About AAIR 2013

Through AAIR, IDAAS imagines students learning from a range of public intellectuals such as muralists, labor organizers, healers, dancers, public school teachers, musicians, environmental justice advocates, spoken word artists, etc. The emphasis in the workshops, regardless of discipline and form, is on creating collaborative learning communities, developing personal narrative and political empowerment, and linking students’ lives to broader social processes.

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Linking the Claremont Colleges with the broader community, the AAIR will offer workshops to an IDAAS class and a series of community workshops open to the broader off-campus communities, including IDAAS’ community partners in the cities of Pomona and Monterey Park.


Opening performative talk: February 13th, 2013 , 7pm
Location: Benson Auditorium at Pitzer College
Artist Talk: Shedding Light on Memory & the Occupied Body. In an evening of performance, video presentation and narrative, Uyehara shares highlights from her repertoire that challenge and inform her as an artist.

Community workshops (limited space available!): Three consecutive Saturdays – Feb. 16, Feb. 23, and Mar. 2 from 1-5pm.
Location: Carnegie 107 at Pomona College.

Workshop attendees must participate in all the workshops and the showing on March 9. Participation capped at 12 (one-third to Claremont College students; one-third to community off-campus community members; one-third to IDAAS community engagement partners).


Class workshops (ASAM187): Thursdays from 7:00-9:50pm  Arts and Activism (SC) with Erin O’Brien as facilitator with students; four consecutive in-class workshops (Feb. 14, 21, 28 and March 7) co-facilitated with Denise Uyehara, 2 hours and 50 minutes each.

Providing an opportunity to integrate theory and practice, the workshops taught by the AAIR amplifies IDAAS’ five core learning objectives. The workshops will be part of a one unit IDAAS course. In the workshops, participants will learn the techniques and historical significance of these art forms and activist praxes. These forms are incorporated into the work that the students develop and present in the one unit course.

Closing/ShowingSaturday, March 9, 3-5PM                                                         Location: Kallick Family Gallery at Pitzer College

Office hours: Denise Uyehara will hold office hours in Lincoln 1116 at Pomona College on the following dates:
Friday March 3 10am-12pm
Friday March 8 10am-12pm

For more information:

AAIR 2013 Project Manager:
Erin O’Brien
email: idaasAAIR@gmail.com.

AAIR/Community Engagement Coordinator:
Michael Pedro
email: michael.pedro@pomona.edu

Thank you to our co-sponsors:

Pitzer College Campus Life Committee
Pacific Basin Institute
Pomona College Museum of Art
Pomona College Public Events Fund
Intercollegiate Women Studies
Intercollegiate Media Studies
Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE)
Scripps Asian American Student Union (AASU)
Queer Resource Center
and more!