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Scripps Presents Series

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.

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.

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.

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.”

August 15, 2018

Scripps Presents Fall 2018 Events Lineup Will Feature Abbi Jacobson and Lena Waithe

This fall, Scripps Presents, the College’s signature public events program, will play host to diverse voices in critical conversation about relevant and riveting topics, as well as present dynamic performances by some of today’s most original artists.

April 20, 2018

In the Media: Scripps Presents Program Featured by The Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB)

Ayelet Waldman’s recent Scripps Presents public lecture was selected for the LARB Radio Hour for April 20. 

March 27, 2018

The Scripps Experience: Women’s History Month: Programming Celebrates Leadership in Action

As a women’s institution, Scripps College constantly celebrates female leadership, empowerment, and achievement. Yet March, marked by Women’s History Month, calls for extra attention. Since the month’s designation in 1987, Scripps has honored women’s contributions to history and society through additional programming and events. This year, students had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., to attend a Women and Congress seminar; lunch with women composers who are breaking new ground; listen to Opal Tometi, CEO of Black Alliance for Just Immigration, speak about racial justice; and to learn about sustainability through a feminist lens through SCORE’s Sustainability Series.

March 16, 2018

The Missing Pictures and Sounds of Memory: A Celebration of Cambodian Film and Contemporary Classical Music

In the wake of decades of French colonization and capitalizing on the power vacuum left by years of civil war, Cambodia’s communist party, the Khmer Rouge, took full control of the city of Phnom Penh in 1975, forever redirecting the course of the country’s history.

February 28, 2018

Scripps Presents: Liz Lerman

Liz Lerman is an icon. For the past four decades, the choreographer, performer, writer, and teacher has engaged artists and audiences alike with her intellectually curious, nimble explorations. She brings her generous and generative spirit to Scripps for a conversation and exploration of her latest ongoing project, Wicked Bodies, prompted by powerful and grotesque images of women’s bodies throughout history.

February 21, 2018

Scripps Presents: Krista Suh

Following the 2016 presidential election, when millions of people were seeking outlets for their political frustrations, Krista Suh had the idea to use handicrafts to mobilize the nation. As co-founder of the Pussyhat Project, Suh helped turn the 2017 Women’s Marches into a sea of pink-capped protestors.