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“America to Me” Screening & Speaker Series | Stanford

Come to the “America to Me” screening and speaker series where the 10-part docu-series America to Me will be used 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 3rd: 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
  • 5:30 – 5:55 PM: Optional Dinner *screening will start at 5:30 PM
  • 5:55 – 7:00 PM: Screening
  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM Lecture
  • 7:30 – 8:00 PM: Group Discussion

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