2nd Meeting: TOMORROW!

Hi, everyone!

As discussed, the 2nd FU meeting will take place at 1pm TOMORROW, not 4pm like last time.

To avoid the noise disturbances at our last meeting site, tomorrow’s meeting will take place in the SCORE Living Room! This is located across from the entrance to Frankel-Routt. Wheelchair access is available through a ramp just south of the building that is through the parking lot right behind SCORE.

If you have any trouble finding SCORE, please post of the Facebook event here, or email kjames8672@scrippscollege.edu .


Score Living Room.


See you there!


Janet Mock @ The Athenaeum

Janet Mock, transgender rights activist and author of Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, will speak at The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum on CMC’s Campus on Monday, September 15th. Dinner reservations are closed, but all are welcome to the general talk at 6:45pm.

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First meeting on Setember 14th!

Save the date:

The FU is having its first meeting on Sunday, September 14th from 4pm-5pm in the Frankel Dorm’s Living Room.We will have an icebreaker/get-to-know you activity before discussing logistics for the upcoming year. Come with ideas! This student organization is open to ideas from any student (Scripps’ in particular)!

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We will also have an optional, informal dinner together in Malott afterwards (each person swipes themselves in and we eat together once inside).

Hope to see you there!

Teal Dot Training on the 13th!

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A Teal Dot training session will take place Saturday, September 13at 1:30pm – 4:30pm.

How to reserve your spot:
Go to your home school’s portal
Log in with your school user name/password
THEN, go to this link: https://claremont.collegiatelink.net/organization/tealdot/calendar/details/433530
(or click on the “Find Tickets” link above)

Preventing violence on campus takes a community effort. We are all stakeholders in this issue. You just might be the person that prevents the next sexual assault on campus. Will you join us as we build a community of care here in Claremont?

TEAL is the color used for sexual assault awareness and prevention. The Teal Dot program is a comprehensive approach to violence prevention. This model targets all community members as potential bystanders and seeks to engage them, through awareness, education, and skills-practice; we learn both proactive behaviors as well as intervention tips that we can use in the moment, when we are in situations where we consider intervening but are not sure how and if to do so. Our Claremont Colleges approach is modeled after the nationally recognized “Green Dot” program — which generously has allowed us to utilize their approach and material.

TONIGHT: The Hijabi Monologues @ 7pm

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The Claremont Colleges’ Muslim Student Association along with Pomona Women’s Union are hosted the Hijabi Monologues this Friday, April 18th, at 7pm at Rose Hills Theatre on Pomona’s campus.

The Hijabi Monologues project creates a space for Muslim women to share their stories and experiences. It is a frank, poignant and heartwarming theatre production by and about Muslim women that emphasizes humanity by offering a glimpse into the joys, cares and frustrations, large and small, of everyday life. The stories go beyond the much-debated hijab, celebrate the gift of the gab and present a deeper journey where claims are challenged and stereotypes confronted.

There will also be a workshop the next day on Saturday at 1pm at Pomona’s Women’s Union that explores and creatively challenges character tropes, stereotypes, and motifs of Islam and Muslim women in the United States.


The Brown Boi Project: April 25th and 26th

The Brown Boi Project… is a community of people working across race and gender to eradicate sexism, homophobia and transphobia and create healthy frameworks of masculinity and change.
Participants of these two workshops will learn tools to create healthy frameworks of masculinity to promote cross racial and gender alliance building and reduce oppression.

brown boi project

FRIDAY April 25th, 2014

4:30 – 6:30 PM
@The Queer Resource Center, Pomona College
This event is a safe space for people of color to engage in conversation around their experiences.

SATURDAY April 26th, 2014

8:30 AM- 5:00 PM
@The Queer Resource Center, Pomona College
This workshop is open to ALL students w/ RSVP.
Lunch will be provided w/ ID number.

FMI or to RSVP: QRCClaremont@gmail.com
Printable Event Flyer: BrownBoiProjectFlyer

This event is made possible by the support of: Chicano/Latino Student Affairs, Pitzer Activities Committee, Family [SCR], Pomona Dean of Students, GSC at CGU, Queer Graduate Union, Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment, Feminist Gender and Sexuality Studies, Aqua [CMC], Asian American Resource Center [PO], and many many more….

