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May 2018

#ME TOO: A Conversation with Tarana Burke

May 29 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Institute for Diversity in the Arts invites you to a special evening exploring the arts and social justice Tuesday May 29, 2018 #metoo: An evening with Tarana Burke Cubberley Auditorium 6pm-7:30pm Open to the public Tarana Burke is an African American civil rights activist, who In 2006 began using the phrase “Me Too”, to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and assault in society.  The phrase has since developed into a broader movement, following the 2017 use of…

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Trust, Transparency & Technology Panel Series: Trust and Transparency in Human – AI Collaborations

May 30 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Information technologies are expanding the parameters of media, pervading our environments, our systems, and our daily lives. The direct connection between people and their data is now brokered via algorithms. Machine learning, pattern recognition, and sensor driven applications play out behind the scenes. Understanding the conditions that help to build trust is a worthy challenge for the open, non-linear, multi-faceted, and globally connected world we live in. Trust, Transparency & Technology is a series of panel discussions that delve into…

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June 2018

The 2018 AABS Conference at Stanford University: The 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence

June 1 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

The Stanford University Libraries will be hosting a conference at Stanford University that will celebrate two important milestones – the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) and the 100th anniversary of independence of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The 2018 AABS conference at Stanford University: The 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence will bring together scholars interested in Baltic studies from all over the world and foster collaboration between Baltic and Stanford researchers. The…

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Stories of Exile, Reckoning, and Hope: A Reading by Ruta Sepetys, Julija Sukys, and Inara Verzemnieks

June 3 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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This open-air celebration of literature will feature three prominent writers who have explored themes of Baltic exile, reckoning, and hope in their work. Ruta Sepetys is the author of the riveting novel Between Shades of Gray, which deals with one Lithuanian family’s harrowing journey to Siberia and their daily struggle for survival in a labor camp. Julija Šukys uses letters, documents, and oral histories to weave together a compelling portrait of her Lithuanian grandparents in Siberian Exile: Blood, War, and…

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DLCL Spring Film Series: The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) Victor Erice

June 6 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Victor Erice’s 1973 film depicts the war-torn countryside of post-Civil War Spain from a child’s perspective, forcing viewers to rethink the ways that conflict affects society’s most marginalized subjects and the ways children resist the political power struggles they may or may not understand. Erice’s film is also remembered for its subtle critique of the Francoist regime and the way classic tales such as Frankenstein are propagandized for political purposes. Discussion will focus on analyzing the structures, actors, and acts…

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DLCL Spring Film Series: Inglourious Basterds (2009) Quentin Tarantino

June 13 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An all-star cast joins Quentin Tarantino’s panache for over-the-top action in this bold rewriting of an alternative history of the fall of Hitler. Tarantino’s second-highest grossing film, boasting a suite of awards and nominations, is a delightful retelling of the ways the marginalized, the outnumbered, and the most unexpected members of society join together to fight against fascism. Discussion will focus on analyzing the structures, actors, and acts of resistance, rebellion, and revolt in international film. In particular we will…

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SGS Summer Film Festival: “In Between”

June 13 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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IN BETWEEN (2016, dir. Maysaloun Hamoud) follows the lives of three strong and independent-minded Israeli-Palestinian women who share an apartment in Tel Aviv. Away from the constraints of their families and enforced tradition, they find themselves ‘in between’ the free and unfettered lives they’re aspiring to lead and the restrictions still imposed on them by their country and their families. Click here to view trailer. In Arabic with English subtitles. Q&A with Dr. Ramzi Salti will follow the film screening.  Dr. Salti…

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July 2018

Film Screening: Eva Hesse

July 26 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Artists such as Dan Graham, Richard Serra, Nancy Holt, Carl Andre, Robert and Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Eva’s husband Tom Doyle and her friend, writer Lucy Lippard speak candidly and with great passion about the 60’s, Eva’s work and her life. In addition, Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of the Tate Museums and Whitney curator Elisabeth Sussman have added their views on Hesse’s work and legacy. Hesse’s journals and correspondence provides much of the guiding narration.

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Film Screening: Eva Hesse

July 26 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Artists such as Dan Graham, Richard Serra, Nancy Holt, Carl Andre, Robert and Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Eva’s husband Tom Doyle and her friend, writer Lucy Lippard speak candidly and with great passion about the 60’s, Eva’s work and her life. In addition, Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of the Tate Museums and Whitney curator Elisabeth Sussman have added their views on Hesse’s work and legacy. Hesse’s journals and correspondence provides much of the guiding narration.

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