Last Day of Classes

Last day of classes for the fall 2018 semester

Lecture by Tomorrow Girls Troop (TGT)

Focusing on gender equality issues, Tomorrow Girls Troop (TGT), a group of artists and activists, was established to create a positive world for all sexualities and genders in East Asia through art, social action, education and pop culture.

Self-described as a “worldwide fourth-wave feminist art collective,” Tomorrow Girls Troop (TGT) was established in 2015 and comprises 50 artists and activists from around the world. Focusing on gender equality issues, TGT strives to create a positive world for all sexualities and genders in East Asia through art, social action, education, and pop culture.

Presented in collaboration with The Claremont Colleges’ Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies.

“Elana Mann: Instruments of Accountability” Songbook Launch

In conjunction with the exhibition “Elana Mann: Instruments of Accountability,” Pitzer College Art Galleries will publish a songbook of scores/compositions/chants/songs specifically created for Elana Mann’s sculptural instruments.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Elana Mann: Instruments of Accountability, Pitzer College Art Galleries will publish a songbook of scores/compositions/chants/songs specifically created for Elana Mann’s sculptural instruments. The publication will include compositions by Pauline Oliveros, Dana Reason, Sharon Chohi Kim and Micaela Tobin and Douglas Kearney, among others. The songbook will include a jointly-written essay by artist, activist and scholar Gregory Sholette and curator and critic Olga Kopenkina. An interview with Elana Mann by Pitzer College Art Galleries’ Director and Curator Ciara Ennis will also be included. The songbook will be designed by Colleen Corcoran, a designer who focuses on projects that examine the use of design as a tool for education and positive change. The form and design of the songbook will draw from the aesthetics of zines, street newspapers and Athanasius Kircher’s many publications.

Neighborhood Legal Services On-Site Visit

Changing lives, transforming communities; Neighborhood Legal Services is a steadfast advocate for individuals, families and communities throughout Los Angeles County. Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation and public policy advocacy, NLSLA combats the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expands access to health, opportunity, and justice in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods.

We will meet in Career Services, Scott 126 and take a van to the employer site in LA-Pomona.

Careers & Caffeine

Join us at the Pit-Stop Café to fuel up on career knowledge and have a free coffee on us!

This week’s topic: How to Make the Most of Winter Break

City of Hope Information Session

Learn about the EUGENE AND RUTH ROBERTS SUMMER STUDENT ACADEMY, Inquiry-based Biomedical Research for Undergraduate and Advanced High School Students

City of Hope’s Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy gives curious and hardworking students the opportunity to learn about science by actually doing science work: Unlike traditional high school or college classes where the course of study is entirely set by the instructor, City of Hope’s summer program students select their own research project according to their individual areas of interest. Selected participants then spend 10 weeks working full-time as a member of a biomedical research team.

City of Hope’s world-renowned physicians and scientists serve as mentors, guiding students in their research while helping them develop their critical thinking skills. Weekly seminars allow students to present research findings to their peers, a good primer for what graduate and postdoctoral students do. Workshops cover topics such as creating posters for research talks, biomedical ethics and other important subjects. Students interact with their peers and their research mentors on a continual basis, fostering valuable relationships for the future.

Summer program participants also receive a stipend of $4,000 for their work. Students who join this program are usually surprised and excited by what they learn about working in the world of science. Many see their names included on published research papers, and some have even patented and sold inventions developed with their mentors. The program was established in 1960 by City of Hope’s director emeritus of neurobiochemistry, Eugene Roberts, Ph.D. Alexandra Levine, M.D., the Dr. Norman & Melinda Payson Professor in Medicine at City of Hope, is a Summer Student Program alumna, as are many prominent scientists in academia and industry.

MCSI Lecture: “How We Understand Others”

Professor of Philosophy Shannon Spaulding will talk about mindreading, the ability to make sense of what people are thinking, why they act as they do, what they are likely to do next, and how we often make unreliable judgments of others.

Shannon SpauldingShannon Spaulding
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Oklahoma State University

Mindreading is the ability to understand a person’s behavior in terms of the psychological states that caused that behavior. Spaulding argues that mindreading is central to our ability to understand and interact with others but that most contemporary views of mindreading vastly underrepresent the diversity and complexity of mindreading. She articulates a new theory of mindreading that takes into account cutting edge philosophical and empirical research on in-group/out-group dynamics, social biases, and how our goals and the situational context influence how we interpret others’ behavior. Spaulding’s resulting theory of mindreading provides a more accurate, comprehensive, and perhaps pessimistic view of our abilities to understand others, with important epistemological and ethical implications. Deciding who is trustworthy, knowledgeable, and competent are epistemically and ethically fraught judgments: her new theory of mindreading sheds light on how these judgments are made and the conditions under which they are unreliable.


Every year, the Munroe Center for Social Inquiry (MCSI) sponsors a themed series of events including lectures, seminars and panel discussions. The 2018-19 theme is “PERCEPTION IN A SOCIAL WORLD: Sensing others and seeing ourselves.”

Workshop: Zine as a Social Practice

Workshop: Zine as a Social Practice
4-6 p.m., Mead Hall 132 (CAPAS)

How can zine-making locate and connect communities of interest on the ground? This workshop  will introduce some creative strategies for content generation and explore the idea of independent publishing as social practice. All welcome. Dinner provided.

Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies, Asian American Resource Center at Pomona College and Center for Asian Pacific American Students are pleased to host New Zealand artist Kerry Ann Lee, on campus at Pitzer College and Pomona College from December 3-5 to run a series of short workshops and talks about zine-making and creative cross-cultural practice in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Kerry Ann Lee is a visual artist, designer and educator from Wellington, New Zealand. With a background in graphic art, she creates installation, print and image-based works. As the Creative Director for the 2018 Asian Aotearoa Arts Hui and Senior Lecturer at the School of Design at Massey University College of Creative Arts (CoCA), Lee has been involved with diverse communities through public art commissions, exhibitions, workshops and art education programmes and is known for her work with self-published fanzines. As an artist of third-generation Chinese decent in New Zealand, Lee’s work has explored urban settlement and culture clash occurring in the Asia-Pacific region. Lee has undertaken international residencies in China, Taiwan, US, Mexico and Australia and exhibits regularly in New Zealand.

Lee is also known for her work in independent publishing with zines such as Help, My Snowman’s Burning, Celebretard and Permanent Vacation enjoying international exposure and readership over the past 20 years. Permanent Vacation is an independent arts-based publication created by Kerry Ann Lee. It is imaginative by nature and collaborative in spirit. Since 2010, it has been represented at international zine, artist book fairs and exhibitions around the world. Her project Alternating Currents, is an ‘open source’ collaborative print publication that gives voice to unsung stories and experiences in cities.

FMI: capas@pitzer.edu

This event issupported by the Salathé Fund for Music and the Cultural Arts / Campus Life Committee.