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Week of November 9, 2020

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This Week’s Events

CASA Pitzer Speaker Series | Racial and Healing Justice
Tuesday, November 10, 11 a.m.- 12 noon
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Join us for a conversation about “Art as Culture, as Resistance, as Industry” with John Machado and Lolofi Soakai. Machado is CEO/President of The Arts Area which provides support for creative industries in the Inland Empire and Lolofi Soakai is Executive Director/Founder of MALO, a nonprofit organization that serves Tongan Americans in the Inland Empire.

Preview Pitzer Program – Financial Aid Webinar
Tuesday, November 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Do you know someone who is thinking about applying to Pitzer? Let them know about this Financial Aid Webinar.

Wellness Wednesday: Finding the Joy
Wednesday, November 11, 12 noon- 1 p.m.
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Instagram takeover! Join us as we take over @pzstrive2thrive and talk about finding the joy! Take a few minutes to find something to be joyful about and celebrate it.

Poetry Workshop & Reading: Janice Lobo Sapigao
Workshop: Wednesday, November 11, 3-5 p.m.
Reading: Thursday, November 12, 12:45-2 p.m.

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Janice Lobo Sapigao (she/her) from San Jose, California, is the daughter of immigrants from the Philippines. She is the author of two poetry books, is a poetry editor, and is published in various anthologies. She is the 2020-2021 Santa Clara County Poet Laureate.

Talk: Navigating Belonging with Professor Edelina Burciaga, Univ. of Colorado
Wednesday, November 11, 5:15-6:15 p.m.
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“Navigating Belonging: Latinx Undocumented Young Adults in Welcoming and Hostile Destinations” captures the compelling stories of Latinx undocumented young adults growing up and living in two distinct socio-political contexts, California and Georgia. 

MCSI Lecture: The Divine Attributes in Early Islamic Philosophy
Friday, November 13, 12 noon-1:15 p.m.
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scholar David Bennett, University of Gothenburg (Sweden) will take the theme of this series, the “hiddenness of God,” considering first the question of whether God can be seen, then the (Qurʾānic) attribute of God as “seeing,” and finally the analogous case of knowledge with respect to God.

Ongoing Events

Coffee and Conversation

Hanging with the Chaplains
Drop by the Chaplains’ virtual office hours every Monday, 11 a.m.-noon and Thursday, 3-4 p.m. to chat with the chaplains and meet fellow students. Open to all students of The Claremont Colleges.

Drop-In Qi Gong
Wednesdays, 5:45-6:30 p.m.

Stop by for Qi Gong (chee-gong) an ancient and contemporary Chinese exercise that combines movement, breathing, meditation and body posture. The goal is to teach simple practices to help grapple with hard situations.


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