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Scripps College, 241 E 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

January 2020

Roxanne Wilson Leader-in-Residence: Cecile Richards in Conversation

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrison Theater, Scripps College, 241 E 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

Twice listed in TIME magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People in theWorld, Cecile Richards is a national leader for women’s rights and social and economic justice. As president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund for more than a decade, Richards worked to increase affordable access to reproductive health. In 2019, Richards co-founded Supermajority, a political action group working to mobilize women voters.The Roxanne Wilson Leader-in-Residence program brings to Scripps’ campus a woman who demonstrates leadership…

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February 2020

Where Good Souls Fear

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrison Theater, Scripps College, 241 E 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

“I was not supposed to be a dancer,” writes choreographer Alice Sheppard in the New York Times. But when disabled dancer Homer Avila dared her to take a dance class, she accepted his challenge. Now, the former medieval scholar is a preeminent voice at the intersection of disability, gender, and race. Her latest performance, Where Good Souls Fear, is an investigation of excess and minimalism, provoking questions about who or what is “too much.” Ranging from lyrical floorwork to an…

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Gaby Moreno

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrison Theater, Scripps College, 241 E 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

Guatemala-born singer-songwriter-producer and Grammy Award-winner Gaby Moreno brings her not-to-be missed, genre-defying “Spanish folk-soul” to Scripps.This program is presented in partnership with Claremont Graduate University’s LatinX Graduate Student Union and helps to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Claremont College’s Chicano Latino Student Affairs. 

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March 2020

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

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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April 2020

Liz Phair and Ani DiFranco in Conversation

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrison Theater, Scripps College, 241 E 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

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 evolves over time with music…

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