The Tagalog language table at Pomona College’s Oldenborg dining hall, which stopped operations in 2020, was revived in October following student organizing supported by the Filipinx-American Student Association (Kasama). Originally established in 2013, the language table provides a vital space for Filipinx students and staff to improve their Tagalog skills, connect and build community. Student leaders are advocating for the introduction of Tagalog courses and seeking to further improve Southeast Asian representation at the 7Cs.
On Nov. 2, Ada Limón, the 24th United States Poet Laureate, 2023 MacArthur Fellowship Genius grant awardee and the author of six poetry books, joined the Scripps Presents in Conversation lineup — a series inviting storytellers, artists, policymakers and musicians to share their contributions to leadership and critical thought on important current issues.
This Monday, the 5C Prison Abolition Collective (5C PrisAb) held a talk titled “Mapping Mass Incarceration” at Scripps College’s Motley Coffeehouse. Guest speaker Mariah Tso SC ’14, a Diné cartographer and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialist who currently works at Million Dollar Hoods (MDH), spoke about critical cartography and MDH’s
On Oct. 4, 5C students and faculty had the opportunity to view the final episode of “Deadlocked: How America Shaped the Supreme Court,” which traces the court’s past, present and prospective future. “If it loses that, well then the question becomes, ‘Why obey?’”
After the screening of the final episode, “The Crisis of Legitimacy,” Hollis-Brusky and award-winning director and documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter participated in a discussion moderated by Pomona President G. Gabrielle Starr.
On Sept. 28, Claremont Graduate University hosted the film’s co-director and co-producer, Gary Lane, and executive producer, Larry Lane, to present their documentary, “Still Working 9 to 5” to illuminate sexist problems in the workspace.
Poet and essayist Ross Gay spoke at Rose Hills Theater on Sept. 14. He read selections from his collection of essays “Inciting Joy.” He shared his reflections on joy and its relationships with optimism, hope and suffering. Gay structured his talk as a collective conversation, with audience members sharing their experiences on discovering joy and passion.