For all its achievements in innovation, Silicon Valley hasn’t made much progress on inclusion. Only 6.8 percent of technical employees in Silicon Valley are from underrepresented minority groups in a county that is almost 30 percent black or Latino.
KZSU, Stanford’s student-run radio station, will debut a radio program this fall that is dedicated to addressing the activities of and issues facing the Hispanic and Latino communities in the Bay Area.
Cecilia Preciado Burciaga, an advocate, mentor and friend to generations of Chicano and Latino students at Stanford, passed away at age 67 last week at Stanford Hospital, having battled lung cancer since August.
Today, Melean is just one member of Stanford’s diverse Latino community, which blends a social atmosphere with activism on campus to create a forum where members can explore their shared history, argue for political points important to them and build connections to other groups at the University.