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September 2020

Stanford Geospatial Center Office(less) Hours

September 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Office(less) Hours are back, and they are really officeless, now! We’ll have SGC staff here and guests from the rest of the Branner Earth Sciences & Map Collection family, on a weekly basis throughout the Autumn Quarter. Drop by for quick support for any of your Spatial questions! https://stanford.zoom.us/j/91213465205?pwd=MW0xamJlYkFvMTVTL2tYQjA1RmFkUT09

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Stanford 2020 Contemplation By Design Summit

September 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free events start today, and are offered Sept. 30– Oct. 6, 2020, to further individual and community health and well-being, and creative excellence to serve the greater good in these unprecedented times.  Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resilience, well-being, wisdom, compassion, and sustainable, ethical, purposeful service. Summit participants will have the opportunity to cultivate perspective, meaningful purpose, and contemplative practices that refresh and renew the mind-body-spirit. The full Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2020 Summit…

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CBD 2020: Renewing Resilience & Respect: Contemplative Skills for Personal and National Well-being

September 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Impermanence, uncertainty and change are abundantly apparent right now. Contemplative practices build our capacity to engage with these realities with resilience, respect, and compassion. The pandemic, economic strife, racial upheaval, and the polarized political process illuminate immortality, disparities, inequalities, and immorality. The salience of these challenging issues offers the opportunity to no longer distract ourselves from engaging with what has been with us all along, but now can no longer be ignored. Contemplative practices (CP) cultivate the capacity to wholeheartedly…

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Bodies and Pain: Reflections on History, Policy, and the Changing Market for Racial Science

September 30 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

Keith Andrew Wailoo is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University where he teaches in the Department of History and the School of Public and International Affairs. He is former Chair of the Department of History, the former Vice Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs, and current President of the American Association for the History of Medicine.  He is an award-winning author on drugs and drug policy; race, science, and health; genetics…

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October 2020

Stanford 2020 Contemplation By Design Summit

October 1 7:30 am - 8:15 am

Free events offered today and daily through Oct. 6, 2020, to further individual and community health and well-being, and creative excellence to serve the greater good in these unprecedented times.  Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resilience, well-being, wisdom, compassion, and sustainable, ethical, purposeful service. Summit participants will have the opportunity to cultivate perspective, meaningful purpose, and contemplative practices that refresh and renew the mind-body-spirit. The full Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2020 Summit schedule is posted…

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CBD 2020: iPause Morning Guided Meditation, session 1 with Tia Rich, PhD

October 1 7:30 am - 8:15 am

In this breath-based guided meditation practice, you are invited to enjoy being part of a community of people sharing peaceful morning meditation. Participants are offered the free opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E. The five states of P.E.A.C.E. are: Pause (unwind), Exhale (breathe), Attend (awaken to your senses), Connect (to the present moment) and Express—to support cultivation of the five traits of P.E.A.C.E — Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.  As part…

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CBD 2020: new America: Race & Restoring The Democracy That Never Was

October 1 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Known for her willingness to sit with and speak uncomfortable truths with love, Rev. angel Kyodo williams notes, “Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.” She inspires a contemplative approach to evolving democracy in America and illuminates the collective process of transformative change . In this talk Rev. angel will address the fact that while in many ways we have been confronted with grasping the limits…

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Stanford 2020 Contemplation By Design Summit

October 2 7:15 am - 8:30 am

Free events today and daily through Oct. 6, 2020, to further individual and community health and well-being, and creative excellence to serve the greater good in these unprecedented times.  Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resilience, well-being, wisdom, compassion, and sustainable, ethical, purposeful service. Summit participants will have the opportunity to cultivate perspective, meaningful purpose, and contemplative practices that refresh and renew the mind-body-spirit. The full Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2020 Summit schedule is posted…

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CBD 2020: The Inner Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Between Doubt and Commitment

October 2 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

King often had to overcome his insecurities and doubts in order to inspire other people to join the struggle for civil and human rights. What can we learn from how King balanced his self-doubt with a strong commitment to change the world? Speaker: Prof. Clayborne Carson is the founder of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford University, where he is also the Martin Luther King Jr. Centennial Professor of History. In 1985, Coretta Scott King invited…

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FIRST FRIDAYS COCKTAIL HOUR: Whetting our Appetite for the Future of Cinema

October 2 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pratibha’s independent work has been supported and recognized by the NEA, Sundance Institute, Fork Films, ITVS and featured at international films festivals including Flaherty, Berlin Film Festival, London International Film Festival, Outfest, Frameline. She is a recipient of life time achievement awards including the Frameline Award (US) & the Icon Award (UK) Pratibha is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, a member of the Directors’ Guild of America and a Sundance Alumni.

