The Penn Libraries is proud to announce the 2018 Lorraine Beitler Collection Lecture by Philadelphia Inquirer cartoonist Signe Wilkinson. The lecture, “Trumped: Cartooning in the Age of The Donald Trump Presidency,” will take place on Wednesday, May 16, at 5:30 pm in the Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion at the Penn Libraries’ Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts on the sixth floor of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. 

Signe Wilkinson is an editorial cartoonist for the Philadelphia Inquirer and creator of the nationally syndicated comic Family Tree (2008-2011) and Inquirer favorite Penn's Place (2011-2015). In addition to her 1992 Pulitzer Prize, Wilkinson has received many accolades in her prolific career—though her favorite citation was being named "The Pennsylvania State Vegetable Substitute." Wilkinson's talk will be followed with an exhibition of items from the Lorraine Beitler Collection of the Alfred Dreyfus Affair in the Henry Charles Lea Library.

In 2002, Dr. Lorraine Beitler donated a collection of over 1,000 items documenting the history of the Alfred Dreyfus affair and its impact on the art, society, and politics of France and the modern world to the Penn Libraries. The collection provides a context for international learning and debate through a program of touring exhibitions, publications, and conferences. After donating the collection, Dr. Beitler and her husband, Martin, established the Lorraine Beitler Lecture Fund to serve as a catalyst for the examination of the issues of prejudice and intolerance. 

Wilkinson’s lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. To register, please visit: