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Art + Community: Conversations on Sustainability
This week we will think about sustainability and what it means for ourselves, our justice movements, and our planet. A-lan Holt, Associate Director, Institute for Diversity in the Arts will moderate a conversation with Donte Clark (poet and community activist, actor The North Pole Webseries).
The North Pole is a political comedy web series about three best friends born and raised in North Oakland, CA, who struggle to stay rooted as their neighborhood becomes a hostile environment. Across seven outrageous episodes, Nina, Marcus, and Benny fight, dream, and plot hilarious schemes to save the place they call home. Facing both gentrification and global warming, they combat evil landlords, crazy geoengineering plots, and ultimately each other.
Donte Clark is an actor, poet, emcee, and youth activist from Richmond, CA. The award-winning documentary Romeo Is Bleeding follows Donte’s work in Richmond using his art to help heal the trauma of violence in his community. As an actor, Donte played a supporting role in the 2016 film Kicks. He currently serves as artistic director for the RAW Talent youth program at the RYSE Center in Richmond.
This event will be part of a course called “Art + Community: Division, Resilience and Reconciliation”. The class encourages students to think now about how they find commonality and build community in ways that address privilege, redress harm, and imagine new futures.
This course is funded through the generous support of the Dean of Humanities and Sciences, the Vice President for the Arts, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and Stanford Arts, the Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity, African & African American Studies, Women’s Community Center, Stanford Live!, El Centro, Markaz, Black Community Services Center, Students for a Sustainable Stanford, Office of Community Engaged Learning, the Humanities Center.
Current student at Stanford? Enroll in the course: CSRE 78 | AAAS 78 (1-5 units)