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January 2021

MLK Commemorative Lecture: Yara Shahidi in Conversation

January 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“We vote for not only ourselves, but for ‘all sons and daughters’ and every layer and intersection of identity. We vote for each other,” says Yara Shahidi. The actress is as passionate about politics as she is about her work in television and film. To wit: The star and executive producer of Grown-ish is also the founder of We Vote Next, an organization dedicated to voter education. Join for a conversation about creating culture and changing culture during these politically…

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February 2021

Ani DiFranco and Liz Phair in Conversation

February 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Widely considered a feminist icon, Grammy winner Ani DiFranco is the mother of the DIY movement, 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 women artists whose work was recognized on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In celebration of their latest releases—DiFranco’s twenty-second album, Revolutionary Love, is out in January, while Phair’s…

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Brunch with Yotam Ottolenghi

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Yotam Ottolenghi is one of the world's most innovative chefs. The Jerusalem-born, London-based Ottolenghi became a sensation with a Guardian column focused on vegetarian cuisine. His vibrant cookbooks Plenty, Flavor, and Sweet are must-have companions for foodies and aspirants alike. Join him and arts and culture writer Rico Gagliano for a conversation about global cuisine, intergenerational cooking, and a demo that will inspire us to tackle another season of mostly-at-home culinary craftiness. Want to nab Ottolenghi’s recipe and some key…

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PEN Out Loud: R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell with Melissa Febos and Brandon Taylor

February 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bestselling authors R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell launch their dynamic anthology of short fiction, Kink: Stories, a singular collection that illustrates “love, desire, BDSM, and sexual kinks in all their glory with a bold new vision,” featuring some of contemporary fiction’s finest writers. The two anthology editors will be joined in conversation by contributors Melissa Febos and Brandon Taylor to discuss the book’s “moving dispatches from across the sexual spectrum of interest and desires.”  Tickets are available here! Please note:…

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The Shame Game

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

What does it mean to be poor in Britain and America? For decades, the primary narrative about poverty in both countries is that it has been caused by personal flaws or "bad life decisions" rather than policy choices or economic inequality. This misleading account has become deeply embedded in the public consciousness with serious ramifications for how financially vulnerable people are seen, spoken about, and treated. Drawing on a two-year multi-platform initiative, award-winning journalist and author Mary O’Hara, author of…

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ConverAction:  Class, Poverty, and the International Community 

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

Immediately following the conversation with Mary O'Hara, a ConverAction will be held. This discussion will be moderated by Nejra Kravic '21 from the Scripps International Community (SIC). Wednesday, February 10 Conversation with Mary O'Hara begins at 10:00 a.m.

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The Humanities Institute Presents Ajume Wingo

February 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join via Zoom: https://scrippscollege.zoom.us/j/93278166996  In the Shade of Power: The Power to the Powerless Dr. AJUME H. WINGO is an Associate Professor of Political Philosophy; Associate Director of the Center for Values and Social Policies; and the Director of the Law and Philosophy Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He hails from Cameroon. He attended the Cameroon College of Arts, Science and Technology where he studied Economics, Geography and History. He also attended the University of Yaounde, Cameroon…

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Linda Davis Taylor Financial Literacy Program – Basic Budgeting

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Facilitated by Lily Comba '16 and Caroline Hu '15 The first in the four-part series, Basic Budgeting includes information on creating a monthly budget, examining the benefits of savings, investing, and planning for emergencies, exploring short- and long-term financial goals, and developing a conscious spending plan. Presented by the Laspa Center for Leadership in partnership with the Office of Alumnae Engagement and Career Planning & Resources. Students can RSVP via Handshake.

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Angee’s Journey: a documentary dance film

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
CA

“Angee’s Journey” is based on the story of Angee Fenelon and Ernst Fenelon Jr., who was arrested on March 3rd, 1991, the same day that Rodney King was brutally beaten. They were both brought to the same LA Central Jail. After 14 1/2 years locked up, and 15 since getting out, what has sustained him all these years is his mother, Angee. Through film of his mother’s stories, visiting room polaroid images, gesture and text, choreographer Suchi Branfman, in deep…

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CECI MOSS, Visiting Curator and Critic

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

Ceci Moss is a curator, author and educator based in Los Angeles. Moss is the founder and director of Gas, a mobile, autonomous, experimental and networked platform for contemporary art located in a truck gallery and online. Launched in Fall 2017, the non-profit space has thus far shown work by 87 artists, organized 9 exhibitions and received widespread local, national and international acclaim. Los Angeles Magazine named Gas “one of LA’s most interesting art galleries.” She has a MA and…

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