Zest: Pitzer News and Events

Week of March 1, 2021

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Spring Break is next week, March 8-12. Zest will return on Monday, March 15.

All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST)

This Week’s Events

In Conversation: Tattoo Artist John Henry Gloyne (Eastern Cherokee)
Monday, March 1, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Zoom link in calendar
Tattoo artist John Henry Gloyne (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) will be speaking about his experiences learning to tattoo on the reservation, working in the tattoo industry, and Cherokee cultural resurgence.

Costa Rica Summer Health Program Information Session
Tuesday, March 2, 12 noon-1 p.m.
Zoom link in calendar
Organized in collaboration with the Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS), the Costa Rica Health Program provides students a unique opportunity to explore health care in Costa Rica while developing their Spanish language skills and gaining an understanding of the life and culture of the region.

Pitzer in Brazil Summer Program Information Session
Tuesday, March 2, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Zoom link in calendar
Learn about Pitzer’s six-week program in Salvador, Bahia, the center of Afro-Brazilian culture. Students learn Portuguese, live with host families, gain an understanding of the life and culture of the region.

Combating the Prison Industrial Complex: Lessons from the Frontlines
Tuesday, March 2, 4-5 p.m.
Zoom link in calendar
Join Tyee Griffith, founding manager of the Justice Education Initiative at The Claremont Colleges, in discussion with Cal Poly Pomona Professor of Political Science Renford Reese.

Study Abroad Information Session
Wednesday, March 3, 11 a.m.-12 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.

How Can Art Refocus Visibility and Reorient Us Towards Collective Care? (Professor Sarah Gilbert, Art)
Wednesday, March 3, 12:15-1 p.m.
Zoom link in calendar
“Critical Conversations” is a series of informal conversations that connect students to faculty around their research, campus engagement, and teaching. Each conversation focuses on a pressing question of our times through the lens of the faculty member’s expertise.

Afrolatinidad and Writing: A Conversation with Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro
Wednesday, March 3, 12:45-2 p.m.
Zoom link in calendar
Afro-Puerto Rican writer Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro will discuss the African role in Puerto Rico and the lack of representation of black women in Puerto Rican society and literature.

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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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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