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December 2020

Conversations with Latin American Authors: Lina Britto

December 2 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Stanford Center for Latin American Studies, UC Davis Global Studies, and UC Davis Hemispheric Institute on the Americas presents: CONVERSATIONS WITH LATIN AMERICAN AUTHORS (a three-part series): December 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm PDT- Author Book: Marijuana Boom: The Rise and Fall of Colombia’s First Drug Paradise Author: Lina Britto, Associate Professor of History, Northwestern University with commentator A. Ricardo López-Pedreros, Professor of History, Western Washington University Register here for Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/authorconvo *These events are partially funded by the US Department of Education’s Title VI. 

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Book Talk: Man of My Time

December 3 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Set in Tehran and New York, Man of My Time is the story of Hamid Mozaffarian, who is as alienated from himself as he is from the world.  After decades of working with ambivalence for the Iranian government, Hamid travels on a diplomatic mission to New York, where he encounters his estranged family and retrieves the ashes of his father.  Tucked into a mint tin in Hamid’s pocket, the ashes propel him into an excavation of a lifetime of betrayals,…

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First Friday: For Stanford Students

December 4 8:00 pm - 10:00 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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Cultivating Healthy Self Esteem

December 11 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We are often torn between –  ‘Who we aspire to be’ vs ‘who we actually are’.‘How others want to mold us’ vs ‘how we want to naturally grow’‘What makes us feel good about ourselves in the short-term’ vs ‘what makes us good in the long-term’ How can we resolve these tensions by cultivating a healthy sense of self-esteem? Discover a locus of self-worth that goes beyond our net worth. 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Mantra Meditation  7:30 pm – 9:00…

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January 2021

Conversations with Latin American Authors Series: Autobiografía del algodón (Cristina Rivera Garza)

January 15, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Stanford CLAS, UC Davis Global Studies y UC Davis Hemispheric Institute on the Americas presenta la serie Conversaciones con autores latinoamericanos (Conversations with Latin American Authors): Viernes 15 de enero de 2021 | 1:00 pm PST: Autobiografía del algodón La poeta y escritora Cristina Rivera Garza, ganadora del MacArthur Fellowship 2020, presentará su nuevo libro con comentarios por el periodista y escritor Juan Villoro.  Registración de Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/criveragarza Live-stream: https://tinyurl.com/livestreamRG *El evento será transmitido en español. This event will be…

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Robbie Kubala on Desire-Satisfaction in Proust

January 20, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Robbie Kubala is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received my Ph.D. in Philosophy from Columbia University, where I also taught in the Core Curriculum. His research interests include normative ethics (esp. non-ideal moral theory), aesthetics (esp. aesthetic normativity), and philosophy in/of literature (esp. Proust).

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An Evening with an Immigrant: Inua Ellams

January 23, 2021 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered by many to be Boko Haram territory, awardwinning poet and playwright Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England in 1996 at age 12, moved to Ireland for three years, and then returned to London to work as a writer and graphic designer. Littered with poems, stories, and anecdotes, Inua tells his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant story of escaping fundamentalist Islam, experiencing prejudice and friendship in Dublin, performing…

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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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Mother to Mother: Reconciliation and Remembrance

February 27, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Featuring a soprano solo, string quartet, and texts read by Stanford students, this performance is a reflection on the story of Amy Biehl (1967–93), a Stanford undergraduate alumna and Fulbright Scholar who died in the lead-up to South Africa’s first democratic election. A newly commissioned piece by distinguished South African composer Bongani Ndodana-Breen anchors a program that explores heartfelt responses to tragedy and urgently seeks ways forward.

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July 2021

A Loaded Camera: Gordon Parks

July 28, 2021 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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April 2022

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

April 6, 2022 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-Mon, 11am – 5pm, Thurs until 8pm. CLOSED TUES

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