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April 2021

STUCK@HOME, Stanford Medicine Virtual Concert

April 22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

STUCK@HOME Stanford Medicine Virtual Concert We believe in the power of music to heal and unite, particularly during uncertain times.  Featuring: Dr. Seema Yasmin reading an excerpt from her book of poetry, If God Was a Virus, and musical performances by Stanford colleagues. April 22, 2021  5:30PM – 6:30PM (PDT) This event is free and open to the public.  Please register in advance here: https://stanford.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fY69HZDmRYeAxHbmJxTLGw After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing details about joining the webinar.

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Quarantine Sessions: A Distributed Electroacoustic Network Improvisation

April 25 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Coronavirus Crisis has changed our lives, and we are in the midst of a long period without concerts as we knew them. In addition to the problem of large audiences, the regulations also make it “virtually” impossible for musicians to get together, rehearse, or perform. However, many technologies and solutions are available, helping us to find new ways of collaborating and transporting our work to audiences. We have been programming, testing, and rehearsing in an online environment with artists…

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Racial Reckonings and the Future of the Humanities

April 28 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The term “reckoning” denotes acts of calculation, estimation and debts paid. It can carry a sense of a future settlements. It also refers to “ideas, opinions and judgments” as in the phrase, “I reckon.” To what extent, and how, might we imagine a racial reckoning via new work in arts and humanities? The recently formed Centering Race Consortium brings together researchers at four institutions: Brown, Stanford, the University of Chicago and Yale to “center” racial justice in the pursuit of…

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2021 Stanford Gender, Equity, and Justice Summit

April 30 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Stanford Women’s Community Center has the pleasure of announcing:  The Gender Equity and Justice Summit which will take place on April 29-30, 2021!  After a year of uncertainty, it is the joy of the Women’s Community Center to announce that we will be featuring Actress and Activist, Dominique Jackson, alongside a panel of inspiring local activists to share their wisdom, stories, and journey to activism with the Stanford community and beyond. The Summit will take place on Zoom over…

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May 2021

New West: Innovating at the Intersection

May 5 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The mid-century linen postcard, recognized for its color-saturated hues and textured finish, evolved as a rare hybrid of the mediums of photography, painting, and mass printing. New West, a comprehensive publication of this popular art form, explores the evolution of the American West through these vibrant and compelling images. Join us as Wolfgang Wagener and Leslie Erganian discuss their award-winning book New West: Innovating at the Intersection, Examining the Transformation of the West to Shape a Sustainable Future. The American…

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‘Traitors’ of Justice and Graphic Ethnography

May 6 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Conflict and Post-conflict situations are often marked by the urgency and need for reconciliation. But is reconciliation always linked to justice, peaceful processes or peaceful outcomes? How is the figure of the ‘traitor’ – ‘the enemy within’ – linked to the commonly conjoined twins of justice and reconciliation? What is the role of graphic ethnography in tracing these gaps and tumultuous configurations? What intertextual, intercitational registers do graphic novels draw on? The lecture will call into question the figuration of…

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CANCELED – The War of the Worlds: Rhum and Clay Theatre Company, written with Isley Lynn

May 7 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This work looks back through history and speaks to our times. Inspired by H.G. Wells’ sci-fi novel and Orson Welles’ radio adaptation and the wild reaction it inspired, Rhum and Clay’s The War of the Worlds wrestles with the media and the boundaries of truth in a thrilling broadcast of the end of the world.

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CANCELED – National Geographic Live: Wild Hope with Ami Vitale

May 19 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

From documenting war zones to donning a panda suit to remain anonymous among giant pandas, award-winning photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale shares her images and adventures from a career spent “living the story.”

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STUCK@HOME, Stanford Medicine Virtual Concert

May 20 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

STUCK@HOME Stanford Medicine Virtual Concert We believe in the power of music to heal and unite, particularly during uncertain times.  Recognizing AAPI Health Awareness Month and Honoring Asian Grandmothers May 20, 2021  5:30PM – 6:30PM (PDT) This event is free and open to the public.  Please register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing details about joining the webinar.

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Smart Photography: Producing Great Photos

May 27 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover the skills required for outstanding digital photos, explore the latest technologies (hardware/camera and software) to help create professional-looking photos. A great photo will add significant value to any communication project — yet getting that perfect photo can be a significant challenge. We often find ourselves searching endless photo libraries of un-useable options, spending hundreds of dollars for a high-end stock photo, or stressing about copyrights of an image found online. Imagine grabbing your smartphone or DSLR camera, stepping out…

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July 2021

A Loaded Camera: Gordon Parks

July 28 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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September 2021

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

September 22 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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