John M. Greene Hall, Smith College
The talk honors legendary activist Frances Crowe’s 100th birthday. It will be held at John M. Greene Hall, Smith College on Thursday March 21, at 7 p.m. Doors open 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.”
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award....