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May 2021

Triangulando la colonialidad: Objetos, contradicciones y memoria pública

May 19 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mahdis Azarmandi es profesora de la Universidad de Canterbury. Lleva a cabo investigación en la encrucijada de estudios de “Peace and Conflict”, “Critical Race” y “Whiteness”. Tiene un interés particular en cuestiones de justicia social y anti-racismo. Estudia epistemologías de la ignorancia y cómo se reproducen dentro del movimiento enfocado en la justicia social. Su trabajo se nutre de la interseccionalidad y la “Critical Race Theory” tanto como la teoría decolonial. Además de su trabajo sobre anti-racism, escribe sobre la…

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Conversation with filmmakers and co-author: HBO Documentary “TINA” and “Happiness Becomes You”

May 20 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Description: As a recording artist, Tina Turner’s career spans sixty years, and most recently includes a series of interfaith albums called Beyond. For nearly fifty of those years, Turner has practiced SGI Nichiren Buddhism. In 2020, she released Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good (Atria), co-authored with Taro Gold and Regula Curti. This memoir details the role of Buddhism in her life and career. Her religious practice was also captured in the 2021 HBO Films…

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Losing Our Minds, Coming to Our Senses: Sensory readings of Persian literature (A Hafezian Banquet)

May 27 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Literary research premised on sensory studies challenges above all the monopolization of modern Persian literary criticism by socio-political discourses, which generally rely on content-based approaches constructing “committed readings” of literary production. “Committed readings” circumscribe the significance of the literary by allowing the text to only be a site of resistance and calls to action, thus foreclosing opportunities for alternative readings. Sensory studies challenge the limits of such approaches, and this confrontation takes place in the fields of aesthetics-stylistics and literary…

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Theater of War Frontline | For frontline health workers.

May 27 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dramatic readings of Sophocles’ Philoctetes and Women of Trachis as a catalyst for a discussion about the impact of Covid-19. Theater of War for Frontline is an innovative project that presents dramatic readings by acclaimed actors of scenes from ancient Greek plays to help nurses, doctors, first responders, and other health care professionals, along with concerned citizens and those impacted by COVID-19, engage in healing, constructive discussions about the unique challenges and stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic. Featuring performances by…

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Virtual Author Event: Jeanette Arakawa and “The Little Exile”

May 27 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Bill Lane Center and the Palo Alto City Library for a virtual author event with Jeanette Arakawa, as she discusses her autobiographical novel, The Little Exile, based on her own experience as an internee in the 1940s at the Rohwer War Relocation Center in Arkansas. Her experience helped shape her advocacy and work in the Bay Area, in particular working with Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI).  Jeanette was born in San Francisco, California to immigrants from Japan in October 1932…

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June 2021

Frederic Clark: The First Pagan Historian

June 3 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Fortunes of a Fraud from Antiquity to the EnlightenmentPlease join us for a book talk by 2020-21 Stanford Humanities Center fellow Frederic Clark, as part of the Inside the Center series. The annals of literary history are replete with examples of formerly famous books that have fallen into obscurity and neglect. But few have experienced as marked a reversal of fortune, or as ignominious a fall, as Dares the Phrygian’s History of the Destruction of Troy. Though scarcely read today,…

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September 2021

Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Cantor

September 29 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Experience over 100 acquisitions to the Cantor’s collection that investigate issues of identity, social justice, and humanity’s changing relationship with nature. IMAGE: Ambreen Butt (Pakistan, b. 1969), Untitled, 2008. Hard ground and soft ground etching, aquatint, spitbite aquatint, drypoint, and chine collé, with hand-coloring. Palmer Gross Ducommun Fund, 2011.38.5 Admission Info Cantor Arts Center: Open Wed-Sun, 11am – 5pm. CLOSED MON & TUES

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February 2022

A Loaded Camera: Gordon Parks

February 23, 2022 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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