Events at the Claremont Colleges

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August 30 ~ October 19, 2014
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery (SCR)
Women and Print: A Contemporary View (Exhibit)
The gallery is open Wednesday ~ Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Related events:
Digital Technologies and Printmaking Symposium
September 13, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Boone Recital Hall, Garrison Theatre (SCR)

Opening reception
September 13, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery (SCR)

September 2 – October 17, 2014
Clark Humanities Museum (SCR)
Prison Obscura (Exhibit)
Prison Obscura presents rarely seen vernacular, surveillance, evidentiary, and prisoner-made photographs, shedding light on the prison industrial complex.  It builds the case that Americans must face these images to grasp the proliferation of the U.S. Prison system and to connect with those it confines.  It encourages visitors to ask why tax-paying, prison-funding citizens rarely get the chance to see such images and to consider what roles such pictures play for those within the system.
Museum hours:  Monday ~ Friday, 9:00 a.m. ~ 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.
FMI: / Click here to read more about Prison Obscura.

September 23, 4:15 p.m.
Benson Auditorium (PZ)

Film Screening: United in Anger ~ Directors: Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman
United in Anger: A History of ACT UP (2012) is an inspiring documentary about the activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the AIDS epidemic. Using oral histories and rare archival footage, the film depicts the efforts of ACT UP as it battles corporate greed, social indifference and government neglect. The Atherton Dinner (by invitation) will follow the screening at 6:15 and includes a panel of local activists.

September 25, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
MMC Athenaeum (CMC)
Lunch Talk:  Dr. Manisha Priyam, Associate Professor, National University of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi; ICSSR Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi ~ Indian Elections 2014:  An Ethnographic Perspective from Below
Funded and sponsored by the Athenaeum and Center for Global Education (CMC).
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September 25, 5:00 -11:00 p.m.
Pomona College Museum of Art (PO)

Art Exhibition: Allied Against AIDS: Sue Coe’s AIDS Portfolio
Exhibition Curator: Ben Kersten
Drawn from the permanent collection of the Pomona College Museum of Art, this exhibit showcases the work of “graphic witness” Sue Coe. As part of the mobilization to raise consciousness about AIDS, Coe’s AIDS Portfolio preserves the voices of those ravaged by AIDS and the urgent need for action.

September 25, 7:30 p.m.
McConnell Founders Room (PZ)
29th Annual Sojourner Truth Lecture:  Ruth Gilmore, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and American Studies, The Graduate Center, City University of New York ~ ‘Too Soon for Sorry:’  Abolition Geography and the Problem of Innocence.
This event is free and open to the public.
FMI: or click here to view flyer.
September 29, 4:00 p.m.
Founder’s Room, Honnold Library
Poetry Reading ~ Luci Tapahonso, Poet Laureate of the Navajo Nation
This reading is free and open to the public.
September 30, 4:15 p.m.
Rose Hills Theatre, SCC (PO)
Film Screening / Q&A: Out! Loud! ~ Professor Betty Bernhard (Theatre, Pomona College) presents her documentary Out! Loud!, exploring how members of a LGBT theatre group in Pune, India devise a play enacting challenges they faced as children and now as adults..  Free and open to the public.  Click here to view flyer.
September 30, 6:30 p.m.
Albrecht Auditorium (CGU)
Conversations on Art, Culture, and Museums:  Shaping the History of the West ~ A conversation with Bob Martin, President of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, and Nancy Mithlo, Chair of American Indian Studies at the Autry Institute for the Study of the American West and Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Arts at Occidental College, Los Angeles.  There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m. in Harper Courtyard, CGU.
FMI or to RSVP: by September 24.
October 2, 4:15 p.m.
Garrison Theater (SCR)
Lecture:  Pete Brook ~ Prison Silences
October 24, 12:00 p.m.
Parents Dining Room, MMC Athenaeum (CMC)
Lecture:  Jennifer Mattson, journalist, Global Post Breaking News;; USA TODAY; The Boston Globe; The Women’s Review of Books; and
November 3, 6:45 p.m.
MMC Athenaeum (CMC)
Lecture:  Ann Gold, Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and professor of anthropology, Syracuse University; co-author, In the Time of Trees and Sorrows: Nature, Power, Power, and Memory in Rajasthan (2002) and Listen to Heron’s Words; Reimagining Gender and Kinship in North India (1994)

November 11, 4:15 p.m.
Benson Auditorium (PZ)

Lecture: Dr. Nigel Taylor ~ Research Scientist at Danforth Center
Dr. Nigel Taylor’s research focuses on plant tissue culture and the genetic transformation technologies required to deliver genetically improved cassava to farmers in East and West Africa.

December 1, 2:00 p.m.
Benson Auditorium (PZ)

Panel: World AIDS Day ~ Speakers: Monica Palacios, Joey Terrill and Robb Hernandez
Queer Latinidad: Histories of AIDS Consciousness from Los Angeles” makes visible queer Latina/o artists, scholars and activists who have shaped social consciousness through their creative forms of expression in Los Angeles.

The panel is part of a week-long schedule of activities and events supporting World AIDS day.

March 5 – 8, 2015
Allen Theatre (PO)
In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play
March 5 and 6 at 8:00 p.m., March 7 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., March 8 at 2:00 p.m.