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1030 N Columbia Ave, Scripps College
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

Part of Balch Hall, Balch Auditorium is a central gathering place for events, including music performances, lectures, plays, and community meetings.

February 2020

NBF Presents: Family Matters

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Balch Auditorium, 1030 N Columbia Ave, Scripps College
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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The National Book Foundation, Scripps Presents, and the Los Angeles Library Foundation jointly celebrate 2019 National Book Award winner Sarah M. Broom (The Yellow House) and former U.S. Poet Laureate and National Book Award longlister Natasha Trethewey (Monument) on their documentation of the stories, pain, and resilience of families in the American South. Moderated by Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation.Presented in partnership with: the National Book Foundation’s national event series, NBF Presents, the Los Angeles Public…

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R.O. Kwon and Maureen Corrigan in Conversation

February 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Balch Auditorium, 1030 N Columbia Ave, Scripps College
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Novelist R.O. Kwon, author of the Los Angeles Times First Book Prize finalist The Incendiaries and 2020 Mary Routt Chair in Creative Writing, joins Fresh Air’s book critic Maureen Corrigan for a conversation about dual literary loves: reading and writing.Presented in partnership with: the Mary Routt Chair in Creative Writing and Scripps Office of Parent Engagement and Philanthropy and supported by the Alexa Fullerton Hampton ’42 Fund

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The New Yorker’s Jia Tolentino in Conversation

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Balch Auditorium, 1030 N Columbia Ave, Scripps College
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Acclaimed as “the best young essayist at work in the U.S.,” it seems that there is no topic Jia Tolentino can’t cover. The New Yorker staffer tackles vaping, Shen Yun, the economy of marriage, and other vexing questions in her acclaimed essay collection Trick Mirror. Mary Routt Chair in Creative Writing R.O. Kwon joins her for a conversation. Presented in partnership with the Mary Routt Chair in Creative Writing and supported by the Alexa Fullerton Hampton ’42 Fund 

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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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Jasbir Puar: Debility and Disability in Palestine: Notes Towards Southern Disability Studies

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Balch Auditorium, 1030 N Columbia Ave, Scripps College
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

**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 This keynote will detail various strands of histories of disability in Palestine and their import in terms of activism, advocacy, and the field of southern disability studies. Based on fieldwork with disability and rehabilitation center workers in 2016 and members at refugee camps in the West Bank from the summer…

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