Taking action: It’s the point where caring passionately about an issue intersects with the Sarah Lawrence gift for self-expression. In this issue we take a closer look at some of the many who have reached that point over the years, crossing over into activism and pressing hard for change. Whether to enlighten the College or to bring justice to a broader community, students and alumnae/i have pursued their goals with a distinctive combination of intellectual depth and fierce belief that ensures a response. We show you a spectrum of people and the causes for which they’ve put themselves on the line: from local outreach in the 1940s through the sit-ins and protests of more recent decades, calls for race and gender equity, and philanthropic dedication.
Here are 18 members of our community whose accomplishments at different points in their lives have wrought social change... | full story
Looking back on these excerpts from an organizer’s diary I kept more than 30 years ago (and originally published in Dissent magazine), I am struck by how lucky I was to go to work for the United Farm Workers when I did... | full story
Sarah Lawrence College may not have had a dress code in 1960, but a group of student activists—taking a stand for social justice on the streets of Bronxville—imposed one on themselves. “It makes me chuckle now,” says Joan Countryman ’62... | full story