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Feb. 12, 2020

Mary Routt Chair of Writing R.O. Kwon: Making Space for Women Writers of Color in the Literary World

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Feb. 5, 2020

Spotlight on Academics: Professor Kim Drake Explores Disability in the Classroom and Beyond

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Jan. 21, 2020

“From the Body to the Body Politic”: Scripps Presents Spring 2020 Season

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Scripps Presents Series


February 12, 2020

Mary Routt Chair of Writing R.O. Kwon: Making Space for Women Writers of Color in the Literary World

When bestselling author R.O. Kwon came to Scripps as the 2020 Mary Routt Chair of Writing, she knew she wanted to bring other women artists to campus, especially women writers of color. The need for more inclusive literary representation is a value that’s reflected in her upcoming Scripps Presents conversations, as well as in her course syllabus on what she calls “eye-opening writing,” which features work by Shirin Neshat, Frida Kahlo, Susan Sontag, and Maggie Nelson.

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February 5, 2020

Spotlight on Academics: Professor Kim Drake Explores Disability in the Classroom and Beyond

Associate Professor of Writing and Chair of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric Kim Drake began her scholarly career by focusing on protest writing and rhetoric, composition theory, and historically disenfranchised voices in American literature. But a few seminal events, particularly one in 1990 and another in 2014, plus the inspiration of her students, led to the addition of disability studies to her teaching, research, and activist repertoire.

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January 21, 2020

“From the Body to the Body Politic”: Scripps Presents Spring 2020 Season

Scripps College has announced its lineup of writers, speakers, and performers for the spring 2020 season of its signature public events series, Scripps Presents. Tickets are required for all events.

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January 25, 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration at The Claremont Colleges

Through his writings and actions, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. embodied a commitment to social justice and community empowerment, inspiring generations to change the world. In celebration of this spirit, Scripps College will be hosting the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration events, rooted in this year’s theme: Education, Empowerment, Purpose.

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January 2, 2019

Scripps Presents: Spring 2019 Lineup Features the Best in Contemporary Thought and Performance

This spring, Scripps Presents, the College’s signature public events series, brings a slew of provocative speakers and performers to campus, showcasing the best in art, performance, and the humanities.

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November 14, 2018

Scripps Presents: Glory Edim

Glory Edim brings together communities of book fans and aficionados to celebrate a deep appreciation for black women’s writing.

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November 5, 2018

Scripps Presents: Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister, author of All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation, is an authority when it comes to parsing our current political moment, especially issues impacting women.

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October 30, 2018

Scripps Presents: Manoush Zomorodi

When it comes to the social implications of technology, Manoush Zomorodi is obsessed. Zomorodi is the co-founder of Stable Genius Productions, a media company with a mission to help people navigate personal and global change.

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October 18, 2018

Scripps Presents: Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas made headlines in 2011 for revealing his undocumented status in the New York Times. A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, his revelations gave new visibility to the immense challenges faced by young people who immigrated to the United States as children and have established academic and professional careers without citizenship. Vargas visits to discuss his book, Dear America, with Southern California Public Radio’s Leslie Berestein Rojas.

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September 28, 2018

Dancing with Themselves: Bridgman|Packer Dance Uses Technology to Bridge Real and Virtual Performance at Scripps 

“I’m trying to think of the word,” says choreographer and long-time lecturer in Dance Suchi Branfman. “I want to say ‘awe-inspiring,’ but even that doesn’t cut it, doesn’t get at the heart of it.” She ruminates for a few more moments, and then it strikes her: “Mind bending! The possibilities they present, the provocative direction they’re taking, it really is mind bending.”

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