Meeting the Moment’s November Movie Night: MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY

Please join the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life for our monthly Meeting the Moment Movie Nite.

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. 

November’s theme is RECKONING and our movie is Medicine for Melancholy on Nov. 11th from 6:00 – 8:30PST. The evening will be hosted by Meeting the Moment Fellows Kory Gaines ’21 and Rachel Lam ’20.


Meeting the Moment’s December Movie Night: THE WIZ | (BE)LONGING

Dec 9 6:00 – 8:30 PST

Hosted by DeeSoul Carson ’20 and JJ Kapur ’21

About Meeting the Moment

Meeting the Moment is ORSL’s newest offering debuting the 2020-2021 academic year. The program, which comes out of our Rathbun Program, includes a student fellowship, monthly themed public programming and resource lists, and repeatable 1-credit class. Each facet of Meeting the Moment was designed to inspire and resource Stanford students to thrive and derive meaning during a highly unusual academic year fraught with societal, economic, and spiritual upheaval. 

Meeting the Moment is a collaboration between the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Stanford Health and Human Performance, the Lifeworks Program, and the Stanford Storytelling Project. 


Meeting the Moment’s October Movie Night: FINDING GROUND

Please join the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life for our monthly Meeting the Moment Movie Nite.

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. 

October’s theme is FINDING GROUND and our movie is Eighth Grade on October 14th from 6:00 – 8:30PST.  The evening will be hosted by Meeting the Moment Fellows Adesuwa Agbonile ’21 and DeeSoul Carson ’20

Register [here].

**SUNet ID required**

We hope to see you this month, but if you can’t make it, consider marking your calendar for one of this quarter’s other movies.


Information Session: Getting Involved with the Stanford Storytelling Project

Friday, September 25, 2020
12:30 PST
Zoom Meeting Link: 
https://bit.ly/SSPInfoSession

New and returning Stanford students are warmly invited to join the staff of the Stanford Storytelling Project for a brief and casual information session about working with the Storytelling Project. Learn more about our virtual offerings this year – from StoryLab to the Writer’s Studio to new programming designed to invite us to “meet the moment” we’re currently facing. Please email storytelling@stanford.edu with any questions.


Gathering Release Party


Gathering Listening Party
Monday, June 1
5 – 6 pm PST
Join here: https://bit.ly/gatheringshowSSP 

What do we gain from gathering? In this episode, we’re thinking about how coming together can change us. We’ll hear about a citizen-led clean-up movement in India, a Bay Area artist who forms an unlikely friendship with a church in Colorado, and a student who experiences the power of connection at a living museum on Stanford campus.

Featuring stories produced by Tanvi Dutta Gupta, Regina Ta, and Adesuwa Agbonile. The stories feature the work of the Experience Sankofa Project (Venus Morris, Mizan Alkebulan-Abakah, Sizwe Andrews-Abakah), the artwork of Stanford professor Enrique Chagoya, and the grassroots-organized Ugly Indian Movement in Bangalore, India. Also featured in these stories are the voices of Frank Omowale Satterwhite, Jeanette Smith-Laws, Dereca Blackmon, and Persis Drell.


How I Made It: Rachel Hamburg

Friday, June 5, 1:45 PST
Zoom here 

This Friday, HIMI will feature Rachel Hamburg, ‘10 BA, 11 ‘MA, a podcast producer at Audible and a former SSP Senior Producer. Rachel will share an episode of the podcast “Sounds Like America,” a comedic sound collage of the US. 

Each Friday session will feature a different SSP alum or former staffer working as a professional storyteller. That storyteller will pull back the curtain on one of their productions for outlets like Radiolab, 99 Percent Invisible, NPR, National Geographic, Reuters, and more.