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Freedom From Religion Foundation Endows Secular Studies Fund at Pitzer College

Pitzer College Tree from logoClaremont, Calif. (March 31, 2021)—The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has awarded Pitzer College a $300,000 gift to establish the FFRF Secular Studies Endowment. This gift will help Pitzer’s Secular Studies program fulfill its mission to increase understanding of—and disseminate knowledge about—secularism, atheism, agnosticism, humanism, naturalism, and freethought in societies and cultures, past and present. [Read More...]
March 31, 2021
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Pitzer College Names Susan Feniger ’76 and Adrian Brandon ’15 its 2021 Alumni Award Recipients

Each year, Pitzer College recognizes individuals who exemplify the College’s core values in their profession and in their community. This year, Susan Feniger ’76 and Adrian Brandon ’15 have been named as Pitzer's 2021 Alumni Award Recipients. Last year's honorees Romarilyn Ralston and Steven Liang will also be recognized during this year's Alumni Weekend Celebration.
March 31, 2021
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The Racial Wealth Gap

Black Wealth/White Wealth by Melvin L Oliver and Thomas M. ShapiroClaremont, Calif. (March 24, 2021)—Pitzer College President Melvin L. Oliver and Brandeis University Professor Thomas M. Shapiro literally wrote the book on the racial wealth gap more than 25 years ago. First published in 1995, Oliver and Shapiro’s Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality changed the way we understand economic disparities and their connection to policy, history, and systemic racism in America.
March 24, 2021

Hip Hop and the Poetics of Protest

A conversation with Derik Smith, professor in the Department of Literature at Claremont McKenna College and chair of the Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies at The Claremont Colleges, and Pitzer College senior Kaylyn “Kay” Wright.
March 7, 2021