On Thursday, Nov. 16, Scripps Presents hosted author, yoga teacher, entrepreneur and advocate Jessamyn Stanley to speak at Balch Auditorium. Stanley is the co-founder of The Underbelly, an inclusive digital wellness experience featuring yoga classes and a curated collection of products. Her speech promoted representation in wellness, the power of individuality in community settings and the necessity of disrupting dominant narratives.
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.
On Nov. 2, luxury shoe designer Stuart Weitzman spoke to a crowded Rose Hills Theater at Pomona College. Weitzman offered sound advice while recalling the journey of his 60-year shoe-making journey. Starting his career by designing shoes for his father’s company in the early 1960s, Weitzman received his big break when singer Aretha Franklin thanked him for making her one-of-a-kind heels at the 1983 American Music Awards.
WorldWE Youth 5C hosted a talk titled “‘Sex Work’ A Neoliberal Fantasy? Globalizing Perspectives on Prostitution and Trafficking.”
MacArthur Fellow Natalia Molina visited Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre Nov. 3 to talk about her new book “A Place at the Nayarit: How a Mexican Restaurant Nourished a Community,” published this April.