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October 2019

Carmen Maria Machado in Conversation

October 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Balch Auditorium, Scripps College 1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

Carmen Maria Machado’s forthcoming memoir, In the Dream House, focuses on queer domestic violence and dissects cultural representations of physical abuse. Hailed by the New York Times as one of the 15 women shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century, Machado visits to discuss navigating the personal and the literary with novelist Justin Torres.    This program is funded by the Alexa Fullerton Hampton ’42 Fund; Scripps College’s Dean of  Faculty; the Writing Program; SCORE; the Departments of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies,…

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Native Country of the Heart: Cherríe Moraga in Conversation; VENUE CHANGE: GARRISON THEATER!

October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Balch Auditorium, Scripps College 1030 Columbia Ave., Scripps College
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

Iconic Chicana writer, feminist activist, poet, and playwright Cherríe Moraga visits in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Chicano Latino Student Affairs. The coeditor of the anthology This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, Moraga reflects on that canonical work as well as her stunning new memoir, Native Country of the Heart. Scripps' own Martha Gonzalez joins her for a conversation.  This program is funded by the Katharine H. Miller Endowed Speakers Program and the Chicano Latino Student…

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@Noon: José Olivarez

October 15, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Hampton Room, Scripps College 1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

Mexican American poet José Olivarez reads from and discusses his PEN Award–nominated collection Citizen Illegal.  Presented in partnership with the Scripps College Humanities Institute.   

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Safe and Sound: A Work-in-Progress

October 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrison Theater, Scripps College 1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

Safe and Sound is a danced meditation on self-preservation and queer solidarity from choreographer and Scripps Assistant Professor of Dance Kevin Williamson. Set to premiere in 2020, audiences will get a special preview of this rebellious mix of club music and movements exploring where grief, resistance, and pleasure coexist. Williamson and his collaborators will perform and discuss the synergy of dance vocabulary, film interludes, and costume design.  This program is presented in partnership with New Neighborhood and Scripps Presents.    

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@Noon: A Reading and Conversation with Stephanie Jimenez

October 24, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Hampton Room, Scripps College 1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

Scripps alumna Stephanie Jimenez ’12 visits campus to discuss her debut novel, They Could Have Named Her Anything, which centers on how race, class, and feminism intersect for two teenage girls growing up in New York.   

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The Daily’s Michael Barbaro in Conversation

October 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrison Theater, Scripps College, 241 E 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

Savvy podcast listeners know that when it comes to making sense of the news, the New York Times’ The Daily is an essential resource. Michael Barbaro is the show’s precise and affable host, walking us through the intricacies of complex stories—and how they’re reported—both at home and abroad. Join him for a wide-ranging discussion of politics and journalism in an ever-changing landscape. Alex Cohen, anchor of Spectrum News 1 SoCal's  The Beat on 1, joins him for a conversation.  This program is supported by the Alexa Fullerton Hampton ’42…

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Music to My Ears: Cristela Alonzo in Conversation

October 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Comedian Cristela Alonzo makes history. The first Latina to create, write, and star in a network sitcom (the eponymous Cristela), she was also the first Latina in a Disney Pixar movie (Cars 3). In addition to her entertainment bona fides, she’s an outspoken advocate on issues impacting lower-income communities. She visits KPCC for a special evening of comedy inspired by her new memoir. The Frame’s John Horn will join her for a post-set conversation. Tickets: $15; $35 includes a copy…

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November 2019

@Noon: What If This Were Enough?

November 7, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Hampton Room, Scripps College 1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

Wry and witty is what New York readers have come to expect from "Ask Polly," the magazine's advice column. Now, Heather Havrilesky, the voice behind that popular weekly feature, is plumbing our culture's obsession with self-improvement and urging us all to embrace the imperfections of the everyday. Havrilesky visits to discuss the art of the essay and to preview her process on a new book on marriage with Call Your Girlfriend co-host Ann Friedman.  

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Dancing Through Prison Walls

November 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Garrison Theater, Scripps College, 241 E 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

Inspired by her five-year choreographic residency at California Rehabilitation Center, a medium-security men’s state prison in Norco, California, Scripps Department of Dance faculty Suchi Branfman’s work explores the prison industrial complex through several pieces, including “Angee’s Journey,” co-choreographed with Ernst Fenelon Jr., formerly incarcerated for 14 years. Centering on Fenelon’s mother’s repeated 50-hour, 800-mile trek to visit him in prison and performed by mother, son, grandson, and a chorus of dancers, the piece “is a true testament to how art can help heal,…

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Miriam Toews in Conversation

November 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Balch Auditorium, Scripps College 1030 Columbia Ave., Scripps College
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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The award-winning Mennonite Canadian novelist, author of Women Talking and A Complicated Kindness, discusses her work with Hartley Burr Alexander Chair in the Humanities Myriam J. A. Chancy, interim director of the Scripps College Humanities Institute.  Presented in partnership with the Scripps College Humanities Institute, the Department of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the Writing Program.   

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