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January 2021

Tuesday Race Talk: Investment Performance and Racial Justice

January 26 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join Professor Rick Banks in a conversation with Daryn Dodson, Managing Director, Illumen Capital, about investment performance and racial justice in the US.  How can the tools of investment and private equity be used to address racial injustice?

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Lou Henry Hoover, Stanford Class of 1898, and the Rights of Women [VIRTUAL EVENT]

January 26 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

(Pacific Standard Time) Speaker: Elena Danielson, Hoover Institution Archivist, Emerita While very aware of the obstacles she faced as a woman, Lou Henry succeeded in four careers beyond that of “First Lady”: writer, geologist, architect, and philanthropist. She adroitly used her management skills to promote and expand the Girl Scouts, a non-controversial fit as “First Lady” but with a lasting national impact on the welfare of women. Elena Danielson’s recent book, Hoover Tower at Stanford University, includes a lot of…

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January Finding and Using Maps Online Workshop

January 27 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Open to the general public: on January 27, 2021, the David Rumsey Map Center is offering an online, live map-finding workshop over Zoom. We will walk participants through the different digital map resources available. We will share tips and tricks on searching and finding maps that are online with an emphasis on historical or rare maps. Please RSVP using this form. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants a day prior to the workshop.

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Art Breaks with Student Guides

January 27 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Join Stanford Student Tour Guides for a 30 minute art break talk every other Wednesday. You’ll hear about how objects at Stanford’s museums relate to different disciplines that each student is studying. RSVP on Eventbrite (http://bit.ly/art_breaks) to receive the Zoom link.  Jan. 27, 12pm PST | “Transformations in Painting after WWII” with Georgia Gardner, Art History & International Relations Major ’22 Come explore the connection between the postwar rearrangement of international power and priorities through the rise of visceral, gestural,…

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Black Turntable Music Culture in the 1980s, Prof Adam Banks, Stanford University

January 27 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

Committed teacher. Midnight Believer. A Slow Jam in a Hip Hop world. Cerebral and silly, outgoing and a homebody. Vernacular and grounded but academic and idealistic too. Convinced that Donny Hathaway is the most compelling artist of the entire soul and funk era, and that we still don’t give Patrice Rushen enough love. He’s a crate digger, and DJ with words and ideas, and he believes that the people, voices and communities we bring with us to Stanford are every…

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Rad.live co-founder and CEO Tony Mugavero @ ETL

January 27 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

Tony Mugavero is the co-founder and CEO of Rad (formerly known as Littlstar), a consumer streaming platform delivering live and on-demand Esports, music, comedy and sports from companies like NBCUniversal, WarnerMedia, Whistle, Showtime, New Form, Law & Crime and more. Rad’s unique brand of edgy content for Millennial and Gen Z audiences, coupled with the ability to watch your personal collection of movies and VR videos, makes it a hub for next-generation viewers. The platform delivers a broad range of…

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Iran, Islam and Democracy: The Politics of Managing Change

January 28 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Professor Ali Ansari will discuss the ideas that informed his book on political change in the Islamic Republic, the structure of the new state as it took shape under President Rafsanjani and the struggles to define it in the decades that followed, looking in particular at how both Marxian and Weberian concepts of the state and socio-economic structures can help us better understand the nature of the Islamic Republic. Ali Ansari is Professor of Iranian History and Founding Director of…

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Cross-Cultural Influence in Media: Post-Partition in Pakistan and Post 9/11 in Afghanistan

January 28 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Through a matrix of star and genre study, Salma Siddique will focus on the ineradicable presence of Bombay in the film culture produced in Lahore after partition. Wazhmah Osman will expand upon her argument that the post-9/11 media boom has enabled critical dialogue and debate, providing Afghans with a semblance of democratic process. Yet at the same time the larger forces of imperialism, warlordism, and war undermine the gains made. Speaker Bios: Dr. Salma Siddique is a witting historian and…

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Transcending Caste with Isabel Wilkerson

January 28 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm

Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize winner, celebrated non-fiction writer, and prestigious journalist, joins the Stanford Community on January 28th to share her narrative and stories about race and inherent structural systems of racism found globally, as described in her new book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. For more information on this speaker please visit prhspeakers.com. This event is for the Stanford community, SUnet ID required. This event will not be recorded.

