When Michelle Stahl AC ’95 found out that on-campus commencement and reunion celebrations had been canceled because of COVID-19, she wanted to do something special for graduating seniors. The result: a virtual Global Illumination Night on May 16.
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Amy Goodman Celebrates Frances Crowe
Amy Goodman, host of the independent global news program “Democracy Now!,” will speak about activism and democracy at Smith College on Thursday, March 21.
The talk, which honors activist Frances Crowe’s 100th birthday, will be held in John M. Greene Hall starting at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.
The event is open to the public at no charge, and no tickets are required.
The Sophia Smith Collection of Women’s History is sponsoring the talk; an archive of Frances Crowe’s papers is kept in the Sophia Smith Collection of Women’s History.
About Frances Crowe
Frances Crowe is a pacifist and has been a peace activist since 1945. She co-founded the Traprock Peace Center and the Committee to End Apartheid, and founded the Northampton chapter of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, the Sane Nuclear Policy Committee, and the Valley Peace Center. In the 1990s, Crowe worked with a local media activist to bring the Democracy Now! broadcast to the Pioneer Valley. She has received multiple awards, including the Courage of Conscience Award and the Joe A. Callaway Award.
In the words of Amy Goodman, Frances Crowe “is often still found at demonstrations, but her life itself is a demonstration, a demonstration of the joy of resistance.”
About Amy Goodman
Amy Goodman is a broadcast journalist, columnist, investigative reporter and author. She is the principal host of “Democracy Now!” and has authored multiple books, including “Breaking the Sound Barrier” and “The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope.” Goodman has received dozens of awards for her work, including the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting, and the George Polk Award.