Upcoming events and a list of the ones you may be sorry you missed!
Every Thursday through August 13, 12:15 – 1 p.m.
You are invited to participate in a drop-in qi gong class. Learn simple practices to help grapple with difficult situations (e.g. illness, natural disasters, chronic stress, violence, imprisonment, inequities, death, immigration policies, etc). A perfect practice for these pandemic times!
Open to all. No experience necessary.
August 12, 1-2 p.m.
Find out about the exciting courses, programs and events Justice Education has planned for the 2020-2021 school year.
Zoom link to come
Carpool Talk with Professors Michelle Berenfeld and Geoffrey Herrera
Since 2012, Professors Geoffrey Herrera and Michelle Berenfeld have commuted together twice a week from their homes in Los Angeles to Pitzer College. So, what do a political scientist (Herrera) and an archaeologist (Berenfeld) talk about in the car together for nearly four hours every week? Join these two teachers, scholars and friends as they discuss current and very-not-current events and learn from each other about history, art and politics.
Thursday, July 30
Benjamin Godsill is a leading authority in the realm of late 20th and early 21st-century art and is a global tastemaker whose savvy curatorial and market insights have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Bloomberg, among other publications.
Friday, July 24
Join the Writing Center and current Writing Fellows in a discussion where you will get a chance to ask your questions about writing, meet current and incoming students, and learn more about the First Year Seminar.
We also invite you to watch a few short videos of faculty sharing their favorite writing tips and tricks.
Wednesday, July 22
Join us for a conversation with Professor Munia Bhaumik, Emory University, and Wilfrido Batista ’21. Professor Bhaumik’s research focuses on literature and philosophy, centering on the question of noncitizen rights. Wilfrido is a queer person of color and child of Dominican immigrants raised in Harlem, New York, majoring in Public Health: Mutual Aid.
Friday, July 17
In this session, Professor of Philosophy Brian Keeley and First Year Seminar Director Sarah Gilman will offer a basic presentation and overview of how academic planning and advising work at Pitzer, offering needed information as you prepare to start your Pitzer journey.
“Narratives of Resistance: Scripted and Documentary Hybrids as a Model of Film Production for Social Change”
Thursday, July 16
Steven Liang’s narrative and documentary films center on the lives of those occupying intersectional identities—Queer, Latinx, Undocumented, Asian American, Incarcerated. In this talk, Steven will showcase clips from his work and discuss his community-based model of film production for social change.
Wednesday, July 15
Years before #Blacklivesmatter came into being, Pitzer professors took on issues of police brutality and treatment of farmworkers, and they continue to combat the prison industrial complex and fight for human rights locally and globally. This panel takes a deep dive into Pitzer’s radical roots and activism through time. Warning: Your Pitzer student may become one of these radicals!
Tuesday, July 2
Join us for a conversation with Los Angeles-born, New York-based sculptor Kathleen Ryan ’06. Ryan, who studied archaeology and art at Pitzer. She received an MFA from UCLA’s art program, where she studied under noted sculptor Charles Ray. Her recent exhibition Bad Fruit, presented at François Ghebaly in Los Angeles, recast found and handmade objects as spectacular, larger-than-life hieroglyphs of Americana.
Wednesday, July 1
Join us for this panel discussion and learn about the community partners of the Community Engagement Center and their work. How are current events such as COVID, police brutality and elections affecting their work? What strategies are they are using to adapt to new needs? What programmatic resources do these organizations need to reach their goals?
Monday, June 29
Are you ready to learn how to support your communities, frontline essential workers, and/or Auntie Sewing Squad in the time of COVID 19 and health inequities? Pitzer Asian American Studies Professor Kathy Yep invites you to a workshop with Dr. Grace Yoo and her students (Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University). They will discuss contributing to their own under-resourced and resilient communities and frontline workers through the Auntie Sewing Squad.
Wednesday, June 24
Did you ever wonder about… Where the Pitzer time capsule is buried? The oddest independent study proposal? The strangest request made in the Duplicating office? And what about the age-old question of campus nudity? Find out the answers to these questions and more in a competitive trivia game. Test your knowledge of Pitzer history and learn fun facts about our quirky campus!
Monday, June 22
Facilitated by Brinda Sarathy, professor of environmental analysis and director of the Redford Conservancy and Tyee Griffith, program manager of the Justice Education Program, panelists Robyn C. Spencer, Lehman College, Omar Wasow, Princeton University and brontë velez, creative director of Lead to Life, will discuss historic and contemporary movements against state-sanctioned violence.
Thursday, June 18
Why is Monday’s ruling on LGBTQ+ rights being described as a landmark for civil rights? Join Professor Nancy Williams for a discussion about the Supreme Court case and its broad social justice implications.
Professor Williams is a professor of chemistry at the W.M. Keck Science Center. Her most recent publications explore ways of fostering communities of practice in STEM curricula.
Thursday, June 18
Sean Cavanaugh ’91 discusses his artistic practice and creative process to convey a sense of his daily work in the studio, starting with the initial spark of an idea to the completion of a painting. Touching on lessons learned at Pitzer and wisdom gleaned from family and years at the easel, he will speak to the challenges of working within the art world during these uncertain times.
Monday, June 15
Guest speaker Aleka Jackson, M.A.T., is a master teacher, professional development facilitator, professional practitioner of culturally responsive teaching and founder of “For The People High Desert” (FTP), a community grassroots organization. She will be talking about FTP’s strategies for coalition building and organizing in the high desert to address issues that affect communities of color.