INAUGURAL DISTINGUISHED SCIENTIST LECTURE
Dr. Nigel Taylor
Senior Research Scientist at Principal Investigator at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
“Biotech and its Impact for Smallholder African Farmers”
Tuesday, November 11
At the Danforth Center, Dr. Nigel Taylor is a member of the Institute for International Crop Improvement. Taylor’s research focuses on plant tissue culture and the genetic transformation technologies required to deliver improved cassava to farmers in East and West Africa. His lab leads the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa (VIRCA) project and is focused on developing virus resistant cassava in collaboration with researchers in Uganda and Kenya.
PANEL: World AIDS Day
Speakers: Monica Palacios, Joey Terrill and Robb Hernandez
Monday, December 1
“Queer Latinidad: Histories of AIDS Consciousness from Los Angeles” makes visible queer Latina/o artists, scholars and activists who have shaped social consciousness through their creative forms of expression in Los Angeles.
The panel is part of a week-long schedule of activities and events supporting World AIDS day.
Art Exhibit: American Sitcom
ARTISTS: Takuji Kogo & Mike Bode
Tuesday, September 16
Kallick Gallery, West Hall
A multi-channel video installation, American Sitcom uses text animations of transcriptions of monologues taken from online V-logger’s videos that have been uploaded to YouTube. A talk given by the artists will explore the viral nature of the Internet and how it relates to their exhibit.
Art Exhibition: ALLIED AGAINST AIDS: Sue Coe’s AIDS Portfolio
EXHIBITION CURATOR: Ben Kersten
Thursday, September 25
Pomona College Museum of Art
Drawn from the permanent collection of the Pomona College Museum of Art, this exhibit showcases the work of “graphic witness” Sue Coe. As part of the mobilization to raise consciousness about AIDS, Coe’s AIDS Portfolio preserves the voices of those ravaged by AIDS and the urgent need for action.
Atherton Dinner and Film Screening: United in Anger
DIRECTORS: Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman
Tuesday, September 23
United in Anger: A History of ACT UP (2012) is an inspiring documentary about the activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the AIDS epidemic. Using oral histories and rare archival footage, the film depicts the efforts of ACT UP as it battles corporate greed, social indifference and government neglect.
Join filmmakers Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman for a Q&A after the film. A panel discussion with local activists will follow at Pitzer’s yearly Atherton Dinner, which will begin at 6:15.