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  • Tuesday Noon:
    You Play the Girl: A Reading and Conversation with Carina Chocano

    12:15 PM
    Hampton Room, Malott Commons
    Scripps College
    345 E. 9th Street
    9th and Columbia
    Claremont, 91711
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    (909) 607-1870

    In the spirit of Roxane Gay, Rebecca Solnit, and Susan Sontag, Carina Chocano's "You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Trainwrecks, & Other Mixed Messages" examines the dramatic and often damaging ways that pop culture influences female identity. Cultural touchstones -- from Bugs Bunny to Playboy Bunnies, from "Flashdance" to Frozen -- serve as entry points to Chocano's personal reflections and surface some familiar truths about the challenges of locating oneself in the face of an often abstract ideal of womanhood.

  • Robert Wright: "Why Buddhism is True"

    6:00 - 8:00 PM
    Mary Pickford Theater
    Claremont McKenna College
    Claremont
    (909) 621-8244

    Visiting professor of science and spirituality, Union Theological Seminary

  • Scripps Presents:
    Junot Diaz in Conversation

    6:00 PM
    Garrison Theatre
    Scripps College
    Scripps College Performing Arts Center,
    241 E. 10th Street
    Claremont, 91711
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    (909) 607-1870

    Junot Díaz's fiction is probing and funny. It's also situated at the often challenging and always complex center of first-generation American experience. Díaz, Dominican Republican-born and New Jersey-bred, has a knack for capturing the messy, maudlin, and majestic dramas of finding one's way in a brand-new world. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" and "This Is How You Lose Her" visits Scripps to reflect on, among other things, they ways that literature and politics intersect. This program is presented in partnership with the Scripps College Humanities Institute and sponsored by the Alexa Fullerton Hampton '42 Fund.

  • Tracy Westen: "New Media Models for Civic Engagement"

    6:45 - 8:00 PM
    Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
    Claremont McKenna College
    385 East 8th Street
    From Indian Hill Blvd., east on 10th to Columbia, right on Columbia to 8th St., left on 8th street.
    Claremont, 91711
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    (909) 621-8244

    Director, Grassroots Enterprise, Inc.; adjunct professor of communication law and policy, USC

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