Stanford said that she could use language from the Statement, but not the words she wanted. It proposed other words. What’s wrong with that? What is wrong is that the “uplifting” words Stanford prefers are wrenched out of their context in order to make them say something they do not say at all.
A petition to instate Chanel Miller’s memoir “Know My Name” as one of next year’s Three Books has accumulated 776 signatures from the Stanford community, as of Monday. Spearheaded by Professor David Palumbo-Liu, the campaign hopes to honor Miller’s voice and identity, while also bringing awareness of her story to incoming freshmen and the broader Stanford community.
We are asking that Miller’s book, Know My Name, be made one of the Three Books all incoming students read.
On Tuesday afternoon, White Plaza saw over 100 students turn out to a demonstration in support of Chanel Miller’s book release and petition the University to allow her to choose the words on a plaque at the site of her sexual assault.
After years of going by the pseudonym “Emily Doe” following her sexual assault by former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, Chanel Miller identified herself on Wednesday as the woman Turner raped on Jan. 18, 2015.
The survivor of convicted felon Brock Turner’s sexual assault, known publicly as Emily Doe, will release a memoir in September on her experience surrounding the attack that took place in January 2015.
The 24-page report, released Tuesday morning, is part of the University’s effort to track the success of its pilot Title IX process, effective since 2016.