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Social and Economic Justice News

Stories of abuse and addiction define a semester for Lycoming freshmen studying reentry of those previously incarcerated

In Lycoming College’s First Year Seminar course, “Returning Home: What Does it Mean to Desist from Crime?” freshmen get a first-hand look at the challenges faced by those previously incarcerated as they seek to create new lives, such as finding a job, reconnecting with their family, and staying sober. In a culminating project, students interviewed and wrote the stories of Lycoming County Reentry Services Center participants for publication, six of which were published over the course of a week in local news outlet, On the PULSE as part of a series entitled, “Stories of Reentry.”

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Sarah Silkey on WVIA’s ArtScene

Sarah Silkey discusses her book, “Black Woman Reformer: Ida B. Wells, Lynching and Transatlantic Activism,” and the Ida B. Wells’ recent Pulitzer Prize, with Erika Funke on WVIA’s ArtScene.

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Reentry simulation to take place at Lycoming College

*The United States makes up 5% of the world’s population, but has 25% of the world’s prison population.

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Documentary film “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin” at Williamsport CAC

The Lycoming College Scholars Program proudly presents a screening of the documentary, “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin,” a film about the impending global impact of Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency. The film begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. The event is free and open to the public.

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Carole Counihan explores “taste activism” at Lycoming College

This year, as part of the James and Emily Douthat Distinguished Lectureship in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, Lycoming College welcomes Carole Counihan, Ph.D., professor emerita of anthropology at Millersville University. Counihan will address the College and Williamsport communities with her lecture, entitled “Taste Activism in Urban Sardinia, Italy,” in Shangraw Performance Hall in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m.

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Fulbright award winners from Lycoming College tackle global teaching assignments

Lycoming College today added two recent graduates to its list of Fulbright award winners. Recently named among the 2019-20 class of prestigious Fulbright scholars, the two will travel to opposite ends of the globe to pursue teaching endeavors, to enrich their understanding of different cultures, and to share American culture with their students.

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Jane Dailey to address history of racially-restrictive marriage laws at Lycoming College

Lycoming College welcomes guest lecturer Jane Dailey, Ph.D., for the 46th annual Robert H. Ewing Lecture. Dailey’s presentation, “White Fright: Sex, Race and the African American Freedom Struggle,” will be held on Monday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m., in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall on the Lycoming College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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Criminologist discusses the relationship between violent crime and immigration

Ramiro Martinez, Ph.D., will address the Lycoming College campus as part of the 20th annual Strauser Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 2, at 4 p.m., in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall, Shangraw Performance Hall. Drawing from 20 years of experience and an extensive body of empirical research, his talk, titled “Did more immigration mean more crime? National implications, local context and research findings,” will focus on the impact of immigration on violent crime.

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