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Zooming Claremont! Events are picking up in March

Friday, March 12

The Democratic Club of Claremont’s free and open to the public March luncheon meeting will feature Sara Sadhwani, Assistant Professor of Politics, Pomona College, who will speak on “Diluting Votes by Race.”

The noon meeting on Friday, March 12, is another in the Gar Byrum Distinguished Speaker Series. 

Ms. Sadhwani’s areas of specialty are in American politics and race and ethnic politics. Her research and teaching interests include voting behavior, elections, public opinion, public policy, and interest groups, with an emphasis on the representation of racial, ethnic and immigrant communities.

Email jackncarolee@verizon.net or jazzdrmike@aol.com for Zoom information.

Tuesday, March 16

The United Nations Association, Pomona Valley Chapter will feature local women’s rights initiatives in its free and open to the public 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 16 program featuring Pomona College professor Heidi Haddad.

The discussion over Zoom is another in the UNAPV’s ongoing Global Issues Series.

Ms. Haddad, Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations at Pomona College, will discuss “Localizing the Global: Cities and International Women’s Rights.” Ms. Haddad teaches courses in international relations, human rights, NGOs, urban development and global governance.

The occurrences of women’s rights initiatives include U.S. cities and counties adopting laws that implement the UN Convention to Eliminate all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

The presentation is co-sponsored by the International Relations Program, Pomona College, and the Intercollegiate Feminist Center.

For Zoom information, email cmartin335@gmail.com or martina.ebert@pomona.edu.

Wednesday, March 17 to March 21:

A Wilderness of Monkeys, a play being presented virtually by Ophelia’s Jump Productions, March 17 to March 21. In this revenge-comedy sequel to “The Merchant of Venice,” Shylock and his daughter Jessica plan to give Shylock’s tormentors their comeuppance. Written by Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei and directed by Beatrice Casagran. Photos by Beatrice Casagran. Most of the attached files are labeled with the name of the actor and the character. The character of Bassanio is portrayed by actor Blake McCormack.

WHAT: A Wilderness of Monkeys. World Premiere engagement of a new comedy.

WHO: Written by Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei. Directed by Beatrice Casagran. Presented by Ophelia’s Jump.

WHERE:  This is a virtual presentation, via Zoom (because of the ongoing pandemic).

WHEN: March 17- March 21, 2021. Wednesday through Friday at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.; Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

ADMISSION: Pay what you can.

ONLINE TICKETING: http://opheliasjump.org

Registrants will be sent a Zoom link.

Thursday, March 25

Scripps College’s Scripps Presents series continues with “Decoding Despacito: The History (and Future) of Latin Music,” a free or “pay what you can” virtual discussion at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 25.

“What made the 2019 Grammys different? It was the first time a trio—singing in both English and Spanish—graced the stage,” read a Scripps press released. “The performances from Camila Cabello, Ricky Martin, and J Balvin were a watershed moment. Latin music was mainstream.”

For Leila Cobo, vice president and Latin industry lead at Billboard, it was long overdue. Decoding Despacito is a singular oral history from the players who have created this vibrant musical lineage. Join Ms. Cobo and the Los Angeles Times’s Suzy Exposito for a listening session and conversation about this dynamic history and insight into the genre’s future.

For tickets and more information go to: https://www.scrippscollege.edu/events/calendar/decoding-despacito-the-history-and-future-of-latin-music.

Thursday, April 1

Scripps Colleges’s Scripps Presents series hosts a free or “pay what you can” online discussion, “A Little Devil in America: Hanif Abdurraqib in Conversation,” at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 1.

Tickets and more information are here: https://www.scrippscollege.edu/events/calendar/a-little-devil-in-america-hanif-abdurraqib-in-conversation.

Hanif Abdurraqib, the essayist, poet and cultural critic whose work has been published in The Fader, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and the New York Times, turns his keen eye on Black performance with his new book, A Little Devil in America. Join him for a conversation about performances big and small, famous and lesser-known, and the resonances each have in Black and white cultures, the politics of American empire, and his own personal history. Novelist Chris L. Terry joins him for a conversation.

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