In a conversation in Cubberley Auditorium Tuesday evening, civil rights activist Tarana Burke discussed her activism regarding sexual assault, her experience with abuse and her path to healing as a survivor. One of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people, she coined the phrase “Me Too” in 2006 to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual assault. Burke discussed Me Too’s development into a broader movement following the 2016 use of #MeToo as a hashtag. She shared that her work to interrupt sexual violence was not only a quest for social justice, but also a personal path to healing.
Musician Solange Knowles and public scholar Melissa Harris-Perry took the stage at CEMEX auditorium last week for an intimate conversation about the #BlackGirlMagic movement.
The Future Block Party, hosted by the Stanford Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA) at Harmony House last week, was dedicated to promoting its core values of diversity, creativity and excellence in the arts.
She stands barefoot at the podium amid flowers and fallen leaves. Looking out across the room, her eyes light up. Silent before the microphone, she meets the eyes of every audience member fully and intimately. Inhaling, exhaling — and then once more — she begins. To simply label Thursday’s presentation by poet and playwright A-lan…
“Every twenty-eight hours in America, we lose a piece of our soul.”
This is just one of many of the deeply poignant lines from Stanford students’ performance of The Every 28 Hours Plays: A Staged Reading, an event which featured a series of poetic, haunting narratives intended to raise awareness on the Black Lives Matter movement.
The room was full with students occupying each crevice of open space, an assemblage of dangling feet and note-taking hands papering the air. Noname Gypsy, an elusive and rising underground rapper from Chicago, visited Stanford’s Harmony House last week for an informal talk and Q&A hosted by the Institute for Diversity in the Arts. A…
Angela Davis, the noted civil and political rights activist, spoke Wednesday night as a part of the Race, Policing, and Mass Incarceration lecture series .
On Monday night, Cemex Auditorium was filled with students for a panel discussion about Michael Brown and the events that happened in Ferguson, Missouri, over the summer surrounding his death.