When6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, October 7, 2015
LocationCemex Auditorium, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Knight Management Center
655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA, United States
About the Event
In this public conversation, CCARE’s founder and director, Dr. James Doty, will host actress and NYU professor Anna Deavere Smith for a dialogue about her life’s work and what role compassion may play. Free registration is required for access to seating before the event starts. Walk-ins are also welcome and will be offered any unclaimed seats just after the event starts.
Doors open to registered attendees at 5:40PM.
This event will NOT be recorded.
Actress, playwright, and teacher, Anna Deavere Smith is said to have created a new form of theater. She received the National Humanities Medal, presented to her by President Obama in 2013. She was the 2015 Jefferson Lecturer for the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is a MacArthur Fellow, and received The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. She is recipient of two Tony nominations, and two Obie awards. She was runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize for her play Fires in the Mirror. She has created over 15 one-person shows based on hundreds of interviews, most of which deal with social issues. Twilight: Los Angeles, about the Los Angeles race riots of 1992, was performed around the country and on Broadway. Let Me Down Easy focused on health care in the U.S. Her current work-in-progress, the Anna Deavere Smith Pipeline Project, examines the school to prison pipeline. In popular culture you have seen her in Nurse Jackie, Black-ish, The West Wing, The American President, Rachel Getting Married, and Philadelphia. Books include Letters to a Young Artist and Talk to Me: Listening Between the Lines. Honorary degrees include those from Yale, Juilliard, the University of Pennsylvania, Barnard, Radcliffe, Wesleyan, Williams, and Northwestern. She is University Professor at New York University, where she also directs the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue.
Parking and Transportation
Parking is free after 4PM (M-F) in many spaces on campus. Please check signs carefully to avoid citation. The closest parking for CEMEX Auditorium (Zambrano Hall) is as follows:
Knight Management Center Garage (Parking Structure 7)
655 Knight Way (at Campus Drive)
Stanford, CA 94305
Link to Campus Map
Lot 93 (by Maples Pavilion)
Entrance is on Campus Drive at Bonair Siding Road
Link to Map
Stanford Shuttle Stop
The closest Marguerite Shuttle stop is located on Serra Street in front of The Knight Management Center. Click here to find maps and schedules.
Disability-Related Accommodations and Services
Requests for disability-related accommodations, should be directed to CCARE staff by phone (650) 721-6142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should be made by Friday October 2, 2015.
Disabled parking is located in an underground parking garage beneath the Knight Management Center (Parking Structure 7). Enter from Campus Drive East across from the parking lot adjacent to Maples Pavilion. Additional disabled parking is located along Serra Street or in a small parking lot at the corner of Serra Street and Arguello Way. The closest Marguerite Shuttle stop is located on Serra Street in front of The Knight Management Center.
There are two wheel chair accessible entrances to the CEMEX Auditorium. The entrance furthest east (closest to Arbuckle Cafe) is equipped with a power-operated door. Once inside, wheelchair seating is centrally located. Additional wheelchair seating is located on the 2nd floor of the CEMEX Auditorium. In order to access the upper level of the Auditorium, take the elevator to the 2nd floor and enter through the exterior entrance.