For over 40 years, José Galvez has devoted his life to documenting the everyday lives of Latinos in the U.S. through his camera lens. Born into the Mexican barrios of Tucson, Arizona, Galvez’ presentation of image and word entitled \"De Mis Viajes\" (From My Travels) is a powerful and unparalleled historical record of the Latino experience in America that captures the essence of Latino daily life, its struggle, and triumph. His exhibition is currently on display in Swarthmore College’s McCabe Library Atrium through September 26, 2014.
On Wednesday, September 24 at 4:30 p.m., Galvez will give a presentation regarding his outstanding collection in the McCabe Library Atrium. A reception will follow.
After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Arizona, Galvez was employed as staff photographer at the Arizona Daily Star. He then went on to become the first Mexican-American photographer for the Los Angeles Times. In 1984 while at the Times, Galvez was a member of a team of Chicanos who received a Pulitzer Prize for community service, the first Chicanos to do so. Galvez served as senior photo editor for Americanos, a multi-media exhibition led by Edward James Olmos. In 2000, he published his first book, Vatos, in collaboration with poet Luis Alberto Urrea. In Beloved Land: An Oral History of Mexican Americans in Southern Arizona (2004), Galvez and oral historian Patricia Martin explored the lives of Mexican pioneer ranchers in the American Southwest.
Sponsored by Swarthmore College Libraries and Latin American Studies. Free and open to the public.
Anna Everetts, firstname.lastname@example.org, (610) 328-7750
McCabe Library : McCabe Lobby
Academic Departments & Programs, Intercultural Center, Lecture/Talk/ Reading/ Panel, Library, Off-Campus Study Office, Public Events
This event recurs daily until 9/10/2014.
Markus Baenziger's sculptures integrate his love of nature with his immersion in a gritty, imperfect, and industrialized world. His exhibition of new works takes its title from a six foot-wide wall relief that evokes leafy tendrils spreading like wings on either side of a distressed piece of cardboard. Approaching the work from a distance, one realizes that these naturalistically rendered forms are actually made of bronze. Such works call attention to the continuum between decay and new growth, neglect and care, mechanization and craftsmanship. Baenziger’s mastery of design and attention to detailproduce works that appear both familiar and emblematic of larger forces.
Betsy Lee, email@example.com
Lang Performing Arts Center : List Gallery, Lang Performing Arts Center : LPAC List Gallery, Lang Performing Arts Center,
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Constitution Day Talk : \"Policing and Racial Justice\" David Rudovsky, Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a founding partner of the public interest law firm of Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg, will present the 2014 Constitution Day lecture at Swarthmore College on “Policing and Racial Justice”. Rudovsky is one of the nation’s leading civil rights and criminal defense attorneys and is an authority on police practices and police misconduct. He has been involved in challenging stop and frisk practices in New York and Philadelphia, and has worked to combat the explosive, recent rise in mass incarceration that disproportionately affects African-Americans. For more than 40 years, he has been involved in litigating crowded conditions and conditions of confinement in the Philadelphia prison system. He helped establish the Pennsylvania Innocence Project. David Rudovsky, who holds an LLB from NYU is co-author (with Michael Avery and Karen Blum) of Police Misconduct: Law and Litigation. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the ACLU Civil Liberties Award, and multiple awards for excellence in teaching. The event is sponsored by the Office of the President and the Department of Political Science.
Gina Ingiosi, firstname.lastname@example.org, 8127
Science Center : Science Center 101
Academic Departments & Programs, Home Page Highlight, Public Events
The Philadelphia School District's Financial Crisis from an Economist's PerspectiveJohn Caskey, Professor of EconomicsSwarthmore Collegehttp://swatdiscussiongroup.wordpress.com/about-2/
Mary Carr, email@example.com, 610-957-6132
Bond Complex : Bond Memorial Hall
Each year, we mark the International Day of Peace at Swarthmore College as part of Peace Day Philly. See http://www.peacedayphilly.org/ This year, we will screen a new documentary film, \"The 5 Powers\" about the transnational peace work of Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Chan Khong, and Alfred Hassler during the Vietnam War. See http://www.the5powersmovie.com/
Discussion with the producers of the film, Anthony Nicotera, Gregory Kennedy-Salemi, and Stuart Jolley, along with Laura Hassler '70, and George Lakey (who worked with Alfred Hassler of the Fellowship of Reconciliation) will follow the screening.
The 5 Powers film is organized around central tenets of Buddhist philosophy and features a captivating mix of comic book style animation, live interviews, archival audio, photos, and documents, some of which were procured from the Peace Collection at Swarthmore.
Read more about the film at: http://www.peaceisthewayfilms.com/5-powers-film-synopsis and view the trailer at http://vimeo.com/92386876
Sponsored by Peace and Conflict Studies, Film and Media Studies, the Religion Department, Asian Studies, the Swarthmore College Libraries, and the Peace Collection. Open to the public.
Anna Everetts, firstname.lastname@example.org, (610) 328-7750
Academic Departments & Programs, Film, Intercultural Center, Lang Center, Library, Public Events, Student Events