Welcome! We are the Education and Society Theme (EAST) House (directions here). We seek to establish the salience of education and the relationship between education and society on Stanford campus through outreach to undergraduates and residential-based programming.
EAST House Presents...
IVORY TOWER: Is College Worth the Cost?
Ever wonder if your college finances are worth it? Curious about the rising costs of higher education? Join us for a very special film screening of the documentary "Ivory Tower" at EAST!
Stick around for the discussion panel afterwards featuring one of the stars of the movie andAssociate Professor at the GSE, Mitchell Stevens, as well as EAST RF and Associate Professor at the GSE, Anthony Lising Antonio.
EAST House Lounge*
, screening; , panel discussion
SUSHI will be provided! We hope to see you there!
RSVP Appreciated: http://goo.gl/
*Education and Society Theme House, 554 Governors Ave, across from Arrillaga Rec Center
A Night with the Fresh Off the Boat Family
Advance Episode Screening
7:00 -Panel Discussion
Featuring Fresh Off the Boat actress Constance Wu (Jessica Huang), actor Hudson Yang (Eddie Huang), writer Ali Wong and Executive Producer Melvin Mar
Join the cast and crew of the hit ABC television series Fresh Off the Boat for an evening of discussion on issues of representation in arts and entertainment.
In a panel format involving student participation, issues of race and representation in entertainment and the media, portrayal of the Asian experience in America, stereotypes and the significance of the show will be discussed. Audience members will have the opportunity to engage in conversation with the panelists and each other about these and other complex issues.
Sponsored by the Asian American Activities Center, Asian American Students Association, Asian American Studies Program, Institute for Diversity in the Arts and Okada House
in collaboration with the Asian American Theater Project, the Office of Community Engagement and Diversity, East House, OpenXChange, Residential Education, the ASSU Speakers Bureau and Stanford Arts
Camera As Witness - Graduate School of Education, California World Language Project, Education and Society Theme House, Stanford World Language Project and Stanford Film Society present
EDUCATION FOR GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
CERAS building room 101, Stanford Graduate School of Education, 520 Galvez Mall, Stanford University
World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements
(57 minutes) USA
Director/Producer: Chris Farina
A nine-year-old girl reads the letter that she wrote to the parents of a fictional soldier killed in battle. Another student struggles to explain how his propensity for warfare has led to his realization that he is living in a world that Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu described 2500 years ago. World Peace and other 4th Grade Achievements documents these and other important insights as children participate in a program called the World Peace Game in a public school classroom in Charlottesville, Virginia. Their teacher John Hunter developed this exercise during the course of a three-decade teaching career. The film tracks one of his 4th grade classes over a two-month period as the students grapple with issues of war and peace, poverty and prosperity, economic vitality and environmental responsibility. Hunter's story is central to the film, which reveals how one man has utilized his role as a public school educator to make his contribution as a true peacemaker. An African-American educated in the segregated schools of rural Virginia, where his mother was his 4th grade teacher, he was selected by his community to be one of seven students to integrate a previously all-white middle school. After graduation, he traveled extensively to China, Japan and India, and his exposure to the Gandhian principles of non-violence led him to ask what he could do as a teacher to work toward a more peaceful world. Upon becoming an educator Hunter brought his depth of interest and understanding of other cultures to his students. His goal is to teach the students how to be comfortable with the unknown, and how to think and adapt in our ever-changing world.
Following the screening conversation with the Graduate School of Education-STEP alumna and University of San Francisco doctoral candidate in Human Rights Education, Deborah Farrington Padilla, moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera As Witness Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival UNAFF.
FREE and open to the public!
The Education and Society Theme House
education policy, research, teaching, and advocacy; learning new skills; education conferences; learning how to be an educated citizen; talking about issues like online education, stigma against the humanities, & math education; re-defining masculinity; education and development around the world; and much more…
EAST is EVERYTHING EDUCATION
Applicants must attend a mandatory info. session
Wednesday, March 30, 8:30-9:15pm – or – Sunday April 3, 7:30-8:15pm
Apply to Pre-Assign to EAST today!