Screening: Inamorata at Sonoma State
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Screening: Inamorata at Sonoma State

A-lan Holt’s poetic and intimately charged practice transcends boundaries as a playwright, filmmaker and Stanford University educator. Her short film,

Inamorata, was recently acquired by Issa Rae productions. Her play, The Bottom of Heaven was developed starring Lupita Nyong’o and Tonya Pinkins. A-lan was a Sundance Institute Fellow and she currently serves as associate director at Stanford’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts.

Please join A-lan for a screening of her film Inamorata, followed by a discussion:

7-8:30pm, Thursday, May 3 at The Hub (2nd floor of the student Center).

This event is presented by the AMCS Africana Lecture Series and is supported by the Instructionally Related Activities Program.

Contact Christina Baker with any questions: christina.baker@sonoma.edu

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Conversation: Transformative Justice with Mia Mingus moderated by A-lan Holt
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Conversation: Transformative Justice with Mia Mingus moderated by A-lan Holt

APRIL 25, 2018 - 

6:00PM TO 8:00PM

STANFORD HUMANITIES CENTER

The Institute for Diversity in the Arts Presents: Art + Community: Division, Resilience & Reconciliation

In this weekly lecture series, we will explore how we make and sustain community, especially in the face of threats from within and without. We will do this especially through examining how artists and culture workers of color develop and advance practices that build mutuality, criticality, renewal, trust, and joy in the face of ongoing racial injustice and cultural inequity

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Week 4, IDA Associate Director A-lan Holt will moderate a discussion with Mia Mingus of the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collaborative.

Mia Mingus is a writer, educator and community organizer for disability justice and transformative justice. She is a queer physically disabled korean woman transracial and transnational adoptee from the Caribbean. She works for community, interdependency and home for all of us, not just some of us, and longs for a world where disabled children can live free of violence, with dignity and love. As her work for liberation evolves and deepens, her roots remain firmly planted in ending sexual violence.

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Workshop: Conjure and Manifest: Building a Sustainable Artistic Practice
Apr
16
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: Conjure and Manifest: Building a Sustainable Artistic Practice

Hosted by UC Santa Barbara Multicultural Center

Location  / MCC Lounge

In this workshop students spend time investigating their artistic practice as a framework for promoting power, wellness, and creativity; and as a tangible means for disrupting oppressive systems. We spend time critically examining the philosophies and works of Black artists including James Baldwin, Octavia Butler, and Nayyirah Waheed, in order to explore new visions for the artist as activist, as futurist and as spiritual healer. We then use a mixture of these ideas and our own along with meditation and mindfulness experiences to begin conjuring and manifesting intimate relationships with our art practice and ourselves. Participants will develop creative confidence, formulate game plans for success, and begin to find balance between the uncertainty and ultimate freedom that life as a creative can bring. A-lan Holt is a poet, playwright, and associate director at the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University, where she develops curriculum exploring art practice, spiritual practice and social justice.

RSVP HERE: goo.gl/CMiUuo

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Keynote: Women's Leadership Conference
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Keynote: Women's Leadership Conference

The annual Stanford Women’s Leadership Conference (SWLC) is one of the longest running student-organized conferences on campus, starting in 2006. It attracts hundreds of attendees from a wide range of academic and career interests, and is open to current Stanford students, alumni, staff, and faculty. The conference celebrates women leaders around the world and provides Stanford women with actionable tools to enhance their leadership. Each year, the conference leaves participants inspired, motivated and with a renewed sense of how they can lead in their lives through a wealth of resources and support.

Drawing inspiration from Audre Lorde, our 2018 theme reflects our commitment to empowering ourselves and our peers to take pride in our unique powers.

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