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UPDATE: Spring Class & COVID-19

To our IDA community During this time of change, we want to send you our love and solidarity. Today, as always, we take our cues from the most vulnerable of our communities. We send our support to BIPOC students, FLI students, Queer students, all those who might feel uprooted during this time. We send our…

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IDA Announces Annual Spring Class

UNLEARNING RACISM, REDEFINING IDENTITY:Culture Workers and the Frontlines of Change  AAAS / CSRE 170AUnits: 1-4Letter / Credit / No CreditDATE & TIME :  Wednesdays, 6:00 PM – 7:50 PMIDA Instructors:  A-lan Holt & Amara Tabor-SmithGuest Instructors: TBA The fabric of racism is inextricably woven and constructed into the founding principles of the United States. As such, the…

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Poetry Workshop with Safia Elhilo

In the last month, IDA has had the honor to host three rising and prominent poets of color for workshops with the community. We are so grateful to have been able to work with these amazing poets to foster a space for creativity and storytelling on campus.   On January 24th, we shared space with Safia…

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Announcing The Lyric McHenry Community Arts Fellowship 2020

New fund gives Stanford Undergraduates the opportunity to spend a summer working full time in the arts with a focus on racial/social justice issues.  January 16, 2020 It is with great pride that we announce the Lyric McHenry Community Arts Fellowship, at the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University.  This program is…

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Artist in the Spotlight: Introducing Student Fellow Angel Smith

Angel is a multimedia artist and an IDA fellow. She seeks to create Art that honors her ancestors (the past) as well as what kind of ancestor she would like to be (the future). And while all these are important in her practice, her Art is also deeply rooted in the Now, for her own…

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Lunch and Conversation with Kimberly Drew

On Tuesday, October 22nd, Kimberly Drew, writer, social activist, and curator of “black art and experiences” graced us with her presence to reflect on her experiences working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and her decision to leave that space to focus on writing her first book. Ever so accessible and attentive, she shared a…

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We wear one another: gestures towards repatriation through performance, a talk by Tanya Lukin Linklater

Investigating histories of archaeology, anthropology and repatriation on Kodiak Island, Alaska, and the work of black and Indigenous thinkers and artists, Lukin Linklater will contextualize her practice in performance alongside and in relation to cultural belongings as gestures towards repatriation. She will speak to a specific work, We wear one another, 2019, a commission for…

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