Queer Anthologies: Selections from Swarthmore’s Special Collections
All Day
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the earliest organized, recurring demonstrations for gay rights in the U.S: “Annual Reminders,” held at Independence Hall in Philadelphia from 1965 to 1969. As part of a city-wide celebration, “Queer Anthologies” explores some of Swarthmore College’s rich archival resources for the study of the history of LGBTQ activism.

Photographs, artist’s books, personal papers, organizational records, ephemera, periodicals, and other materials illustrate the history of queer communities at Swarthmore College, in the Society of Friends (Quakers), in the Peace Movement, and in the wider world.

Included are selections from the Swarthmore College Archives, Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College Peace Collection, and Rare Book Room of McCabe Library.
Celia Caust-Ellenbogen,, 610-328-8496
McCabe Library : McCabe Lobby
Academic Departments & Programs, Exhibit, Library, Public Events
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The Theaters of Michał Zadara and Barbara Wysocka: Posters and Ephemera 1997-2015
8:00 AM
10:00 PM
Thisexhibition consists of posters and related theater ephemera spanning theartistic careers of the theater artists Michał Zadara '99 and BarbaraWysocka, the co-creators of CHOPIN WITHOUT PIANO (CHOPIN BEZFORTEPIANU), which had its North American premiere in the LangConcert Hall on Oct. 24, 2015. CHOPIN WITHOUT PIANO is a hybridcontemporary performance piece written by Zadara and Wysocka, performedby Wysocka, and requiring the presence of the 37-piece Chamber Orchestraof Philadelphia to play the score of Fryderdyk Chopin's two pianoconcertos, while Wysocka both replaces the piano part and reincarnatesthe physical presence of the composer. As reflected in the exhibition,both Zadara and Wysocka have had significant directing careers in boththeater and opera, and they have collaborated numerous times as directorand actor, as well as in various ways as the co-founders of the auteurcompany CENTRALA, based in Warsaw. Zadara's study of directing andPolish theater began with Prof. Allen Kuharski in Swarthmore'sDepartment of Theater, and they have maintained a working relationshipsince Zadara's return to Poland in 2000. Zadara and Wysocka todayare considered among the leading theater artists of their generation inPoland, and their work now includes a number of significantinternational productions, as well. The posters and ephemera are allfrom the collection of Prof. Kuharski, which consists of over 300 Polishand international theater posters and related materials that he hascollected since 1981.

On display in the second-floor lounge of McCabe Library.
Susan Dreher,, 610.328.7324
McCabe Library : McCabe Library, Cratsley Lounge
Arts & Culture, Exhibit, Library, Public Events
Poster design by Michał Zadara '99 for his honors thesis production of S.I. Witkiewicz's play THE WATER HEN. Frear Ensemble Theater, Department of Theater, Swarthmore College, 1999.
Departments of Theater and Music Swarthmore College Libraries
The Public
Quaker Meeting for Worship
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
This event recurs on Sunday every week until 11/29/2015.
Join Friends in their traditional 'silent' Meeting for worship. Held weekly in the heart of campus for over 100 years!
Mary Titus, Meeting Secretary,, 610-328-8699
Friends Meeting House
Public Events, Religious/Spiritual
The Public
Inspired Seasonal Decorations
6:00 PM
9:00 PM

Class will begin with two hours of fun and creative demonstrations with Adam Glas and Jeff Jabco.Using natural materials, they will show how to make outdoorentrance-way arrangements, kissing balls, swags, roping greens, andmore! Participants will decide what they would like to make to takehome (one type of seasonal arrangement per person). Fresh greens,seasonal natural materials, ribbons, decorations, and bushel basketswill be supplied; participants are welcome to bring materials fromtheir home garden and other decorations to make their creations unique.Bring plastic (dish) gloves and pruners. Limited to 20.

Members: $45                   Non-members: $55

Call 610-328-8025 or click to register.

Cancellation Policy:, (610) 328–8025
Wister Center : Wister Center, Gillespie Room
Public Events, Scott Arboretum
Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
The Public
Syrian Refugee Crises and the Rise of ISIS
7:30 PM
9:00 PM
The refugee crisis due to the Syrian Civil War and the rise of ISIS is important for humanitarian concerns, along with the implications it has for states able to take in refugees.

While the hardship of many displaced civilians is an issue that cannot be ignored, there is a broader geopolitical struggle that is playing out in Syria. Iran's leaders see involvement in a future Syrian state as a crucial element for its regional power, both to balance against Saudi Arabia and the United States. With U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Vienna to begin peace talks, recognizing the interests of Iran, Saudi Arabia and Russia within Syria is an important step to understanding the possible steps to resolving the conflict. In addition, recent terror attacks show that President Obama's strategy of containing rather than destroying ISIS may not be as effective some have thought, another consideration in working to bring piece to Syria.

Join Matt McInnis, a resident fellow at American Enterprise Institute, for a lecture on this important topic Tuesday, December 1st in the Scheuer Room at 7:30 p.m. At AEI, McInnis specializes on Iran and regional security issues in the Persian Gulf, before joining AEI McInnis was a senior analyst at the U.S. Department of Defense.
Anna Everetts,, (610) 328-7750
Kohlberg : Kohlberg, Scheuer Room
Academic Departments & Programs, Lang Center, Lecture/Talk/ Reading/ Panel, Library, Off-Campus Study Office, Public Events, Student Events
American Enterprise Institute, Peace and Conflict Studies
The Public