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August 2020

Student Leadership Institute

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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This is a daily event form 10am-7pm, starting Aug 16 and ending Aug 21.

The Laspa Center for Leadership proudly invites all Scripps student leaders to participate in the 2020 Student Leadership Institute (SLI). SLI 2020 was designed with a focus on what it means to lead during turbulent times. The Institute will be conducted in a virtual format, allowing more students to participate than ever before. Explore what it means to be a leader in the age of COVID-19, how to connect despite social distancing, and stay true to your mission when so…

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September 2020

We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know: Yaa Gyasi and Roxane Gay

September 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bestselling author Yaa Gyasi celebrates the publication of her powerful and multilayered novel, Transcendent Kingdom. She will be joined in conversation by bestselling author Roxane Gay, who also has a new novel, which focuses on the life of a family of Ghanaian immigrants in Huntsville, Alabama, who wrestle with faith, science, race, and the legacy of unmanageable loss. Tickets are available here! Presented in partnership with PEN America’s PEN Out Loud Series and the Strand Bookstore.

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America is My Home: Ayad Akhtar and Ben Rhodes

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar’s latest novel, Homeland Elegies, offers a portrait of Muslim American life in a fractured country. Akhtar will be joined in conversation with author and former Deputy National Security Advisor under President Barack Obama Ben Rhodes to discuss the novel’s origins and themes, including the immigrant experience, the relationship between fathers and sons, racial identity, and political polarization. Tickets available here! Presented in partnership with PEN America’s PEN Out Loud Series and the Strand…

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Just Listen: Claudia Rankine

September 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Critically acclaimed poet, essayist, and playwright Claudia Rankine challenges society to have dynamic and substantive conversations about race and whiteness in America. In Just Us: An American Conversation, Rankine completes her groundbreaking trilogy, which began with Don’t Let Me Be Lonely and Citizen. Join this Scripps Presents alumna for an an intimate discussion. Tickets available here! Presented in partnership with PEN America’s PEN Out Loud Series and the Strand Bookstore.

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October 2020

Guilt and Grace: Marilynne Robinson and Alexander Chee

October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Award-winning author Marilynne Robinson discusses Jack, the fourth book in her now canonical Gilead series, the first three of which have won one Pulitzer Prize and two National Book Critics Circle awards. One of the 20th century’s foremost writers, Robinson will be joined in conversation with bestselling author Alexander Chee to interrogate the complexities of American history. Tickets available here! Presented in partnership with PEN America’s PEN Out Loud Series and the Strand Bookstore.

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May 2021

Class of 2020 Cap Decorating Contest

May 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Via Zoom, CA

Class of 2020 Graduates! We are postponing the cap decorating event closer to the time of graduation in hopes of capturing more images and participation.  We look forward to celebrating with you next spring! If you are interested in participating, please submit an image of your newly decorated Scripps green cap here.

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