May Meeting the Moment Movie Nite: Saving Mr. Banks

Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

6:00 – 8:30 pm PST

Each month, two Fellows from the Meeting the Moment Program will screen a movie + and host a short, post-film discussion on the monthly theme. We’ll use the movie as a prompt to lean into what it means to meet the monthly theme. May’s theme is Play, and our movie is SAVING MR. BANKS. The evening will be hosted by Meeting the Moment Fellows DeeSoul Carson ’21 and JJ Kapur ’22.


April Meeting the Moment Movie Nite: Minari

Weds, April 6th, 2021. 6 – 8:30 PM PST.

Each month, two Fellows from the Meeting the Moment Program will screen a movie + and host a short, post-film discussion on the monthly theme. We’ll use the movie as a prompt to lean into what it means to meet the monthly theme. April’s theme is Ancestry, and our movie is MINARI. The evening will be hosted by Meeting the Moment Fellow Elaine Lai, PhD candidate and Program Associate Emma Master ’19.


June Meeting the Moment Movie Nite: Paris is Burning

Wednesday, May 24, 2021.

6:00 – 8:30 pm PST

Each month, two Fellows from the Meeting the Moment Program will screen a movie + and host a short, post-film discussion on the monthly theme. We’ll use the movie as a prompt to lean into what it means to meet the monthly theme. June’s theme is Joy as Resistance, and our movie is PARIS IS BURNING. The evening will be hosted by Meeting the Moment Fellow Kory Gaines ’21 and Senior Producer Allie Wollner. Register here.

 


Meeting the Moment

The Meeting the Moment Podcast features personal stories told by Fellows of the Meeting the Moment Program, hosted by Stanford’s Office for Religious and Spiritual Life. Each story corresponds with a monthly theme and chronicles meaning made of a challenging moment

June 2021 | JOY AS RESISTANCE |Sunshine and Dominoes and Lemonade and Joy

A defiant poet’s instructions for living joyful resistance.

Music in this piece:

“Sunday Morning Chant” by Freesound Music
“Positive Hip-hop” by Maxkomusic
“Trial Of Fire” by Catch 22 Beats
“Remember When” by Pieper Beats
“ELEGANCE” by B.EaZYbeats
“4 Page” by Quentin Beatino

Story by Darnell “DeeSoul” Carson, Audio produced by Allie Wollner

May 2021 | PLAY | Adesuwa’s Day Off 

An intrepid girl tears up her schedule and takes the day to play – learning some lessons about the value of fun along the way.

Music in this piece:

“Funky Little Intro” by Chico Man
“New Soul” by Ketsa
“Thinking Free” by Ketsa
“Dutilgi” – by Mello C
“Rainbow Bridge” by Siddhartha Corsus
“The Flight of Lulu” by Possimiste

Story by Adesuwa Agbonile, Audio produced by Allie Wollner

April 2021 | ANCESTRY | The Alchemists  

A dreamer discovers the surprisingly cyclical nature of ancestry.

Music in this piece:

“Sardana” by Kevin MacLeod
“Sad Saz” by Podington Bear

Story by Luciana Frazao, Audio produced by Allie Wollner

March 2021 | REIMAGINING GENIUS | People Who Are Alive 

How a sheep becomes a human, fully alive.

Music in this piece:

“Pianoman Sofa” – Lobo Loco
“Great Minds” – Eric Matyas
“Night Caves” – Lee Rosevere
“Sonata in G Minor, K. 347” – Domenico Scarlatti
“Raw Umber” – Podington Bear

Story by Emma Master, Audio produced by Allie Wollner

Feb 2021 | INTIMACY | Unvarnished, Unrehearsed 

Backstage moments with a lifelong performer.

For Stanford University’s Office for Religious and Spiritual Life’s Meeting’s the Moment program, this story showcases our February ’21 theme, INTIMACY. Told by Meeting the Moment Fellow JJ Kapur ’22 .

Music in this piece:

“Belfast” – Podington Bear
“Sepia” – Podington Bear
“Still of Morning” – Scott Buckley

Story by JJ Kapur, Audio produced by Allie Wollner

Jan 2021 | ANGER & JUSTICE | Stolen Swastikas and Pet Pistols

Two stories: in light of bigotry and racism, especially from those we least expect, what does true justice mean and why?

For Stanford University’s Office for Religious and Spiritual Life’s Meeting’s the Moment program, this story showcases our January ’21 theme, ANGER & JUSTICE. Told by Meeting the Moment Fellow Elaine Lai, PhD Candidate and Cahron Cross ’22.

Music in this piece:

“Chill Jazz Lofi Hiphop” – Kaizan Blu
“Jazzy Lofi” – Kaizan Blu
“Enrichment” – Podington Bear
“Tears of Gia” – Just Chill Productions
“Tough Choices” – Eric Matyas
“Young Mind” – Eric Matyas

Stories by Elaine Lai and Cahron Cross, Audio produced by Allie Wollner

Dec 2020 | (BE)LONGING | The Church at 16th Place

A skeptic finds the spirit somewhere unexpected.

