The 12th episode of the “Better Ally” series


Announcing the twelfth episode of the “Better Ally” series* on Monday, April 25th 12-1:30pm! The theme for our April event is: The Muslim Community.

We will start with a discussion of the intersection between race and religion, based on an interview with Sahar Aziz, the author of “The Racial Muslim: When Racism Quashes Religious Freedom,” and an episode of the podcast She Speaks: Academic Muslimahs on traditions around Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr.

We will then move on to discuss what it means to be an ally to the Muslim 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 Monday, April 25th at 12-1:30pm, please RSVP here for the Zoom link.

We also recommend you take a look at the entire catalog of She Speaks: Academic Muslimahs for a number of perspectives on being a Muslim women in academia (not required, just somewhere to start if you’re new to the topic):

* 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.