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CBD 2020: Liberation Through Love and Rage

October 2 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

As Audre Lorde has written, there is so much data in our anger. One of the things that we can learn is how to let our anger show us where we have been hurt. We can let this great unveiling happen through the profound practice of radical love. When we embrace this deep wish to be happy, then we can move into the cultivation of our anger, which can place us into a direct relationship with our rage. While anger…

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CBD 2020: Working for Freedom on All Fronts: The Radical Dharma Framework for Liberation

October 3 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dropping into the truth of our own experience of the world as it is, this daylong with the authors of Radical Dharma: Talking Race Love & Liberation, Dr. Jasmine Syedullah, Lama Rod Owens, and Rev. angel Kyodo williams invites participants into a step-by-step integrated cumulative contemplative approach to collective embodied liberation, The Radical Dharma Framework for Liberation (lovingly called the RD5), a five-pillar strategy for social justice movement. Being fully present to what the world needs now and leaning into relationship with…

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Community Hour with Salamishah Tillet

October 3 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Salamishah Tillet, Henry Rutgers Professor of African American and African Studies and Creative Writing, Rutgers University, Newark, and Co-Founder of A Long Walk Home, will be our special guest on the Community Hour on Saturday at 1pm PST.  We will discuss Black feminism, art and activism, and surviving sexual violence. This Community Hour will be on Elizabeth Gilbert’s Instagram Live:  @elizabeth_gilbert_writer.Elizabeth Gilbert is the best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love; The Signature of All Things; and City of Girls. For more information…

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CBD 2020:Deliberative Democracy, Social Learning, and Conscious Conversation for Wise Foreign Policy

October 5 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Leading scholars of democracy, Stanford professors Larry Diamond, PhD and Francis Fukuyama, PhD and Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose, will discuss how to facilitate effective collective action at home and abroad through mature introspection, self-aware public discourse, and social learning.  Diamond, Fukuyama and Rose will discuss the power of conscious communication, respectful dialogue, and deliberative democracy as effective ways out of the all too prevalent polarizing political discourse that preys on fears. Their work offers hope that a contemplative approach can help solve…

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CBD 2020: P.E.A.C.E. Concert by Stanford Talisman A Cappella group

October 6 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

This annual P.E.A.C.E. concert culminates the 2020 Contemplaion By Design Summit. Join us to celebrate through music and song the experience of five states of P.E.A.C.E.: Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature/yourself/others, and Express.  Stanford Talisman a cappella group will share their gifts of song and insight. Each song will include a short introduction in which a member of Talisman will share why the song is an expression of that specific P.E.A.C.E. state. REGISTER here to enjoy this online…

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Closing the Race Gap in Climate Science

October 7 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd is a leading international expert in weather and climate and is the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia.  Dr. Shepherd was the 2013 President of American Meteorological Society (AMS), the nation’s largest and oldest professional/science society in the atmospheric and related sciences. 

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Film Screening and Panel Discussion: NASRIN

October 8 10:00 am - 11:00 am

RSVP to receive a link for the screening and live panel discussion.  NASRIN is an immersive portrait of attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh, one of the world’s most prominent human rights activists and political prisoners. Written and directed by Jeff Kaufman, produced by Marcia Ross, and secretly filmed in Iran by women and men who risked arrest to make it, the film also tells the story of Iran’s remarkably resilient women’s rights movement.  Nasrin has long fought for the rights of women, children,…

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Community Engaged Research – What it is, What it isn’t, and Is it for you?

October 12 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop series is designed with Stanford graduate students in mind who are interested in learning more about and developing their skills around community-engaged scholarship and community-based research. Invited speakers include leaders and practitioners across disciplinary fields. Community-based research differs from “traditional” research in that it aims to cultivate non-hierarchical relationships between “researchers” and “communities.” Within this research approach, community members are also researchers and work side by side with university researchers in the design, conceptualization, and actualization of a…

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“Black Music Revealed” with guest speaker Naomi André

October 26 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

“Black Music Revealed: Black composers, performers, and themes from the 18th century to the present,” a Fall 2020 seminar presented by Professor Paul Phillips, welcomes guest lecturer Naomi André (professor, University of Michigan) this week, viewable on Zoom. | RSVP required for non-Stanford attendees. Naomi André is Professor in Women’s Studies, the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, and the Residential College Arts and Ideas in the Humanities program at the University of Michigan. She received her B.A. in music from…

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Revealing History: Voices from the Stanford Oral History Program [VIRTUAL]

October 29 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Why is oral history special? What can we learn about the history of Stanford that the documents in the archives don’t always tell us? Join us for a listening tour of the Stanford oral history collections and a compelling demonstration of the power of this most personal of historical methodologies. You’ll learn about the history of Stanford’s unique volunteer-driven oral history program from program manager and Stanford alum Natalie Marine-Street, experience the excitement conveyed in oral history interviews, and watch…

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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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March 2021

Bessie, Billie, Nina: Pioneering Women in Jazz

March 20, 2021 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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