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Week of February 22, 2021

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This Week’s Events

D4D: Debating for Democracy Letter Writing Workshop
Monday, February 22, 3:30-5 p.m.
Zoom link in calendar
Learn the basics and some helpful tips on effective letter writing for political advocacy facilitated by Debating for Democracy (D4D)™, a series of distinctive campus-based programs that represent the mission of Project Pericles in action.

Talk: Women and Sexual & Reproductive Health in Pakistan
Tuesday, February 23, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Zoom link in calendar
Dr. Shama Dossa is an associate professor of Social Development Policy at Habib University. She will bring to this research her expertise as a community development practicioner, researcher, and academic with a specific focus on disasters, gender, reproductive health and rights.

Career Services

Pitzer Connect Series: Education Policy & Advocacy
Tuesday, February 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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Alumni Board members Michele Siqueiros ’95, Derric Johnson ’95, and Carlos Perrett ’18 will speak about their experiences working in education policy and advocacy.

Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday: CalFresh Outreach Week
Wednesday, February 24, noon-3 p.m.
Instagram: @PZStrive2Thrive
Join us this semester on Instagram for all of our Wellness Wednesday programming. This week we will be talking about CalFresh, a nutrition assistance program funded through the California Department of Social Services.

Career Services

Connecting with Alumni & Professionals
Wednesday, February 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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Looking to conduct informational interviews during the semester or over the summer? Learn how to use LinkedIn and the Pitzer Professional Directory to find alumni in your field or area of interest. 

Career Services

Pitzer Connect Series: Filmmaking
Thursday, February 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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Talk with filmmaker and alumnus Steven Liang ’10 about careers in filmmaking. Liang is known for his short films and documentaries and was the Pitzer College 2020 Young Alumni honoree.

Conversation with Mike Siegel, Democratic Congressional Candidate
Thursday, February 25, 7 p.m.
Zoom link in calendar
Mike Siegel, Democratic candidate for TX-10, joins us for a conversation about the uses of outsider activism and electoralism and about his experiences running for congress in oil country as a champion of the Green New Deal. He will also be talking about the ongoing crisis in Texas caused by extreme weather.

34th Sojourner Truth Lecture
Friday, February 26, 3:30-5 p.m.
Zoom link in calendar
The Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies presents the Sojourner Truth lecture hosted by artists and activists Alison Saar and Lezley Saar.

Asynchronous and Ongoing Events

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. PST!


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