We have an amazing lecture coming up!
We excited to announce this event coming next week to Swarthmore!
Sarah Schulman, Distinguished Professor of the Humanities from the College of Staten Island and City University of New York will be doing a lecture titled, “Conflict is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair.”
Peace and Conflict Studies is co-sponsoring this awesome event tomorrow!
“How the 1971 Burglary of the Media, PA, FBI Office Changed History”
Round table discussion with:
Keith Forsyth, antiwar activist and burglar, auto worker, optical engineer and jazz guitarist; Bonnie Raines, anti-war activist and burglar, civil rights activist and advocate for the needs of children;
and Betty Medsger, former Washington Post reporter, professor of journalism, and author of The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI
McCabe Library Atrium
7 p.m., April 3, 2019
Open to the public
The Swarthmore Campus & Community Store will provide books for purchase and signing during the reception to follow
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Black Cultural Center
Lang Center for Social Responsibility
Peace and Conflict Studies
Peace, Justice, and Human Rights-Haverford College
This event will also recognize Betty Medsger’s donation of her papers to the Peace Collection
Check out the video below for a background on the original event:
Over the centuries, Quakers have thought about coercion, violence and war in many different ways. This talk will examine the ways in which Henry J. Cadbury (1883-1974)—one of the more prominent figures in the history of modern Quakerism — thought about those issues. In 1919, Haverford’s Board of Mangers accepted Henry Cadbury’s resignation from the college’s faculty. The resignation grew out a controversy connected to Cadbury’s vociferous advocacy of peace. This talk will examine Cadbury’s views on peace, coercion, and war and about what hose views tell use about the history of the Quaker “Peace Testimony.”
The Ashoka Japan Youth Venturers will arrive on campus this coming weekend March 24 – March 27th, and will be hosted by the Social Innovation Lab in the Lang Center. They are traveling a long way to spend time at Swarthmore, so we want to make sure their experience is positive!
Events during their visit include:
Sunday, March 24th 4 pm WELCOME & PIZZA – Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility
Monday, March 25th, 2-5pm and Tuesday, March 25th, 2-3.30pm Ashoka & Swarthmore student Project Presentations in the Social Innovation Lab, Lang Center
The Ashoka Japan Youth Venturer students and Swarthmore students will be giving presentations on their amazing social impact projects! Come and hear about the amazing change they are creating in the world!
Monday, March 25th, 6pm and Tuesday, March 25th, 6pm Dinner in Sharples – please join them and say hello!
Palestinian refugees’ experience of protracted displacement is among the lengthiest in history. In her breathtaking new book, Ilana Feldman explores this community’s engagement with humanitarian assistance over a seventy-year period and their persistent efforts to alter their present and future conditions. Based on extensive archival and ethnographic field research, Life Lived in Relief offers a comprehensive account of the Palestinian refugee experience living with humanitarian assistance in many spaces and across multiple generations. By exploring the complex world constituted through humanitarianism, and how that world is experienced by the many people who inhabit it, Feldman asks pressing questions about what it means for a temporary status to become chronic. How do people in these conditions assert the value of their lives? What does the Palestinian situation tell us about the world? Life Lived in Relief is essential reading for anyone interested in the history and practice of humanitarianism today.
The Department of Theater and the William J. Cooper Foundation are proud to host a week-long residency focused around performances of THE INSTITUTE OF MEMORY (TIMe), an original work created by director/designer/visual artist Lars Jan ’00 and his Los Angeles-based performance company Early Morning Opera. A combination of autobiography, investigative journalism, and detective story, THE INSTITUTE OF MEMORY confronts the audience with urgent questions about the larger spiritual consequences of political terror, trauma, and privacy in the digital age–and the temptation of simply ignoring them. THE INSTITUTE OF MEMORY has toured the country and internationally to critical acclaim since 2016.
LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE has called it “trademark Jan, art of the kind of beautiful originality for which he has come to be known.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES described TIMe as: “Presented with dazzling stagecraft. As a broader exploration of whether a human being can be altered all the way down to his cells and synapses by the nature of the times he has lived through, the piece is startling and disturbing.”
Jan’s adaptation of Joan Didion’s THE WHITE ALBUM was recently
premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He is the first person to get permission from the author to adapt the piece for performance.
Lars Jan majored in Theater and English Literature at Swarthmore, and is currently on the theater faculty of the California School of the
Arts (CalArts) outside Los Angeles. He has been active as a director and integrated media designer in Philadelphia since he graduated from the College in 2000.
Performances of THE INSTITUTE OF MEMORY will take place in the Pearson-Hall Theatre in the Lang Performing Arts Center on Friday, Feb. 1, @ 5 pm, and Saturday, Feb. 2, @ 7 pm. The performance lasts about 80 minutes, and the opening show on Friday will be followed by a reception in the LPAC lobby. The Saturday performance will be followed by a post-show discussion with Lars Jan moderated by Prof. Allen Kuharski of the Theater Department.
Both performances are free and open to the public without advance reservation.
Funding support for the residency is also provided by the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). TIMe was originally commissioned by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute/CULTURE.PL in Warsaw. Campus co-sponsors for the residency include the Departments of English Literature, Film & Media Studies, Music & Dance, Modern Languages & Literatures (Russian Section), History, Peace & Conflict Studies.