“Women Under Fire: The U.S. Military and the Politics of Rape”
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Albrecht Auditorium in Stauffer Hall, Claremont Graduate University
Elizabeth L. Hillman is Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of Law and President, National Institute of Military Justice.
The lecture will relay how women now serve in the U.S. military on nearly the same terms as men. Despite this progress toward formal equality, surveys and scandals both suggest that servicewomen suffer sexual violence within the ranks that goes unreported and unpunished. This lecture suggests the root causes of this global problem and assesses the impact of efforts to ensure fair treatment for service members regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, race, or ethnicity.
This event is presented by the School of Arts & Humanities Applied Women’s Studies & Women’s and Gender Studies, Claremont Graduate University; co-sponsored by Intercollegiate Women’s Studies of The Claremont Colleges.
This event is free and open to the public.
Stop the Torture in California: A Symposium on Solitary Confinement
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Humanities Auditorium, Scripps College
1:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion with:
- Terry Kupers, M.D., Forensic mental health expert
- Sheila Pinkel, Professor Emerita of Art & Art History, Pomona College
- Carol Strickman, J.D., Staff attorney, Legal Services for Prisoners With Children
- Azadeh Zohrabi, J.D., Soros Justice Fellow, Legal Services for Prisoners With Children
- Dolores Canales, co-founder California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement
- Family members of SHU prisoners
7:00 p.m. – Screening of Herman’s House with director Angad Bhalla
A model SHU (Solitary Housing Unit) will be on display.
This event is sponsored by the Scripps Core 2 program; Intercollegiate Women’s Studies of The Claremont Colleges; BLAIS Foundation Challenge Award, Claremont Graduate University; and McConnell Funds, Pomona College.
This event is free and open to the public. Please visit http://www.scrippscollege.edu/about/campus-map.php to view location. The Humanities Auditorium is number 8B on the map. For more information, call (909)621-8274.
Film screening and panel discussion: “Living Along the Fenceline”: Militarism and Gender
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:15 – 6 p.m.
Broad Performance Space in Broad Center, Pitzer College
“Living Along the Fenceline” tells the stories of seven remarkable women who live alongside U.S. military bases. They are teachers, organizers, and healers, moved by love and respect for the land, and hope for the next generation. From San Antonio (Texas) to Vieques (Puerto Rico), Hawai’, Guam, Okinawa, South Korea, and the Philippines, this film inspires hope and action. Panelists include:
Dr. Annie Fukushima received her doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley in Ethnic Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies. The title of her dissertation is Creating Surfaces: (Re)Articulations of the Visible/Invisible Paradigm of Human Trafficking and Migration. Fukushima specializes in gender and migration, transnational feminisms, visual culture, and social movement theory. Her academic work and activism has led to her role as a technical assistant provider and expert on human trafficking for federally funded human trafficking initiatives as well as local collaborations. Fukushima has published on issues of militarisms and the Asia-Pacific, immigration, and human trafficking.
Dr. Gwyn Kirk is a scholar-activist concerned with gender, racial and environmental justice. She publishes Women’s Lives: Multicultural Perspectives with Margo Okazawa-Rey, which is used in classrooms nationwide. She is a founding member of Women for Genuine Security the US-based group affiliated with the International Women’s Network Against Militarism, a collaboration of activists and scholars who oppose militarism and promote everyday security.
Rev. Deborah Lee has worked at the intersection of faith and social justice for over 25 years as an educator and organizer on issues of race, gender, a just-economy, anti-militarism and immigration. She serves as the Director of the Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, a program of Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice-California. She is also a member of Women for Genuine Security, the US-based group of the International Women’s Network Against Militarism which seeks to hold the U.S. government accountable for the violence, sexual exploitation, economic and environmental effects of U.S. militarism in the many countries which host U.S. bases.
Dr. Lisalind Natividad (via SKYPE) is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Guam. She is the President for the Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice. Dr. Natividad has published on the impacts of militarisms on Guahan (Guam), Charmorro self-determination, and U.S. colonial impacts on Guahan.
Ellen-Rae Cachola is a PhD candidate in UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, specializing in Archival Studies. Her research interests are community based archives, feminism and demilitarization. Since 2004, Ellen-Rae has been working with community organizations in Hawaii and San Francisco to empower women’s voices and analysis on militarism, peace and security through new media production and community organizing at local and international levels.
This event is free and open to the public.
Roe v Wade 40th Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday, January 23, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Hart Room, Smith Campus Center 201, Pomona College
Be Informed: Roe v Wade in the 21st Century. Join Professor Amanda Hollis-Brusky and Professor N. Ann Davis for a conversation followed by Q&A. Cake and refreshments provided!