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Cafecito Quechua

January 28 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Stanford’s Cafecito Quechua promotes Andean issues and cultures, inviting members to share their experiences with and passion for the region and its cultures. Meetings take place once per week and are open to anyone who wishes to attend. We will be bringing relevant cultural topics and news of the Quechua-speaking regions to our Bay Area community, and encourage people to learn more about Andean cultures. Every week we will also be teaching the basics of Quechua language to anyone who comes…

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CANCELED – The 7 Fingers: Passengers

January 28 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This Montreal-based circus company combines breathtaking physical and aerial feats, contemporary dance, playful music, and theater to strip down circus to its most thrilling essence. Passengers builds a multidisciplinary narrative around travel and place, the community of strangers that forms while traveling, and a fascination with trains that is both nostalgic and symbolic. Fascinated by the human condition, The 7 Fingers celebrates our world, our time, and our humanity.

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Caudillo Machine Culture: The Rise of Machine Culture in Rural Argentine, 19th century

January 29 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This presentation examines two cultural narratives developed by two distinct groups (urban elite and rural folk) in Argentina during the nineteenth century. In this period, liberal elites developed an economic plan to transform agricultural practices and integrate the use of farm machinery and tools in everyday forms of crop farming and livestock raising to modernize the farming sector. Among these elites, the urban intellectuals sought more than to build an economy; they sought to build a nation-state, and hence, created…

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Quarantine Sessions: A Distributed Electroacoustic Network Improvisation

January 31 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

CCRMA Live’s Quarantine Sessions continue! The Coronavirus Crisis has changed our lives, and we are in the midst of a long period without concerts as we knew them. In addition to the problem of large audiences, the regulations also make it “virtually” impossible for musicians to get together, rehearse, or perform. However, many technologies and solutions are available, helping us to find new ways of collaborating and transporting our work to audiences. We have been programming, testing, and rehearsing in…

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CANCELED – Mariinsky Orchestra

January 31 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Following a dazzling 2017 Bing performance by the Stradivarius Ensemble, we welcome the full Mariinsky Orchestra for the first time. Led by the charismatic Valery Gergiev, and with a history spanning more than 200 years, the Mariinsky is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest orchestras. Expect warmth, brilliance, and an unparalleled command of Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5

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February 2021

What Institutional Courage Looks Like

February 3 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

This is episode 12 in the CASBS series Social Science for a World in Crisis. Learn more about the series here. Moderator: Estelle Freedman, Stanford University, CASBS fellow 2009-10, 2018-19, CASBS faculty fellow 2019-21Panelists: Jennifer Freyd (CASBS fellow 1989-90, 2018-19), Jennifer Gómez, Carolyn Warner (CASBS fellow 2017-18) We depend on institutions – government bodies, legal systems and law enforcement agencies, schools, places of worship, businesses, hospitals, and civic organizations – to serve, protect, and promote individual and community flourishing. When…

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Sharon Bridgforth Artist Talk

February 3 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Doris Duke Performing Artist, Sharon Bridgforth is a writer that creates ritual/jazz theatre. A 2020-2023 Playwrights’ Center Core Member, Sharon has received support from Creative Capital, MAP Fund, the National Performance Network and is a New Dramatists alumnae. Sharon has served as a dramaturg for the Urban Bush Women Choreographic Center Initiative’s Choreographic Fellowship program and was co-writer and performer for Amara Tabor-Smith’s, “REVIVAL: Millennial Remembering in the Afro NOW.” She has been in residence with: Brown University’s MFA…

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Sharad Goel, MS & E, CS, Sociology and the Law School and Mutale Nkonde, Digital Civil Society Lab,

February 3 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

Professor Goel, Assistant Professor of Management Science & Engineering, and by courtsesy in Computer Science, Sociology &  the Law School at Stanford University looks at public policy through the lens of computer science, bringing a computational perspective to a diverse range of contemporary social issues. Some topics he has recently worked on are: policing practices, including statistical tests for discrimination; fair machine learning, including in automated speech recognition; and U.S. elections, including swing voting, polling errors, voter fraud, and political polarization.  …

