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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.


Apr 12

A Pattern of Violence: How the Law Classifies Crime and What It Means for Justice

Sponsored by Stanford Law School, the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, and the Stanford Center for Comparative Studies on Race & Ethnicity

Monday, April 12, 2021 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm PDT

Apr 20

Communities Hit Hardest by COVID-19: Two Physicians' Perspectives

A fireside chat with Dr. Amanda Johnson, '06, Harvard MD, MBA and Dr. Marlene Martin, '06, MD '11

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT

Apr 22

Mitigating Racial Disparities with Data Science

Second event in Stanford Engineering’s three-part series "Engineering For All", exploring how engineering can become more inclusive in education and design.

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 5:00pm - 6:15pm PDT

Apr 28

Education and Democracy: An evening with Gloria Ladson-Billings, PhD ’84

Keynote followed by a conversation moderated by Guadalupe Valdés, Bonnie Katz Tenenbaum Professor of Education, with GSE faculty panelists Tom Ehrlich and Antero Garcia

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 5:00pm - 6:15pm PDT

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“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

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