Events at the Claremont Colleges

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April 17, 9:40 a.m.
Benson Auditorium (PZ)
Lecture:  Jennifer Doyle ~ A World Without a World Cup:  An Abolitionist Perspective
Jennifer Doyle is a Professor of English and Co-Chair of the LGBIT Studies Minor at University of California, Riverside, where she directs Queer Lab. Her newest book, Hold it Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art (2013), explores some of contemporary art’s most challenging works. Doyle shows how controversy in art is used to question our assumptions about identity, intimacy, and expression; and, she considers emotion as an artist’s medium in the works of such artists as Ron Athey, Carrie Mae Weems, and David Wojnarowicz. Her previous publication, Sex Objects: Art and the Dialectics of Desire (2006), was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Foundation award for writing and culture. She is also the recipient of a 2012 Andy Warhol Foundation | Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant, and is the 2013–14 Fulbright Distinguished Chair at the University of the Arts London. She is also on the Board of Directors at Human Resources Los Angeles, a non-profit arts space supporting interdisciplinary and performance-based practices. She blogs about art + sport at The Sport Spectacle.
FMI:  sandy_hamilton@pitzer.edu
April 17, 7:00 p.m.
Albrecht Auditorium (CGU)
Lecture: Professor Michelle Materre, Department of Film and Media Studies and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, The New School of Public Engagement, New York City ~ Women’s Work: African Diaspora Women Filmmakers…’Creatively speaking’

Women filmmakers of African descent are uniquely positioned to bridge socially constructed information gaps across the Diaspora. The content of our films are typically culturally specific and tell stories of universal human interest, with social commentary at their core. The work currently emerging from within the women’s filmmaker community is experiencing considerable gains in finally receiving the recognition they deserve. By not waiting for validation from men or more mainstream institutions, women filmmakers are crossing multiple boundaries – geographically, aesthetically, ethnically and from a unique, gender-specific perspective.  This program will highlight a variety of film genres and cultural perspectives, bringing to light the amazing progress of women storytellers and their image-making prowess.

Living in an era of extremes where globalization and technology attempts to dictate class, race and gender expectations, this work offers a mediated view of alternatives.
Refreshments will be served.
FMI: andaye.hill@cgu.edu

April 18 – 19, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Harper Hall Board of Trustees Room (CGU)
2014 Bradshaw Conference: Race in the Americas: Rethinking Transnational Analysis
Free and open to the public!
FMI:  http://www.cgu.edu/pages/10911.asp
April 18, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Commencement Lawn / Stephen L. Glass Commencement Plaza (PZ)
A Consent Carnival
Featuring a water balloon fight to GET WET FOR CONSENT.
FMI:  Aidan Lukomnik
April 18, 7:00 p.m.
Benson Auditorium (PZ)
An Evening With Warriors” (Warriors and Darryl King Performance and Q&A)
This event is free and open to the public.  Click here to view series flyer.
FMI:  dilazo@students.pitzer.edu
April 18, 7:00 p.m.
Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center (PO)

Hijabi Monologues
Hijabi Monologues creates a theatre space for Muslim women’s stories.
FMI: www.hijabimonolgues.com or email leyth.swiden@pomona.edu
April 19, 1:00 p.m.
Broad Performance Space, Broad Center (PZ)
Dance Performance by More Cabaret & Weight Diversity Activist Panel
Enjoy a performance by Los Angeles area plus-size performers.  Engage in a discussion with weight diversity activists, plus-size models, and dancers following the performance.  Refreshments will be provided after discussion.
Click here to view poster.
FMI:  Zoey_Martin-Lockhart14@pitzer.edu
April 19, 1:00 p.m.
Pomona Women’s Union, Walker Hall (PO)
Participate in a workshop that explores and creatively challenges character tropes, stereotypes, and motifs of Islam and Muslim women in the United States.
FMI: leyth.swidan@pomona.edu

