Lee Smithey had the opportunity to meet up in Belfast, Northern Ireland with Dee Craig a couple of weeks ago. Dee is the artist who painted the mural on the Science Center here at Swarthmore. (See photos, video, and more.)
Here is his latest piece on the Newtownards Road in East Belfast!
Dee sends warm greetings to all of his friends at Swarthmore!
Center, Gravity, Rhythm: Global Forces in Dancemaking
International dance artists David Zambrano, nora chipaumire, and Ziya Azazi will visit Swarthmore College as part of a three-week program, from September 12 – October 4, 2015, which will include a presentation of David Zambrano’s dance performance work, Soul Project, a series of technique and repertory classes in various dance vocabularies and improvisation methodologies, an informal presentation of performance ideas from the three featured artists, and informal discussions with the campus community around new notions of contemporary performance. All events happening at Swarthmore College are free and open to the public. Workshops, classes, and informal presentation will take place in the Troy and Boyer dance studios of Lang Performing Arts Center. Additionally, Swarthmore College has partnered with Philadelphia’s FringeArts and Mascher Space Co-Op in the production of this 3-week program.
More details are available on the college calendar and here: http://www.jumatatu.org/center-gravity-rhythm/
Prof. Lee Smithey will be part of a guest Twitter panel on “How Nonviolent Movements Can Deal with Repression and Violence” on Thursday, August 20 at 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. EST
The panel is being sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace Global Campus course on “Civil Resistance and the Dynamics of Nonviolent Movements.”
Follow #pdoxrep on Twitter on Thursday and feel free to participate!
Professor Smithey is completing an edited book on The Paradox of Repression, co-edited with Lester R. Kurtz.
You can review cases of nonviolent campaigns that have involved repression against nonviolent activists that backfired against authorities in the Global Nonviolent Action Database, based at Swarthmore College.
This year the Fellowship of Reconciliation is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The FOR is the largest, oldest interfaith peace organization in the United States, working for peace, justice and nonviolence since 1915.
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is mounting an exhibit to honor this remarkable century of activism for peace, social justice, and international understanding.
The exhibit will open on July 29, 2015, and run through August 11, 2015.
McCabe Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays.
Open to the public.
For further information contact Wendy Chmielewski at email@example.com.
Swarthmore College McCabe Library Exhibit celebrating 75 years of work in defense of conscience and objection to war from The Center on Conscience and War.
Open to the public
July 9-27, 2015
Reception and opening event for the exhibit:
July 16, 2015,
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
McCabe Library, Lobby
For 75 Years the Center on Conscience and War has been working to assist those whose conscience leads them to object to war, as conscientious objectors. Hear from past and current conscientious objectors, including:
- Bill Galvin, CCW’s Counseling Coordinator and Vietnam-era CO
- Bill Yolton, CCW’s former Director
- former Senior Airman Jarrod Grammel, whose CO application was approved earlier this year
Learn about the current legal climate for rights of conscience in the U.S. from Peter Goldberger, a local lawyer, from Ardmore, PA, who has practiced CO law for some three decades.
Contact Wendy Chmielewski (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is sponsoring three exhibits this summer. The first opens this week.
Celebrating 100 Years of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 1915-2015
McCabe Library Atrium, June 10, 2015 through June 30, 2015
June 11, 2015, McCabe Library Atrium, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., with reception
“Our Grandmother’s Voices” with WILPF member Robin Lloyd, whose grandmother attended the first WILPF meeting at The Hague in 1915.
Co-sponsored by the Swarthmore College Peace Collection and the Greater Philadelphia branch of WILPF
contact Wendy Chmielewski at email@example.com for further information
Seventy-six new cases have been added to the Global Nonviolent Action Database by students in the spring semester Strategy and Nonviolent Struggle course at Swarthmore College.
The Global Nonviolent Action Database presents cases of nonviolent civil resistance from around the world, spanning decades and even hundreds of years. Data is provided in a narrative format, and each case is classified across a number of criteria to allow for comparisons and advanced searches.
A selection of the new cases include:
- Pennsylvanian Methodists campaign for reinstatement of minister, United States, 2013
- Brazilian Free Fare Movement (MPL) mobilizes against fare hikes, 2013
- Glaswegian Women Campaign for Rent Control, Scotland, 1915
- Sarasotan Students’ school boycott stops neighborhood schools from closing, Florida, United States, 1969
- Chicago residents sit-in to prevent Dyett High School closure, United States, 2013-14
- Philadelphians prevent deportation of Honduran immigrant through church sanctuary, United States, 2014-2015
- Spanish homeowners and activists blockade and occupy to protest home evictions, 2009-2013
- South Korean media workers resist privatisation of television networks, 2008-2009
Glasgow Rent Strike during World War I (BBC)
To view more than one thousand cases of nonviolent civil resistance in the database, visit http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu and follow on Twitter and Facebook.
As we begin commencement celebrations, we want to extend our warmest congratulations to our graduating seniors and their family and friends!
- Amanda Beebe
- Brian Kaissi
- Lauren Mirzakhalili
- Osazenoriuwa Ebose
- Averill Obee
- Michael Herbert
- Sarah Gonzales
It has been a pleasure to work with you, and we look forward to remaining in touch as you begin new chapters and new work!
We know that you go forward prepared to think about how to conduct conflict in constructive ways, how to advance justice, and how to cultivate more peaceful human relations. Let’s support each other in our efforts, and we hope the Peace and Conflict Studies Program will remain a base for collaboration and mutual education.
Keep on dancing! Wishing you wonderful summers and first steps into the world beyond Swarthmore!
Wishing you all the best in your adventures as you go forth from Swarthmore!