Jack Swartzentruber

Jack Swartzentruber is passionate about economic justice, philosophy, and music. He has been involved in music his entire life, playing piano, upright bass and guitar as well as being a singer. He also has participated in political activism and service projects in Philadelphia with groups such as Broad Street Ministries and Philly Socialists, as well as in West Virginia helping to repair homes with the Appalachia Service Project. His goals for the year are to become fluent in Hindi and develop a close relationship with his host community and cohort. He really likes this quote by Ursula Le Guin: You cannot buy the revolution. You cannot make the revolution. You can only be the revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere.


Learning By Letting Go

It’s been nearly one hundred days since I’ve been living in India, and I find that the more time I spend here the harder it is for me to write about it. I think there are a couple reasons for this, but it primarily stems…

06 December, 2018

First Blog

As the last one of my graduating friends to leave this summer, I’ve had the pleasure (or burden) of saying good-bye to all of them individually. While painful, going through so many farewells has given me the opportunity to reflect on the changes occuring in…

25 August, 2018

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