April 21, 3:00 p.m.
Queer Resource Center, Walton Commons (PO)
Emi Koyama ~ Zine Making in My Activism & Research
FMI:  chleon@pitzer.edu
April 21, 2:45 – 5:30 p.m.
Vita Nova Hall 100 (SCR)
“I Got Soul” Culture and Politics Discussion: Dr. Gaye Johnson
Dr. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her most recent work, Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity, is a key text in understanding the formation of racial coalitions based upon the connections among hip-hop, soul music and punk.
FMI: (909) 607-9372
April 21, 7:00 p.m.
Queer Resource Center, Walton Commons (PO)
Emi Koyama ~ Disability Justice Transgender Justice & Intersex Rights
FMI:  chleon@pitzer.edu
April 22, 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Hampton Room, Malott Commons (SCR)
Tuesday Noon Academy: Piya Chatterjee: “Decolonizing Pedagogies: Feminist Stories from Empire and Village.”
FMI: www.pitzer.edu/mcsi
April 22, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Benson Auditorium (PZ)
MCSI Spring Film and Technology Series: Petra Kuppers: “Disability Culture: Experimental Social Practice.” Petra Kuppers is a disability culture activist, and Professor of English, Women’s Studies, Art and Design and Theatre at the University of Michigan, and she also teaches on the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College. Her books include Disability and Contemporary Performance: Bodies on Edge (Routledge, 2003), The Scar of Visibility: Medical Performance and Contemporary Art (Minnesota, 2007) and Community Performance: An Introduction (Routledge, 2007). Her most recent book, Disability Culture and Community Performance: Find a Strange and Twisted Shape (Palgrave, 2011), in which she explores arts-based research methods, won the Biennial Sally Banes Prize by the American Society for Theatre Research. She leads The Olimpias, a performance research collective.
FMI: www.pitzer.edu/mcsi
April 23, 4:15 p.m.
Rose Hills Theater, Smith Campus Center (PO)
Tiya Miles: “Slavery in Detroit: A Black and Native Story”
Dr. Tiya Miles, University of Michigan, will present the 2014 Ena H. Thompson Lectures.
FMI:  (909) 607-2919
April 24, 11:00 a.m.
Rose Hills Theater, Smith Campus Center (PO)
Tiya Miles: “The Longest Unwritten Chapter: The Interrelated Histories of African and Native America”
Dr. Tiya Miles, University of Michigan, will present the 2014 Ena H. Thompson Lectures.
FMI:  (909) 607-2919
April 24, 6:45 – 8:00 p.m.
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum (CMC)
Anoush Baghdassarian ’17 (CMC): “Found”
An original play about the Armenian Genocide.
FMI:  (909) 607-2919
April 24, 7:00 p.m.
Broad Performance Space, Broad Center (PZ)
Art and Resistance: Edxie Betts & Channing Martinez / Workshop & Q&A
This event is free and open to the public.  Click here to view series flyer.
FMI:  dilazo@students.pitzer.edu
April 24, 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.
Rose Hills Theater, Smith Campus Center (PO)
The 13th R. Stanton Avery Lecture: Ching Kwan Lee: “Red Dawn: The Power and Peril of Chinese Capitalism in Africa”
How does Chinese investment affect African development? Rejecting the Western rhetoric of “Chinese colonialism” and the Chinese self-justification of “south-south cooperation,” Professor Lee draws on five years of ethnographic fieldwork in Zambia and examines the mechanisms, imperatives, and limits of Chinese power.
FMI:  (909) 607-8035
April 25, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
QRC (PO)
The Brown Boi Project is a community of people working across race and gender to eradicate sexism homophobia and transphobia and create healthy frameworks of masculinity and change. Participants will learn tools to create healthy frameworks of masculinity to promote cross racial and gender alliance building and reduce oppression.This event is a safe space for people of color to engage in conversation around their experiences.
FMI:  QRCClaremont@gmail.com
April 26, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
QRC (PO)
The Brown Boi Project is a community of people working across race and gender to eradicate sexism homophobia and transphobia and create healthy frameworks of masculinity and change. Participants will learn tools to create healthy frameworks of masculinity to promote cross racial and gender alliance building and reduce oppression.This event is open to ALL students with RSVP. Lunch will be provide with ID number.
FMI:  QRCClaremont@gmail.com
April 26, 1:30 p.m.
SCORE Office (SCR)
Release Party ~ Our Sound, Our Virtue (Issue II)
Come celebrate our second issue about gender, sex, and sexuality!
Click here to view flyer.
FMI:  png8253@scrippscollege.edu
April 28, 2:45 – 5:30 p.m.
Vita Nova Hall 100 (SCR)
“I Got Soul” Culture and Politics Discussion: Dr. Shana Redmond
Professor Redmond is an Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Her book, Anthem, provides a comprehensive analysis of the centrality of Black musical formations to the development and maintenance of social movements.
FMI: (909) 607-9372
April 29, 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Hampton Room, Malott Commons (SCR)
Jennifer Wood: “From Tierra del Fuego to the Land of the Midnight Sun: Spanish Women Travelers, 1850-1920″
Lecture given by Jennifer Wood, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies at Scripps College. The Tuesday Noon Academy at Scripps College is a collection of presentations by Scripps College faculty and visiting scholars from a wide variety of disciplines. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch or purchase lunch at the Malott Commons Dining Hall. Beverage service is provided. Doors open at 11:45 a.m.
FMI:  (909) 607-9372
April 29, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Oldenborg Center (PO)
Andrea Louie: “Imagining and Enacting Chineseness in the Context of Chinese Adoption”
Professor Louie, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Michigan State University, will examine the strategic construction of “Chinese” identities by both Asian American and white adoptive parents in St. Louis, MO and in the San Francisco Bay area for their children adopted from China. In the context of globalization and the acute awareness of adopted children’s connections to China (however fraught), how do adoptive parents imagine both themselves and their “Chinese” children as inhabiting a cosmopolitan, multicultural world?
FMI:  (909) 607-8035
April 29, 8:00 p.m.
QRC, Walton Commons (PO)
Crafting the Visual: Film Screening and Talk with Maxwell Addae /Screening & Q&A
This event is free and open to the public.  Click here to view series flyer.
FMI:  dilazo@students.pitzer.edu
May 2, 3:30 p.m.
Little Bridges (PO)
2014 Lavender Graduation
Please mark your calendar for this annual celebration that recognizes the scholarship and community contributions of queer and ally graduating students.  We will honor faculty and staff from The Claremont Colleges for their dedication and support of the LGBTQQIAAP communities.  Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. Van Bailey, Director of the Office of BGLTQ Student Life, Harvard University.
FMI:  Adriana di Bartolo at Adriana.diBartolo@pomona.edu
June 22-27, 2014
Locations TBD (SCR)
NEW Leadership™ Southern California Residential Program / Are Politics in Your Future?
Available to undergraduate women enrolled in any Southern California college or university, or to Southern California women attending out-of-state institutions.  There is no cost to participants.
FMI:  http://www.scrippscollege.edu/newleadership/