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Outsiders on the inside: Joining an ethnic community you don’t belong to

ASAS. PASU. MEChA. BSU. Q&A. Like most things at Stanford, ethnic and cultural organizations constitute an array of acronyms. This speaks to the sheer number of groups on campus built around ethnicity and its intersections with sex, race and politics. Nonetheless, most members of these organizations identify with not just the organization’s literal title but…

Harry Gamboa Jr.’s performance art is impactful as ever in ‘Vital Signs’

“Vital Signs,” a new performance art series curated by the acclaimed transgender performance artist Cassils, made its debut this Thursday with the work of performance artist and photographer Harry Gamboa Jr. A recipient of a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship, Cassils holds multiple accolades for their performance art that explores femininity, gender roles and objectification of the…