Faculty member appointed to civil rights advisory committee

Rosario de Swanson, professor of Spanish language and literature at Marlboro College, is one of 15 Vermonters who have been appointed to represent the state to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The state advisory committee makes recommendations concerning statewide and local civil rights issues, from racial profiling to housing discrimination.

“As an immigrant from Mexico who has gone through a lot, I am keenly aware of these realities,” said Rosario in a recent article in the Brattleboro Reformer. “But, serving and giving back is my way to be joyful and thankful for everything that has been given to me.”

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