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November 2020

Creating Community Partnerships: A Conversation With Members of the Yellowhead Institute

November 2 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 field. In this session, join us for a compelling panel discussion featuring Indigenous scholars and community organizers from the Yellowhead Institute who will share their approaches to research and partnerships.  The Yellowhead Institute is a First Nation-led research centre based in the Faculty of…

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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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Production | Beyond the Wound is a Portal

November 12 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Beyond the Wound is a Portal, directed by Mohr Visiting Artist and Obie-Award 2020 Winner Haruna Lee, is an immersive musical ritual that invites you to slow down and rest as we, the first line of curse breakers and spacewalkers, seed the magic and medicine of our imagination together. Singing bravely of collective joy over the tyranny of silence, we invoke our imagination as the salve for the wounded parts of ourselves and our community. 

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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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