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February 2020

@Noon: Ariana Makau

February 18 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Hampton Room, Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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“During my junior year abroad in Paris, I took my first class in stained glass . . . and was certain that my future lay in that art form,” said Ariana Makau. An art conservator for over 20 years, with a resume that includes the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Makau returns to Scripps to offer a window into her career as founder of Nzilani Glass Conservation, the role of…

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The Paris Review’s Emily Nemens in Conversation

February 18 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hampton Room, Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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When she was appointed editor of the Paris Review, Emily Nemens stepped into one of the most luminous positions in American letters, editing today’s most talented writers. What the public may not have known is the wildly original literary voice she is in her own right. Join Nemens and Scripps Associate Professor of English Aaron Matz for a conversation about her highly anticipated new novel, The Cactus League, and the balance between the life of a writer and the demands…

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@Noon: Billy-Ray Belcourt

February 20 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Hampton Room, Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Indigenous Canadian poet Billy-Ray Belcourt reads from his award-winning debut work, This Wound Is a World, and his forthcoming work, NDN Coping Mechanisms: Notes from the Field. A member of the Driftpile Cree Nation, Belcourt grapples with the political demands of queerness, mainstream portrayals of Indigenous life, love and its discontents, and the limits and uses of poetry as a vehicle for Indigenous liberation.Presented in partnership with the Scripps College Humanities Institute

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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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A black and white photo of a bearded man and a woman with short hair dancing.

**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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