2011 y:1 Events

Don Goodrich and the Axis of Good

Don Goodrich and the Axis of Good

  Don Goodrich is the father of Peter M. Goodrich who was on board the second plane to hit the World Trade Towers  on September 11, 2001.  Don and his wife Sally founded The Peter M. Goodrich Memorial Foundation, which has worked primarily in the Pashtun provinces of Afghanistan supporting education and addressing the fundamental needs […]

Where the Personal Is the Intensely Political

Where the Personal Is the Intensely Political

At one point in “Circumstance,” Maryam Keshavarz’s swirling and sensuous melodrama of forbidden love in modern Tehran, four young Iranians slip into a clandestine video club in the back of a store. The walls are lined with Hollywood DVDs, and the friends discuss the possibility of dubbing two recent American movies into Persian: “Milk” and […]

From the Afghan Women's Writing Project: "Destiny Awaits"

From the Afghan Women’s Writing Project: “Destiny Awaits”

The beautiful picture above — a girl carrying bricks — is from the the Afghan Women’s Writing Project. It accompanies a work entitled “Destiny Awaits: A Lyric Essay” by one of the project’s contributors, a woman named Nasima. Here’s a description of the AWWP from their website: The Afghan Women’s Writing Project began as an […]


y:1 Film Series

y:1 Film Series

All films will be shown in the FAC 1948 Theatre and are free and open to the Sweet Briar community only. Wednesday, September 21, 2011  8:00 PM La Battaglia di Algeri [The Battle of Algiers] (1966) A film commissioned by the Algerian government that shows the Algerian revolution from both sides. The French foreign legion […]

Masha Hamilton

Masha Hamilton

      MASHA HAMILTON at SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE NOV. 2-8, 2011 Journalist, novelist, and humanitarian activist Masha Hamilton is a compelling role model for young women in today’s global world. Founder of two non-profit organizations and author of several award-winning novels and works of journalism, Hamilton was named the 2010 winner of the Women’s National Book […]

Reza Aslan at Sweet Briar

Reza Aslan at Sweet Briar

In conjunction with the y:1 program, Reza Aslan — author of this year’s Common Reading Book, Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization — will visit  Sweet Briar College on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. He will conduct a Q&A with students and deliver a public lecture. Aslan holds a Bachelor of Arts in […]


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