Emily Silverstein ’11 was a passionate and proud member of the Gettysburg College community. Though her time at Gettysburg was short, she has left an everlasting and inspiring impact. Emily’s advocacy for human rights and social justice touched many lives. At Gettysburg, Emily became a well-respected leader and organizer. She was co-president and lived in Peace House, whose mission was to create awareness of world peace issues. She helped to form a chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and was involved in Amnesty International, Free the Children, and other social justice activities.
Emily was inspired to study Arabic and had planned to spend a semester studying abroad in Morocco. At the time of her passing, Emily had helped to organize Funk The War, an anti-war demonstration on campus and co-organized a week-long event called Tent City, to help bring awareness to the homelessness crisis.