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Week of March 22, 2021

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This Week’s Events

Career Services

Pitzer Connect Series: Activism/Advocacy
Tuesday, March 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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Pitzer alumna Rhonda Foster ’82 will talk about career paths in Activism/Advocacy. The Pitzer Connect series provides a platform for Pitzer alumni and families to discuss careers in a variety of fields with students.

Wellness Wednesday: Social Wellness
Wednesday, March 24, 3-3:30 p.m.
Join us on IG Live to talk about Social Wellness and socializing at a distance. Follow @PZStrive2Thrive for this event. 

Dana Nothnagel ’19: The People’s Pitzer Activists Speaker Series
Wednesday, March 24, 3-4 p.m.
Zoom link in calendar
Dana Nothnagel ’19 is a researcher with the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. She will talk about working in civic channels, activism “inside” and “outside” the system, California’s political structure, the future of activism, and more. 

Career Services

Equal Pay Day with Pitzer Trustees Julie Flapan and Gulnar Vaswani
Wednesday, March 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, Equal Pay Day “symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.” To honor this day and provide support to students, Pitzer Career Services is hosting an event with trustees Julie Flapan, Executive Director, Alliance for California Computing Education for Students and Schools and Gulnar Vaswani, Chief Culture Officer, Leadership Re-Imagined. 

Costa Rica Summer Health Program Information Session
Wednesday, March 24, 7:30-8:30 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.

Study Abroad Information Session
Thursday, March 25, 3-4 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.

Career Services

Financial Literacy: Credit
Thursday, March 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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Learn about credit and how it works with guest speaker Derenda King of Urban Wealth Management.

Meditation and Mantras
Thursday, March 25, 7 p.m.
Zoom link in calendar
Join us for a lecture on Meditation and Mantras by Ken Klee, Professor Emeritus, UCLA Law School, and Energy Healer. This is an introduction to meditation and the use of mantras in meditation practice.

Conversation with Professor Karen Keaton Jackson – Which Me Shall I Be Today: The Literacy, Race, and Identity Connection
Friday, March 26, 12:45-2 p.m.
Zoom link in calendar; RSVPs appreciated
All are welcome to this interactive discussion. Professor Keaton Jackson’s research interests include the relevance of the Historically Black Colleges & Universities context when considering issues surrounding literacy, race, and identity for African-American students.

Cesar Chavez Mural

César Chávez Day Observed
Friday, March 26
College holiday; administrative offices closed, no classes

Asynchronous and Ongoing Events

Summer Session Registration
Registration is open for Summer Session at Pitzer. Enrich your education with full-credit courses during an intensive six-week online session starting May 24. 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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