STPEC Brown Bag with Frances Crowe

April 10, 2013
11:15 am-12:45 pm

Campus Center

Room: 162-175

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Deborah Reiter

We are proud to announce the inauguration of the STPEC Activist Brown Bag Lunch Series.

Tireless activist Frances Crowe will turn 94 years old in 2013. Judges won't send her to jail anymore, but she keeps risking arrest in her struggles against war and for social justice and environmental sustainability. Among her many efforts: Resisting war taxes and opposing war from Hiroshima to Afghanistan; Providing draft counseling for thousands of conscientious objectors; Building the Sanctuary Movement to protect political refugees from U.S.-sponsored dictatorships in Latin America; Smuggling drinking water to barricaded UMass students protesting CIA recruiting on campus; Fighting anthrax research at UMass; Making UMass the first university or college in the country to divest from South Africa; Bringing Democracy Now! to the Pioneer Valley; Directing Northampton's Friday Night Free Film Series on anti-war, social justice, and environmental topics; and Agitating against nuclear power and for safe, clean alternatives.

Light refreshments will be served, but you are encouraged to bring a lunch.

An optional 1-credit course (STPEC 291R) is available for students who attend all four brown bags and two separate discussion meetings. Sign up directly on Spire.