Guest speaker Seminars

Join us for GARD's first Anti-Racism Seminar with guest speaker Gary Stanford. Gary will discuss the meaning of racism and how it shows up in today's society. 

Gary Stanford Jr is a Bay Area native (born in SF) and has lived on the Bay Area peninsula and south bay for his entire life. He graduated from San Jose State in Computer Engineering and has worked for and done High Tech, Communications, Sports Gaming, Retail and Online Business Companies in the Bay Area and Nation. His 13 year career was resolved in 2019 where he retired and took his software development, QA automaton, Project Management and Process Management skills into the performing arts sector.


As a performing artist he has been involved with singing, dancing, and acting since a young child he spent his youth with P. S. Performance, a bay area performing arts company that primarily performed for senior/retirement homes and hospitals as well as competed in State Talent Competitions. As an adult performer he has been heavily involved in Bay Area Musical Theater and appeared in over 80 musicals with various theater companies. As of 2019 he has created his own theater company, North California Arts Collective and is on the Board of Directors for Z-Space theater company in San Francisco, Woodside Community Theater and Hillbarn Theater in Foster City.


In 2020 he has been deeply involved in teaching regarding social justice, racism, colorism and emotional intelligence. He has his own radio podcast show, Planet Bay Area that deals with many social justice issues and hosts bay area experts to discuss all.