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March 2020

The Body is Not an Apology: Sonya Renee Taylor

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Balch Auditorium, 1030 N Columbia Ave, Scripps College
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Writer, spoken-word artist, social justice activist, and founder of The Body Is Not an Apology movement Sonya Renee Taylor dismantles some of our longest-held—and most insidious—body preoccupations, embracing instead a paradigm of “radical self-love for everybody and every body.”Presented in partnership with: Scripps Eating Disorder Alliance (SEDA), the Tiernan Field House, Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE), and the Office of Student Engagement and supported by the Alexa Fullerton Hampton ’42 Fund

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@Noon: April Dávila

March 10 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Hampton Room, Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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April Collier Dávila ’99 fell in love with the desert as an ecology major at Scripps and, a tumultuous decade later, decided to write a novel about it, setting her coffee machine to start brewing at 4:50am so she could get in some creative writing before beginning her day as a copywriter and mother of two. In 2017, her blog was listed by Writer’s Digest as one of the Best 101 Websites for Writers; in 2018, she sold her first…

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Susan Orlean in Conversation

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrison Theater, Scripps College, 241 E 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Susan Orlean is a consummate storyteller. From The Orchid Thief, her spellbinding examination of the esoteric world of flower selling in Florida, to Rin Tin Tin, a powerful account of the iconic Hollywood canine, Orlean has a knack for finding the most unusual characters. Her latest project has a beloved institution as its protagonist: the Los Angeles Public Library. The Library Book is a riveting investigation of the mysterious 1986 fire that nearly consumed the building and an impassioned reflection…

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@Noon: Ifeona Fulani

March 26 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Hampton Room, Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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In 1865, hundreds of peasants marched to the courthouse in Morant Bay, Jamaica, to protest the slave-like conditions, disease, and hunger brought on by a prolonged drought. Ifeona Fulani, clinical professor in the Global Liberal Studies program at New York University, reads from her work-in-progress, The First Stone, and shows how that natural disaster over 150 years ago reveals contemporary questions of precarity.Presented in partnership with Hartley Burr Alexander Chair Annual Lecture and the Scripps College Humanities Institute 

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Liz Phair and Ani DiFranco in Conversation

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrison Theater, Scripps College, 241 E 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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**PLEASE NOTE NEW PROGRAM DATE** Widely considered a feminist icon, Grammy winner Ani DiFranco is the mother of the DIY movement, being one of the first artists to create her own record label, Righteous Babe Records. Indie rocker, Liz Phair, whose Exile in Guyville has been hailed as a landmark, is one of the few women ranked on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The two talk gender, the music industry, their recently released memoirs, and how songwriting…

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April 2020

Safe and Sound

April 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, happening 3 times

Stomping Ground LA, 5453 Alhambra Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90032
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Safe and Sound is a danced meditation on self-preservation and queer solidarity from Scripps Assistant Professor of Dance Kevin Williamson. In this timely blend of dance, film, music, and narration, four dancers resist aural acts of violence, seeking pleasure through grief and community in their frustration. As they morph through emotional states, plunging into abandon and sensuality, they generate erotic counter-memories with the audience and each other. Presented in partnership with New Neighborhood Tickets available here! For a discounted ticket,…

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Lois Lowry in Conversation

April 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Balch Auditorium, 1030 N Columbia Ave, Scripps College
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Lois Lowry is the godmother of dystopian fiction. Before Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games and Veronica Roth’s Divergent series, Lowry’s The Giver was captivating readers. Winner of the 1994 Newbery Medal, the book has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. Now, Lowry is back with On the Horizon, a haunting, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting story of the people whose lives were lost or forever altered by Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. Join this living legend for a reading and conversation.

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