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September 2020

Coded Bias Film Screening

September 30 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) and Stanford Arts on September 30 at 4pm PDT for a 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. The panel discussion will include Coded Bias director Shalini Kantayya and HAI co-director and computer vision expert Fei-Fei Li, moderated by HAI associate director and Stanford professor of English Michele Elam.

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October 2020

FIRST FRIDAYS COCKTAIL HOUR: Whetting our Appetite for the Future of Cinema

October 2 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pratibha’s independent work has been supported and recognized by the NEA, Sundance Institute, Fork Films, ITVS and featured at international films festivals including Flaherty, Berlin Film Festival, London International Film Festival, Outfest, Frameline. She is a recipient of life time achievement awards including the Frameline Award (US) & the Icon Award (UK) Pratibha is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, a member of the Directors’ Guild of America and a Sundance Alumni.

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Community Hour with Salamishah Tillet

October 3 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Salamishah Tillet, Henry Rutgers Professor of African American and African Studies and Creative Writing, Rutgers University, Newark, and Co-Founder of A Long Walk Home, will be our special guest on the Community Hour on Saturday at 1pm PST.  We will discuss Black feminism, art and activism, and surviving sexual violence. This Community Hour will be on Elizabeth Gilbert’s Instagram Live:  @elizabeth_gilbert_writer.Elizabeth Gilbert is the best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love; The Signature of All Things; and City of Girls. For more information…

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Film Screening and Panel Discussion: NASRIN

October 8 10:00 am - 11:00 am

RSVP to receive a link for the screening and live panel discussion.  NASRIN is an immersive portrait of attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh, one of the world’s most prominent human rights activists and political prisoners. Written and directed by Jeff Kaufman, produced by Marcia Ross, and secretly filmed in Iran by women and men who risked arrest to make it, the film also tells the story of Iran’s remarkably resilient women’s rights movement.  Nasrin has long fought for the rights of women, children,…

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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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Contested History, Art, and the Politics of Trauma

October 27 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies and the program for Native American Studies present  Contested History, Art, and the Politics of Trauma: San Francisco’s Washington High School Mural Controversy Featuring: David Treuer, Professor of English at USC, noted writer and Native American studies scholar, author of The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow, respected filmmakers who are producing a documentary about the mural and the controversy surrounding it. The event will feature…

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Revealing History: Voices from the Stanford Oral History Program [VIRTUAL]

October 29 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Why is oral history special? What can we learn about the history of Stanford that the documents in the archives don’t always tell us? Join us for a listening tour of the Stanford oral history collections and a compelling demonstration of the power of this most personal of historical methodologies. You’ll learn about the history of Stanford’s unique volunteer-driven oral history program from program manager and Stanford alum Natalie Marine-Street, experience the excitement conveyed in oral history interviews, and watch…

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Part One: Exploration with Eamon Ore-Giron

October 29 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

A two-part exploration of depictions of Latin American and border cultures through the moving image and sound. Artist Eamon Ore-Giron will present a selection of film clips, artist videos, and footage documenting different indigenous and folkloric performances that have influenced his practice. His body of work, which spans painting, video, and music, makes manifest a history of transnational exchange. This two-part program will highlight works that feature formal qualities and nuanced depictions of cross-cultural evolution and particular subcultures and traditions…

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November 2020

CANCELED – *CANCELED* – National Geographic Live: Untamed with Filipe DeAndrade

November 5 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

We regret to inform you that this performance is canceled. Learn more about Filipe DeAndrade’s latest projects here. Wildlife filmmaker and conservationist Filipe DeAndrade, star of Nat Geo WILD’s Untamed, gives his unfiltered look at what it’s like to come face-to-face with wild animals, survive extreme environments, and make unexpected discoveries. He’ll also share a preview of his new  documentary, The River and The Wall, which focuses on wildlife along the Mexico-U.S. border.

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CANCELED – *CANCELED* – Queer Horror Gravest Hits

November 6 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We regret to inform you that this performance is canceled. Learn more about Carla Rossi’s latest projects here. Anthony Hudson as alter ego Carla Rossi, “Portland’s premier drag clown,” comes to Bing for a two-night residency. A member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Hudson finds inspiration in the drama and tension living in the in-between of race and sexual orientation in white pop culture. Hosted by Carla Rossi and culled from four years of Queer Horror’s short film nights at Portland’s…

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Part Two: Exploration with Eamon Ore-Giron

November 12 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

A two-part exploration of depictions of Latin American and border cultures through the moving image and sound. Artist Eamon Ore-Giron will present a selection of film clips, artist videos, and footage documenting different indigenous and folkloric performances that have influenced his practice. His body of work, which spans painting, video, and music, makes manifest a history of transnational exchange. This two-part program will highlight works that feature formal qualities and nuanced depictions of cross-cultural evolution and particular subcultures and traditions…

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December 2020

Discussion of the film, “Walk with Me” by Professor Paul Harrison

December 3 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Prior to the film discussion: Please watch “Walk with Me,” a film directed by Marc J Francis and Max Pugh, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, from the comfort of your home. The film, starring Thich Nhat Hanh and Benedict Cumberbatch, takes us deep inside a Zen Buddhist community which practices the art of mindfulness in rural France and on the road in the United States.  The film is available for viewing through the following platforms: Documentary Mania:http://www.documentarymania.com/player.php?title=Walk%20with%20Me Kanopy with your public…

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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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March 2021

Kronos Quartet: A Thousand Thoughts

March 3, 2021 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Oscar-nominated filmmakers Sam Green and Joe Bini teamed up with Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet for a multimedia performance piece that blends live music and narration with archival footage and filmed interviews with prominent artists such as Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, Steve Reich, Wu Man, and Terry Riley. Together on stage, Green and Kronos interact with the stirring cinematic imagery to craft an important record and exploration of late 20th and early 21st century music. Transcending the typical live music and film…

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May 2021

Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

May 20, 2021 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jenny Scheinman, a violinist, fiddler, singer/songwriter, and the project’s conceptual director, writes and performs original and archival Americana Roots music that stirs deep yearnings to return  to a simpler time. Working with filmmaker and director Finn Taylor (The Darwin Awards, Cherish, Dream with the Fishes), her project Kannapolis features archival film from the Great Depression by H. Lee Waters to weave a compelling narrative of a time long past. Themes of family, community, and hands-on industry underscored by labor songs and fiddle tunes resonate with fresh meaning…

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