Commemorating MLK, Jr. Day
January 20, 2020
Film Screening - The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Based on a true story. Jimmie Fails, a young black man in the titular city who grew up with his father in a beautiful Victorian home built, according to family lore, by Fails’s grandfather. When the neighborhood got too expensive, Jimmie and his father were displaced, moving to shelters and housing projects. The film deals with the ravages of gentrification; the lost souls left to wander when the ground beneath their feet is snatched from them.
January 22, 2020
This vigil will bring the Swarthmore College community together in remembrance of those who have suffered (and are suffering) injustices in the fight for equity and inclusion.
January 24, 2020
12:30 – 1:30pm
Friends Meeting House
Reception to Follow
Join together with faculty, staff, and students for a campus-wide community collection including a time for reflection.
Special performances from the Gospel Choir.