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September 2020

NSO Crafternoon with the WCC

September 19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Want to decompress and recharge with the WCC after your first week of classes? Then join us over zoom for a chill afternoon of collective healing and community building through gender equity-themed arts and crafts! Come chill with us and get to know your fellow new classmates while we sit back, relax, and express our creativity through mini canvas painting! Please note this event will be limited to the first 15 who sign up so please also use the link…

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Coded Bias Film Screening

September 23

You are invited to join the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) and Stanford Arts for a special screening and panel discussion of Coded Bias, a documentary film focusing on the ground-breaking research by MIT’s Joy Buolamwini into facial recognition technology’s troubling racial bias. Coded Bias, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, follows Buolamwini and other data scientists as they discover and investigate algorithmic injustice and push for legislation to protect people from the technology’s misuse.  Registration for the…

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How Change Comes: Knowledge + Justice in 2020 | Lecture by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

September 23 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

“Conquest? Collapse and Rise of Ancien Régime in 16th Century Spanish America and the Role of Paper Archives” Lecture by Jorge Cañizares-EsguerraAlice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History, The University of Texas at Austin How can distinctive, original scholarship encourage the pursuit of justice in society or the academy? In this new speaker series, scholars who have made indelible statements in both areas discuss the conditions of their work and how their political and intellectual investments inform each other. Historian and…

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Racial Justice and Climate Justice: A Conversation with Activist Elizabeth Yeampierre

September 23 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

Elizabeth Yeampierre is a internationally recognized Puerto Rican attorney and environmental and climate justice leader of African and Indigenous ancestry born and raised in New York City. A national leader in climate justice movement, Elizabeth is the co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance. She is Executive Director of UPROSE, Brooklyn’s oldest Latino community based organization. Her award winning vision for an inter-generational, multi-cultural and community led organization is the driving force behind UPROSE. 

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Conceptualizing Justice Across Academic Disciplines

September 24 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This year, the Stanford Humanities Center will support a Geballe Workshop Series on “Arts + Justice.” Led by Professor Jisha Menon and the collective energy of graduate students, we hope to engage with scholars and artists on the implications of justice (in all of its range of meanings), including the cultural terrain of law, aesthetics of resistance, practices of restorative justice, and the position of art within these debates. We truly hope you consider joining in these conversations, as we…

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How Change Comes: Knowledge + Justice in 2020 | Conversation with Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

September 25 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

“Conversations on the History of ‘Hispanics’ in the U.S., from Marginality to More Marginality” With Jorge Cañizares-EsguerraAlice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History, The University of Texas at Austin How can distinctive, original scholarship encourage the pursuit of justice in society or the academy? In this new speaker series, scholars who have made indelible statements in both areas discuss the conditions of their work and how their political and intellectual investments inform each other. Following his lecture on September 23, Professor Cañizares-Esguerra…

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Can We Rebuild Social Cohesion in the U.S.?

September 25 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

This is episode 8 in the CASBS series Social Science for a World in Crisis. Learn more about the series here. Moderator: David Brooks, columnist, The New York Times; Founder and Chair, Weave: The Social Fabric Project Panelists: Danielle Allen, Shaylyn Romney Garrett, Eric Klinenberg (CASBS fellow 2007-08, 2016-17), and Robert Putnam (CASBS fellow 1974-75, 1988-89) Our nation’s social fabric is torn by political polarization, distrust, disinformation, exclusion, coarsened public discourse, and divisions along geographic, cultural, and racial lines. The…

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Stanford 2020 Contemplation By Design Summit

September 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free events start today, and are offered Sept. 30– Oct. 6, 2020, to further individual and community health and well-being, and creative excellence to serve the greater good in these unprecedented times.  Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resilience, well-being, wisdom, compassion, and sustainable, ethical, purposeful service. Summit participants will have the opportunity to cultivate perspective, meaningful purpose, and contemplative practices that refresh and renew the mind-body-spirit. The full Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2020 Summit…

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CBD 2020: Renewing Resilience & Respect: Contemplative Skills for Personal and National Well-being

September 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Impermanence, uncertainty and change are abundantly apparent right now. Contemplative practices build our capacity to engage with these realities with resilience, respect, and compassion. The pandemic, economic strife, racial upheaval, and the polarized political process illuminate immortality, disparities, inequalities, and immorality. The salience of these challenging issues offers the opportunity to no longer distract ourselves from engaging with what has been with us all along, but now can no longer be ignored. Contemplative practices (CP) cultivate the capacity to wholeheartedly…

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Bodies and Pain: Reflections on History, Policy, and the Changing Market for Racial Science

September 30 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

Keith Andrew Wailoo is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University where he teaches in the Department of History and the School of Public and International Affairs. He is former Chair of the Department of History, the former Vice Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs, and current President of the American Association for the History of Medicine.  He is an award-winning author on drugs and drug policy; race, science, and health; genetics…

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Contemplative Resources for Dialogue: Spirituality, Nonviolent Communication & Relational Awareness

September 30 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Contemplative practice is usually considered an individual, internal process.  Join author and teacher Oren Jay Sofer for a discussion around leveraging contemplative tools for meaningful conversation around today’s pressing issues of equity, justice, and ecological survival. The talk will include a brief overview of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication and the relevance of mindfulness and associated practices for effective dialogue. This event is part of the free Stanford Contemplation By Design Summit, Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2020. The full…

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October 2020

Stanford 2020 Contemplation By Design Summit

October 1 7:30 am - 8:15 am

Free events offered today and daily through Oct. 6, 2020, to further individual and community health and well-being, and creative excellence to serve the greater good in these unprecedented times.  Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resilience, well-being, wisdom, compassion, and sustainable, ethical, purposeful service. Summit participants will have the opportunity to cultivate perspective, meaningful purpose, and contemplative practices that refresh and renew the mind-body-spirit. The full Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2020 Summit schedule is posted…

