Better Ally event: How to be a better ally to the Black community


Announcing the tenth episode of the “Better Ally” series* on Wednesday February 16th 12-1:30pm!

The theme for our February event is: How to be a better ally to the Black community.


We will start with a discussion about the experiences of Black academics and students based on these pieces:

2.2022 How Black Lives Matter Came to the Academy _ The New Yorker.pdf

2.2022 How to Be a Better Ally to Your Black Colleagues.pdf

1.2021 Stanford Letter to the President and Provost- Action items for achieving racial equity .pdf


We will then move on to discuss what it means to be an ally to this community. We will work in small groups to identify where/how you could be implementing changes in your personal and professional spaces, and develop written allyship accountability and action plans.


If you’d like to attend on Wednesday February 16th at 12-1:30pm, please RSVP here for Zoom link.


We also recommend you check out these background resources before the session (not required, just somewhere to start if you’re new to the topic):



Seungsoo, Stephanie, Meghan, and Leeya


* Stemming out of the “Someone Like Me” mentoring program, we developed “Better Ally” with a goal to empower trainees at Stanford with the skills and knowledge to have brave conversations for effective allyship to members of marginalized groups. In the current iteration, we will focus on one marginalized group per month, and have a structured conversation around a specific context.