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April 2020

Fundamentals of Online Teaching Workshop

April 1 9:30 am - 11:00 am

This workshop provides instructors with teaching strategies for creating an inclusive and effective online learning experience for students. We will look at key principles of online pedagogy, including how to build community with students, and also Q&A issues that arise in the transition to the online environment.

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CANCELED – Film Screening: Birth of a Movement

April 1 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In 1915, African American newspaper editor and activist William M. Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith’s notoriously Klu Klux Klan-friendly blockbuster The Birth of a Nation, which unleashed a fight still raging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. The Birth of a Movement features Spike Lee, Renald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and DJ Spooky (who created a new score and remix of the Griffith film), as well as numerous clips from…

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POSTPONED: ‘The Rescue List’ film screening + Q&A with the directors

April 2 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

DUE TO UNIVERSITY RECOMMENDATIONS SURROUNDING COVID-19, THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED. YOU MAY STILL RSVP TO RECEIVE AN EMAIL REGARDING THE DATE CHANGE. The Rescue List is an intimate documentary following two children who are rescued from modern slaveryon Lake Volta in Ghana, and their recoveries as they prepare to return to their families. The film depicts a moving story of friendship and courage that transcends the trope of victimhood, exploring what it means to love and to survive. Through patiently…

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4/3 Facilitating Inclusion and Equity Online *note updated day/time*

April 3 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Educational research shows that creating inclusive and equitable learning environments promotes learning for all students. In the absence of face-to-face interactions, and in the presence of differential access to technologies and other learning support systems, it is imperative for instructors to implement strategies for creating inclusion and equity online. In this workshop, you will: Reflect on features that make learning environments inclusive and equitable Identify and commit to teaching strategies for creating inclusion and equity online Collaboratively troubleshoot potential challenges…

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CANCELED – Film Screening: Queen of Ireland

April 16 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An uplifting documentary about Ireland’s superstar drag queen Panti Bliss as she rises from ‘giant cartoon woman’ to one of the highest-profile activists in the LGBTIQ community. Within mainstream media, Rory O’Neill and his drag alter-ego Panti Bliss are commentators on the fringes, standing on the outside, looking in and saying the unsayable. Conor Horgan’s five years in the making documentary follows Rory’s journey of self-discovery against the backdrop of Ireland’s 2015 referendum on marriage equality. From dancing on stage…

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May 2020

CANCELED – Symphony for Nature: The Story of an Extraordinary Collaboration at Crater Lake

May 15 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Given the instances of community spread of COVID-19 in California and elsewhere, Stanford University is taking prudent steps that help to inhibit, rather than accelerate, the spread of the virus; therefore, many events that bring participants to campus through May 15 are being cancelled or postponed. Please regularly check this webpage for updates regarding this event. ***** Symphony for Nature is an acclaimed documentary film that tells the behind-the-scenes story of how classical musicians joined with indigenous drummers for…

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June 2020

2020 Spring Film Production 114 Film Screening

June 5 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Films by students enrolled in Film Production 114: Introduction to Film & Video Production. Q&A with Filmmakers and light refreshments immediately following screening.

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2020 Spring MFA Documentary Film Screening

June 11 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Films by First Year MFA students in the Documentary Film Program. Q&A with filmmakers and reception to immediately follow screening. Free and open to the public.

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2020 Thesis Documentary Film Screening

June 13 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Films by graduating Second Year MFA students in the Documentary Film Program. Q&A with filmmakers and reception to immediately follow screening. Free and open to the public.

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September 2020

The Third Annual Stanford-Duke Philosophy & Literature Graduate Conference: In & Out of Context

September 25

Stanford’s Philosophy and Literature Initiative and Duke’s Center for Philosophy, Arts, and Literature (PAL) is delighted to invite you to the 3rd Stanford-Duke Philosophy+Literature Graduate Student Conference. The conference will take place on September 25 and September 26 at Stanford University’s Margaret Jacks Hall. Caroline Levine (Cornell University, English) and Jan Zwicky (University of Victoria, Philosophy) will be the keynote speakers. This year’s conference topic, “In & Out of Context” brings together doctoral students and scholars that work at the intersection of philosophy and literature, the arts, media studies…

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October 2020

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

October 2 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

In October 2020 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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