Students participating in the college’s off-campus study program in Northern Ireland have had a unique opportunity to work with Swarthmore Visiting Instructor Teya Sepinuck on Theatre of Witness productions at the Playhouse in Derry/Londonderry. An enthusiastic review has been written about the play in the Derry Journal, and you can read more and listen to a podcast with Teya Sepinuck at culturenorthernireland.org Caitlin O’Neill ’10 worked on the production last semester. Samia Abbass ’11 (PCS special major) and Sarah Brajtbord ’11 are working on the production this semester. Devon Novotnak ’11 will be working on a new Theatre of Witness production in the spring.
True stories of silence, secrecy and healing.Theatre of Witness presents ‘We Carried Your Secrets’
By Eamon Baker
‘We Carried Your Secrets’ is a multimedia production which unites a group of fathers who are ex-combatants and who were on the front lines during the Troubles.
Together they share their shadow stories of the conflict, their reasons for actively joining their political group and of their transformation. In his review of this innovative production, local writer EAMONN BAKER says it’s a performance that ‘richly deserves nightly standing ovations’
Read the full story at the Derry Journal website.
The Swarthmore College Bulletin published a feature article last month on The Genocide Intervention Network and alum Mark Hanis ’05. You can read the full story here.
The Honduran Golpe and Obama’s Latin America: Cuba, the School of the americas, and the Hugo Chavez Socialist Revolution
Dr. Larry Birns
Director, Council on Hemispheric Affairs
SCIENCE CENTER 104
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH AT 4:30
SPONSORED BY STUDENTS FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY,
THE FORUM FOR FREE SPEECH, AND THE LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
4:30 PM Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall
by Kouross Esmaili
Recent events in Tehran have revolutionized our use of technology. The city has become an unlikely site to maximize the instantaneous connection that the internet and satellite technologies provide. What was this moment following June 22, 2009 that has become known as Tehran’s Twitter Revolution. What does the recent political unrest in Iran tell us about our own uses of technology, politics, organizing and fighting for justice?
Kouross Esmaili is an Iranian-American filmmaker, producer and independent journalist whose work ranges from documentaries about Iraq, Lebanon and Iran to domestic work about the Jena Six and post-Katrina New Orleans. He has worked for a series of news agencies, including al-Jazeera, Democracy Now, Current TV, and Press TV among others. Additionally, Kouross won the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Television Network Documentary from the Radio-Television News Directors Association in 2005 for his work on Iraq for MTV. Kouross is one of the premier voices covering the Iranian elections as well as a producer of the recently launched BoomGen TV, a website dedicated to ????ews for the internationally inclined.
Borderline Belonging: Religious Settlement, Neo-Nationalism and the Politics of Exclusion on the Israeli ‘Frontier’
a talk by
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Peace and Conflict Studies
Bryn Mawr College:
Thursday, November 19
Science Center 101
The talk is sponsored by the Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Program in Peace and Conflict Studies and Islamic Studies Program.
The Solomon Asch Center for study of Ethnopolitical Conflict
Presents a lecture by
Marc Howard Ross
William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor
Department of Political Science
Bryn Mawr College
Cultural Contestation, Visual Culture and Ethnic Conflict in the Contemporary World
To examine the dynamics of culture and conflict, we need to consider the narratives, metaphors and visual representations that frame a group’s worldviews in general and understanding of specific conflict events in particular. Group narratives and a society’s symbolic landscape vary in terms of their inclusivity/exclusivity and serve multiple functions in conflict as reflectors, exacerbaters or inhibitors and causes of conflict.
Tuesday, 17 November, 2009
4:15-5:30 pm, Thomas 224, Bryn Mawr College
Refreshments will be served
A downloadable poster is available.
For more information visit www.aschcenter.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“THE U.S. MILITARY HAS NOT RECENTLY INTERVENED IN LATIN AMERICA”: FALSE
Tuesday 3rd November
Speaker: Linda Panetta, Representative of the Philadelphia SOA Watch
The School of the Americas (SOA) in 2001 renamed the “Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC),” is a combat training school for Latin American soldiers located in Ft. Benning, Georgia.
Over its 59 years, the SOA has trained over 60,000 Latin American soldiers.
Hundreds of thousands of Latin Americans have been tortured, raped, assassinated, “disappeared,” massacred, and forced into refugee by those trained at the SOA.
The recent military coup in Honduras was lead by SOA graduates.
(Info adapted from www.soaw.org)
Sponsored by SDS (Students for a Democratic Society)