Tuesday Noon Academy Series: Socially Conscious Criminals

CLAREMONT, California – October 2, 2008

Kimberly Drake, director of the Scripps College Writing Program and visiting associate professor, will speak on “Socially Conscious Criminals: Violence, Protest, and the Representation of Race and Class Inequality,” October 7 in Scripps College’s Hampton Room of the Malott Commons. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Drake will examine the problem artists face when attempting to create art that combats social oppression, particularly race and class. She will address how protest art works to engage audiences who are desensitized, apathetic, and/or firmly entrenched in particular racial and class-based ideologies.

The Tuesday Noon Academy presents speakers from the Scripps faculty, visiting lecturers and scholars, students, staff, and Scripps alumnae, as well as a variety of guest presenters from the community. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase lunch at the Malott Commons dining hall. Dessert and coffee are provided. Doors to the Hampton Room open at 11:45 a.m.

For more information, contact the Malott Commons Office at (909) 607-9372.

About Scripps College

Scripps College was founded in 1926 by Ellen Browning Scripps, a pioneering philanthropist and influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing, and women’s rights. Today, Scripps is a nationally top-ranked liberal arts college and women’s college with approximately 950 students, and is a member of The Claremont Colleges in southern California. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.


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