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Scripps Presents Series

August 15, 2018

Scripps Presents Fall 2018 Events Lineup Will Feature Abbi Jacobson and Lena Waithe

This fall, Scripps Presents, the College’s signature public events program, will play host to diverse voices in critical conversation about relevant and riveting topics, as well as present dynamic performances by some of today’s most original artists.

April 20, 2018

In the Media: Scripps Presents Program Featured by The Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB)

Ayelet Waldman’s recent Scripps Presents public lecture was selected for the LARB Radio Hour for April 20. 

March 27, 2018

The Scripps Experience: Women’s History Month: Programming Celebrates Leadership in Action

As a women’s institution, Scripps College constantly celebrates female leadership, empowerment, and achievement. Yet March, marked by Women’s History Month, calls for extra attention. Since the month’s designation in 1987, Scripps has honored women’s contributions to history and society through additional programming and events. This year, students had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., to attend a Women and Congress seminar; lunch with women composers who are breaking new ground; listen to Opal Tometi, CEO of Black Alliance for Just Immigration, speak about racial justice; and to learn about sustainability through a feminist lens through SCORE’s Sustainability Series.

March 16, 2018

The Missing Pictures and Sounds of Memory: A Celebration of Cambodian Film and Contemporary Classical Music

In the wake of decades of French colonization and capitalizing on the power vacuum left by years of civil war, Cambodia’s communist party, the Khmer Rouge, took full control of the city of Phnom Penh in 1975, forever redirecting the course of the country’s history.

February 28, 2018

Scripps Presents: Liz Lerman

Liz Lerman is an icon. For the past four decades, the choreographer, performer, writer, and teacher has engaged artists and audiences alike with her intellectually curious, nimble explorations. She brings her generous and generative spirit to Scripps for a conversation and exploration of her latest ongoing project, Wicked Bodies, prompted by powerful and grotesque images of women’s bodies throughout history.

February 21, 2018

Scripps Presents: Krista Suh

Following the 2016 presidential election, when millions of people were seeking outlets for their political frustrations, Krista Suh had the idea to use handicrafts to mobilize the nation. As co-founder of the Pussyhat Project, Suh helped turn the 2017 Women’s Marches into a sea of pink-capped protestors.

January 3, 2018

Scripps Presents: Spring 2018 Season: Readings, Performances, and Conversations with Liz Lerman, Tig Notaro, Opal Tometi, Ayelet Waldman, and More

Scripps Presents, the College’s signature public event series, will continue to challenge and delight audiences who are interested in the issues and ideas that shape contemporary culture, politics, and art with yet another stellar array of guests featured in its spring 2018 season.

October 22, 2017

Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in the Age of Trump

For many women, the Trump administration’s policy priorities have ushered in undulating waves of panic, frustration, and outrage. For the feminist contributors to Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding’s anthology Nasty Women, putting pen to page is one of the most important ways to mobilize. The editors, along with Carina Chocano, one of their Los Angeles­–based authors, visit to talk about writing as activism with Scripps Writing Program Director and Associate Professor Kimberly Drake.

October 2, 2017

Scripps Presents: Cuz: A Reading and Conversation with Danielle Allen

Political theorist and director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Danielle Allen’s work usually occupies a scholarly realm. This autumn, it takes a decidedly more personal turn with Cuz, a memoir that reflects on the American criminal justice system.

September 25, 2017

Scripps Presents: Carina Chocano

In the spirit of Roxane Gay, Rebecca Solnit, and Susan Sontag, Carina Chocano’s You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Trainwrecks, & Other Mixed Messages examines the dramatic and often damaging ways that pop culture influences female identity. Cultural touchstones—from Bugs Bunny to Playboy Bunnies, from Flashdance to Frozen—serve as entry points to Chocano’s personal reflections and surface some familiar truths about the challenges of locating oneself in the face of an often abstract ideal of womanhood. Chocano and Scripps’s Dorothy Cruickshank Backstrand Chair of Gender and Women’s Studies Piya Chatterjee are the first speakers in a three-part conversation series.