Israeli Teenagers Speak About the Israeli Occupation.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Science Center 101
The “Why We Refuse” Tour is a national tour of two Israeli women who are visiting the United States to speak about their experiences as conscientious objectors in the Israeli army. Maya Wind and Netta Mishly are part of an Israeli group called Shministim, Israeli high school students who have been imprisoned for refusing to serve in an army that occupies the Palestinian Territories.
Hosted by: Swarthmore Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the Peace Collection, and the Peace and Conflict Studies Program
For more information, go to: www.WhyWeRefuse.org
Sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace and CODEPINK Women for Peace
The Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict
presents a lecture by
9/11 Murals and Tattoos:
Making Memories and Reconstructing Icons through the?American Vernacular
Hyman’s photographs of public expressions in response to 9/11 have been exhibited at Ground Zero by the National September 11 Memorial Museum, at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, and was featured in Time Magazine.? In 2008 he toured Europe as a Cultural Envoy, sponsored by the American Embassy in Vienna, and the University of Graz, in Austria.
Hyman is Associate Director for Visual Culture and Conflict at the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict.
Monday, 14 September, 2009
Benham Gateway Conference Room (Admissions Building)
Bryn Mawr College
Reception on Terrace to follow
Poster Link: http://www.brynmawr.edu/aschcenter/asch908/2009-2010events/hyman91409.pdf
Visit the Asch website, www.aschcenter.org for Asch news and information on upcoming events.
Redefining Heritage in Multi-Cultural Societies: The next generation as primary stake holders in conflict resolution
A lecture by Sudarshan Seneviratne
2010-2011 Cornell Visiting Professor
Directior, Central Cultural Fund (UNESCO)
Professor of Archaeology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Monday, September 14
A guest lecture by Mercedes Doretti
“When CSI Has a Broader Purpose: Using Forensics to Investigate Human Rights Violations Internationally”
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 4:15 p.m. in the Scheuer Room
co-sponsored by the Lang Center, Latin American Studies, and Peace and Conflict Studies
ORGANIZING SKILLS INSTITUTE – Spring 2010
[information from Training for Change. For more information on all workshops, please visit http://www.trainingforchange.org/workshops]
This new joint project with Swarthmore College is a semester-long institute to teach core organizing skills. It is for activists looking for more than a 101 intro to organizing. It includes three weekend workshops plus one-on-one mentorship. Accepting applications now.
TO REGISTER OR FOR INFORMATION
Contact us at (215) 776-8444 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is on our website: www.TrainingForChange.org
ACT GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY
For over fifteen years Training for Change has been based in Philadelphia. We have led trainings in dozens of countries and worked with social movements in nearly every corner of the globe ? yet we always love working here at home.
In the past year Training for Change has led trainings locally for Casino-Free Philadelphia, ACT-UP, activists working on gun violence with Heeding God?s Call, Save the Libraries Coalition, Prometheus Radio Project, and more.
Work with an organization that wants to upgrade its facilitation, strategy planning, or training skills? Please contact Daniel Hunter or Nico Amador at email@example.com.
NEW COURSE IN PEACE & CONFLICT STUDIES
OFFERED BY GEORGE LAKEY
PEAC 071B Research Seminar:
Strategy and Nonviolent Struggle
Mondays 1:15 – 4:00, Lang Center Conference Room
- WHAT IF activists around the world who want to be more effective could turn to a database of actual cases, to get ideas for creative nonviolent strategies and tactics?
- WHAT IF scholars and writers who are researching alternatives to violence could turn to a global database with thousands of cases where people used nonviolent action to struggle for justice and democracy?
Such a database is being built at Swarthmore College, and you can help.
This is a one-credit research seminar whose product will be a database to be mounted on a website for access by activists and scholars worldwide. The Global Nonviolent Action Database being built at Swarthmore College already has cases of “people power” drawn from dozens of countries. The database has crucial information on campaigns for human rights, democracy, environmental sustainability, economic justice, national/ethnic identity, and peace.
The course will be taught by the director of the database project, George Lakey, former Lang Visiting Professor for Issues in Social Change and an internationally-known authority on nonviolent action. The seminar is limited to 12 participants.
Students will be expected to research a series of research cases and write them up in two ways: within a template of fields (the database proper) and also as a 2-3 page narrative that describes the unfolding struggle. The seminar will include not only research/writing methods but also theories in the field. Of interest will be strategic implications for today drawn from theory and from what the group is learning from the documented cases of wins and losses experienced by people’s struggles.
“Working on the database project is the most empowering single thing I did during my college years.? It contradicted my cynicism about whether change is really possible, and showed me that people like myself can organize campaigns that matter.” – Shandra Bernath-Plaisted,’09.
If you want to join this course, use your Drop/Add form to register.For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org