The 15th episode of the “Better Ally” series


Announcing the fifteenth episode of the “Better Ally” series on Thursday, October 6, 12-1:30 pm! The theme for our Hispanic Heritage Month October event is the Latinx community.

We will start with a discussion of this article which describes Latinx college enrollment in California, barriers to educational access, and challenges in collegiate retention: Details here.We will then move on to discuss what it means to be an ally to the Latinx community, particularly in higher education, using these resources as a starting point: Details here and here.As optional background reading, we also recommend these resources on the history of Hispanic Heritage Month in the US: Details here and here.

WHEN: Thursday, October 6th at 12-1:30 pmWHERE: RSVP here for the Zoom linkWHAT: Better Ally Episode 15: Latinx communityWHO: All non-faculty (Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Staff)

*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.