Tuesday Noon Academy Series: Socially Conscious Criminals

CLAREMONT, Calif. (October 2, 2008) — Kimberly Drake, director of the Scripps College Writing Program and visiting associate professor, will speak on “Socially Conscious Criminals: Violence, Protest, and the Representation of Race and Class Inequality,” October 7 in Scripps College’s Hampton Room of the Malott Commons. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Drake will examine the problem artists face when attempting to create art that combats social oppression, particularly race and class. She will address how protest art works to engage audiences who are desensitized, apathetic, and/or firmly entrenched in particular racial and class-based ideologies.

The Tuesday Noon Academy presents speakers from the Scripps faculty, visiting lecturers and scholars, students, staff, and Scripps alumnae, as well as a variety of guest presenters from the community. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase lunch at the Malott Commons dining hall. Dessert and coffee are provided. Doors to the Hampton Room open at 11:45 a.m.

For more information, contact the Malott Commons Office at (909) 607-9372.