IFC Events


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

Previous Events

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. 
December 12, 2012
IWS Holiday Reception & Faculty Book Signing

IWS  hosted a holiday reception and book signing to celebrate Claremont Colleges faculty members who have published Gender and Women’s Studies-related books in the last two years. Each featured book has been added to the IWS library, and is currently available to check out.
November 1 & 2, 2012
Ms. at 40: Celebrating Four Decades of Feminist Journalism

Events sponsored by a generous grant from the Claremont Graduate University BLAIS Challenge Award, with additional sponsorship from CMC’s Center for Writing and Public Discourse, CGU Applied Women’s Studies, and Intercollegiate Women’s Studies of The Claremont Colleges.                                                   

November 1, 2012
Celebrating Ms. Magazine’s 40th Anniversary: A Panel

Kathy Spillar, Executive Editor, Ms. Magazine, and Executive Vice President, The Feminist Majority
Michele Kort, Senior Editor, Ms. Magazine
Michel Cicero, Managing Editor of Ms. Magazine
Amy Borsuk, Scripps ‘14, Ms. intern and blogger
Dana Shaker, Scripps ‘14, Ms. intern and blogger
Moderator:  Linda Perkins, Associate University Professor of Cultural Studies, Educational Studies and History, and Director, Applied Women’s Studies, CGU

November 2, 2012
Workshop: Blogging for Ms.

Ms. Magazine Senior Editor Michele Kort and CMC Literature Professor and Ms. writer Audrey Bilger facilitated a workshop on blogging for Ms.

Kort and Bilger introduced participants to the basics of blogging and to the feminist blogosphere, where lively conversations about gender and sexuality are taking place in real time.

Blogging is one way that scholars and intellectuals can get our work and messages out to a broader audience.

October 10, 2012
New Women Faculty Lunch
IWS hosted a lunch with over 20 new women faculty at The Claremont Colleges in October.  We are planning follow-up events where faculty will present their research and work in progress. For more information on upcoming new women faculty events email us, or contact us at (909) 621-8274.
March 22 – 25, 2012
The 4th International Conference on Adoption and Culture: Mapping Adoption: Histories, Geographies, Literatures, Politics
took place on  at The Claremont Colleges. The conference was presented by the Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture, and hosted by Intercollegiate Women’s Studies of The Claremont Colleges. Please click here to view the conference poster.  For complete conference information, please click here.