Hosted by Tarr, a lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric and the founder of Getting Played, the event was headlined by Lili Bernard, one of over 60 women to publicly accuse entertainer Bill Cosby of sexual assault.
Campus Planning has informed Columbae that it will paint over a front door mural it had confiscated from the co-op over the summer, Columbae leadership told The Daily.
Established in 1995, the Multicultural Hall of Fame accepts alumni selected by the University’s Asian American Activities Center, Black Community Services Center, El Centro Chicano y Latino and Native American Cultural Center. This year’s event, held during Stanford’s 2018 Reunion Homecoming, honored Isidro D. Ortiz Ph.D. ’73, Colin Cloud Hampson ’91 and Srinija Srinivasan ’93 and the members of the 1968 Black Student Union (BSU).
In a conversation in Cubberley Auditorium Tuesday evening, civil rights activist Tarana Burke discussed her activism regarding sexual assault, her experience with abuse and her path to healing as a survivor. One of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people, she coined the phrase “Me Too” in 2006 to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual assault. Burke discussed Me Too’s development into a broader movement following the 2016 use of #MeToo as a hashtag. She shared that her work to interrupt sexual violence was not only a quest for social justice, but also a personal path to healing.
Several miles south of my Outside Lands experience, Darel Scott ’17 was drafting the plans for a new kind of festival aimed at people of color and their connection to nature.
Thursday evening, protesters gathered at Lytton Plaza in downtown Palo Alto to advocate for its renaming as part of the “#NameHerToo” campaign and in coordination with International Women’s Day. The campaign is a response to the fact that while 27 streets in Palo Alto are named after male writers, none are named for female writers, according to the event’s co-organizer Patricia Martín Rivas.
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF) recently picked five Stanford students to be fellows as part of its commitment to increase diversity in higher education.