March 12-April 9, 2015

April 1: Reception (4:15-6:00pm); Talk and exhibition tour with Carol Wells, Executive Director, Center for the Study of Political Graphics (4:45pm)
Clark Humanities Museum, Scripps College
Gallery Hours:  Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.


M. Cartier book cover April 6, 2015, 4:30-6:30 p.m.  
Vita Nova 100 (SCR)
Reading and Book Signing: Marie Cartier ~ Baby, You Are My Religion
Marie Cartier is a scholar, visual /performance artist, queer activist, poet and theologian who has been active in many movements for social change. She holds a Ph.D. in Religion from Claremont Graduate University (2010). Her book, Baby You Are My Religion: Women, Gay Bars and Theology before Stonewall argues that American butch-femme bar culture of the mid-20th Century should be interpreted as a sacred space for its community and examines how these bars became not only ecclesiastical sites but also provided the fertile ground for the birth of the struggle for gay and lesbian civil rights before Stonewall.

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Faculty News

  • Ken Gonzales-Day (Art, Scripps) will premiere his Creative Capital-supported project with the solo exhibition, Ken Gonzales-Day: Run Up, on view at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles from April 4 through May 9, 2015. Run Up is the latest chapter in Gonzales-Day's acclaimed Erased Lynching series, selections of which have been acquired by the Smithsonian Institution, the Norton Museum of Art and numerous private collections, and exhibited in museums and galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Vienna, Mexico City and other major cities.

  • Nancy Macko (Art, Scripps) is one of fifteen artists featured in an exhibit at the Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens. ELEMENTAL / Seeing the Light will run January 11 - April 5, 2015 with an Opening Reception on January 11, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. The gallery is open 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Descanso Gardens admission fees: $9.00 (general), $6.00 (seniors over 65 and students).

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Watch the documentary "War Zone" online
WAR ZONE is about sex, power, and what happens when men - either knowingly or unknowingly - threaten a woman's right to walk undisturbed on the streets.  What exactly do catcalls, leers, or a whole litany of other behaviors mean to a woman?  And why do men engage in these behaviors? Shot all over the United States, Maggie Hadleigh-West turns her camera on men in the same way that they turn their aggression on her.

WAR ZONE is 76 minutes of explosive footage as the filmmaker places herself in very real danger by daring to ask the men on the streets why they are treating a complete stranger in a sexual way.  In the process, she has been hit, yelled at, apologized to and engaged in mesmerizing conversations with the men that have harassed her.  Through these conversations, Hadleigh-West reveals the anger, fear and frustration as well as the affection, admiration and humor that characterizes relationships between men and women.

This movie is guaranteed to get men and women talking about their often very different experiences in public!