Brown and James Johnson, visiting assistant professor history,
led a reading group in the fall
semester on W.E.B. DuBois,
the African-American historian, sociologist, and political philosopher,
in observation of the centenary of his path-breaking book The Souls
of Black Folk. It drew faculty members from the College and Seminary,
administrative staff, community members, and students. it also
brought Nahum Chandler, associate professor of humanities at Johns
Hopkins University and a DuBois scholar, to speak to the group.
Marable, professor of history at Columbia University,
spoke on the disenfranchisement of former convicts, a process
weighted against black ex-convicts. This was at least
a month before The Nation magazine spotlighted the same issue
on its cover.
de México, Ensemble East, and Atzilut
were among the concert offerings of the Music Institute.
a group of Jewish and Arab-American musicians, and Ensemble
music of Japan.
- Suleiman “Sunny” Modjadidi ’73
spoke on “Country
of Birth and Country of Choice,” from the
perspective of an immigrant from Afghanistan
who has become an
an American, once Afghani, in the post 9/11 era.
Thomas-El, a teacher in the inner-city schools of Philadelphia,
spoke on the flight
of teachers from these schools
and of his own decision to stay, about which he has written a recent
Moravian Reading Group, a monthly gathering of faculty and
staff, spent the fall semester discussing “America:
The New Rome,” about the political,
historical, and cultural issues of global
politics and imperialism. In the winter,
it began a series
on time that will delve into works about
Zionism by Eyal Chowers of Tel Aviv University
and Korean “comfort women” during
World War II, among others.
the magazine went to press, the Moravian College Theatre
Company offered a new musical, Aliya,
about the connections between faiths
and cultures in the Middle
East at the
time of the birth of Christ.
poet Sekou Sundiata and trans-gender activist Debra Davis spoke
Frances Berry, chair of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission,
was the featured speaker for
Moravian’s celebration of Martin
Luther King Jr.’s birthday.
She described the effects
of Brown v. Board of Education,
the epic civil rights decision
the Supreme Court in 1954—how
far we have come and how
far we still have to go on
of the ruling’s
Lalande, professor and
chair of foreign languages, Paula
Ring Zerkle, associate
professor of music, and Rosalind Remer, associate professor of history,
their six-month learning
project about Japan. As part
of a curriculum-development project sponsored
by the University of Pennsylvania, they and
teams from other colleges in the state
read books about Japan, held on-line discussions, and visited
the country in the summer.
talked about courses in which they could
a Japanese perspective, and they showed about 10,000 slides of the
Land of the Rising
Moravian students used pictures—each
worth a thousand words, of course—to
communicate the study-abroad
The winning photo
in the first International
is featured on the
around campus section.
Sones de Mexico dancer introduced a Moravian audience to indigenious
Michelle Lala '05