April 10th @ 8PM: “Migration is Beautiful”

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Join the Pomona Student Union Thursday, April 10th at 8PM at Edmunds Ballroom (Pomona College campus) for “Migration is Beautiful”. A talk will be held by Favianna Rodriguez, artist and co-founder of CultureStrike and creator of the “Migration is Beautiful” butterfly image.

From 9:15pm to 10:45, a follow-up discussion will take place in Smith Campus Center, Room 218. (the same building where the event will take place).

Both events are open to the general public.

More information about “Migration is Beautiful” can be found at http://migrationisbeautiful.com/.

Humanities Institute Wednesday Lecture with Professor J. Kēhaulani Kauanui

Scripps College Humanities Institute 
invites you to a noon luncheon as part of our spring 2014 series “Feminisms and the Radical Imagination.”

Wednesday, April 9, noon
Hampton Room, Malott Commons


“Hawaiian Women and the Nationalist Politics of Indigeneity”

Professor of American Studies and Anthropology at Wesleyan University

Feel free to bring your lunch. Dessert will be provided. 


This lecture focuses on the gendered dimensions of decolonization in relation to the contemporary movement to restore the Hawaiian Kingdom to independent nationhood. Kauanui will draw from her book-in-progress, Thy Kingdom Come? The Paradox of Hawaiian Sovereignty, which is a critical study of state-centered Hawaiian nationalism and the implications of its attendant disavowal of indigeneity. Examining the epistemological and ontological shifts that correlate to the transformations of indigenous Hawaiian sovereignty to the establishment of the Hawaiian Kingdom in the mid-19th century, the talk will explore how these historical adaptations especially affected the people’s non-proprietary relation to land, gender roles, and sexual norms and practices — and the conflicts and contradictions that arise today with regard to Hawaiian political claims. 


J. Kēhaulani Kauanui took her PhD in history of consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2000. She is an associate professor of American studies and anthropology at Wesleyan University, where she teaches on settler colonialism, indigenous issues, critical race studies, and anarchism. Kauanui is the author of Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity (Duke University Press, 2008), and is currently writing her second book, Thy Kingdom Come? The Paradox of Hawaiian Sovereignty — a critical study of gender, sexuality, and statist nationalism. She is one of six co-founders of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, established in 2008, and has also worked as producer and host of a public affairs radio program, “Indigenous Politics: From Native New England and Beyond,” and an anarchist politics radio show, “Horizontal Power Hour.” She is a National Council member of the American Studies Association.

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position Now Available @ Scripps!

Hello, everyone! After the departure of Professor Chris Guzaitis, The Feminist Union is excited to know that the search has begun for a new professor in our college’s Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department! We know that there are many qualified potential applicants, so please spread the word and share this link with colleagues. We know that whoever is chosen will be a great ally to the Feminist Union and our goals.


Faculty Position: Assistant Professor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

The Department invites applications for a tenure-track appointment for Fall of 2015. We are seeking candidates who specialize in intersectional and/or transnational queer, feminist studies, with an emphasis on queer theory. We particularly welcome candidates with research areas that include—but are not limited to—critical race theory and sexualities’ studies, settler colonialism and indigenous studies, imperialisms, and postcolonial studies. The department also seeks a colleague who will build innovative pedagogical and research connections to antiracist, feminist social justice work within (either) local, regional, or transnational networks and communities.

The Department is looking for a colleague who is also an innovative teacher with a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. The teaching load is five courses per year and advising on senior theses. Participation in the Core Curriculum in the Interdisciplinary Humanities program is expected. Ph.D. preferred.

Please submit a letter of letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages to AcademicJobsOnline.

The Review of Applications will begin October 1, 2014. Preliminary interviews will be held at the Fall meetings of the National Women’s Studies Association, the American Studies Association and the American Anthropological Association.

For more information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee:

Professor Piya Chatterjee
Box # 4056
Scripps College
1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA. 91711

FEC Approved: March 26, 2014

Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.