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November 16-23, 2020

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Week of November 16

Talk: Enhancing Student Parent Success in Higher Education
Tuesday, November 17, 9:15-10:30 a.m.
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Brianne A. Dávila ’04, Associate Professor of Sociology at CalPoly Pomona, will discuss her research on college students who are also parents and the special challenges they face.

Father Gregory Boyle in Conversation: The Power of Boundless Compassion and Radical Kinship
Tuesday, November 17, 5-6 p.m.
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Join us for a conversation with Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. President Melvin L. Oliver will introduce this special event, and Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty Adrian Pantoja P’18, P’24, will lead the discussion.

Wellness Wednesday: Gratitude
Wednesday, November 18, 4-5 p.m.
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Zoom with us to hear and talk about what we are grateful for, and wellness strategies as we get closer to finals and winter break! 

Week of November 23

Panel: The 2020 Election: What Happened? What Comes Next?
Monday, November 23, 4-5 p.m.
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Join panelists Adrian Pantoja, Professor of Political Studies/Chicano Studies at Pitzer, Rachel VanSickle-Ward, Professor of Political Studies at Pitzer, and activists and scholars A’shanti Gholar and Natalie Masuoka to discuss the 2020 election.

Ongoing Events

Coffee and Conversation

Hanging with the Chaplains
Drop by the Chaplains’ virtual office hours every Monday, 11 a.m.-noon and Thursday, 3-4 p.m. to chat with the chaplains and meet fellow students. Open to all students of The Claremont Colleges.

Drop-In Qi Gong
Wednesdays, 5:45-6:30 p.m.
– Final event for the fall semester is on November 18.
Stop by for Qi Gong (chee-gong) an ancient and contemporary Chinese exercise that combines movement, breathing, meditation and body posture. The goal is to teach simple practices to help grapple with hard situations.


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