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January 2021

Lou Henry Hoover, Stanford Class of 1898, and the Rights of Women [VIRTUAL EVENT]

January 26 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

(Pacific Standard Time) Speaker: Elena Danielson, Hoover Institution Archivist, Emerita While very aware of the obstacles she faced as a woman, Lou Henry succeeded in four careers beyond that of “First Lady”: writer, geologist, architect, and philanthropist. She adroitly used her management skills to promote and expand the Girl Scouts, a non-controversial fit as “First Lady” but with a lasting national impact on the welfare of women. Elena Danielson’s recent book, Hoover Tower at Stanford University, includes a lot of…

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Black Turntable Music Culture in the 1980s, Prof Adam Banks, Stanford University

January 27 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

Committed teacher. Midnight Believer. A Slow Jam in a Hip Hop world. Cerebral and silly, outgoing and a homebody. Vernacular and grounded but academic and idealistic too. Convinced that Donny Hathaway is the most compelling artist of the entire soul and funk era, and that we still don’t give Patrice Rushen enough love. He’s a crate digger, and DJ with words and ideas, and he believes that the people, voices and communities we bring with us to Stanford are every…

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Transcending Caste with Isabel Wilkerson

January 28 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm

Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize winner, celebrated non-fiction writer, and prestigious journalist, joins the Stanford Community on January 28th to share her narrative and stories about race and inherent structural systems of racism found globally, as described in her new book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. For more information on this speaker please visit prhspeakers.com. This event is for the Stanford community, SUnet ID required. This event will not be recorded.

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Cafecito Quechua

January 28 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Stanford’s Cafecito Quechua promotes Andean issues and cultures, inviting members to share their experiences with and passion for the region and its cultures. Meetings take place once per week and are open to anyone who wishes to attend. We will be bringing relevant cultural topics and news of the Quechua-speaking regions to our Bay Area community, and encourage people to learn more about Andean cultures. Every week we will also be teaching the basics of Quechua language to anyone who comes…

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Caudillo Machine Culture: The Rise of Machine Culture in Rural Argentine, 19th century

January 29 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This presentation examines two cultural narratives developed by two distinct groups (urban elite and rural folk) in Argentina during the nineteenth century. In this period, liberal elites developed an economic plan to transform agricultural practices and integrate the use of farm machinery and tools in everyday forms of crop farming and livestock raising to modernize the farming sector. Among these elites, the urban intellectuals sought more than to build an economy; they sought to build a nation-state, and hence, created…

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February 2021

What Institutional Courage Looks Like

February 3 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

This is episode 12 in the CASBS series Social Science for a World in Crisis. Learn more about the series here. Moderator: Estelle Freedman, Stanford University, CASBS fellow 2009-10, 2018-19, CASBS faculty fellow 2019-21Panelists: Jennifer Freyd (CASBS fellow 1989-90, 2018-19), Jennifer Gómez, Carolyn Warner (CASBS fellow 2017-18) We depend on institutions – government bodies, legal systems and law enforcement agencies, schools, places of worship, businesses, hospitals, and civic organizations – to serve, protect, and promote individual and community flourishing. When…

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Sharon Bridgforth Artist Talk

February 3 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Doris Duke Performing Artist, Sharon Bridgforth is a writer that creates ritual/jazz theatre. A 2020-2023 Playwrights’ Center Core Member, Sharon has received support from Creative Capital, MAP Fund, the National Performance Network and is a New Dramatists alumnae. Sharon has served as a dramaturg for the Urban Bush Women Choreographic Center Initiative’s Choreographic Fellowship program and was co-writer and performer for Amara Tabor-Smith’s, “REVIVAL: Millennial Remembering in the Afro NOW.” She has been in residence with: Brown University’s MFA…

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Sharad Goel, MS & E, CS, Sociology and the Law School and Mutale Nkonde, Digital Civil Society Lab,

February 3 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

Professor Goel, Assistant Professor of Management Science & Engineering, and by courtsesy in Computer Science, Sociology &  the Law School at Stanford University looks at public policy through the lens of computer science, bringing a computational perspective to a diverse range of contemporary social issues. Some topics he has recently worked on are: policing practices, including statistical tests for discrimination; fair machine learning, including in automated speech recognition; and U.S. elections, including swing voting, polling errors, voter fraud, and political polarization.  …

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When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art

February 5 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Cantor’s newest major exhibition focuses 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 audio (10:00 minutes); approximately…

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Artists on the Future: The Komal Shah and Gaurav Garg Artist Conversation Series

February 8 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for an evening with visual artist Shirin Neshat and Abbas Miliani, Director of Iranian Studies and Adjunct Professor at the Center on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law at the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University. The conversation will be moderated by Stanford’s interim Senior Associate Vice President for the Arts, Matthew Tiews.  ABOUT THE PROGRAM Artists on the Future provides renowned artists and cultural thought leaders with a platform to catalyze alternative perspectives on urgent socio-political issues…

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The Clayman Institute Artist’s Salon Featuring Valerie Miner

February 9 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

The Artist’s Salon presents writer and artist-in-residence Valerie Miner. Celebrating the publication of her 15th book, Valerie will talk about telling stories as well as read from her new book of short fiction. Bread and Salt, Miner’s fifth collection of short stories, uses the metaphor of “salvage” to consider the reclamation of the natural environment, human relationships, and material objects. The stories are about forgiveness, reunion, rescue, repair, return and restoration as Miner reveals how family and friendship are enriched by…

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Jumatatu Poe Artist Talk

February 17 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Jumatatu Poe is a dance/performance-based artist, educator, organizer, and voyager based in Philadelphia. Their early exposure to concert dance was through African dance and capoeira performances on California college campuses where their Pan-Africanist parents studied and worked, but formal dance training did not start until college with Umfundalai, Kariamu Welsh’s contemporary African dance technique. Their work continues to be influenced by various sources, including foundations in those living rooms and parties, early technical training in contemporary African dance, continued study…

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Conversations with Latin American Authors Series: The Art of Memory (Stefano Varese)

February 24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Stanford CLAS, UC Davis Global Studies, UC Davis Hemispheric Institute on the Americas y SJSU’s Department of World Languages and Literatures presents the Conversations with Latin American Authors series: February 24, 2021 at 12:00 pm PSTAuthor Stefano Varese, Professor Emeritus at UC Davis will discuss his new book The Art of Memory: An Ethnographer’s Journey with comments by Charles R. Hale, Dean of Social Sciences at UC Santa Barbara. Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/svareseLivestream link: https://tinyurl.com/livestreamVarese  *These events are partially funded by…

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March 2021

CANCELED – Bessie, Billie, Nina: Pioneering Women in Jazz

March 20 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A power trio of vocalists backed by an all-female band pays tribute to a flagship of civil rights progress that was launched by the formative work of three 20th-century African American women jazz artists. The anthemic songs of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone defied social norms and today continue to inspire a generational movement for greater equality and selfempowerment for women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community.

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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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