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December 2020

Stanford Giving Tuesday 2020

December 1

We may be apart, but we can still be Stanford together. In a year like no other, those in the Stanford community have faced enormous challenges, like COVID-19  and an upended student experience. But we continue to work together, solve problems, and lift each other up. Save the date for Giving Tuesday on December 1, when you can join the Stanford community in helping students, faculty, health care workers, researchers, and everyone connected to Stanford working to make the world…

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Conversations with Latin American Authors: Lina Britto

December 2 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Stanford Center for Latin American Studies, UC Davis Global Studies, and UC Davis Hemispheric Institute on the Americas presents: CONVERSATIONS WITH LATIN AMERICAN AUTHORS (a three-part series): December 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm PDT- Author Book: Marijuana Boom: The Rise and Fall of Colombia’s First Drug Paradise Author: Lina Britto, Associate Professor of History, Northwestern University with commentator A. Ricardo López-Pedreros, Professor of History, Western Washington University Register here for Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/authorconvo *These events are partially funded by the US Department of Education’s Title VI. 

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First Friday: For Stanford Students

December 4 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Enjoy a night out at the Cantor on the First Friday of the month during the academic year, with evenings full of art-making, music, and special performances. This program is organized by the Cantor Arts Center and made possible through the generous support of the Joan and John Jay Corley Fund for Performance, the Kenneth D. Brenner family Fund for Student Outreach, and the Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Fund for Education. Admission Info FREE

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Talks with the Artists: An Interview with Xiaoze Xie

December 8 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Talks with the Artists: An Interview with Xiaoze Xie Tuesday, December 8, 2020 – 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm PDT (live captioning provided) Join us for our next interview in the Talks with the Artists series where we speak with artists that have contributed to the SRWC art collection. Xiaoze Xie received his Master of Fine Art degrees from the Central Academy of Arts & Design in Beijing and the University of North Texas. His work has been internationally exhibited at venues such…

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The Digital Dilemma in the Time of COVID

December 8 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

This is episode 11 in the CASBS series Social Science for a World in Crisis. Learn more about the series here. Stanford’s Human Screenome Project is a co-sponsor of this event. Panelists: Nilam Ram (Stanford), Byron Reeves (Stanford), Abby Smith Rumsey (CASBS board of directors), Maryanne Wolf (CASBS board of directors, UCLA).Moderator: John Markoff (Stanford) Digital technologies present a dilemma. They have become indispensable for learning skills, building knowledge, working, playing, and socially connecting. The COVID pandemic has accelerated our…

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Cultivating Healthy Self Esteem

December 11 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We are often torn between –  ‘Who we aspire to be’ vs ‘who we actually are’.‘How others want to mold us’ vs ‘how we want to naturally grow’‘What makes us feel good about ourselves in the short-term’ vs ‘what makes us good in the long-term’ How can we resolve these tensions by cultivating a healthy sense of self-esteem? Discover a locus of self-worth that goes beyond our net worth. 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Mantra Meditation  7:30 pm – 9:00…

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Second Sunday at Home

December 13 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

December Second Sunday at Home: Celebrating with Color and Pattern Explore the art of Yinka Shonibare with greeting card and book cover making activities, as featured in the upcoming exhibition When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art. Join our Zoom session with hands-on art activities, interactive Q & A, art stories and more. You can register for the event here. Check back closer to the event for more information on the activity guide. You will also find…

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January 2021

Conversations with Latin American Authors Series: Autobiografía del algodón (Cristina Rivera Garza)

January 15, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Stanford CLAS, UC Davis Global Studies y UC Davis Hemispheric Institute on the Americas presenta la serie Conversaciones con autores latinoamericanos (Conversations with Latin American Authors): Viernes 15 de enero de 2021 | 1:00 pm PST: Autobiografía del algodón La poeta y escritora Cristina Rivera Garza, ganadora del MacArthur Fellowship 2020, presentará su nuevo libro con comentarios por el periodista y escritor Juan Villoro.  Registración de Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/criveragarza Live-stream: https://tinyurl.com/livestreamRG *El evento será transmitido en español. This event will be…

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

January 26, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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.

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February 2021

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

February 5, 2021 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

In February 2021 the Cantor will open a group exhibition 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…

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Second Sunday at Home

February 14, 2021 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

The Cantor Arts Center and the Anderson Collection offer family-friendly art activities every Second Sunday of the month! Join our Zoom session with hands-on art activities, interactive Q & A, art stories and more. Check back closer to the event for more information on the theme of the month and the activity guide. https://museum.stanford.edu/museums-home#SecondSunday You can register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-sunday-family-art-making-tickets-125549218091 The session will also be streamed via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cantorarts). You can watch past editions of Second…

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March 2021

Second Sunday at Home

March 14, 2021 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

The Cantor Arts Center and the Anderson Collection offer family-friendly art activities every Second Sunday of the month! Join our Zoom session with hands-on art activities, interactive Q & A, art stories and more. Check back closer to the event for more information on the theme of the month and the activity guide. https://museum.stanford.edu/museums-home#SecondSunday You can register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-sunday-family-art-making-tickets-125549218091 The session will also be streamed via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cantorarts. You can watch past editions of Second…

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Bessie, Billie, Nina: Pioneering Women in Jazz

March 20, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A power trio of vocalists backed by an all-female band pays tribute to a flagship of civil rights progress that was launched by the formative work of three 20th-century African American women jazz artists. The anthemic songs of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone defied social norms and today continue to inspire a generational movement for greater equality and selfempowerment for women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community.

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July 2021

A Loaded Camera: Gordon Parks

July 28, 2021 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

An exhibition celebrating work by groundbreaking African American artist Gordon Parks, who used his camera to confront racism and also represent creativity and endurance. IMAGE: Gordon Parks (U.S.A., 1912–2006), Emerging Man, 1952. Gelatin silver print. Courtesy of and © The Gordon Parks Foundation. The Capital Group Foundation Photography Collection at Stanford University

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