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Camera as Witness Presents documentary THE PROVIDERS

February 3 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Camera as Witness Stanford Arts program presents POWER OF EMPATHY series co-presented with the Stanford Medical School Medicine and the Muse, MFA Program in Documentary Film, Stanford Film Society and Santa Clara County Library District THE PROVIDERS (85 min) US Directors/Producers: Anna Moot-Levin, Laura Green, Jamie Meltzer, Sally Jo Fifer Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, film follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. They work at El Centro, a group of safety-net clinics…

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BeWell & Creative Together

February 4 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Creativity is important for wellness. Join BeWell for a day of creative exploration through storytelling, improv, vision boarding, Zentangle, music, dance and more to learn more about boosting your creativity skills. You are welcome to attend all sessions or drop in and out throughout the day. The event is free. Visit the portal by clicking “Join the event” on the right-hand side to learn more about the sessions and instructors. Register before the event to receive a reminder email. Speakers…

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Beholding Beauty: Sa’di of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry

February 4 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Professor Domenico Ingenito discusses his new book Beholding Beauty: Sa’di of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry (Brill, December 2020). The book explores the relationship between sexuality, politics, and spirituality in the lyrics of Sa’di Shirazi (d. 1282 CE), one of the most revered masters of classical Persian literature. Relying on a variety of sources, including unstudied manuscripts, Professor Ingenito presents the so-called “inimitable smoothness” of Sa’di’s lyric style as a serene yet multifaceted window into the uncanny…

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March to March: Bearing Witness to Injustice via Comic Art

February 4 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This panel will feature comics scholar Dr. Hillary Chute, Stanford legal scholar Richard Ford, and National Book Award Winner and #1 New York Times Best Selling co-author (with John Lewis) for their multi-award winning graphic narrative series March, Andrew Aydin. Long held as an important medium for trauma, personal narrative, and change, these panelists will discuss the import and role of visual art in the ongoing fight for justice.  Andrew Aydin, an Atlanta native, was raised by a single mother…

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CANCELED – Ladysmith Black Mambazo

February 4 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The five-time Grammy-winning choral group from South Africa honors the legacy of late founder Joseph Shabalala as they continue to perform worldwide. From brilliantly harmonized a cappella songs sung in Zulu to traditional English gospel songs such as “This Little Light” and “Amazing Grace,” Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s spirited work soothes the soul and brings a smile.

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Screening of The Leopard by Isaac Julien

February 5

An online film screening of The Leopard, a single screen film that poetically examines the treacherous and clandestine journey many Africans make crossing the ocean to reach Europe in search of better lives. The film will be on view from Friday, February 5 through Wednesday, February 10. To tune in, please visit Ruby City’s YouTube or AppleTV app. This event is done in conjunction with another Cantor Arts Center event, A Conversation with Isaac Julien: Migration and Film. Explore When…

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When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art

February 5 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Cantor’s newest major exhibition focuses on the subject of contemporary migration, immigration, and the displacement of peoples. Drawing inspiration from British-Somali poet Warsan Shire’s “Home,” When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art examines how the forces of migration touch us all, radically destabilizing ideas of home, place, transit, and belonging in the 21st century.  IMAGE: Reena Saini Kallat (India, b. 1973), Woven Chronicle, 2011–16. Circuit boards, speakers, electrical wires, and fittings; single‑channel audio (10:00 minutes); approximately…

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CANCELED – Los Angeles Master Chorale: Lagrime di San Pietro

February 6 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Founded in 1964 by conductor Roger Wagner and now led by Grant Gershon, the Los Angeles Master Chorale is a resident company of Walt Disney Concert Hall. Recognized for its distinctive sound and distinguished repertoire, the choir presents a dramatic staging by Peter Sellars of the late-Renaissance masterpiece by Orlando di Lasso. With each madrigal set to the poetry of Luigi Tansillo (1510–1568), the 75-minute a cappella rendition lays bare the seven stages of grief suffered by St. Peter after…

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