Zest: Pitzer News and Events

Week of February 8, 2021

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This Week’s Events

DYI Anti-Stress Playbook
Monday, February 8
@PZResLife on Instagram
Students: Make your own game plan to manage stress! Grab your supplies, grab your teammates, and find out how to get started.

Cecil's Valentine's Day Card Contest

Cecil’s Valentine’s Day Card Contest
Through February 11
Students: Upload your Valentine’s Day cards by February 11 for the chance to win a $20 Amazon gift card! We will be posting the cards on our Instagram story @pzreslife for students to vote on February 13, then announce the winner on February 14.

This is not a reading: Remix and Conversation with Scanner and Stephen Vitiello
Wednesday, February 10, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Zoom link in calendar
Join us for the premiere of a collaborative audio-visual work The Image is the Soundtrack by Scanner and Stephen Vitiello, plus a live conversation with Pitzer Professor Ming-Yuen S. Ma about his new book There is no soundtrack: Rethinking art, media, and the audio-visual contract they are responding to.

Wellness Wednesday: MCAPS Resources
Wednesday, February 10, noon-3 p.m.
Instagram: @PZStrive2Thrive
Join us this semester on Instagram for all of our Wellness Wednesday programming. This week we will be sharing MCAPS (Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services) resources and information.

Board of Trustee General Session
Friday, February 12, 10:15 a.m.-12 noon
Zoom link in calendar
You are invited to join the general session of the Board of Trustees meeting. The general session continues the tradition of transparency in conducting College business as it pertains to fiscal matters.

Family Weekend
February 12-15
See you online!
Join us as we celebrate Pitzer students and engage in events and activities that everyone can enjoy. There are opportunities to hear from President Melvin L. Oliver, enlightening faculty lectures, and other activities for all.

Protest Songs in the Struggle for Social Justice: A Conversation
Friday, February 12, 5 p.m.
Registration link in calendar
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.
Zoom link in calendar
Nigel Boyle, Pitzer professor of political studies and director of the Institute for Global/Local Action & Study, hosts award-winning director and producer Lynn Novick for an engaging conversation about criminal justice reform and the transformative power of education.

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.

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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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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