Zest: Pitzer News and Events

Special Family Weekend Edition

Join us for these special events that are taking place during Family Weekend as we celebrate Pitzer students and their families.

All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Community Events

Protest Songs in the Struggle for Social Justice: A Conversation
Friday, February 12, 5 p.m.
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Join us for a conversation with Associate Dean and Professor of Political Studies and Chicano Studies Adrian Pantoja and filmmaker Paul Espinosa on the music and activism of Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez, and how his music energized the Chicano Civil Rights Movement.

A Conversation with Lynn Novick, Director of College Behind Bars
Saturday, February 13, 1:30-3 p.m.
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Nigel Boyle, Pitzer professor of political studies and director of the Institute for Global/Local Action & Study, hosts Lynn Novick, the director of College Behind Bars, for an engaging conversation about Inside-Out courses, criminal justice reform, and the transformative power of education.

True Equity Part 1: Systemic Change
Saturday, February 13, 5 p.m.
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Pitzer parent and Family Leadership Council member Julia Weber P’23 will lead this reflective conversation with President Melvin L. Oliver and Trustee and PolicyLink Founder Angela Glover Blackwell GP’21. They will discuss President Oliver’s book Black Wealth/White Wealth, systemic racial injustice in America, and the College’s response to social unrest in 2020.


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Keep Up to Date

Visit the Pitzer Events Calendar for a more complete list of events. Submit your events or notices to the Pitzer calendar to be included in the Monday newsletter. Deadline for ZEST submissions is by noon Thursday.

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