xoxoBy Cat Eskilson
And so it begins...
Colin Henderson, Soc Prof Peter Nardi, Eng Prof Ellin Ringler-Henderson, Jules Vogel, Karen Buttwinick -- London 1984
At the annual Alumni Reunion (Left to right, bottom): Julie Albert (wife of Bob Albert), Lee Munroe, Meg Mathias, Harvey Botwin, Steve Glass, Ron Macaulay. (Top L to R): Al Schwartz, ...read more
At the annual Alumni Reunion (Left to right, bottom): Julie Albert (wife of Bob Albert), Lee Munroe, Meg Mathias, Harvey Botwin, Steve Glass, Ron Macaulay. (Top L to R): Al Schwartz, Rudi Volti, Ann Stromberg, Jack Sullivan, Rick Tsujimoto, Peter Nardi, Sheryl Miller
Just a quick skip up the hill from Pitzer College is a great place called Crestline. I'm proud to share a view of my property where many of our Pitzer family has the chance to enjoy!
Every day, every hour, every minute, every second, 2007-2008 all together living the Pitzer life = "amazingness"... and friendship which lasts ... Thanks Pitzer !
Noted author, activist and educator Angela Davis was chosen by the class of 2012 to serve as the keynote speaker. Davis is a Distinguished Professor Emerita of history of ...read more
Noted author, activist and educator Angela Davis was chosen by the class of 2012 to serve as the keynote speaker. Davis is a Distinguished Professor Emerita of history of consciousness and feminist studies at the University of California Santa Cruz. She has taught at many colleges and universities, including Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA and briefly at The Claremont Colleges in the '70s. Davis is the author of several books, including the forthcoming The Meaning of Freedom and Are Prisons Obsolete (2003). She has lectured on race, gender and incarceration throughout the US as well as in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and South America.
Welcome week 2008 and I was extremely exited to attend Pitzer College as I embarked upon my lifelong journey to save the world!
Carlsbad is a wonderful place! The city is committed to sustainability and values the protection of our life force.....Mother Earth. Elaine and I had a great time sharing our ...read more
Studying at Pitzer informed the course of my whole life though I did not know that it would at the time I was there in the late 60's. It seems that I was at the perfect college at ...read more
Studying at Pitzer informed the course of my whole life though I did not know that it would at the time I was there in the late 60's. It seems that I was at the perfect college at the perfect moment at least for me.
Even though Pitzer was a little more centrist than say Berkeley, experimentation and change were part of the atmosphere we all breathed.
At Pitzer I learned what was important and what was not. I learned to think outside the box. I learned to become a critical thinker and not accept the story line I was told.
These lessons helped me enormously in my careers as a social worker and then later as a lawyer and a professor of Justice Studies.
My life has been lived pursuing a just society in whatever role I have been cast in; as a lawyer in the courtroom or as a teacher and mentor to my students. Pitzer taught me that justice does not take place in a vacuum but is a complex blending of many elements and systems. Pitzer really taught me that pursuing justice is not a vocation or avocation; it is a way of living. As I have told many clients and students over the years; social justice is the island that is out of our reach; we long for it; we strive for it; we gaze at it but it remains illusive.
What I took out of Pitzer was the concept of living outside oneself and to engaging the greater community. I have tackled many legal issues over the years, women's rights, gay rights, rights of the mentally ill and disabled, child advocacoy, and worker's protections in the workplace. I have never been bored.
When I look back on Pitzer's influence I remember Lucian Marquis teaching "Politics of the Vatican" and reminding me that political systems exist in all organizations and interact with one another. I remember a young Russ Ellis teaching "A Sociology of Ourselves" and learning if you don't understand what you are made of, you can never understand anyone else. This is particularly important when working in legal forums I remember Carl Hertel,years before "sustainabiity" was heard of talking about "Communal Organization of Space". It was a magic time, and I appreciate Pitzer's influence more now than ever.
Colleagues call me an innovator, and I am quite sure where I got the inspiration.
Dont know who/how when made these buttons/pins..but this is the remaining front, the pin-back long gone. Its Carl Hertel..my favorite art teacher/friend..whom i miss and include in ...read more
President Laura Skandera Trombley took a photo of the audience in Benson Auditorium during her State of the College address on May 4, 2013.