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We are Stanford: A Festival of Reflection and Renewal

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This fall festival marks the return of the full Stanford community to campus, offering a diverse range of ritual, artistic, commemorative and celebratory programs to express and hold all that we have been through, individually and collectively, over the last 18 months. Two dozen campus departments and programs across both main campus and Stanford Redwood City campus have partnered to present events that are authentic to their communities and open to broad student, staff, and faculty participation, engaging themes of grief, loss and remembrance, community and gratitude, and hope and joy. All together, the festival is an active invitation to care for ourselves and each other as we rebuild the Stanford community.

FESTIVAL PROGRAM (September 30-October 10)

Please review individual event details for information on registration requirements and safety protocols.


Wednesday,
September 29th

Stanford Redwood City Festival Opening Event

Stanford Square (adjacent to Cardinal Hall), 12:00-1:00pm

Presented by Stanford Redwood City Campus Services, Office for Religious & Spiritual Life


Thursday,
September 30th

Festival Opening Ceremony

White Plaza Main Stage, 12:00-1:00pm

Presented by Office for Religious & Spiritual Life, Hillel @ Stanford, Ho Center for Buddhist Studies, Knight Hennessy Scholars, Stanford Arts, Stanford Medicine, Medicine & the Muse, Center for Biomedical Ethics

The Reunited States Film Screening

Stanford Medical School Li Ka Shing Center room 130, 7:00-9:00pm

Presented by Camera as Witness

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Fair

Green Library, Centennial Fountain area, 1:00-3:00pm

Presented by Stanford University Libraries

Iskwe

Iskwe

Bing Concert Hall, 7:30pm (ticketed with special promotion for employees and students)

Presented by Stanford Live


Friday,
October 1st

Frisbee and Field Games

Roble Field, 5:00-7:00pm

Presented by Reformed University Fellowship, Office for Religious & Spiritual Life

YogaX Yoga

Windhover Labyrinth, 7:00-8:30pm

Presented by YogaX in collaboration with the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life


Saturday,
October 2nd

Stanford Musical Devotional

MemChu Green, 1:00-2:30 pm

Presented by Baha'i Student Association

Healing through Queer Spirituality: A Welcome Home from Refuge

Outside Windhover, 2:30 pm

Presented by Refuge, Office for Religious & Spiritual Life


Sunday,
October 3rd

Mass of Return, Re-Turning, and Remembrance

Memorial Church, 9:00 am / 4:30 pm / 9:00 pm

Presented by Catholic Community at Stanford

Altar of Remembrance

Memorial Church and White Plaza, 5:45 pm

Presented by Catholic Community at Stanford

Arts Party Live!

Arts Party Live!

Frost Amphitheater, 7:00-9:00pm

Presented by Stanford Arts


Monday,
October 4th

Gentle Flow and Restorative Yoga

Stanford Redwood City Contemplation Studio, 12:00-12:50pm

Presented by Department of Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation

Meditation for Grief and Loss

ACSR Millias Studio, 4:30-5:00pm

Presented by Department of Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation

Memorial Church Quad

Taize Prayer Service

Memorial Church, 5:30-7:00pm

Presented by Graduate Catholic Student Association, Office for Religious & Spiritual Life

Stuck@Home @Bing Concert Hall

Bing Concert Hall, 7:30-9:30pm

Presented by Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Hospital, Department of Music and Stanford Live


Tuesday,
October 5th

Meditation Class

Stanford Redwood City Recreation and Wellness Center, 3:30-4:00pm

Presented by Department of Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation

Grateful Expressions: Writing and Speaking Your Way to Joy

Hume Center and adjacent Oregon Courtyard, 3:30-5:00pm

Presented by Hume Center for Writing & Speaking and the Office for Religious & Spiritual Life

Return to Laughter

Online, 5:00-5:45pm

Presented by the Division of Health and Human Performance and the LifeWorks Program for Integrative Learning

Looking Back, Looking Forward: Chants, Prayers, and Meditation

Windhover Outdoor Space, 7:00-8:00pm

Presented by Office for Religious & Spiritual Life, The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford


Wednesday,
October 6th

Cardio Dance for Hope and Joy

AOERC Studio 111, 4:30-5:20pm

Presented by Department of Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation

Installation Ceremony for the Covid-19 Remembrance Project

Angel of Grief Statue, 5:15 pm-6:15 pm

Presented by Center for Biomedical Ethics, Medicine & the Muse Program in Medical Humanities & the Arts

Banner image featured assorted burning candles against a dark background in JPG format.

Havdallah / Candlelight Ceremony of Separation and Release

Front lawn of Ziff Center for Jewish Life, 6-7:30pm

Presented by Jewish Student Association and Hillel@Stanford=

God of All Comfort: An Evening of Worship, Prayer, and Reflection

Koret Pavilion, 7:30-9:00pm

Presented by Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship


Thursday,
October 7th

Yoga for Community and Gratitude | Bring a Friend to Class!

Roble Field, 12:00-12:50pm

Presented by Department of Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation

Zumba & More for Hope & Joy

Stanford Square | Redwood City, 12:00-12:50pm

Presented by Department of Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation

The Future of Digital Education at Stanford: Building Capacity for Empathy and Equity

Online, 5:30-7:00pm

Presented by Education Outreach + Digital Innovation

CCRMA Transitions 2021: Concert 1 – Daniel Pearl Harmony for Humanity

CCRMA Courtyard, the Knoll, 7:30-9:00pm

Presented by Department of Music, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Office for Religious & Spiritual Life


Friday,
October 8th

Dedication of the Renewal Memorial

Courtyard of the Center for Clinical Sciences Research (CCSR), 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Presented by Center for Biomedical Ethics, Medicine & the Muse Program in Medical Humanities & the Arts

CCRMA Transitions 2021: Concert 2

CCRMA Courtyard, the Knoll, 7:30-9:00pm

Presented by Department of Music


Sunday,
October 10th

Spreading Plenty, a mini-festival of food, movement, and music

Front lawn of Ziff Center for Jewish Life, 11 am - 3 pm

Presented by Jewish Student Association and Hillel@Stanford

Sankofa Concert: Healing, Reflection, and Renewal

Stanford Memorial Church, 7:00-8:30pm

Presented by Office for Religious & Spiritual Life and The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford


Ongoing

BeWell Silver Linings Wall

ACSR, AOERC & SRWC Recreation Centers

Presented by Stanford BeWell

Covid-19 Memorial Soundwalk

University Avenue and El Camino Rd

Presented by Medicine & the Muse Program in Medical Humanities & the Arts, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Office for Religious and Spiritual Life

 

Redwood City Soundwalk

Campus Greenway, Stanford Redwood City Campus

Presented by Stanford Redwood City Campus Services, Office for Religious & Spiritual Life

With thanks to festival co-sponsors at:

hillel@stanford, The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford, Knight-Hennessy Scholars, Stanford Arts, Stanford Medicine, Medicine & the Muse Center for Biomedical Ethics, Office for Religious & Spiritual Life

Sincere thanks to all of the campus event partners and presenters, without whose contributions this festival would not be possible.