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CBD 2020: iPause Morning Guided Meditation, session 1 with Tia Rich, PhD

October 1 7:30 am - 8:15 am

In this breath-based guided meditation practice, you are invited to enjoy being part of a community of people sharing peaceful morning meditation. Participants are offered the free opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E. The five states of P.E.A.C.E. are: Pause (unwind), Exhale (breathe), Attend (awaken to your senses), Connect (to the present moment) and Express—to support cultivation of the five traits of P.E.A.C.E — Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.  As part…

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CBD 2020: new America: Race & Restoring The Democracy That Never Was

October 1 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Known for her willingness to sit with and speak uncomfortable truths with love, Rev. angel Kyodo williams notes, “Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.” She inspires a contemplative approach to evolving democracy in America and illuminates the collective process of transformative change . In this talk Rev. angel will address the fact that while in many ways we have been confronted with grasping the limits…

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Stanford 2020 Contemplation By Design Summit

October 2 7:15 am - 8:30 am

Free events today and daily through Oct. 6, 2020, to further individual and community health and well-being, and creative excellence to serve the greater good in these unprecedented times.  Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resilience, well-being, wisdom, compassion, and sustainable, ethical, purposeful service. Summit participants will have the opportunity to cultivate perspective, meaningful purpose, and contemplative practices that refresh and renew the mind-body-spirit. The full Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2020 Summit schedule is posted…

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CBD 2020: The Inner Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Between Doubt and Commitment

October 2 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

King often had to overcome his insecurities and doubts in order to inspire other people to join the struggle for civil and human rights. What can we learn from how King balanced his self-doubt with a strong commitment to change the world? Speaker: Prof. Clayborne Carson is the founder of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford University, where he is also the Martin Luther King Jr. Centennial Professor of History. In 1985, Coretta Scott King invited…

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CBD 2020: Liberation Through Love and Rage

October 2 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

As Audre Lorde has written, there is so much data in our anger. One of the things that we can learn is how to let our anger show us where we have been hurt. We can let this great unveiling happen through the profound practice of radical love. When we embrace this deep wish to be happy, then we can move into the cultivation of our anger, which can place us into a direct relationship with our rage. While anger…

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First Friday: For Stanford Students

October 2 7:00 pm - 9:30 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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CBD 2020: Working for Freedom on All Fronts: The Radical Dharma Framework for Liberation

October 3 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dropping into the truth of our own experience of the world as it is, this daylong with the authors of Radical Dharma: Talking Race Love & Liberation, Dr. Jasmine Syedullah, Lama Rod Owens, and Rev. angel Kyodo williams invites participants into a step-by-step integrated cumulative contemplative approach to collective embodied liberation, The Radical Dharma Framework for Liberation (lovingly called the RD5), a five-pillar strategy for social justice movement. Being fully present to what the world needs now and leaning into relationship with…

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CBD 2020:Deliberative Democracy, Social Learning, and Conscious Conversation for Wise Foreign Policy

October 5 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Leading scholars of democracy, Stanford professors Larry Diamond, PhD and Francis Fukuyama, PhD and Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose, will discuss how to facilitate effective collective action at home and abroad through mature introspection, self-aware public discourse, and social learning.  Diamond, Fukuyama and Rose will discuss the power of conscious communication, respectful dialogue, and deliberative democracy as effective ways out of the all too prevalent polarizing political discourse that preys on fears. Their work offers hope that a contemplative approach can help solve…

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CBD 2020: P.E.A.C.E. Concert by Stanford Talisman A Cappella group

October 6 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

This annual P.E.A.C.E. concert culminates the 2020 Contemplaion By Design Summit. Join us to celebrate through music and song the experience of five states of P.E.A.C.E.: Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature/yourself/others, and Express.  Stanford Talisman a cappella group will share their gifts of song and insight. Each song will include a short introduction in which a member of Talisman will share why the song is an expression of that specific P.E.A.C.E. state. REGISTER here to enjoy this online…

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Closing the Race Gap in Climate Science

October 7 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd is a leading international expert in weather and climate and is the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia.  Dr. Shepherd was the 2013 President of American Meteorological Society (AMS), the nation’s largest and oldest professional/science society in the atmospheric and related sciences. 

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Slow Loss: Black Feminism & Endurance

October 8 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Dr. Jennifer Nash in conversation with Dr. Charles Kronengold as they discuss her forthcoming work (pre-circulated in advance to those who RSVP). The first ten to RSVP to this event will also receive a complimentary copy of Nash’s Black Feminism Reimagined After Intersectionality (2019). Led by Professor Jisha Menon and the collective energy of graduate students, this event is a part of the “Arts + Justice” Geballe Workshop Series of the Stanford Humanities Center. Throughout the year, we hope to engage with…

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Second Sunday at Home

October 11 11:00 am - 11:30 am

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, a registration link, and the activity guide. https://museum.stanford.edu/museums-home#SecondSunday The session will also be streamed via our Facebook page (LINK TO https://www.facebook.com/cantorarts). You can watch past editions of Second Sunday at home!Please visit our…

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Community Engaged Research – What it is, What it isn’t, and Is it for you?

October 12 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop series is designed with Stanford graduate students in mind who are interested in learning more about and developing their skills around community-engaged scholarship and community-based research. Invited speakers include leaders and practitioners across disciplinary fields. Community-based research differs from “traditional” research in that it aims to cultivate non-hierarchical relationships between “researchers” and “communities.” Within this research approach, community members are also researchers and work side by side with university researchers in the design, conceptualization, and actualization of a…

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