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Stanford’s Commitment to Racial Justice

During this time of heightened awareness of violence and discrimination against marginalized people, particularly Black Americans, it is even more important that we support all members of the Stanford community and equip ourselves with information and skills to create change. The Stanford Alumni Association’s mission is to reach, serve and engage all Stanford alumni, and we are committed to keeping you informed on the university’s response and scholarship pertaining to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. We hope that you will be inspired to participate in an activity, lecture, or program to help us to take action to strengthen our Stanford community.


Mar 09

Exploring Rural America: A Discussion on Race

Rural America is often thought of as being homogeneously white. But one-fifth of rural Americans are people of color.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST

Mar 18

America's Black-White Divide: Looking Back, Looking Around, Looking Forward

Lawrence Bobo, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Claude Steele in conversation with Margaret Levi

Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT

Mar 23

Tuesday Race Talks – The State of Black Politics

Stanford Center for Racial Justice

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 12:45pm - 2:00pm PDT

Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne headshot

“Beyond our own campus, as an institution of higher learning we have an additional responsibility to ensure that our research and educational endeavors are sufficiently focused on helping society more broadly to evolve beyond the scourge of racism that has been present in our country for far too long.”

—Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne