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New Book Display: Counternarratives

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A new book display is now available on Mudd 2, near the main Services Desk. This display is a joint effort of jill moniz, The Pomona College Museum of Art's curator of Alexandra Bell's Counternarratives public art project, and several librarians from The Claremont Colleges Library.

Bell's artwork highlights the hidden language codes, picture choices, and headlines that expose editorial bias in main stream media. Bell "radically reedits" New York Times articles by adding racially neutral language and visual imagery that is more descriptive of the headlines she investigates.

All of these books are available for you to check out!

For more information about the Counternarratives art installation and to see a list of these books as well as e-books and streaming videos that the library makes available, go to: libguides.libraries.claremont.edu/counternarratives

Library selected as one of 3 sites for COUNTERNARRATIVES art installation

The Pomona College Museum of Art is pleased to welcome New York artist activist Alexandra Bell to the Claremont campuses. Bell will mount three works from her public art project Counternarrative. Bell's work explores how language perpetuates racist narratives; she highlights the hidden language codes, picture choice, and headlines that expose editorial bias in main stream media. Using articles from The New York Times, the paper of record presumed to be a liberal voice, Bell "radically reedits" the articles. She reads, redacts and erases the loaded text and images, revising the stories with racially neutral language and visual imagery that is more descriptive of the headlines she investigates. Her work underscores the importance of examining the veracity and demanding improvements in our news publications.

Throughout the day on Friday, Mar. 2, 2018, Bell, with the assistance of student volunteers, will mount three Counternarratives at selected locations. Look for "A Teenager
with Promise," on the north wall of the Claremont Colleges Library building. The other two Counternarratives, "Olympic Threat" and "Charlottesville," will be displayed at other sites throughout The Claremont Colleges. The works will be on view through May 13, 2018.

Simultaneously, The Claremont Colleges Library will host a curator-created book display and will document and archive the installation and reception of the works. The library will provide opportunities for viewers to give reactions to the artwork and the books.

For more information, see the full press release from the Pomona College Museum of Art.

Information Resources on DACA

The Library joins the colleges we serve and our CUC colleagues in committing to support those in our community who are impacted by the recent Memorandum on Rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Dean of the Library's Action Committee on Diversity and Inclusivity created Library Guide of Information Resources on DACA. Included are the following sections:


  • A brief description of the program and links to FAQs

  • Services and organizations that provide support for those affected by its rescission

  • Responses to the recent decision from The Claremont Colleges' senior administrations

  • Links to books and websites to get more information

  • Events and webinars of potential interest to our community

The guide is a work-in-progress and will be expanded and updated as information becomes available.

Please contact Beth Namei or Sarah Pickle for more information.

7Cs Students' Poetry Reading

Thursday, April 20 at 3:00pm
Founders Room, Honnold/Mudd Library
Light refreshments

Drop in to read your favorite poem--one you wrote or one by a favorite author. Drop in to listen to others reading their favorite poems.

This is one of several events in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of CGU's Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. For information on all the events, see the 5C Creative Writing blog.


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