For Stanford University’s Office for Religious and Spiritual Life’s Meeting’s the Moment program, this story showcases our December ’20 theme, (BE)LONGING. Told by Meeting the Moment Fellow Kory Gaines ’21 .

Music in this piece:

“Deep Pools” -Podington Bear
“Inspired” -Kevin McCleod
“Rainbows” -Scott Buckley

Story by Kory Gaines, Audio produced by Allie Wollner

Oct 2020 | FINDING GROUND | Warm Smile, Hot Cha 

How one man finds his footing when he steps on new land.

For Stanford University’s Office for Religious and Spiritual Life’s Meeting’s the Moment program, this story showcases our October ’20 theme, FINDING GROUND. Told by Meeting the Moment Fellow JJ Kapur ’22 .

Music in this piece:

“Comedy background Music – Indian Tabla & Dholak Instrumental” by Yellow Tunes
“Best Indian sad background music” by Yellow Tunes
“Ghost Surf Rock” by Loyalty Freak
“India Royalty Free Music” by Bensound
“PUNJABI DHOL BHANGRA BEATS 1” by Official No Copyright Music

Story by JJ Kapur, Audio produced by Allie Wollner

Sept 2020 | MEETING UNCERTAINTY | The Bear-Bear Dread

What happens when someone else dictates your every move? And what does it mean when that someone is…a stuffed animal.

For Stanford University’s Office for Religious and Spiritual Life’s Meeting’s the Moment program, this story showcases our September ’20 theme, MEETING UNCERTAINTY. Told by Meeting the Moment Fellow Adesuwa Agbonile ’21 .

Story by Adesuwa Agbonile, Audio produced by Allie Wollner and Adesuwa Agbonile

Music in this piece:

“Here’s the Thing” by Lee Rosevere
“Sad Marimba Planet” by Lee Rosevere
“Making a Change” by Lee Rosevere
“Slow Lights” by Lee Rosevere


March Meeting the Moment Movie Nite: Stand and Deliver

Wednesday, March 10, 2021. 6:00 – 8:30 pm PST.

Each month, two Fellows from the Meeting the Moment Program will screen a movie + and host a short, post-film discussion on the monthly theme. We’ll use the movie as a prompt to lean into what it means to meet the monthly theme. March’s theme is Reimagining Genius, and our movie is STAND AND DELIVER. The evening will be hosted by Meeting the Moment Fellows DeeSoul Carson ’21 and JJ Kapur ’22. 


February Meeting the Moment Movie Nite: Whale Rider

Wednesday, Feb 20th, 2021. 6:00 – 8:30 PT.

Each month, two Fellows from the Meeting the Moment Program will screen a movie + and host a short, post-film discussion on the monthly theme. We’ll use the movie as a prompt to lean into what it means to meet the monthly theme. February’s theme is Intimacy, and our movie is WHALE RIDER. The evening will be hosted by Meeting the Moment Fellow Luciana Frazao MS ’21 and Elaine Lai, PhD Candidate.


January Meeting the Moment Movie Nite: City of God

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021. 6:00 – 8:30 pm PST.

Each month, two Fellows from the Meeting the Moment Program will screen a movie + and host a short, post-film discussion on the monthly theme. We’ll use the movie as a prompt to lean into what it means to meet the monthly theme. January’s theme is Anger & Justice, and our movie is CITY OF GOD. The evening will be hosted by Meeting the Moment Fellows Luciana Frazao MS ’21 and Kory Gaines ’21.


Doing Environmental History

HISTORY 200B
Spring 2019
Tues/Thurs, 1:30-2:50
Instructors: Jake Warga, Richard White
5 units, WAYS-CE, WAYS-SI

This will be a hands-on course that will emphasize how to do environmental history. It will be multidisciplinary, but will emphasize the different formats — photography, film, podcasts, digital representations, and writing — in which the history can be analyzed and presented. This course forms part of the “Doing History” series: rigorous undergraduate colloquia that introduce the practice of history within a particular field or thematic area.


Tools for a Meaningful Life

LIFE 101
Instructors: Jonah Willihnganz, Andrew Todhunter, Fred Luskin, Farshid Oshidari
Fall 2018, Tues/Thurs, 3 pm-4:20
3 Units

Explores the foundational skills for a meaningful life. Features lectures by faculty from across the university and labs for experiential practice. Draws on research and practices from fields related to psychology, philosophy, literature, and neuroscience, as well as wisdom traditions from around the world. Focuses on developing human capacities necessary for a meaningful life including; attention, courage, devotion, resilience, imagination, and gratitude. Exposure to these capacities influences personal growth and its development in communities.