The 13th episode of the “Better Ally” series


Announcing the thirteenth episode of the “Better Ally” series on Tuesday, May 31st 12-1:30pm! The theme for our May event is: Pacific Islander Communities.

We will start with a discussion of Pacific Islander identities from their own voices on the podcast episode “What is My Pacific Islander Identity” from the podcast Deep Pacific and the experience of Pacific Islanders in the U.S. education system examined in the article “How Pacific Islander Students Are Slipping Through the Cracks” from NBC News.

We will then move on to discuss what it means to be an ally to Pacific Islander communities. 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 Tuesday, May 31st at 12-1:30pm, please RSVP here for Zoom link.

We also recommend this report on the Pacific Islander experience in higher education:


* 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.