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November 2019

The Experience Sankofa Project Living Museum

November 21, 2019 @ 10:45 am - 9:30 pm

The Experience Sankofa Project Living Museum is an innovative installation exhibit that combines history, live performance art, and sacred altars into an interactive timeline that brings African and American history to life.  This project highlights and commemorates the Black diaspora experience, and in light of that, groups moving through the living museum will go through moderated discussion sessions before and after the exhibit to reflect on the project. We welcome all members of the community to thoughtfully engage in this…

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December 2019

Survived + Punished: Ending the Criminalization of Survival Through Advocacy and Research

December 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This panel will feature three guests from Survived & Punished (S&P), a national coalition that includes survivors, organizers, victim advocates, legal advocates and attorneys, policy experts, scholars, and currently and formerly incarcerated people. S&P organizes to de-criminalize efforts to survive domestic and sexual violence, support and free criminalized survivors, and abolish gender violence, policing, prisons, and deportations. In this panel, speakers will discuss varying routes towards de-criminalization, both from an academic and grassroots organizing perspective. After the panel, there will…

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January 2020

Artist Talk with DJ Lynnée Denise

January 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lynnée Denise was shaped as a DJ by her parent’s record collection. She’s an artist, scholar, and writer whose work reflects on underground cultural movements, the 1980s, migration studies, theories of escape, and electronic music of the African Diaspora. Lynnée Denise coined the phrase ‘DJ Scholarship’ to reposition the role of the DJ from a party purveyor to an archivist, cultural custodian and information specialist of music with critical value. Location Harmony House

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CAF and SIPA Informational Session

January 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Community Arts Fellows (CAF) have the opportunity to spend a summer working full time in the areas of curating, presenting, outreach and/or arts education with a focus on racial/social justice issues. Fellows may work in the United States or abroad. CAF fellows work with an arts organization or a community-based organization using the arts to further racial/social justice. With the help of IDA staff, CAF Fellows will determine a course of research and preparation for their summer learning experience. The Summer…

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Poetry Workshop with Charif Shanahan

January 31 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Charif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry/SIU Press, 2017), which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry and the Publishing Triangle's Thom Gunn Award.  He is a Jones Lecturer in Poetry in the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University. Shanahan’s poems appear in numerous journals, including American Poetry Review, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, PBS NewsHour, Poem-A-Day of the Academy of American…

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February 2020

there is no Other: musical routes to racial justice | 15th Annual Anne and Loren Kieve Lecture

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and Stanford Live for the 15th Annual Anne and Loren Kieve Distinguished Lecture and Demonstration with multi-instrumentalist and musicologist Rhiannon Giddens. Giddens is a founding member of the Grammy-winning American roots band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, a 2017 MacArthur Genius Award recipient and a regular on CMT’s Nashville. Giddens’ brilliant work traces the 19th century evolution of the banjo from its West African origins and its subsequent travels among…

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Poetry Workshop with Monica Sok

February 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Monica Sok is a Cambodian American poet and the daughter of former refugees. She is the author of Year Zero, winner of a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. Her work has been recognized with a "Discovery" Prize from 92Y. She teaches poetry to Southeast Asian youths at the Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants and Banteay Srei in Oakland, California. Her debut poetry collection A Nail the Evening Hangs On is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in February 2020.…

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DJ Lynnée Denise Presents:  Black To Techno and the Black Music 80’s

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 A Public conversation and Performative lecture Our artist in residence, world renowned DJ Lynnée Denise will talk about her role in the short film "Black To Techno" by Jenn Nkiru as it explores the lineage of Detroit techno and "what it means to be in tune with the machine".While speaking on her work and her exploration of techno roots,  DJ Lynnée Denise will contextualize various music genres as they relate to black identities and queerness in response to misery, resistance…

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March 2020

Artist Talk with Janani Balasubramanian

March 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Janani Balasubramanian is a writer, new media artist, and immersive theater maker based in New York City. Balasubramanian’s practice involves deep collaborations with astrophysicists, as well as engagement with both old storytelling forms and contemporary technologies (such as augmented and virtual reality).  Location Roble Arts Gym

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DJ Lynnée Denise in Conversation with Fredara HADLEY Ethnomusicology in the Digital Age and Beyond

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Fredara Hadley is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Juilliard. Professor Hadley is involved with the Society of Ethnomusicology, the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, and Experience Music Project's Popular Music Conference. She is also the founder of Jooksi, a company that provides music education and music-based walking tours of New York City. Location Sweet Hall Conference, Room 020

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