Arts & Entertainment

Meet Mills creative writing faculty Lisa Gray

Sitting at her desk with her glasses perched on the tip of her nose, surrounded by a flurry of papers, Lisa Gray punches out a quick email to one of her mentees before she forgets. As a graduate of both Mills College and Spelman College, Gray has been dedicated to empowering women and uplifting African […]

Events calendar

December 5 Self/Work at the Reintegration Station: Center for the Re-establishment of Psychospiritual Wholeness @ Slide Space 123 Gallery, Mills College. Performances 6:30 p.m. Gallery walk-ins welcome 12-5 p.m. Collaborative interdisciplinary healing acts by Anastasia Clarke and Jen Gerry, with sound works by Dylan Burchett. For personal tours (available upon request) contact New Music […]

A&E Calendar

November 14 Contemporary Writers Series: Elizabeth Willis @ Mills Hall Living Room, 5:30-6:30 p.m. The poet, who taught at Mills from 1995 to 2002, will read from her Pulitzer-nominated poetry collection “Alive: New and Selected Poems.” “Breaking Down the Prison Industrial Complex” @ Mills Student Union, 7-9 p.m. Learn about organizing for prison industrial […]

Mills Farm to host fruit tree-planting day

On Sunday Nov. 5, the Mills Community Farm will partner with Oakland organizations Growing Together and Hip Hop For Change to plant a 55-tree fruit orchard from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will plant  citrus, plums, apple, nectarines and peach trees with breaks for demos, music, food and kids activities. Farm manager Alisha Strater, says that the farm aims […]

West Oakland 2 West Africa Poetry

On Oct. 27,  members of the Mills College and Oakland community gathered at Miliki Restaurant to hear the West Oakland to West Africa (WO2WA) Poetry Exchange group recite the poetry they’ve been creating throughout the semester. WO2WA is a group in West Oakland that exchanges poetry with poets in West Africa. Each member of the group […]

Have millennials killed social media performativity?

Millennial and younger generations have been criticized incessantly for being “addicted” to the technology that characterized our upbringing. But what if as a millennial or younger, you want to escape the performativity and constant connection of that space? Not worry about likes or producing good content? Enter: the Finsta. A separate Instagram account that functions […]

Student curators revive Mills museum’s Expressionist artworks, still relevant today

The new exhibition at the Mills College Art Museum, titled “Anxious States: Expressionism from Gauguin to Oliveira,” provides a student-curated look at German expressionism taken from the museum collections. The opening reception is December 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Back Gallery of the museum, and will run until May 27, 2018. It […]

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