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Getting Played: Second Annual Symposium on Equity in the Entertainment Industry and Awards

The day before the Oscars on February 27, 2016, the public is invited to join experts from the fields of entertainment, psychology, education, law, and social justice for Getting Played, the Second Annual Symposium on Equity in the Entertainment Industry and Awards. The Keynote Address will be delivered by Amy Pietz (“Caroline in the City”) with Closing Remarks by Dr. Adam Banks (Director, Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR), Stanford University).

Just Mercy: Race and the Criminal Justice System

Bryan Stevenson, acclaimed public interest lawyer and founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, will deliver the 2016 Anne and Loren Kieve Distinguished Speaker Lecture at a joint event sponsored by the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) and OpenXChange on Wednesday, Jan. 13, in Cemex Auditorium. The Anne and Loren Kieve Distinguished Speaker Fund annually brings leading scholars, public intellectuals, and artists to address the Stanford community on vital issues relating to race and ethnicity.

RADIOLAB's Jad Abumrad

In 2002, Jad Abumrad began to develop a new kind of radio experience, an on-air laboratory that explores the most intriguing mysteries in science, the natural world, and human experience. Over the next few years he and co-host Robert Krulwich created Radiolab, one of the most innovative radio shows on the dial—a sonically-rich, rollicking hour of largely scientific sleuthing, aptly sloganed “curiosity on a bender.”

CBD 2015: Storytelling Workshop: Authentic Expression & Deep Listening

Stories and storytelling have long been a vehicle for creating greater presence to ourselves, others, and our world. In this workshop you’ll explore how to turn your encounters with stories into contemplative practices, with many of the same benefits of mindfulness and compassion meditation practices.  Join us to discover how to use stories and storytelling to reflect deeply and create more intimacy in all of your relationships.  

Anna Deavere Smith - Letter From a Birmingham Jail

Actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith performs the landmark text of the civil rights movement known as the “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., written in the heat of his fight for equality. Ms. Smith collaborates with world- renowned violinist Robert McDuffie and pianist Anne Epperson to create an “epistolary occasion” that shares the power and timeliness of Dr. King’s call to action.

Anna Deavere Smith’s residency is copresented by Stanford Live, the Office for Religious Life, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.

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