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Week of April 12, 2021

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This Week’s Events

CASA Pitzer: Healing Practices for Racial Justice
Monday, April 12, 3-4 p.m.
CASA Pitzer hosts a monthly 60-minute workshop series that teaches tangible healing practices to strengthen wellbeing and resilience as we confront the impact of systemic racial injustice.

CASA Pitzer Spring Speaker Series

CASA Pitzer: Racial and Healing Justice Speaker Series
Tuesday, April 13, 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Zoom link in calendar
This series highlights racial and healing justice within the work of community-based research and engagement. This week: Recreating Our Community Spaces: Transitional Spaces and Community Gardens

Study Abroad Information Session
Wednesday, April 14, 11 a.m.-noon
Zoom link in calendar
Learn about Pitzer-approved programs and exchanges. Attendance at one session is required prior to meeting with a study abroad adviser. Sessions are open to anyone, but sessions this semester are especially for students who want to apply to study abroad next Fall 2021 or Spring 2022.

Glass Humanities Lecture: Ishion Hutchinson
Wednesday, April 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Zoom link in calendar
Join us for “Little Music: a listening,” a reading and comments by Ishion Hutchinson, an award-winning poet and Associate Professor of English at Cornell University.

Afro-Ecuadorian Activism

Afro-Ecuadorian Activism: A Conversation with Sonia Viveros P.
Wednesday, April 14, 12:45-2 p.m.
Zoom link in calendar
Sonia Elizabeth Viveros Padilla is an Afro-Ecuadorian woman, social activist, and founder of the non-profit FUNDACIÓN AZÚCAR Social Development Organization.

Wellness Wednesday: Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
Wednesday, April 14, 3-4 p.m.
Join us on IG live as we share resources and tools to support your safety and well-being throughout this month and beyond. Follow @PZStrive2Thrive for this event. 

Art 4 Healing – PZ Advocates
Wednesday, April 14, 5-6 p.m.
Join PZ Advocates to learn how art and creativity can heal the body and mind as we listen to music. Bring your supplies and come together with others to create something beautiful, therapeutic, and healing.

Afr-Caribbean Women's Writing

Afro-Caribbean Womens’ Writing: A Conversation with Gisèle Pineau
Thursday, April 15, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Zoom link in calendar
Gisèle Pineau is a French novelist, writer and former nurse of Guadeloupean origins born in Paris, and she has written about the difficulties and torments of her childhood as a Black person growing up in Parisian society. In her writings, she uses the oral tradition of storytelling in fictional works to reclaim the narratives of Caribbean culture. 

Asynchronous and Ongoing Events

Interview Skills in the Age of COVID
Pitzer College’s Assistant Director of Career Services Carolina Rodriguez and Assistant Director of the Writing Center Stephanie Liu-Rojas discuss tips and tricks to help you prepare and conduct interviews for jobs, internships, and more! 
Video: https://youtu.be/1EUvPMTxwyQ
PPT: https://pitzer.box.com/s/wil6zcreh60cx8fgslbhorqf6ia57fxo

Summer Session Registration
2021 Summer Session Dates: One six-week session: May 24-July 2
Registration is open now
Summer Session is open to current students of The Claremont Colleges in good standing at their respective colleges and qualified students in good standing at other accredited colleges and universities.

Mindful Movement: Insomnia
First Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m.
Third Thursdays, 12:15 p.m.

You are invited to participate in a drop-in qi gong class. The goal is to teach simple practices to help your grapple with hard situations such as illness, natural disasters, chronic stress, violence, imprisonment, inequities, death, immigration policies, and more. Open to all; no experience necessary.

Podcast Series: The Careful Photograph
New episodes released weekly
This spring, the programming for the Munroe Center for Social Inquiry is a podcast series. “The Careful Photograph” features contemporary photographers of color who are pushing the medium and posing important questions around race and identity. Each episode starts with a visual description of a single photograph by the artist, and then explores how the work in question works against expected tropes.

The City Bois Podcast
Fridays at 4 p.m.
The City Bois Podcast is brought to you by Noah and Marcus, two of our Community Assistants. Tune in weekly on Fridays at 4 p.m. PDT!


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