As the public comment period for response to Betsy DeVos’ proposed Title IX changes reopens for one day on Friday, End Rape on Campus interim executive director Jess Davidson encourages students to voice their opinions.
Members and allies of the disability community gathered on Friday to rally for a permanent disability community center on campus.
At a town hall with President Marc Tesser-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell last Friday, questions from undergraduate and graduate students in particular centered around the University’s role in social justice initiatives, both on campus and as a force in the community.
Some say the group has formed to fill a gap at Stanford, raising new questions about a campus conversation that may focus more on sexual assault prevention than on survivors.
Two years ago in Iguala, Mexico, 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Normal Rural school disappeared during a mass kidnapping–their parents continue fighting for justice.
During the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, J Street U Stanford raised awareness for the Palestinian settlement of Susya by holding discussions and a sleep-in in a “sukkah” (temporary shelter) of their own construction.
On Monday, January 19th, 2015, sixty-eight protesters were arrested on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge after an MLK-day action of nonviolent civil disobedience. Fifty-seven of us were cited and released after being brought to the California Highway Patrol’s police department, while eleven were held overnight in jail. I remember, wrists zip-tied together, seeing a road sign leaning against the side of the room where many of us were temporarily held. “Rough road ahead,” it read.
Things have changed on campus in my time at Stanford. As student activism flared up around such issues as the Black Lives Matter movement and the Israeli occupation of Palestine, topics of social inequity and injustice permeated the walls of the Stanford bubble to settle neatly in our lecture halls and class sections, our dorms and student groups, and notably our student publications.