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DUPLICATE: America to Me: Screening & Speaker Series | Stanford

This screening and speaker series will use the 10-part docu-series America to Me to discuss the complexities of race and equity in US schools.

The series follows a year in the life of a racially diverse, well-resourced school outside Chicago. Following each screening a Stanford professor will give a short talk inspired by the content of that episode.

The talks will span several disciplines and theoretical perspectives, including Critical Race Theory, History, Psychology, Youth Development, Film Studies, Educational Policy, and Teacher Education, and Humanities. Students and audience members will engage in critical discussion around race and equity in education.

1. Monday April 1st: What’s the Big Deal About Oak Park?

  • Amy Gerstein, Executive Director of the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and their Communities
  • Gabriel Townsell, Stanford University Junior and America to Me series subject
  • Jessica Stovall, Stanford University PhD Student and America to Me series subject

2. Monday April 8th: Stranger in a Room

  • Dereca Blackmon, Associate Dean and Executive Director of the Diversity Education

3. Monday April 15th: There is No Pain That Compares to the Struggle

  • Dr. Clayborne Carson, Professor of American History, Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute

4. Monday April 22nd: There’s Nothing Funny About Race

  • Dr. Bryan A. Brown, Associate Dean for Student Affairs in the Graduate School of Education, Professor of Teacher Education

5. Monday April 29th: I Don’t Have to Think About Being White

  • Professor Richard Thompson Ford, George E. Osbourne Professor of Law

6. Monday May 06th: Listen to the Poem

  • Claude Steele, PhD, Professor of Psychology

7. Monday, May 13th: Tsunami of Privilege

  • Dr. Paula Moya, Danily C. and Laura Louise Bell Professor of the Humanities, Director of Graduate Studies in English, Director of the Research Institute of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

8. Monday May 20th: Nothing Can Hold You Down

  • Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus

9. Monday June 03rd: The Invisible T Shirt

  • Allyson Hobbs, Associate Professor of American History, Director of African and African American Studies
  • Steve James, MFA, Academy Award nominated filmmaker, series director of America to Me

10. Monday June 10th: America Will Be

  • John B. King, President and Ceo of The Education Trust, Former Secretary of Education

*screening will start at 5:30 PM

5:30 – 5:55 PM: Optional Dinner

5:55 – 7:00 PM: Screening

7:00 – 7:30 PM Lecture

7:30 – 8:00 PM: Group Discussion.

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