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  • Introducing the 2018–2019 Lang Social Impact Fellows

    Introducing the 2018–2019 Lang Social Impact Fellows

    Congratulations to our alum Fatima Boozarhomehri ’17 as well as A’Dorian Murray-Thomas ’16! From Swarthmore News and Events By Ryan Dougherty October 25th, 2018 As this year’s pair of Lang Social Impact Fellows, A’Dorian Murray-Thomas ’16 and Fatima Boozarjomehri ’17 will “scale up” their efforts for social change with support from the Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility. Murray-Thomas…

  • Q&A with Lang Opportunity Scholar Ferial Berjawi ’19

    Q&A with Lang Opportunity Scholar Ferial Berjawi ’19

    Congratulations to Peace and Conflict Studies special major, Ferial Berjawi ’19! From News and Events, October 17th, 2018 By Arthur Davis ’19 For her Lang Opportunity Scholarship project over the summer, Ferial Berjawi ’19 designed and ran the BetterFly Camp, a six-week program that brought 30 young refugee girls in Lebanon together to discuss body image,…

  • King, Women’s March, Swarthmore College, and Quakers

    A message from Chris Densmore, Curator of the Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College: A few years ago, I was looking for documentation of Martin Luther King Jr. and the early days of the Civil Rights Movement in the records of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends.  It seemed like something for the Race Relations…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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: …

  • “Stop Telling Women to Smile” with artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

    “Stop Telling Women to Smile” with artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh November 19th and 20th, 2014 Join the Womyn’s Resource Center and artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh in conversation around street harassment and art in activism. “Stop Telling Women to Smile” is an art series by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. The work attempts to address gender based street harassment by placing…

  • Mary Walton to speak about Alice Paul at Swarthmore Friends Meeting

    Swarthmore Friends Meeting is pleased to announce: Mary Walton, author of A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot, will speak at Swarthmore Friends Meeting, this Sunday, February 23, at 11:45 in Whittier Room. Alice Paul was a leader of the women’s suffrage movement during 1913-1920, and a New Jersey Quaker in a lineage of…

  • Wendy Chmielewski awarded honorable mention for historical research on women in politics

    Wendy Chmielewski awarded honorable mention for historical research on women in politics

    Dr. Wendy Chmielewski, a member of the Peace and Conflict Studies steering committee has been awarded a 2013 honorable mention award for the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics from Iowa State University for her ongoing project, Her Hat Was in the Ring:  U.S. Women Elected to Political Office Before 1920. From…

  • Challenging the Cold War Warriors: Greenham Women Against Cruise Missiles, 1983-1988

    On November 5th, 2013, Dr. Wendy Chmielewski, Curator of the Swarthmore College Peace Collection will present a paper at West Chester University during a conference on the Cold War. Dr. Chmielewski’s paper is titled:  “Challenging the Cold War Warriors: Greenham Women Against Cruise Missiles, 1983-1988”  Greenham Women Against Cruise Missiles was a group of women…