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Steal this Collection!

Winner of Swarthmore’s 2018 Newton Book Collection Competition, Martín Palomo ’19 says “Steal This Collection! A Collection of Radical History and Activism” encourages the challenging of authority, power, and assumptions through engagement with texts that make us uncomfortable in order to promote profound change through creative action.

“My collection hosts books that relate to the themes of social justice,” says Palomo, a peace & conflict studies and history double major. “Most of the books, at some point in time, have been considered radical texts in their own field or by general readers. I hope that the theme conveys a call to action in regards to social justice and the promotion of creative action when dealing with conflicts. Ultimately, it’s a reaffirmation of our commitment to each other and a reminder to settle for nothing short of justice.”