The Humanities Institute

Events

(De)Centering the World

(De)Centering the World: How communities persist beyond and despite historical or natural setbacks to build hopeful, collective visions for the future.

How might we institute better, more humane and humanistic responses to disasters, whether natural or man-made? How might we engender more productive conversations about the visions and failures of “disaster prevention” and “disaster relief”? The Humanities Institute will address these questions and more as part of its yearlong slate of public events.

The Scripps College Humanities Institute 2019-20 season acknowledges that the Claremont Colleges are settled on the shared traditional land of the Tongva, Serrano, and Cahuilla peoples, many of whom continue to steward the land, their ancestral home. We recognize that this statement of territory acknowledgment can only serve as partial restitution in a decolonial process which must make broader measures to understand and reconcile with the colonial history of this land; our programming over the 2019-20 season, which includes First Nations participants, and partners with Indigenous groups and institutions at the 5-Cs and locally, attempts to begin to do just this.

Speakers and Events

September 10, 2019
12:15pm

Hampton Room
Malott Commons
Scripps College

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@Noon: Sehba Sarwar

Sehba Sarwar

(Author & Artist)

September 16-29, 2019
Collaborative response card installation: September 16, 2019, 12:00 pm- 1:15 pm
Ongoing site-specific installation dates: September 16-29, 2019

Carob Tree
Jaqua West
Scripps College

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On Belonging

Sebha Sarwar

(Author & Artist) 

September 17, 2019
4:15 pm

Balch Auditorium
Scripps College

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Film Screening and Discussion: Rafiki

Discussion by: Jih-Fei (Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) and Michelle Decker (English)

September 26, 2019
4:15 pm

Balch Auditorium
Scripps College

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Merging Cultures: Black Composers 

Er-Gene Kahng

(Violinist, Researcher, Educator)

David Bontemps

(Pianist, Composer)

October 15, 2019
12:15 pm

Hampton Room
Malott Commons
Scripps College

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@Noon: José Olivarez

José Olivarez

(Poet, Educator, Performer, Organizer)

October 15, 2019
6:00 pm

Balch Auditorium
Scripps College

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Hip Hop Summit

A.D. Carson

(Performance artist and Assistant Professor of Hip-Hop, University of Virginia)

October 16, 2019
12:15 pm

Hampton Room
Malott Commons
Scripps College

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Hip Hop Summit

Sohail Daulatzai

(Writer, Curator and Associate Professor, UC Irvine)

October 16, 2019
6:00 pm

Balch Auditorium
Scripps College

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Hip Hop Summit - A Presentation of Chicago Footwork: A Spiritual and Liberatory Dance, Featuring Prince Jron

Jaron "Prince Jron" Boyd

(Choreographer/founder of HaVoC, Chicago FootworKINGz)

Donnetta "LilBit" Jackson

(Dancer, Chicago FootworKINGz)

Pause Eddie

(Dancer, Instructor, founder of Creation)

 

 

October 17, 2019
12:15 pm

Hampton Room
Malott Commons
Scripps College

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Hip Hop Summit - Praisesong and Chicago Footwork: Locating a Black Diasporic Spiritual Heritage

ShaDawn Battle, Ph.D

(Assistant Professor of English, Wittenberg University)

October 17, 2019
2:00 pm

Hampton Room
Malott Commons
Scripps College

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Hip Hop Summit - Watch My Feet: A Workshop on Chicago Footwork

ShaDawn Battle, Ph.D

(Assistant Professor of English, Wittenberg University)

Jaron "Prince Jron" Boyd

(Choreographer/founder of HaVoC, Chicago FootworKINGz)

Donnetta "LilBit" Jackson

(Dancer, Chicago FootworKINGz)

Pause Eddie

(Dancer, Instructor, founder of Creation)

October 25, 2019
2:30 pm

Holbein Room
Denison Library
Scripps College

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A Book-Making Workshop

Genevieve Kaplan

(Poet, Writer, Book-maker)

November 4, 2019
4:00 pm

Huerta Del Valle Community Garden
803 E. Belmont Street
Ontario CA 91761

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Huerta Del Valle Community Garden Visit

 

November 6, 2019
12:30 pm

Skandera Hall
Demo Kitchen (P107)
Pitzer College

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Cooking Demo with Jocelyn Dubin

Jocelyn Dubin

(Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist)

November 11-22, 2019
8:30 am- 5:00 pm

Claremont Graduate University Art Gallery
251 E. 10th St.

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how do you carry the land?

Ayumi Goto

(Performance Apprentice/Post-Doctorate Fellow, Ontario College of Art and Design University)

Peter Morin

(Artist, Curator, Writer)

November 12, 2019
6:00 pm

Balch Auditorium
Scripps College

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Miriam Toews in Conversation

Miriam Toews

(Author)