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April 2020

Safe and Sound

April 4 @ 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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A black and white photo of a bearded man and a woman with short hair dancing.

**Notice of Event Suspension** Due to regional and state-wide health concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), public programming, including this event, has been suspended until further notice. 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…

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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
A black and white photo of a woman with short blond hair and glasses wearing a turtleneck sweater. She is smiling, holding a teacup, and leaning against a doorframe in a house's living room.

**Notice of Event Suspension** Due to regional and state-wide health concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), public programming at Scripps College, including this event, has been suspended until further notice. MORE INFORMATION   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,…

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Saturday Night Live’s Bowen Yang in Conversation

April 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CA

Bowen Yang is a boundary breaker. The actor, writer, and producer joined Saturday Night Live last fall as the first Asian American cast member and one of its few openly gay ones. Yang, who also co-stars on Comedy Central’s Awkwafina is Nora from Queens, and co-hosts the wildly popular podcast Las Culturistas, launches the Scripps Presents@Home series, with a conversation with novelist Jade Chang, via everyone's latest favorite platform: Zoom! Join us! This program is supported by the Alexandra Fullerton Hampton '42 Fund. If our programming has enriched your life,…

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May 2020

Samantha Irby in Conversation

May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Hailed as an "ideal quarantine companion" by the New York Times, Scripps Presents@Home is bringing humorist Samantha Irby to your living room. The essayist, whose latest ​book Wow, No Thank You was an instant #1 Bestseller, addresses class, sexuality, and pop culture with inimitable hilarity and candor. Call Your Girlfriend's Ann Friedman joins her for a conversation. Interested in nabbing a copy of Irby's latest book? Visit our bookselling partner Skylight Books! If our programming has enriched your life, please consider making a gift to support Scripps College during these difficult times. To make a gift…

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August 2020

Big Friendship: Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman in Conversation

August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For many, COVID-19 has ushered in a renewed romance with the good old fashioned phone chat. It's a way of connecting that bicoastal pals Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman have made into an art as co-hosts of the addictively listenable podcast Call Your Girlfriend. With Big Friendship, the duo give platonic love its due. The book is at once a deeply personal exploration of their relationship and a social-science backed case for the value of friendship in our lives. Writes the New York Times, "Friendship is a choice. .…

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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, whose new novel 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 and supported by the Alexa Fullerton Hampton ’42…

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@Noon: Alison Saar’s Mirror, Mirror

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Perhaps you can go home again, after all: Scripps celebrates the return of alumna Alison Saar ’78, renowned sculptor and printmaker, this fall in Mirror, Mirror, The Prints of Alison Saar. Saar, who unflinchingly confronts race and gender with a mix of bitter humor and tenderness, talks with Assistant Professor of Book Arts Tia Blassingame about her work in broadsides, book arts, letter press, and how an artist perseveres during troubling times. Presented in partnership with the Ruth Chandler Williamson…

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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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Conversations with People Who Hate Me: Podcaster Dylan Marron

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

In an internet era characterized by comment-section wars, devastating clapbacks, and anonymous vitriol, Dylan Marron explores what happens when online feuders step out from behind the keyboard and get to know the human on the other side of the screen. His smash hit podcast Conversations with People Who Hate Me urges us to find our human connection, even as we inhabit radically different cultural perspectives. As our communities and institutions tackle structural racism, and the nation faces a hotly and…

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Inventing the Future: Historian Jill Lepore in Conversation

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Long before the world grew concerned about the invasive practices of Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, a short-lived data analytics firm sprung forth in the 1950s. The Simulmatics Corporation became the template for the now ubiquitous Google, creating a mechanism to mine every detail of human behavior for commercial and political profit. Its simulator, which was christened the “People Machine," churned out predictions on voting behavior. Harvard historian and New Yorker staffer Jill Lepore excavates a forgotten company whose legacy in…

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