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February 2020

The New Yorker’s Jia Tolentino in Conversation

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Balch Auditorium, 1030 N Columbia Ave, Scripps College
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Acclaimed as “the best young essayist at work in the U.S.,” it seems that there is no topic Jia Tolentino can’t cover. The New Yorker staffer tackles vaping, Shen Yun, the economy of marriage, and other vexing questions in her acclaimed essay collection Trick Mirror. Mary Routt Chair in Creative Writing R.O. Kwon joins her for a conversation. Presented in partnership with the Mary Routt Chair in Creative Writing and supported by the Alexa Fullerton Hampton ’42 Fund 

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March 2020

The Body is Not an Apology: Sonya Renee Taylor

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Balch Auditorium, 1030 N Columbia Ave, Scripps College
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Writer, spoken-word artist, social justice activist, and founder of The Body Is Not an Apology movement Sonya Renee Taylor dismantles some of our longest-held—and most insidious—body preoccupations, embracing instead a paradigm of “radical self-love for everybody and every body.” Presented in partnership with: Scripps Eating Disorder Alliance (SEDA), the Tiernan Field House, Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE), and the Office of Student Engagement and supported by the Alexa Fullerton Hampton ’42 Fund

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@Noon: April Dávila

March 10 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Hampton Room, Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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**This program has been postponed. Please stay tuned for a rescheduled date.** April Collier Dávila ’99 fell in love with the desert as an ecology major at Scripps and, a tumultuous decade later, decided to write a novel about it, setting her coffee machine to start brewing at 4:50am so she could get in some creative writing before beginning her day as a copywriter and mother of two. In 2017, her blog was listed by Writer’s Digest as one of…

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Susan Orlean in Conversation

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrison Theater, Scripps College, 241 E 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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**Notice of Event Suspension** Due to regional and state-wide health concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), public programming at Scripps College, including this event, has been suspended until further notice. MORE INFORMATION   Susan Orlean is a consummate storyteller. From The Orchid Thief, her spellbinding examination of the esoteric world of flower selling in Florida, to Rin Tin Tin, a powerful account of the iconic Hollywood canine, Orlean has a knack for finding the most unusual characters. Her latest project has a…

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@Noon: Ifeona Fulani

March 26 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Hampton Room, Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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**Notice of Event Suspension** Due to regional and state-wide health concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), public programming at Scripps College, including this event, has been suspended until further notice. MORE INFORMATION In 1865, hundreds of peasants marched to the courthouse in Morant Bay, Jamaica, to protest the slave-like conditions, disease, and hunger brought on by a prolonged drought. Ifeona Fulani, clinical professor in the Global Liberal Studies program at New York University, reads from her work-in-progress, The First Stone, and shows…

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Liz Phair and Ani DiFranco in Conversation

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrison Theater, Scripps College, 241 E 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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**Notice of Event Suspension** Due to regional and state-wide health concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), public programming at Scripps College, including this event, has been suspended until further notice. MORE INFORMATION Widely considered a feminist icon, Grammy winner Ani DiFranco is the mother of the DIY movement, being one of the first artists to create her own record label, Righteous Babe Records. Indie rocker, Liz Phair, whose Exile in Guyville has been hailed as a landmark, is one of the few…

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April 2020

Safe and Sound

April 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, happening 3 times

Stomping Ground LA, 5453 Alhambra Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90032
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**Notice of Event Suspension** Due to regional and state-wide health concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), public programming, including this event, has been suspended until further notice. Safe and Sound is a danced meditation on self-preservation and queer solidarity from Scripps Assistant Professor of Dance Kevin Williamson. In this timely blend of dance, film, music, and narration, four dancers resist aural acts of violence, seeking pleasure through grief and community in their frustration. As they morph through emotional states, plunging into abandon…

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Lois Lowry in Conversation

April 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Balch Auditorium, 1030 N Columbia Ave, Scripps College
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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**Notice of Event Suspension** Due to regional and state-wide health concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), public programming at Scripps College, including this event, has been suspended until further notice. MORE INFORMATION   Lois Lowry is the godmother of dystopian fiction. Before Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games and Veronica Roth’s Divergent series, Lowry’s The Giver was captivating readers. Winner of the 1994 Newbery Medal, the book has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. Now, Lowry is back with On the Horizon,…

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Saturday Night Live’s Bowen Yang in Conversation

April 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CA

Bowen Yang is a boundary breaker. The actor, writer, and producer joined Saturday Night Live last fall as the first Asian American cast member and one of its few openly gay ones. Yang, who also co-stars on Comedy Central’s Awkwafina is Nora from Queens, and co-hosts the wildly popular podcast Las Culturistas, launches the Scripps Presents@Home series, with a conversation with novelist Jade Chang, via everyone's latest favorite platform: Zoom! Join us! This program is supported by the Alexandra Fullerton Hampton '42 Fund. If our programming has enriched your life,…

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May 2020

Samantha Irby in Conversation

May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Hailed as an "ideal quarantine companion" by the New York Times, Scripps Presents@Home is bringing humorist Samantha Irby to your living room. The essayist, whose latest ​book Wow, No Thank You was an instant #1 Bestseller, addresses class, sexuality, and pop culture with inimitable hilarity and candor. Call Your Girlfriend's Ann Friedman joins her for a conversation. Interested in nabbing a copy of Irby's latest book? Visit our bookselling partner Skylight Books! If our programming has enriched your life, please consider making a gift to support Scripps College during these difficult times. To make a gift…

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