Please join me in congratulating Anna Everetts (Administrative Assistant for the Programs Office), who has been awarded the 2012 Judy Lord Award.
The Judy Lord Endowment was established in 2004 by anonymous donors who are friends of the College. The endowment memorializes Judy Lord’s enthusiasm and community spirit and is a reward for hard work and contributions to Swarthmore College life. Earnings from the Judy Lord endowment are awarded to academic departmental administrative assistants with tenure of 10 or more years at the College.
Anna was also a recipient of this award in 2011. This remarkable concurrent recognition is a testament to her hard work on behalf of programs at the college. Congratulations, Anna!
A Lecture by Ahmed Salah, Egyptian activist and key planner of the January 2011 protests in Tahir Square
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Science Center 101
Organized by Peace and Conflict Studies, sponsors include: the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, the President’s Office, Intercultural Center, Islamic Studies, Arabic, and the departments of Sociology and Anthropology, Political Science, History and Religion, and
Friday, February 17, 2012, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Swarthmore Friends Meeting House
Join George Lakey (Lang Research Fellow and Visiting Professor), Gwen Snyder ’08, Sharon Gunther, Jonah Schwartz ’15, Jim MacMillan (Independent Journalist and Visiting Professor) as they reflect upon their involvement with the Occupy Movement. This event is sponsored by the Political Science Department, Peace and Conflict Studies and Quakers on Campus.
As part of Afro-Latino Series, Enlace presents Precious Knowledge: a documentary chronicling the fight for Ethnic Studies in Arizona. The film provides an insider’s perspective to a historic battle over civil rights as the student leaders in Tucson High fight to save their classes. Join filmmaker Erin McGinnis as she discusses various issues including the recent banning of Ethnic Studies in Arizona. This event is sponsored by the Departments of Education, Latin American Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, as well as the Intercultural Center.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 4:30 pm, Science Ctr 101
Join Egyptian activist, Ahmed Salah, key planner of the January 2011 protests in Tahrir Square, to learn about his firsthand experiences and reflections about events in Egypt. Ahmed is the founder of the Activism Research Center and serves as Coordinator of the Egyptian Coalition of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution. This event is organized by Peace and Conflict Studies and sponsored by The Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, the President’s Office, Intercultural Center, Islamic Studies, Arabic, and the departments of Sociology and Anthropology, Political Science, History and Religion, and the Swarthmore College Library.
Spring Lobby Weekend 2012 (March 17-20), sponsored by the Friends Committee on National Legislation (http://fcnl.org/issues/checkbook/), is a unique (and affordable!) opportunity for young people, to come to Washington, gain training in lobbying and policy issues, learn about FCNL, and lobby your representatives and senators. Interested in learning more? Join Quakers on Campus and their guest speaker, Matt Southworth, Legislative Associate Foreign Policy tonight, February 2, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the Swarthmore Friends Meeting.
My name is Kassandra Sparks and the Peace and Conflict Studies department recently sponsored my externship at Center for Resolutions. Jennifer Magee recommended I let you know about my experience, in case other students and alumni are interested in the opportunities the Peace and Conflict Studies department is presenting students here. Below, I have written up a small blurb outlining my experience thus far. If you have any more questions or would like any more information, please let me know! I have also attached a picture of myself with Bridget Caroll, the woman who spoke to my Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies class, in her office at the Center.
I became involved with Center for Resolutions in November thanks to taking Jennifer Magee’s Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies class. Jennifer invited Bridget Carroll from Center for Resolutions to speak to our class about the work the Center does in restorative justice, mediation, and dispute settlement. So inspired by the work she was doing, I contacted her and have been volunteering there since. The Center is an engaging, stimulating, fast-paced environment to work in, and as opened my eyes to the realities of non-profit organizations. Since there are only three paid staff members, I have the opportunity to (like them) take on multiple hats and truly make a difference in my community. A few of the responsibilities I have had are the following:
searching for and writing grants
compiling and analyzing data about the Center
contacting police liaisons
designing a website
assisting the Center’s push to be more active in social media
and so many more
The skills I have learned from the short months I have been interning at the Center have been incredible, and I can only imagine how much more I will learn over the following years at Swarthmore. I feel so much more prepared both to apply for summer internships this summer as well as to apply these skills in my internship.
I am extremely grateful for both the Peace and Conflict Studies program and the Lang Center for exposing my to this opportunity, sponsoring my externship, and funding my transportation.
Thank you again,