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Collective Voices Series: Lunch with Liberation Literacy

As part of Reed's annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Engagement, join us for lunch with Liberation Literacy, whose mission is building social justice...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Engagement

We hope you'll join us for this annual day of events. Please see our schedule below and RSVP here. Collective Voices Series: Lunch with Liberation...

History Reconsidered: Clint Smith

As part of Reed's annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Engagement, join us a talk by writer, activist, and poet Clint Smith. Clint Smith is a writer,...

Portland Community Engagement: Letters to Prisoners with Critical Resistance

As part of Reed's annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Engagement, join us for this off-campus event with Critical Resistance. CR PDX is a small group...

Meditation

An open invitation to members of the Reed community and campus guests to join in silent sitting meditation. Bells are rung from 12:10pm to 12:40pm, but...

Collegium Musicum Performance in Los Angeles

We are pleased to announce that Reed's Collegium Musicum choral group will perform Vox Sybila - Voice of the Prophetess this January as part of its...

Collegium Musicum Performance in Santa Barbara

We are pleased to announce that Reed's Collegium Musicum choral group will perform Vox Sybila - Voice of the Prophetess this January as part of its...

Photographs by Margalit Gibbs ’19

Public reception: January 25, 6-8pm Exhibition on display: January 25 – February 28, 2019 (By appointment) Please join Reed College, the Douglas F. Cooley...

Dr. Demento: A Century of Protest Songs

Dr. Demento is back at Reed with a talk on the history of protest songs in the last century. Dr. Demento, aka Barry Hansen, graduated from Reed in 1963 as...

Collegium Musicum Performance in San Francisco

We are pleased to announce that Reed’s Collegium Musicum choral group will perform Vox Sybila - Voice of the Prophetess this January as part of its...

Dr. Demento: We're All Americans Now

Dr. Demento, aka Barry Hansen, graduated from Reed in 1963 as a music major, earning some of his P.E. credits bicycling around Portland searching for old...

Dr. Demento: Ragtime to Rap in an Hour and a Quarter

Dr. Demento, aka Barry Hansen, graduated from Reed in 1963 as a music major, earning some of his P.E. credits bicycling around Portland searching for old...

 Gender Studies Consortium: MAKING WAVES - a reading, sharing, and discussion with Daniel Alexander Jones

Daniel Alexander Jones has made a winding path within and across disciplines in his wide-ranging art practice. He is at work on a book of creative...

Speak Up screening and Q&A with Amandine Gay

OUVRIR LA VOIX (SPEAK UP/MAKE YOUR WAY) is a film about francophone European black women from the diaspora. OUVRIR LA VOIX (SPEAK UP/MAKE YOUR WAY) showcases...

Portland Percussion Group

The Portland Percussion Group was founded in the winter of 2011 as a means of bringing professional chamber percussion music to Portland and the surrounding...

Leo Rubinfien: Eyehold to Eyehold

Eyehold to Eyehold is an immersive one-person exhibition by renowned American photographer and Reed alumnus Leo Rubinfien. The exhibition is curated by...

Leo Rubinfien: Eyehold to Eyehold

Artist talk followed by a reception at the Cooley Gallery. American photographer Leo Rubinfien grew up in Japan, and came to Reed College from Tokyo in...

Dance Thesis Productions Spring 2019

The Reed College Dance Department is proud to present the Spring 2019 Dance Thesis Productions, including works by three senior thesis candidates, Charles...

Speak Up screening

OUVRIR LA VOIX (SPEAK UP/MAKE YOUR WAY) is a film about francophone European black women from the diaspora. OUVRIR LA VOIX (SPEAK UP/MAKE YOUR WAY) showcases...

Friday @ 4 Recitals & Film Screenings

We invite you to join us for our regular Friday @ 4 recital series. This 45-minute concert features Reed student musicians. Admission is free. *Please note...

2/8 4:00pm
 
Friday@4 Film Screening: "What Happened, Miss Simone?" (2015)

What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015) A film by Liz Garbus A documentary celebrating the life and music of singer and activist Nina Simone. Upcoming...

Speaking about Cinema: Recent Lit and Lang Alumni Share Their Experience Working in Film

Carmen García '11 is a documentary director who has produced projects around the world for Netflix, Showtime, A&E, CNN, NBC, and others. She began her film...

Voces8: Friends of Chamber Music Concert

The British vocal ensemble Voces8 has inspired people throughout Europe, North America and Asia through their music and their joy of singing. The group...

Portland Baroque Orchestra: Bach & The Young Prince

Pondering the impact of Bach’s influence on all of music, Beethoven once said, “His name shouldn’t be Brook, but Ocean.” Bach’s concerti from time spent in...

