Head of College’s Teas

Thursday, March 2: Emily Bowen-Cohen @ 4-6pm

Emily Bowen-Cohen, a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, has worked as a freelance artist for fifteen years. She began her career in Los Angeles as an animator for television and now works as a comic book artist. Her minicomic, Vague but Potent, recounts memories from her childhood in Oklahoma. She is currently writing a graphic memoir called “A Member of Two Tribes: The Real Life Story of a Jewish Native American” which chronicles how she navigated her dual identities as a native/Jewish woman. Sponsored with the Native American Cultural Center.

Thursday, March 30: Sarah Hepola @ 4-6pm

Sarah Hepola is a New York Times Best-Selling author and one of my favorite young writers. Her memoir ”Blackout: Remembering The Things I Drank To Forget” chronicles her years taking part in campus drinking culture. It’s laugh-out-loud funny, brutally honest, and takes on a lot of touchy topics (party culture on campus, sexual consent, and the tough stresses college students face). Her story will resonate with anyone who has been forced to reinvent or struggled in the face of necessary change.

Thursday, April 6: Josh Evans and a showing of “BUGS” @ 4-6pm

JoshEvans is a Yale graduate who studied humanities and sustainable food systems. He also likes to eat bugs. He’s currently part of the Nordic Food Lab’s edible insect project “Discerning Taste: Deliciousness as an Argument for Entomophagy.” He’ll visit Silliman for a showing of the new documentary about his work entitled “BUGS.” We’ll also have some tasty bug-filled snacks for you to try out yourself. Sponsored with the Yale Sustainable Food Project.

Monday, April 10: Roberto Gonzales @ 4-6pm

Roberto Gonzales is an Assistant Professor at Harvard University Graduate School of Education. His research focuses on the factors that promote and impede the educational progress of immigrant and Latino students. His book, “Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America” explores the important question of what happens to undocumented immigrant children as they make transitions to adolescence and young adulthood. Sponsored with La Casa.