Thankful for the coverage of IDA’s mural “Are you sure sweetheart that you want to be well” created by @jessxsnow. Article written by #GraceLi read more at the link in our bio. We hope this feels like a gift to many generations of Stanford students of color. We 💜 you #Repost @sfchronicle_datebook ・・・ “It’s a huge way of showing the communities of color and women and queer folks that we see them and they are deserving of monumental walls,” artist @jessxsnow said. Their mural, “Are You Sure Sweetheart, That You Want to Be Well?”, stands on the wall of @idastanford’s Harmony House, where renderings of Mother Earth and a Stanford student reach for each other, healing from intergenerational trauma. It's based on #ToniCadeBambara’s novel “The Salt Eaters,” and features stars, roots, and bright blooms of California poppies. (📷 Paul Chinn | @sfchronicle_photos | 2019) #stanford #mural #art #publicart #poc #lgbtq #pride #harmonyhouse #community #diversity
Sending ❤️ to our program coordinator Yeji Jung (@yeji.jung) it’s their last day at IDA. We love you! See you. And have deep gratitude for all you’ve explored and built here. Blessings on your next adventure!
We are filled with joy to hear that just a few weeks after hearing her speak for our IDA Spring class, poet, writer, and musician Joy Harjo was named US poet laureate of the United States. Joy Harjo is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, and read to us from her book Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings. Congratulations Joy Harjo for her beautiful and transformative poetry and work! Recognize whose lands these are on which we stand./ Ask the deer, turtle, and the crane./Make sure the spirits of these lands are respected and treated with goodwill./The land is a being who remembers everything./You will have to answer to your children, and their children, and theirs—/The red shimmer of remembering will compel you up/the night to walk the perimeter of truth for/understanding. -Joy Harjo @nataninotah @soeur_du_mal . . . . #poetlaureate #poetry #joyharjo #poet #artistcommunity #arts #idastanford
“As co-chair of the @idastanford fellowship program, I feel like an art mom when the other fellows come to me with cool project ideas. The Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA) is a space that houses overlapping identities – queer, black, femme, indigenous, among them. It’s complicated to define the space. The IDA spring class, which is open to the public, consistently brings truly life-changing guest speakers like #JoyHarjo, who is one of the artists I helped bring to campus. Her poetic voice is so powerful and when you listen to her work, there’s no way you can believe that artwork is an appendage to other work. I will miss people at Stanford who are also dedicated to caring and community.” –Maya Burke (@mn_burke), ‘19, comparative studies in race and ethnicity and co-term in environmental communication #Stanford19 📸: @hollyhernandezphoto #repost from @stanfordarts
We still can't believe how magical our IDA spring class was, and how lucky we are to have learned from scholars, poets, and artists like the great Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha. Thank you for teaching us how disability justice creates freedom portals, and how through creating cultures of access and care, we can create more of them. How do we use disability justice to create a vibrant future? I want to say that that vibrant future is already being created. And it's being created in a million secret, silent, invisible, hidden, disabled moments that are everywhere, and are in this room right now—that I know people in this room are doing at this moment. @leahlakshmiwrites
Long Live Our 4Billion Year Old Mother by @jessxsnow on view at the Harmony House and filling Stanford with so much light and love. Created and designed by @jessxsnow with assistance by @teezeng . Supported by @idastanford , @stanfordwcc, @saraatstanford, #queerstudentresources. Artist statement below! #Repost @jessxsnow ・・・ “Are You Sure, Sweetheart, You Want To Be Well?” 🌿Finished #mural about inter generational healing for @idastanford assisted by @teezeng, based on a @tonicadebambara quote from The Salt Eaters selected by @a_lanmoon who organized this project alongside @evelyns_paintbrush and @yeji.jung. This is what happens when Black women and Queer and non-binary folks of color work together to organize and create sanctuaries of care and healing and solidarity within the whiteness of institutions. This mural is about the #MotherEarth offering a transference of healing to a younger figure, who is constellated by a community of young activists. Between their hands, a column of light and sage that grows toward the sun. The petals of California wild poppies in bloom are carried between them by the wind. This is also the futuristic care work that @idastanford does inside this building, made visible out the outside, in the legacy of #ToniCadeBambara and the other incredible people named in the “Long Live Our Four Billion Year Old Mother” class. Sponsored by @gpwmuralpaints . Thank you everyone in this life time and prior, behind the scenes and in front who made this unforgettable experience possible. 🖤✨ full quote: “are you sure sweetheart, that you want to be well? Just so you’re sure and ready to be healed, cause wholeness is no trifling matter. a lot of weight when you’re well” — Toni Cade Bambara.
today @ the harmony house! reposted from @jamayka__
The Harmony House wall is transforming! We are eternally grateful to @jessxsnow and @teezeng for creating this gorgeous vision of healing and interconnection, and for leading our community through this process of co-creation. Come by the Harmony House and sit with us, paint with us, laugh with us, breathe. . . . . #jessxsnow #mural #muralart #painting #communityart #communitymural #cocreating #visionaryart #healingarts #spring
Jeff Chang’s “We Gon Be Alright” is now a web series • • #Repost Jeff Chang (@zentronix) ・・・ Today is the day. We are so proud to share with you “We Gon’ Be Alright”, and these stories of our time. Please watch it, discuss it, and act. We ARE Gon’ Be Alright. #indielensstorycast YouTube and Facebook Watch Storycastdocs.com Bealright.net Goes live at 10am Pacific (The original book is also on sale today at special prices across the universe.) Our thanks to @itvsindies & @caamedia and all of you for the love and generous support. #equitymatters #representationmatters #justicematters #bealrightdoc