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October 11, 2016

How Creativity Happens in the Brain – Dr. Arne Dietrich, Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut

What do we really know about creativity? Cognitive Neuroscientist Dr. Arne Dietrich, author the book ‘How Creativity Happens in the Brain’, separates myth from sound knowledge in easily-understandable language and with a good dose of humor and provides a scientific foundation upon which a meaningful discussion of the mechanisms of creativity can commence. Sponsored by: Scripps […]

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October 30, 2015

Andrea Ritchie: Policing Gender, Policing Sex, Policing Race

All too often, the voices and experiences of women of color are absent from public discourse and policymaking around police profiling and brutality. Join us as we explore the ways in which racialized policing of low income communities of color operates along the axes of gender and sexuality, and envision an expansion of current conversations […]

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October 21, 2015

Notes on the Infrapolitical Worlds of Queer Street Youth

Resistance in the form of traditional politics, such as mobilizing against school policy, immigration, and using social media for civic engagement, do not often work for LGBTQ Latino street youth. In this ethnographic study of 57 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer homeless youth in a large city in the U.S., Professor Cruz reframes Latino […]

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October 16, 2015

“Sensing Grace Jones and Other Sensuous Ways of Knowing”

Dr. Uri McMillan, author of Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance, extends his genealogies of Black feminist performance, art, and pop culture to address Jamaican-born model-actress-muse-performer Grace Jones. Using a multi-sensorial framework, Dr. McMillan recognizes Jones within colonial histories of slavery and Black women’s objectification. Uri McMillan is Assistant Professor of English, […]

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October 15, 2015

Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth

U.S. black women are over three times more likely to perish from pregnancy-related complications than white women; their babies are twice as likely to die in the first year. Many black women experience policing, coercion, and disempowerment during pregnancy and childbirth and are disconnected from alternative birthing traditions. Birthing Justice places black women’s voices at […]

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On May 24, 2015, thirty prominent women peacemakers, including two Nobel Peace Laureates, made a historic crossing across the DMZ between North and South Korea. The crossing was a wom-en’s peace building initiative that called for an end to the Korean War and for family reunification. Christine Ahn, the initiator and key organizer of the […]

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October 6, 2015

Performing Foucault in the 21st Century

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October 5, 2015

Humanities Institute Public Lecture: Beth Richie

“Gender Violence and Anti-Black Racism: Reflections on the problem of Carceral Feminism and the possibilities of Prison Abolition” While the movement to end gender-based violence can claim many successes, this presentation will critique the ways that some anti-violence strategies have relied on approaches that leave Black women and other marginalized groups in dangerous positions in […]

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August 19, 2015

The Founding of Twinrocker Handmade Paper

Twinrocker Papers started the revival of the art of hand papermaking in America in 1971. Now, thirty-five years later, Travis Becker, trained at Twinrocker by Kathryn Clark, will carry Twinrocker into the future.

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June 30, 2015

Scripps in Residence Panel: Navigating Your Own Path

Five accomplished Scripps alumnae and parents share stories, advice, and wisdom from their own unexpected journeys to success. Panelists include: Stacia Deutsch ’90 New York Times Bestselling children’s book author Author: Blast to the Past series; Ghostwriter for Boxcar Children series Valerie Haselton ’92 Founder & Co-President, Sirens Media Executive Producer: The Real Housewives of […]

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