The Humanities Institute

Events

Interventions and Resistance: Raced/ Gendered/ Classed Violence in the USA

In fall 2015, The Humanities Institute sought to address and confront some of the devastating effects of intersecting forms of violence committed against people of marginalized identities in contemporary United States. In spite of these crises, there are people doing tremendous work of interventions, agitation and resistance; work that is constant, multifaceted, simultaneous and that perseveres.

In spring 2016, The Humanities Institute will welcome scholars-artists-activists, poets, writers, and musicians — all visionaries who use their brilliant skills, intellect and talents to further the discussions of systemic and overt oppressive violence. As agents of greater change, they further the urgent and necessary work of dismantling systems of inequality and social injustice and provide us with pathways to how activism and social justice can better shape our world.

Speakers and Events

January 28, 2016
4:15-5:30pm

Vita Nova Hall
Scripps College

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Resistance and Interventions: the Writer in Place

Sesshu Foster 
Poet, Teacher, Activist

February 6, 2016
7:30pm-9pm

Garrison Theater
Scripps College Performing Arts Center

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Roktim: Nurture Incarnadine

Ananya Chatterjea
Department of Theater Arts and Dance
University of Minnesota

February 7, 2016
3pm-5pm

Richardson Dance Studio
Scripps College

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Contemporary Artistic/Cultural Production in an Era of Police States, Race Violence, and Corporate Globalization - featuring Ananya Chatterjea

Ananya Chatterjea 
Associate Professor in the Department of Theater Arts and Dance
University of Minnesota

February 8, 2016
6:30pm

Richardson Dance Studio
Scripps College

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Choreographing Identity/ Dancing our stories

Ananya Chatterjea
Associate Professor in the Department of Theater Arts and Dance
University of Minnesota

 

February 11, 2016
7:30pm-9:30pm

Balch Auditorium
Scripps College

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We Are the Ones

Pandora Thomas
Co-founder of Earthseed Consulting LLC,

February 18, 2016
7:30pm-9pm

Balch Auditorium
Scripps College

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Art to the Rescue: Cultural Agents Take You By Surprise

Doris Sommer
Director of the Cultural Agents Initiative
Harvard University

George Lipsitz
Professor of Black Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara

February 25, 2016
4:15-5:30pm

Vita Nova Hall
Scripps College

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Face to Face: Radical Futures for Black and Indigenous Solidarity

Asiyahola Sankara
Black queer organizer and human rights activist

March 22, 2016
12:15pm

Hampton Room
Malott Commons
Scripps College

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Interdisciplinary Inquiry into Creative Nonviolence In and After Violence: From Coexistence to Reconciliation


Michael Spezio

Associate Professor of Psychology
Scripps College

March 24, 2016
4-6pm

Vita Nova Hall
Scripps College

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I Need IX: A Civil Rights Framework for Ending Gender-Based Violence

Mahroh Jahangiri and Zoe Ridolfi-Starr
Know Your IX , Deputy Directors

March 29, 2016
12:15pm

Hampton Room
Malott Commons
Scripps College

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State and Societal Violence to Children 

Rivka Weinberg
Professor of Philosophy
Scripps College

April 5, 2016
12:15pm

Hampton Room
Malott Commons
Scripps College Performing Arts Center

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Race/Riot/Rebellion: Or, How America Came to Regard Black Equality as a Violation of White Rights

Mark Golub
Associate Professor of Politics
Scripps College.

April 14, 2016
7:30pm-9pm

Balch Auditorium
Scripps College

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Feminist Emergencies: Imperial War and Gender Justice Movements from Palestine and Lebanon to Chicago and Detroit

Nadine Naber
Associate Professor in Gender and Women's Studies,
Asian American Studies & Anthropology
University of Illinois, Chicago

April 19, 2016
7:30pm

Vita Nova Hall
Room 100

Scripps College

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The Invisible Genocide of Native Americans in the 21st Century

Tara Houska
Tribal Rights Attorney
Washington, DC

April 21, 2016
7:30pm

Garrison Theater
Scripps College Performing Arts Center

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Citizen: A Reading and Conversation with Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine 
Author of Citizen 

April 28, 2016
4:15-6:15pm

Richardson Dance Studio
Scripps College

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TO ALL RELATIONS

Nobuko Miyamoto
Artistic Director of Great Leap

April 29, 2016
1:15pm

Panel Discussion in Humanities Auditorium
Reception in Margaret Fowler Garden
Scripps College

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Native American Resistance and Interventions

May 3, 2016
4:15-5:30pm

Vita Nova Hall
Scripps College

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Sexual Assault Prevention and Support

Rima Shah
Director of EmPOWER Center