IFC Events

Upcoming Events

IFC Study Break
Vita Nova 107, Scripps College
Thursday, December 6
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Come take a break from studying for finals to grab some snacks and visit the Intercollegiate Feminist Center!

IFC Hot Chocolate Break
Vita Nova 107
Friday December 7
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy the Intercollegiate Feminist Center’s selection of books and design your own hot chocolate drink!

Past Events

2018 Elections: What Happened? Why? And Now What?
Wednesday, November 14 @ 6:30 p.m.
Rose Hills Theatre, in the Smith College Center, at Pomona College, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont
An examination of the November 6 elections featuring analysis by Jennifer Merolla, Prof. of Political Science at U.C. Riverside; Adrian Pantoja, Prof. of Political Studies & Chicano Studies at Pitzer College; Vann Newkirk, Staff Writer for The Atlantic focusing on politics and race; James Tucker, Pro Bono Voting Rights Counsel to the Native American Rights Fund, and Dan Walters, Journalist for CALmatters covering California politics.

Student Activist Networking Lunch with Ruth Pongstaphone
Thursday, November 1, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Vita Nova Conference RM 104, Scripps College

Ruth Pongstaphone is the founding director of the Image of Women Project, an arts-based community-led action research project which began as a public dialogue about the changing roles of women in contemporary Myanmar society following the changeover from military to civilian rule. A short presentation of work and discussion on the topic of women’s activism within the framework of a culture and how theatre works as community-led action research in the capacity of developing productive intergenerational dialogues between men and women about the topic of gender, social roles, and the notion of equality in traditional and modern Myanmar society.

Annual IFC Open House
September 25, 2018
Learn about our resources and meet our fabulous students, staff, faculty, and friends! Refreshments provided.

Spring 2018 List of Events

ART AFTER HOURS at the Pomona College Museum of Art
Thursday, March 8, 5:00 -11:00 p.m.
In conjunction with exhibition, “Establishing Justice”, Drs. Michelle Brown (UT Knoxville) and Laura Harris (Pitzer College) talk about justice, abolition and the intersections of art and social practice. The professors invite abolition groups from throughout the region as well as scholars who have made significant contributions and impact on carceral justice.
Co-sponsored IFC

Intersectional Justice: Women Prisoners and Mass Incarceration with Ellen Barry
Monday, February 19, 2018 – 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Insight Garden Program Presentation
Monday, November 20, 12:15 – 1:15 pm
Hampton Room, Scripps College
Watch our short documentary about IGP at San Quentin

Reception with State Senator Hannah Beth Jackson ’71 and Poppy MacDonald ‘97: Scripps in Residence
Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:00-5:00pm, Hampton Living Room

Presentation and Discussion with Gayle Greene on her new book: Missing Persons: A Memoir
Gayle Greene, professor emerita, Scripps College, has published books on Shakespeare, women writers, feminist criticism, and insomnia. Her work has appeared in scholarly journals such as Signs, Contemporary Literature, Renaissance Drama, and in popular venues such as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Ms. Magazine, and The Nation. She is currently at work on a book about the value of a liberal arts education in the age of the algorithm.

Persist: Women’s Political Engagement Conference
University of California, Riverside
The Women’s Political Engagement Conference will be held at the UCR Women’s Resource Center (on the UC Riverside campus) on November 3, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. This Conference aims to educate and advise women on how to persist in the current political environment through a series of workshops, including activities focusing on themes such as feminist activism, woman-of-color representation, policy issues impacting the IE and a “Pussy Bites Back” panel. The overall goal is to highlight the lack of women, especially women of color, who are represented in the federal, state, and local government.

“Gender and Reproductive Justice for People Living with HIV”
A Conversation with Deborah Mindry
April 25, 2017
Deborah Mindry discusses her work on reproductive justice for people living with HIV sharing her thoughts and experiences regarding the marginalization of men in sexual and reproductive care services. Global efforts to reduce HIV transmission increasingly focus on women and children with men being drawn in only as partners to support positive outcomes for women and children. Should men be included in sexual reproductive care as clients themselves? How could this be achieved while ensuring support and safe spaces for women in care? What would it take to create gender inclusive sexual reproductive health services?

African, Indigenous and Asian Ancestral Remedies: A DIY Workshop on Natural Deodorant
April 23, 2017

Sila and the Gatekeepers of the Arctic, Screening and Q & A with filmmaker, Corina Gamma
April 10, 2017

Women’s Health and Empowerment Symposium
February 24-25, 2017
*Symposium poster with schedule here:

Holiday Reception & Book Signing to celebrate Claremont Colleges Faculty Authors!
December 7, 2016
Hampton Living Room, Scripps College
Brown Bag Lunch featuring research talks by faculty at The Claremont Colleges
Monthly 2016-17

Reproductive Rights and Barriers to Safer Conception for People Living with HIV in South Africa
November 15, 2016
Featured Speaker: Deborah Mindry, from UCLA’s Center for Culture and Health and visiting scholar at the Claremont Colleges Intercollegiate Feminist Center

A Conversation with Wendy Martin & Sharone Williams on their book American Women Writers
November 15, 2016
FMI: American Women Writers
Book signing to follow

Student Activist Networking Lunch
FMI: Student Activist Network Flyer
*The Student Activist Networking Lunch series offers students interested or involved in feminist and social justice projects an opportunity to meet and collaborate.

Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era
Michael Kimmel, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Stony Brook University, SUNY
March 23, 2016
Everywhere we turn, there are pockets of rage among American men. Why would middle class white men be so angry? Kimmel will discuss this question, and the groups that organize and express that anger-from men’s rights groups, to men who “go postal” in their workplaces, to angry white boys, to the extreme right wing.
Michael Kimmel is a leading experts on men and masculinities. He is the SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University. Among his many books are Manhood in AmericaAngry White MenThe Politics of ManhoodThe Gendered Society and the best seller Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men. With funding from the MacArthur Foundation, he founded the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook in 2013.
Sponsored by the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement, CGU Applied Women’s Studies, and J.C. Harper Lecture Funds.

Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth, Book reading by Alicia Bonaparte
November 5, 2015
There is a global crisis in maternal health care for black women. In the United States, black women are over three times more likely to perish from pregnancy-related complications than white women; their babies are twice as likely to die in the first year. Many black women experience policing, coercion, and disempowerment during pregnancy and childbirth and are disconnected from alternative birthing traditions. This book places black women’s voices at the center of the debate on what should be done to fix the broken maternity system and foregrounds black women’s agency in the emerging birth justice movement. Mixing scholarly, activist, and personal perspectives, the book shows readers how they too can change lives, one birth at a time.
Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy and Childbirth, edited by Julia Chinyere Oparah and Alicia D. Bonaparte, is a project of Black Women Birthing Justice (BWBJ), a Bay Area based organization that seeks to transform pregnancy and childbirth experiences for black women and trans/gender nonconforming individuals.
Alicia D. Bonaparte is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Pitzer College. Her research interests include the abrogation of granny midwifery, health practitioner choices among rural Southern women, female juvenile delinquency, lay healthcare practitioners, racial health disparities, teenage pregnancy, and infant mortality.
More about the projecthttp://www.blackwomenbirthingjustice.org/

October 28, 2015
AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY plunges us into Boggs’s lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century: from labor to civil rights, to Black Power, feminism, the Asian American and environmental justice movements and beyond. Ultimately, Boggs emerges with an approach that is radical in its simplicity and clarity: revolution is not an act of aggression or merely a protest. Revolution, Boggs says, is about something deeper within the human experience – the ability to transform oneself to transform the world. In an age when seemingly insurmountable injustices and contradictions face us, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY inspires concerned citizens and dreamers of all ages with new thinking to sustain their struggle and engagement.
Join the Intercollegiate Feminist Center and Scripps Dance Program for a film screening in honor of extraordinary activist Grace Lee Boggs, 6/27/1915-10/5/2015.
More about the film: http://americanrevolutionaryfilm.com/

The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendship
September 30, 2015
Marilyn Yalom and Theresa Brown will talk about their new book–a study of the evolution of women as friends in the Western world. The authors chronicle shifting attitudes toward friendship–both female and male–from the Bible and the Romans to the women’s rights movement of the 1960s up to Sex and the City and Broad City. By adopting a cultural-historical approach, they trace a remarkable transformation of female friendship from near invisibility in the distant past to iconic prominence in the twenty-first century.

Who is Baby (Poetry reading and performance by Elisabeth Houston)
September 21, 2015

Annual IFC Open House
September 16, 2015
Learn about our resources and meet our fabulous students, staff, faculty, and friends! Refreshments provided.

5C Clothesline Project Public Shirt Display
April 18, 2015
Scripps College Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Assault, Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement, Pomona College Women’s UnionAdvocates for Survivors of Sexual Assault, and Mudd Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Assault would like to invite survivors and loved ones to come and participate in the 5C Clothesline Project Public Shirt Display.
Veiw the Facebook event.

Reading and Book Signing: Marie Cartier ~ Baby, You Are My Religion
April 6, 2015
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.

Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex
March 12 – April 9, 2015
Reception:  April 1 
with talk and tour led by Carol Wells, Executive Director, Center for the Study of Political Graphics.  Sponsored by the Clark Humanities Museum, Scripps College; the Core Interdisciplinary Curriculum in the Humanities, Scripps College; Intercollegiate Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement.

5C Clothesline Project
March 31, 2015
Scripps Advocates, the Intercollegiate Feminist Center (IFC), Women’s Union, Pomona Advocates, and Harvey Mudd Advocates would like to invite survivors and loved ones to participate in the 5C Clothesline Project Shirt-Making Event.