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March 2021

PEN Out Loud: Isabel Allende with Concepción de León

March 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Isabel Allende in celebration of her new book, The Soul of a Woman. Examining “power, feminism and, what it means to be a woman,” Allende's forthcoming book weaves together her vast experiences, from coming of age during feminism’s second wave to embracing her sexuality. Allende will be joined in conversation with New York Times reporter Concepción de León to discuss feminism of the past and hopes for the next generation, as well as to…

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TNR Live: How Government Can Fight Global Warming

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Scripps Presents and The New Republic team up again for a conversation about the role government can play in fighting global warming. Participants include Ben Ehrenreich, the author of Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time; Mariana Mazzucato, a professor of economics at University College London; and New Republic staffers Kate Aronoff, author of the forthcoming, Overheated; and deputy editor Heather Souvaine Horn. Tickets are available here!

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Decoding Despacito: The History (and Future) of Latin Music

March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

What made the 2019 Grammys different? It was the first time a trio—singing in both English and Spanish—graced the stage. The performances from Camila Cabello, Ricky Martin, and J Balvin were a watershed moment. Latin music was mainstream. For Leila Cobo, vice president and Latin industry lead at Billboard, it was long overdue. Decoding Despacito is a singular oral history from the players who have created this vibrant musical lineage. Join Cobo and the Los Angeles Times's Suzy Exposito for…

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April 2021

A Little Devil in America: Hanif Abdurraqib in Conversation

April 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hanif Abdurraqib, the essayist, poet and cultural critic whose work has been published in The Fader, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and the New York Times, turns his keen eye on Black performance with his new book, A Little Devil in America. Join him for a conversation about performances big and small, famous and lesser-known, and the resonances each have in Black and White cultures, the politics of American empire, and his own personal history. Novelist Chris L. Terry joins him…

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@Noon: African Americans and the California Dream

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Susan D. Anderson, Scripps class of '75, is the history curator and program manager at the California African American Museum and a member of the editorial board of the journal California History. She has brought her scholarly interest in California's hidden African American history to her writing, lectures, and public history projects as former director of collections, library, exhibitions, and programs at the California Historical Society, interim chief curator for the African American Museum & Library at Oakland, and curator…

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May 2021

Brunch with Roxana Jullapat

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

From her beloved Cooks County (where her biscuits inspired fanaticism) to her current must-visit East Hollywood storefront, Friends & Family, Roxana Jullapat is one of Los Angeles’s most celebrated pastry chefs. She’s also of the most important voices on race and gender in the contemporary kitchen. Her forthcoming book, Mother Grains, focuses on sustainable baking. Join her for a conversation and inspiring breakfast demo. Want to nab Jullapat’s recipe and some key ingredients in advance so you can cook along…

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