When: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Where: 
Kirby Hall of Civil Rights 104
Presenter: 
Steve Hyman '62
Price: 
Free

Mr. Hyman’s commitment to social justice grew out of his experience as a student at Lafayette. Yet, in the early ‘60’s, by all outward measure, Lafayette was not an hospitable environment for such ideals. It was an all male, white, Christian institution that had compulsory chapel attendance; no women in either the student body or faculty (save for 1); and a fraternity system and admissions policy that discriminated against people of color and non-Christian applicants and students. Notwithstanding, the Lafayette community learned to confront bigotry, sexism and racism and to fight to bring about change. The hallmarks of social justice – equality, justice and humanity – were learned and applied. In fact, Resistance and Hope were at the very core of the Lafayette education.

Sponsored by: 
Office of Religious & Spiritual Life, Office of Intercultural Development, Hillel, and Pre-Law Advising

Contact information

Name: 
Alex Hendrickson
Phone: 
610.330.5959
Email: 
hendrica@lafayette.edu