Sunday, September 29, 2013
Featuring Occidental DJ Kirk Follette. Wear white, wear neon, but whatever you wear, make sure you're ready to glow under the black lights in the JSC Quad.
Free glow sticks, free L.E.D. thundersticks, and more! Doors open at
Monday, September 30, 2013
Berkus Residence Hall Dedication
Join President Jonathan Veitch and the Berkus Family in celebrating the dedication of Berkus Hall (the hall formerly known as Rangeview).
A $5 million gift from David '62 and Kathleen Berkus and their family will create a new endowment that will enhance Occidental College’s ability to stay current with the latest advances in technology. In recognition of the Berkus family’s generosity, Occidental’s newest, largest and most popular dormitory, currently known as Rangeview Hall, will be named Berkus Residence Hall. A reception will follow the ceremony. For more information, contact Barbara Williams at (323) 259-2733 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, September 30, 2013 - Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Talk with Amie Breeze Harper
Amie Breeze Harper speaks on diversity rhetoric.
A. Breeze Harper will give a talk entitled “Diversity Rhetoric as Healing or Hurting? Decolonial Politics, Self-Care, and Structural Change in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era." She holds a BA in feminist georgraphy from Dartmouth College, her MA in educational technologies from Harvard University, and earned her PhD from UC Davis where she studied how critical race theory, decolonial theory, and black feminist theory can be applied to geographies of food and health.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Screening of "HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream?"
Part of the weekly film series for Politics 101.
“HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream?” is stunning audiences across the globe as it traces the worldwide economic collapse to a 1971 secret memo entitled Attack on American Free Enterprise System. Written over 40 years ago by the future Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, at the behest of the US Chamber of Commerce, the 6-page memo, a free-market utopian treatise, called for a money fueled big business makeover of government through corporate control of the media, academia, the pulpit, arts and sciences and destruction of organized labor and consumer protection groups.
HEIST’s step by step detail exposes the systemic implementation of Powell’s memo by both U.S. political parties culminating in the deregulation of industry, outsourcing of jobs and regressive taxation. All of which led us to the global financial crisis of 2008 and the continued dismantling of the American middle class. No other film goes as deeply as HEIST in explaining the greatest wealth transfer of our time. Moving beyond the white noise of today’s polarizing media, HEIST provides viewers with a clear, concise and fact- based explanation of how we got into this mess, and what we need to do to restore our representative democracy.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Learn about the healing powers of mindfulness through conversation and mindful practices.
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to what is happening right now, by observing what is happening inside (thoughts, feelings, physical sensations) and outside (interactions and surroundings) with an open mind. Lauren Witcher from Tools for Peace will be a guest instructor.