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  • Lecture / Reading

    A Loaded Camera: Gordon Parks

    An exhibition celebrating work by groundbreaking African American artist Gordon Parks, who used his camera to confront racism and also represent creativity and endurance.
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    Cantor Arts Center
    328 Lomita Drive
    Stanford, CA 94305
    United States

  • Past Event Seminar

    LBRE BAC screening of No Time To Waste

    The remarkable journey and multi-faceted career of Betty Soskin

    50-minute documentary
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  • Past Event Conference / Symposium

    Bessie, Billie, Nina: Pioneering Women in Jazz

    Anthemic songs of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone

    A power trio of vocalists backed by an all-female band pays tribute to a flagship of civil rights progress
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    Bing Concert Hall Studio
    327 Lasuen St
    Stanford, CA 94305
    United States

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    Camera as Witness Presents four UNAFF documentaries at the World House Documentary Film Festival

    Sponsored by Camera as Witness Stanford Arts and the World House Project the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law

    Camera as Witness Stanford Arts presents the MOVING FORWARD series as part of the World House Documentary Film Festival in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
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    University Public Worship - Martin Luther King, Jr. Multifaith Celebration

    Sponsored by Office for Religious & Spiritual Life

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Multifaith Celebration with Dr. Lerone A. Martin, Director of the Stanford Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, preaching.
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    King and Faith Symposium

    The King & Faith Interreligious Symposium brings together scholars and the general public in interreligious discussions on themes of justice in varied religious traditions.
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    The World House Documentary Film Festival

    Sponsored by The World House Project

    A documentary film festival featuring films speaking to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s vision of the World House
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  • Past Event Lecture / Reading

    Sam McDonald: Beloved Stanford Friend, Role Model, and Benefactor

    Webinar hosted by Stanford Historical Society, honoring the legendary Emanuel B. “Sam” McDonald, grandson of formerly enslaved persons
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  • Past Event Lecture / Reading

    Juneteenth Celebration

    Juneteenth (aka Jubilee Day or Emancipation Day) commemorates the date when enslaved people in Texas finally learned they were free

    Take part in the university’s celebration through participating in the free online events
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  • Past Event Lecture / Reading

    A conversation with Dr. Shirley J. Everett, Senior Associate Vice Provost for Residential & Dining Enterprises

    A Journey to Excellence Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    Highlighting the accomplishments, achievements, and lessons learned as Black staff at Stanford
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Juneteenth Celebrations | Cardinal at Work

The Juneteenth Recognition Committee, made up of representatives of the Black Coalition, the Black Staff Alliance, the IDEAL Staff Advisory Committee, Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE), and the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity, Access and Community, encourages you to take part in the university’s celebration of Juneteenth through participating in some or all of the three events below. 

Click here to learn more about Juneteenth, additional ways to celebrate, and campus & community events.

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Panel Discussion: "Freedom was not Free"

Monday, June 21, Noon-1 pm (PST)

Join in this free, online panel discussion, "Freedom was not Free" on Monday, June 21, Noon-1 pm (PST) in honor of the history of Juneteenth with narratives from Stanford staff and their families who are descendants of enslaved people.

Panelists are:

Ayodele Thomas, Ph.D. Office of Graduate Education (OGE); descendants of Ballew-Broaddus-Simpson-Noland family from Central Kentucky

Jim Embry, Father of Ayodele Thomas; descendants of Ballew-Broaddus-Simpson-Noland family from Central Kentucky

Lettie McGuire, Stanford ACES Aware ECHO, Stanford Medicine; descendants of Lettie Mae (Long) Smith & Thomas Charles Smith from Waco, Texas. Taken from: Ivory Coast, Benin, Nigeria

View the "Freedom was not Free" flyer for full details

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Chef Terry | Executive Chef, Lakeside R&DE | Stanford Dining

FOODS OF THE BLACK DIASPORA COOKING DEMONSTRATION | June 18-25

Come join Executive Chef Terry Braggs for this 30-minute demonstration as he prepares catfish étouffée and raspberry lemonade.

He will also provide recipes for:

Grilled peach coleslaw 

Wedge salad 

Smokey black-eyed peas 

Southern baked macaroni & cheese 

Beet cornbread with honey butter

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Curated by Felicia A. Smith, MLIS., Racial Justice and Social Equity Librarian

Juneteenth Library Guide

Juneteenth commemorates the date June 19th, 1865 when enslaved people in Texas finally learned they were free. This Juneteenth Library Guide is available to teach about this monumental yet overlooked event and contains: 

- Juneteenth African American Independence Day Overview by Stanford Librarians

- Stanford Sources on Juneteenth

- Additional Background Information from Stanford Librarians, the National Museum of African American History & Culture, and the Equal Justice Initiative

Disability Accommodation Needs

If you need a disability-related accommodation, please contact the event sponsor person/office or email diversity.access@stanford.edu. Requests should be made one-two weeks in advance of the event.