Peace and Justice
RSL Sponsors events and brings speakers to campus to explore traditions of nonviolence and tools for peace-making in religious and political communities.
- Tanenbaum Peace Fellows: Vassar students can apply for stipends for a summer abroad working for an organization that works for peace and justice in a part of the world where religion is part of conflict and/or conflict resolution.*
- Thanksgiving HungerFAST: An annual event; communal fast and discussions intended to raise awareness about hunger in our own community and across the globe.
- Major Speakers and Exhibits: recent speakers and programs have included Cornel West (Race Matters), Sister Helen Prejean (Dead Man Walking) and "Eyes Wide Open", an exhibition to raise awareness of the death toll in Iraq.
* The Tanenbaum Peace Fellows Program is established in memory of Sidonie Bennett. The program has been made possible thanks to a gift to Vassar College from Sidonie Bennett's daughter, Dr. Georgette F. Bennett '67, President and Founder of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, via the Polonsky Foundation.