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International Women’s Day

March 8, 2017

In solidarity with International Women’s Day and the proposed national Women’s Strike on Wednesday, Pitzer faculty have organized a series of activities, talks and events both on campus and in the broader community to honor this day and participate in this movement. Teach-ins are open to the entire community and we hope many of you can make one or several of these.


Event: Disappearing GrandmothersWalk Out and Creative Feminism Study Day (Sponsored by: Art FG Junior Faculty)

Where: Shelton Community Center, Claremont Village, 300 Harvard Avenue (northeast corner of Bonita and Harvard Ave).


9:30am: Meet in Scott Hall Lobby. Wear red if you have it to indicate solidarity with the women’s day strike.

9:30-10am: Collective walk out from Scott Hall to the community performance stage.

10am-3pm/drop-ins welcome: An all-day series of readings focusing on art, feminism, and possibilities for creative civic engagement

3pm-4pm: Closing Celebration/Collaboration


Event:  Women in Brazil (Sponsored by: Juanita Aristizabal, MLLC FG)

Where: Bernard 101 (PORT 22)

When: 10-10:50 a.m.


Event:  What is Feminist Economics? (Sponsored by: Emma Stephens, Economics FG)

Where: Fletcher 104

When: 11-11:30 a.m.


Event:  Japanese Internment, Executive Orders, and the racial politics of WWII (Sponsored by: Carina Johnson, History FG)

Where: Fletcher 104

When: 11:30-noon


Event:  Discussion Circle: Transnational Feminist Activism (Sponsored by: Joe Parker, International and Intercultural Studies FG)

Where: The mounds

When: noon-1 p.m.


Event:  Self-care during political resistance/meditation exercise (Sponsored by: Mita Banerjee, Psychology FG)

Where: Fletcher 104

When: 1-1:30 p.m.


Event:  ‘Ides of March’ postcard writing campaign session  – express yourself!  (Sponsored by: Women of Color Faculty)

Where: Fletcher 104

When: 1:30 – 2 p.m.


Event:  Women in economic development and globalization – announced policies and anticipated impacts (Sponsored by: Emma Stephens, Economics FG)

Where: Fletcher 104

When: 2:15-2:45 p.m.


Event:  Power and Gender/Sexuality (Sponsored by: Joe Parker, IIS FG)

Where: Fletcher 112 (IIS 60)

When: 2:45 – 4 p.m.


Additional Actions and Activities Planned

  • Solidarity treat delivery service (Brent Armendinger, EWL FG and The Solidarity Baking Society of male-identified faculty allies – Motto: “Because we don’t want a society that’s half-baked!”)
  • Faculty trip to the ICE detention facility in Adelanto, CA (https://www.ice.gov/detention-facility/adelanto-detention-facility) (Andre Wakefield, History FG and Kathy Yep, Associate Dean of Faculty/ASAM FG)
  • CGU Field Research Methods in Cultural Studies – class field trip to L.A. downtown International Women’s Day Rallies at L.A. City Hall/Federal Building (noon- 6 p.m.) (Paul Faulstich, Environmental Analysis FG)


March 8, 2017
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