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Body as a Crossroads: “Womb”

Garrison Theater 241 E. 10th Street, Claremont, CA, United States

Scripps Dance and The Humanities Institute Present Body as a Crossroads: "Womb"  “Womb” is a raw and intimate dance piece spearheaded by LA-based dace-maker, Marina Magalhães. “Womb” lives in the sacred meeting space of dualities, wherein it is possible to conjure spirit through flesh, find joy in grief, and create ritual out of rupture. “Womb” […]

Son de Madera Concert Fandanguito to Follow

Margaret Fowler Garden Scripps College, CA, United States

Son de Madera is an artistic group who specializes in the interpretation and composition of one of the traditional musical genres of southern Mexico: the Son Jarocho. Formed in 1992, Son Jarocho rises from the heart of fandango. Son Jarocho music travels through the world creating and recreating sounds that are nourished by a deep […]

Great Leap’s FandangObon

Bowling Green Lawn 1030 Columbia Ave, Claremont

FandangObon September 13th, 12pm - 1:30 PM Location: Bowling Green Lawn (in front of Balch Auditorium ) Founded by Nobuko Miyamoto and Quetzal Flores, Great Leap’s FandangObon convenes into one circle the participatory music and dance traditions of Fandango of Veracruz, Mexico rooted in African, Mexican and indigenous music; Japanese Buddhist Obon circle dances in […]

Feminista Frequencies: The Cultural Power of Producing and Archiving Community Radio

Hampton Room 1030 Columbia Ave, Claremont

Community radio, led by Chicanas and farmworkers in rural areas, has a history of connecting more isolated communities with the world around them. Dr. Monica De La Torre’s book Feminista Frequencies: Community Building Through Radio in the Yakima Valley centers the work of Radio Cadena KDNA 91.9 FM in Granger, Washington and the cultural power […]

The Womxn Who Rock

Hampton Room 1030 N Columbia Ave., Scripps College, CA, United States

Making Scenes, Building Communities project nurtures collaborations between UW faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, community members, and scholars of gender, race & sexuality in music and social justice movements. Since 2010, Womxn Who Rock’s has collaboratively organized intentional spaces of belonging through participatory archive, music, and media practices. Guided by Professors Michelle Habell-Pallan, Sonnet H. Retman […]


Bámbula and Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba: Re-remembering the Place of Dance in Latinx Life

Bowling Green Lawn 1030 Columbia Ave, Claremont

Dr. Jade Power-Sotomayor Dr. Jade Power-Sotomayor is a Cali-Rican educator, scholar and performer who works as Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at UC San Diego. Her research interests include: Latinx theatre and performance, Dance Studies, nightlife, epistemologies of the body, feminist of color critique, bilingualism, and intercultural performance in the Caribbean […]

100 Years From Mississippi – Film Screening + Q&A with Director

Humanities Auditorium, Edwards Humanities Building, Scripps College 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont

Tarabu Betserai Kirkland Director/Producer Screening / Q&A with Director February 8th Humanities Auditorium 6:00 PM Tarabu is the director and producer for the award-winning documentary film, “100 Years From Mississippi.” His diverse background as a Media Artist, Producer and Administrator includes twenty years in Public Radio having served as General Manager of radio station KPFK-FM […]

It’s OVAH! A Ballroom Extravaganza

Balch Auditorium 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont

"It's OVAH! A Ballroom Extravaganza" is a one-of-a-kind immersive experience in the history, culture, and art forms that live in Ballroom, the Black/Latinx queer competitive tradition that brought you Voguing, and hit series like “Pose" and "Legendary." Join us for a night of education about Ballroom culture, skills workshopping in key Ballroom categories, and friendly […]

Silvia Rodriguez Vega PhD

Vita Nova 100 Scripps College, Claremont

Book Title & Abstract: Drawing Deportation: Art and Resistance among Immigrant Children (NYU Press, 2023) argues that immigrant children are not passive in the face of the challenges presented by U.S. anti-immigrant policies. Based on ten years of work with immigrant children in two different border states—Arizona and California— Drawing Deportation gives readers a glimpse into the lives […]

“Ethio Blue” : Music and Conversation with Meklit Hadero

Balch Auditorium 1030 Columbia Ave., Scripps College, Scripps College, Claremont, United States

Meklit Hadero is an Ethiopian-American vocalist, songwriter, composer and former refugee, known for her electric stage presence, innovative sound and vibrant cultural activism. Meklit’s performances have taken her to renowned stages across four continents. Her last album topped world music charts across the US and Europe, and was named amongst the best of the year […]