Diversity Equity and Inclusion (page 5)

June 30, 2021

Kevin Williamson’s Safe and Sound Selected for LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival

Assistant Professor of Dance Kevin Williamson’s dance film Safe and Sound is an official summer 2021 selection of the LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival. In October 2019, Williamson performed the dance as a work-in-progress at Garrison Theater.

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June 2, 2021

Summer 2021 Community Update

The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the power and the value of face-to-face teaching, learning, and interaction, which has always been the hallmark of Scripps College’s educational community. Hence, our goal is to reclaim the vibrant campus life we recognize and cherish as we work toward restoring Scripps’ in-person academic, residential, and work environments.

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May 25, 2021

Spotlight on Faculty: Assistant Professor of Media Studies Jane Chang Mi

This fall, three new tenure-track faculty members joined Scripps College. As part of our ongoing series on Scripps’ faculty, the Office of Marketing and Communications sat down with Assistant Professor of Media Studies Jane Chang Mi to discuss her upcoming exhibitions, computational media, and Indigenous futures.

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May 18, 2021

In the Media: Joanne Heyler ’86 Discusses the Broad Museum’s Reopening in LAist

Joanne Heyler ’86, founding director of the Broad Museum, discusses the museum’s reopening and commitment to diversity in LAist.

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May 10, 2021

In the Media: Ken Gonzales-Day Discusses California’s History of Lynchings in Los Angeles Times

Ken Gonzales-Day, Fletcher Jones Chair in Art and professor of art, discussed California’s history of lynchings in the Los Angeles Times. Gonzales-Day has learned of at least 350 people, the majority of them Latinx, who were lynched in California.

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May 6, 2021

In the Media: Wendy Cheng Discusses the Heritage of Descanso Gardens on Fox 11

Associate Professor of American Studies Wendy Cheng discussed how Descanso Gardens’s collection of camellias can be traced to Japanese American flower growers of the 1930s, who were later interned during World War II. “Japanese American flower growers right before the war made up 50 percent of the LA flower market,” she said.

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April 28, 2021

Scripps Continues Work Toward Racial Equity, Justice, and Inclusivity Initiatives

During the last decade, Scripps has accelerated its efforts to foster a more diverse and racially equitable environment for students, staff, and faculty. Donors have been a prime mover in this work, helping the College develop programs and increase resources that would not have been possible without their generosity. 

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April 14, 2021

In the Media: Suchi Branfman Explores Pandemic-Era Dance and Choreography in The Nation

Dance faculty Suchi Branfman explored the power of dance and choreography during the COVID-19 pandemic in The Nation magazine. Branfman’s Undanced Dances Through Prison Walls During a Pandemic, a COVID-19 era performance of her 2019 performance Dancing Through Prison Walls, premiered as a Zoom event in April 2021.

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April 12, 2021

In the Media: Washington Post Interviews Hao Huang about New Podcast

The Washington Post interviewed Hao Huang, Bessie and Cecil Frankel Chair in Music and professor of music, about his new podcast, Blood on Gold Mountain; his impetus for exploring the 1871 LA Chinatown Massacre in podcast form; and the lessons he hopes listeners will take from the story.

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March 30, 2021

Scripps Continues Racial Justice Training for Faculty, Staff

Scripps College’s IDEA Initiative, in partnership with California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ), is hosting a racial justice training series for faculty and staff. The racial justice training sessions are intended to be stand-alone, dialogue-centered workshops with up to 30 faculty and staff participants.

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