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April 2020

Career Coaching for Artists w/ Masako Miyazaki (Part 1)

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

As part of our Artists's Series, we are truly excited to introduce the amazing interdisciplinary artist Masako Miyazaki who will be teaching this two-part workshop. Masako will lead students through the skills necessary to engage opportunities that sustain and nourish a career in the arts. Topics will include creating an online presence, networking, generating contracts for commissions, applying for artist residencies, and navigating graduate education in the arts. Masako Miyazaki's work ranges from sculpture and printmaking to film and animation.…

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Career Coaching for Artists w/ Masako Miyazaki (Part 2)

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As part of our Artists's Series, we are truly excited to introduce the amazing interdisciplinary artist Masako Miyazaki who will be teaching this two-part workshop. Masako will lead students through the skills necessary to engage opportunities that sustain and nourish a career in the arts. Topics will include creating an online presence, networking, generating contracts for commissions, applying for artist residencies, and navigating graduate education in the arts. Masako Miyazaki's work ranges from sculpture and printmaking to film and animation.…

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May 2020

Arts Alumni: Live From Their Living Room

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a conversation between Javier Stell-Fresquez (BA'13)  and Amara Tabor Smith -- two contemporary choreographer/performers who draw inspiration from ancestry and ritual, and through their work challenge ingrained beliefs about race, gender and identity. Javier will share videos of her experimental performance piece, Mother the Verb, followed by a Q&A. For more information about it see www.facebook.com/mothertheverb   Javier Stell-Frésquez (Piru & Tigua Native American from El Paso, Texas; “she”/“he” pronouns) serves Indigenous communities of the Bay, with…

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Arts Alumni: Live From Their Living Room

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Enjoy a living room concert with contemporary folk musician Lizzie No (BA ‘13) whose original sound has been lauded by Rolling Stone and Billboard Magazine, followed by a Q& led by co-term senior / singer / songwriter / music producer Clarissa Carter. About Lizzie No With the release of her debut album, 'Hard Won,' in March 2017, singer-songwriter, harpist, and guitarist Lizzie No established herself as one of the most exciting new voices in contemporary folk music. Billboard Magazine called the…

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Arts Alumni: Live From Their Living Room

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Watch Alice Wu's (BS ‘90 MS ‘92) new film The Half of It, an “adorable queer Cyrano riff,” which premiered on Netflix May 1, and then join us for a Q&A with the acclaimed filmmaker. More about Alice: Alice Wu is a Chinese-American film director and screenwriter. After earning a master’s degree in computer science at Stanford University, she designed software at Microsoft before becoming a full-time filmmaker. Alice’s debut feature, SAVING FACE -- starring Michelle Krusiec and Joan…

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In Conversation – DJ Lynnée Denise and Maritri Garrett

May 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a conversation between world renowed DJ Scholar Lynnée Denise,  a lecturer and writer, as well as the founder of WildSeed Cultural Group and Maritri Garrett, the deeply soulful musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist who studied with both Geri Allen and Grady Tate.  This engaging exchange will center on how one can develop and grow as artists and pursue one's work while maintaining artistic and intellectual independence.They will speak on their extraordinary individual journeys as they built their…

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Healing Hearts Circle Series with Walter Thompson-Hernandez

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As part of our Healing Hearts Circle Series, we are truly excited to introduce the amazing Walter Thompson-Hernandez. As a writer for The New York Times, Walter’s stories come from the people he meets and gets to know, giving voice to the humanity and struggles of those most alienated, oppressed and marginalized. A multi-media artist, his work honors the triumph and tragedy of the lives of diverse people and communities. He is the 2019 recipient of the Whiting Creative Non-Fiction…

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June 2020

Meditative Practice and Social Activism – Healing Hearts Circle with Kamilah Majied

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A healing moment of reflection and engagement at a time of grief and rage in our nation, this event is open to people of all ethnicities. Kamilah will lead a guided meditation to center us amidst the volatile situation in which we find ourselves, followed by reflections on how contemplation guides action. She will share her insights on how contemplative practice enables us to process and harness emotions of rage and hatred in the face of racial violence and injustice…

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A Poetic Exchange with A-lan Holt & Marc Bamuthi Joseph

June 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Poet and multi-disciplinary artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph joins IDA Director A-lan Holt in a live dialogue with poetry at its center. Through the power of literary expression, Joseph and Holt discuss the importance of our present, and the possibilities of the future.  Location Via Zoom

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August 2020

Arts Alumni: Live From Their Living Room

August 3 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Join us for a panel discussion with the writers behind Hidden Figures and the live-action Mulan, and co-chairs of the Women's Writers Committee of WGA, Allison Schroeder, Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek. Moderated by Lauren Clark (American Studies, '20).  Co-sponsored by Stanford Students in Entertainment and American Studies.  About the panelists:  Allison Schroeder is best known for her Academy Award nominated screenplay Hidden Figures (2016). She has since worked on Christopher Robin (2018) and Frozen II (2019). Allison studied economics…

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