Pitzer professor Kouross Esmaeli along with his MS 124 students hosted “Does Context Matter?,” an open dialogue concerning Mo Amer’s usage of the N-word in his recent comedy show at Scripps. Many noted that the TSL opinion piece on the topicfailed to mention that Amer used the slur in reference to his oppression as a Middle Eastern person in America. Attendees sought to contemplate this issue as well as other related concerning the intersections of race and identity.
Author: Maya Zhan
‘Reimagining Safety’ documentary screening presents dialectical approach to prison abolition
The 5C Prison Abolition Collective hosted a screening of the documentary ‘Reimagining Safety,’ which explores prison abolition from multiple perspectives. Following the screening, the maker of the film, Matthew Solomon, and an expert on the subject, Jose Gutierrez, hosted a Q&A.
‘Pierced by the music’: Ussachevsky Festival of Electroacoustic Music blurs convention
On February third and fourth, Pomona hosted the 31st Annual Ussachevsky Memorial Festival of Electroacoustic Music. Incorporating lavish electronic soundscapes as well as stripped-back isolated instrumental lines, the featured pieces showcased the role of electronic software in inventive ways.