Sponsored by Pomona College Gender & Women’s Studies, Intercollegiate Women’s Studies of the Claremont Colleges, Pomona College Women’s Union, & Pomona College Student Affairs Office.
Art Reception: Hand, Voice, Vision: Artists’ Books from Women’s Studio Workshop
Saturday, February 9, 4:30 p.m.
Clark Humanities Museum, Scripps College
Curated by Kathleen Walkup, Mills College, this retrospective exhibition features 40 books (1970 – 2009) created by leading contemporary book artists at Women’s Studio Workshop, founded in 1974 as a space to create new work and share skills. Books address a broad set of themes on the personal and the political, and use handmade paper, letterpress, silk screen, photography, intaglio, and ceramics. Co-sponsored by IWS and Scripps DOF and GWS. The exhibition runs from January 22 – March 15, 2013.
“Making Cordelia, a Modern Noh Play Innovating Shakespeare’s King Lear” ~ A Lecture/Demonstration by San Francisco’s THEATRE OF YUGEN
March 5, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center
Co-sponsored by the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures, the Gender and Women’s Studies Department at Scripps College, and Intercollegiate Women’s Studies of The Claremont Colleges.
Denise Uyehara ~ Activist/Artist in Residence
February 13 – March 9, 2012
Performance artists/activist Denise Uyehara will be in residence with IDAAS February 13 – March 9, 2013, teaching a workshop in conjuction with the IDAAS course Arts and Activism; presenting “Shedding Light on Memory & the Occupied Body,” tracing her early solo work with the Sacred Naked Nature Girls and newer work linking her own community with those of Native Americans, Arab Americans, and Muslims, and a recent project at sites of deportation in Tuscon (Feb. 13); and giving a series of three workshops open to the community.
Opening performative talk: February 13th, 2013 , 7pm
Location: Benson Auditorium at Pitzer College
Artist Talk: Shedding Light on Memory & the Occupied Body. In an evening of performance, video presentation and narrative, Uyehara shares highlights from her repertoire that challenge and inform her as an artist.
Community workshops (limited space available!): Three consecutive Saturdays – Feb. 16, Feb. 23, and Mar. 2 from 1-5pm.
Location: Carnegie 107 at Pomona College.
Workshop attendees must participate in all the workshops and the showing on March 9. Participation capped at 12 (one-third to Claremont College students; one-third to community off-campus community members; one-third to IDAAS community engagement partners).
Please apply here. DEADLINE EXTENSION: Applications are due by Tuesday January 15, 2012.
Class workshops (ASAM187): Thursdays from 7:00-9:50pm Arts and Activism (SC) with Erin O’Brien as facilitator with students; four consecutive in-class workshops (Feb. 14, 21, 28 and March 7) co-facilitated with Denise Uyehara, 2 hours and 50 minutes each.
Providing an opportunity to integrate theory and practice, the workshops taught by the AAIR amplifies IDAAS’ five core learning objectives. The workshops will be part of a one unit IDAAS course. In the workshops, participants will learn the techniques and historical significance of these art forms and activist praxes. These forms are incorporated into the work that the students develop and present in the one unit course.
“Creatures, Spells and Monsters”: An informal showing by participants of the IDAAS Activist/Artist-In-Residence Program by Denise Uyehara
Saturday, March 9, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Kallick Family Gallery at Pitzer College
Enjoy an afternoon of new creative sparks, introspective epiphanies, remixed and rediscovered stories. The performative body provides nexus for culture, gender, class, memory and simple acts of resistance. Featuring: Hannah Lea Doruelo, Isabel Aronson English, Maya Celina Espiritu, Evyn Espiritu, Rosalie Margaret Frazier, Julianne Fu, Lindsay G. Galeste, Jinna Elise Johnson, Candace Kita, Laurel Reiko Kitada, Carina Lieu, Pamela H Ng, Pat Payne, Kylene D. Ramos, Madhuri Preeti Rao, Maya Kauanani Suzuki-Jones, Alisa Tinghua Tang, Mariah Faye Tso, Maria del Carmen Uriarte, Catherine Wang, Young Tseng Wong, Taia Sean Wu.
Office hours: Denise Uyehara will hold office hours on campus. Times/days and location to be announced.
AAIR 2013 Project Manager:
Pitzer College Campus Life Committee
Pacific Basin Institute
Pomona College Museum of Art
Pomona College Public Events Fund
Intercollegiate Women Studies
Intercollegiate Media Studies
Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE)
Scripps Asian American Student Union (AASU)
Queer Resource Center
4th Annual WLA Women and Leadership Workshop
Friday, March 1, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, Claremont McKenna College
If you are looking for a way to network with almost 20 outstanding female leaders from Southern California, many of them Claremont College alumnae, this is the event for you!