Connecting the Dots: New Perspectives on Mobility and Gathering in Ancient Mediterranean Sanctuaries

The Archeological Institute of America presents a lectue by Troels Myrup Kristensen of Aarhus University. This lecture presents results from a recently...

Anicca/Impermanence: Minh Tran & Company

Returning to stage after eight years of absence as a performer, Minh Tran (and Company) is creating a new work entitled, “Anicca/Impermanence,” which will...

"Leave No Trace" Film Screening

Acting President Hugh Porter invites you to a screening of Leave No Trace, a film based on the novel My Abandonment by Professor Peter Rock. After the...

How Democracies Die

Daniel Ziblatt, Eaton Professor of the Science of Government at Harvard University, will describe current dangers facing American democracy and ways of...

Visiting Writers Series: Safiya SInclair

Safiya Sinclair is the author of Cannibal (University of Nebraska Press, 2016), winner of a Whiting Writers’ Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters...

Western Early Keyboard Association Recital

MY SECRET VALENTINE: Elisabeth Claude Jacquet de La Guerre and François Couperin – A lecture-recital with Arthur Haas This lecture recital will explore the...

Visiting Writers Series: Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, Apocalyptic Swing (a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize) and Rocket Fantastic,...

Gamblin & Jackson Theatre Thesis Shows

Join us for a double-billing where two theatre thesis shows are presented to the public. Ticket information will be forthcoming. Performances will be in the...

Friday@4 Film Screening: "Little Girl Blue" (2015)

Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) A film by Amy J. Berg A documentary celebrating the life and music of singer and countercultural icon Janis Joplin Upcoming...

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

Join us for a screening of this 2018 film by Tracy Heather Strain. Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking play A Raisin in the Sun remains a beloved theatrical...

Tonight We Improvise!

David Schiff, Composer: A Three Concert Celebration Tonight's program will include "Singing in the Dark" (2002) and "Road Maps" (2008/2014) and will...

The Continental Revolution: Natives, Empires, and Constitutions during the 1780s

Join us for a lecture by historian Alan Taylor of the University of Virginia on the topic of how native peoples responded to the creation of the United...

Thomas Jefferson's Education: Creating a University for a Slave Society

Join us for a lecture by historian Alan Taylor of the University of Virginia. The talk will be an examination of the honor culture spawned by slavery among...

Vistiing Writers Series: Jess Arndt

Jess Arndt received an MFA at Bard College and was a 2013 Graywolf SLS Fellow and 2010 Fiction Fellow at the New York Foundation of the Arts. Arndt’s writing...

Playwright Thesis Readings

Please join Reed Theatre in celebrating the work of senior playwriting students Sophie Bolomet and John Mulholland. This evening features staged readings of...

Portland Baroque Orchestra: The Road to Dresden

Acclaimed British and Brazilian violin virtuoso Rodolfo Richter studied with Monica Huggett at the Royal Academy of Music. Experience his PBO debut as he...

Emma B. Andrews and the Golden Age of Egyptian Archaeology

The Archeological Institute of America presents a lectue by Sarah Ketchley of the University of Washington. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the...

Portland Gay Men's Chorus: "Our Audicity to Hope"

Sponsored in part by Hyland Estates Inspired by the optimistic spirits of the likes of Malala Yousafsai, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, the Wild Boar...

Dance Masterclass with Rosie Herrera & Company

We invite you to join us for a public master class with choreographer Rosie Herrera and Company. This event is free, but reservations are recommended. Rosie...

Visiting Writers Series: Aisha Sabatini Sloan

Aisha Sabatini Sloan was born and raised in Los Angeles. Her writing about race and current events is often coupled with analysis of art, film, and pop...

Lecture-Demonstration with Rosie Herrera & Company

We invite you to join us for a public lecture and demonstration with choreographer Rosie Herrera and Company. This event is free, but reservations are...

Feminist Actors Before #metoo: Delphine Seyrig, Disobedient Muse

Join us for a film talk by Grace An, Associate Professor of Cinema Studies and French at Oberlin College, where she has just finished a term as director of...

Friday@4 Film Screening: "Mama Africa" (2011)

Mama Africa (2011) A film by Mika Kaurismäki A documentary celebrating the life and music of South African singer Miriam Makeba

Chanticleer: Friends of Chamber Music Concert

Founded in San Francisco in 1978, Chanticleer is known around the world for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass....

Exploring Catacombs through Social Networks

The Archeological Institute of America presents a lectue by Jenny Kreiger of the University of Oregon. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Reed...