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Week of April 5, 2021

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This Week’s Events

One Week. One Pitzer.
Through April 11
One Week. One Pitzer. is our annual (award-winning!) week of philanthropy and giving! Because we are unable to gather physically, this year we are emphasizing “One Pitzer” to acknowledge both the strain of time spent apart and celebrate the Pitzer connections we have maintained and made during these trying times.

The number “one” can mean solitary, but “one” is also a symbol of unity. We look forward to reconvening on campus soon and remember that we are always, One Pitzer. 

Redford Conservancy Lecture: Wildfire Rumors and Denial in the Trump Era
Monday, April 5, 4-5:15 p.m.
Zoom link in calendar
In fall 2020, the western US experienced unprecedented wildfires in response to global warming and management practices. Educator, author, and activist Laura Pulido will talk about some of the false rumors and denial that surrounded these fires, especially in rural communities in Oregon.

Study Abroad Information Session
Monday, April 5, 7-8 p.m.
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.

CASA Pitzer Spring Speaker Series

CASA Pitzer: Racial and Healing Justice Speaker Series
Tuesday, April 6, 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Zoom link in calendar
This series highlights racial justice and healing justice within the work of our community-based research and engagement. This week: Labor, Race & Space in the IE

Alumni Artist Talk: Kim Schoenstadt ’95
Tuesday, April 6, 3-4 p.m.
Register for the Zoom webinar
Based in Los Angeles, Kim Schoenstadt ’95 works with architectural and archival imagery in large-scale public installations, wall drawings, and other media, addressing notions of public space, intellectual histories, and aesthetics. Kim is the organizer of Now Be Here, a project designed to give visibility to women-identifying and non-binary artists and bring equity to the art world.

Career Services

Pitzer Connect Series: Mental Health
Tuesday, April 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
RSVP on Handshake
Pitzer Alumni Board member Elaine Waldman ’90 will talk about career paths in the field of mental health care.

Wellness Wednesday: Fresh Check Week
Wednesday, April 7, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Join us on IG live throughout the week and the day as we check in with each other and take care of our mental health. Follow @PZStrive2Thrive for this event. 

True Equity: Color in the Ivory Tower
Wednesday, April 7, 5-6 p.m.
Register for the Zoom webinar
True Equity: Color in the Ivory Tower, the second of the four-part series, will be a frank conversation about the state of diversity at Pitzer College and in higher education will be led by Pitzer Associate Dean and Professor Adrian Pantoja with faculty panelists Ahmed Alwishah, Mita Banerjee, Muriel Poston, Maria Soldatenko, and Linus Yamane.

The People’s Pitzer Presents Hamid Khan
Thursday, April 8, 1-2 p.m.
Zoom link in calendar
Hamid Khan, organizer of the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, will talk about the work of the coalition as well as broader conversations about police surveillance, activism for equal justice, and dismantling government systems of surveillance and harm.

D4D On the Road Virtual Workshop
Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Registration form in calendar
“Strategic Action Planning for the Win!” Are you passionate about social issues? Do you want to make a difference? This energizing and dynamic virtual workshop will introduce you to strategic tools and processes that will help you build creative, winning strategies that you can use to make changes to issues and problems you care about.

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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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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