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Week of October 26, 2020

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This Week’s Events

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CASA Pitzer Speaker Series | Racial and Healing Justice
Tuesday, October 27, 11 a.m.-Noon
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Join us for “Re-creating our Community Spaces: Transitional Housing and Community Gardens” with Vonya Quarles and Arthur Levine who will be sharing their experiences.

Preview Pitzer Program – Application Essay Writing Workshop
Tuesday, October 27, 6-7 p.m.
The Writing Center presents an application essay writing workshop with Andrea Scott, professor of academic writing and director of the Writing Center.

Poetry Reading with Kenji C. Liu
Tuesday, October 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
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Kenji C. Liu is the author of Monsters I Have Been (Alice James Books, 2019), finalist for the California and Maine book awards, and Map of an Onion, national winner of the 2015 Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prize (Inlandia Institute). His poetry is in numerous journals, anthologies and magazines.

Screenings with Scholars: Coco Featuring an Introduction with Professor Carmen Fought
Tuesday, October 27, 5 p.m.
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Join us for a watch party, Pitzer style. Pitzer Professor of Linguistics Carmen Fought will kick off our first viewing party featuring Disney’s Coco. Fought will discuss research she conducted with Karen Eisenhauer ’13 about gender and language in Disney movies. Movie watchers must be subscribed to Disney Plus.

Wellness Wednesday: Pitzer Resources
Wednesday, October 28, Noon-1 p.m.
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Join us as we share Pitzer resources for your wellness.

Career Chat: Interviewing Skills
Wednesday, October 28, 5:30-6:15 p.m.
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Learn what to do (and what not to do) and how to share your “best self” and job-related skills with a potential employer. RSVP on Handshake.

Study Abroad Information Session
Friday, October 30, 5-6 p.m.
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Learn more about study abroad and options through Pitzer. Students planning to study abroad are required to attend one session prior to meeting with a study abroad adviser.

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.


Explore the social media accounts of Pitzer’s offices and organizations with our social media directory.

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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