” to be led at Pendle Hill by faculty and friends of our Peace and Conflict Studies program! Invitation to Pendle Hill Workshop on Action Groups Moving Forward George Lakey, Ingrid Lakey, and Sarah Willie-LeBreton will be leading…