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Feministing: Offline and Unfiltered with Jos Truitt
Jos Truitt
, Executive Editor of the widely read and highly acclaimed feminist blog Feministing, visited The Claremont Colleges on April 3, 2014 for two events that IFC co-sponsored with the Center for Writing and Public Discourse (CMC), The Scripps Writing Program, and the Scripps Dean of Faculty’s office.  Jos is a transgender writer, consultant, printmaker and activist whose interests include trans reproductive justice, blogging for social justice, campus and community organizing, feminism, and gender, race, and pop culture.  She first got involved in organizing when she led a walkout against the Iraq War at her high school.  As an undergraduate at Hampshire College, she organized an annual reproductive justice conference there.  She has volunteered as an escort at an abortion clinic and has done organizing and hotline work for reproductive rights and justice organizations.  She holds an MFA in Printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute, and has shown her work at the Kinsey Institute, the Center for Sex and Culture, SOMArts, the San Francisco Old Mint, Hampshire College Art Gallery, and the Swell Gallery at SFAI. She is currently working on a project about mermaids.  Read Jos’ Feministing blog at:  http://feministing.com/members/jos/.  Jos’ own website is http://jostruitt.com/.

Jos was the speaker at a well-attended presentation at noon in the SCORE office living room, Routt-Frankel Hall, Scripps  In the afternoon, she conducted a blogging workshop for students at at Claremont McKenna College.

March 26, 4:15 p.m.
Hampton Room, Malott Commons (SCR)
Lecture: Jody Lisberger ~Teaching to Disrupt Gender: Challenging the Myth of Disposable Women

Ms. Lisberger is Associate Professor and Director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program at the
University of Rhode Island and the recipient of the University of Rhode Island Diversity Award for Faculty
Excellence. Her research interests include how gendered and racially biased norms get perpetuated through
institutions and societal practices. She has recently published essays and given talks on “The Politics of Data,” “Feminist Co-Mentoring as a Model for Changing Institutional Behavior,” and “Pharmaceutical Marketing Choices: Why Women Should Take Heed.” She is also the author of the story collection Remember Love (2008) and on the faculty of the brief-residency M.F.A. in Writing Program at Spalding University. She earned her Ph.D. in English from Boston University, a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College, and a Master of Arts in English with distinction from Boston College.
Presented by: Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research & Engagement; The  Center for Writing and Public Discourse, Claremont McKenna College.
FMI:  wstudies@scrippscollege.edu

April 3, 4:15 p.m.
Humanities Auditorium (SCR)
Feministing.com panel
Jos Truitt, transgender artist and writer and Executive Director of Feministing.com will participate in a panel discussion with students and faculty.  Jos Truitt will facilitate a student workshop on April 4  in Roberts S. 104 (CMC).  To reserve a space, please e-mail: wstudies@scrippscollege.edu.
Presented by: Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research & Engagement; The  Center for Writing and Public Discourse, Claremont McKenna College.
FMI:  wstudies@scrippscollege.edu

January 27, 2014
Film screening:  After Tiller.
Dr. George Tiller, known for being one of the few doctors in the U.S. to perform late-term abortions, was killed during a Sunday morning service at his church on May 31, 2009 in Wichita, Kansas. Informative and thought provoking, the film examines the divisive topic of third-trimester abortions following Dr. George Tiller’s assassination.  A Q&A with filmmaker Martha Shane followed.

Co-Sponsors:  Applied Women’s Studies, CGU / Choice USA, Scripps College Chapter / Health Education Outreach of The Claremont Colleges / Intercollegiate Media Studies of The Claremont Colleges / McConnell Funds, Pomona College

November 21, 2013
Film screening: Hannah Arendt
The film, directed by Margarethe von Trotta and starring Barbara Sukowa as the German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist, focuses on events surrounding Arendt’s reporting on the trial of Adolph Eichmann. A Q&A with screenwriter Pam Katz followed.
October 29, 2013
Lecture and reception by author and reproductive rights advocate Miriam Zoll who discussed her new book titled Cracked Open: Liberty, Fertility and the Pursuit of High-Tech Babies.  Other sponsors included the Philosophy Department and the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at Scripps College.
October 7, 2013
Intercollegiate Women’s Studies of The Claremont Colleges and the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, Claremont McKenna College  hosted two events with The Second Sex translators, Sheila Malovany-Chevallier and Constance Borde.  Copies of The Second Sex were available for purchase following the evening presentation.

4:15 p.m. (Holbein Room, Ella Strong Denison Library, Scripps College)
Conversation:  “Translating Beauvoir’s The Second Sex”

6:45 p.m. (Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, Claremont McKenna College)
Presentation:  “Revisiting Simone de Beauvoir in the 21st Century”

April 13, 2013
Stop the Torture in California: A Symposium on Solitary Confinement

1:00 p.m - Inside California’s Supermax Prisons Panel Discussion with:

  • Terry Kupers, M.D., Forensic mental health expert
  • Sheila Pinkel, Professor Emerita of Art & Art History, Pomona College
  • Patricia Aguilar, Family member of SHU prisoner
  • Daletha Haydend, Family member of SHU prisoner
3:00 p.m - The Struggle to End Long-Term Solitary Confinement in California Prisons Panel Discussion with:
  • Peter Schey, Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law
  • 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

7:00 p.m. - Screening of Herman’s House and Q&A with director Angad Bhalla

12:00 p.m-4:30 p.m - A model SHU (Solitary Housing Unit) will be on display.

This event was 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.

March 14, 2013
Justin B. Rathke aka Justin Time: Performing Female, Male and Normal
Justin B. Rathke is a Berlin-based multimedia artist, filmmaker, and curator whose work infiltrates the spheres of the “normal,” with a focus on (gender) identities. Both female-to-male and femaleto- female drag performances question and transform stereotypical roles. He discussed his video and installation pieces, including the exhibition project trans*_homo, of lesbian trans gays and other normalities (The Gay Museum Berlin, 2012) and his project, Chasing Houses, a road movie with mobile homes, shot on the road in spring 2013.

Sponsored by Intercollegiate Women’s Studies of the Claremont Colleges, Intercollegiate Media Studies of the Claremont Colleges, Scripps Gender & Women’s Studies, and the Queer Resource Center.

February 18, 2013
Monique Saigal: Hidden Child & Clandestine Activities of French Women During WWII
Monique Saigal (Emerita, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Pomona College) discussed her years as a Jewish child during WWII in France. Saigal will also show a 15 minute documentary featuring interviews she conducted with 18 women who fought the Nazi Occupation. Her book, French Heroines 1940-1945: Courage, Strength and Ingenuity, 2010, narrates these interviews, and includes a long introduction which tells her story as a hidden Jewish child saved by a catholic family who raised her from age 3-12.