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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) and Jonathan Kozol (Amazing Grace)

* 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.