We are proud of our history of innovation and entrepreneurship, and of our ongoing mission to address major societal challenges. This includes diversity in research interests, research styles, and providing supportive mentorship. EE recognizes that we have significant work to do in these areas and we look to the entire EE community to improve our future.
The Department of Electrical Engineering supports Black Lives Matter, inclusion, and diversity.
As engineers, engineers-in-training, and staff, we build upon and apply systems-thinking to major societal challenges, including climate change, health, and better communication.
The Department of Electrical Engineering strives to continue its success in innovation and research through the participation and inclusion of students, post-docs, and faculty from diverse backgrounds, experiences, religions, ethnicities, identities, genders, sexual orientation, and perspectives. We recognize diversity as central and critical to our mission to provide an inclusive environment and culture where all are welcomed, respected, and valued. Diversity in EE.
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Educational resources for anti-racism:
- The New Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
- Biased by Jennifer Eberhardt
- The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Anti-racism resources for white people: Resource guide compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein for white people to deepen their anti-racist work.
- Confronting white supremacy: Educational resource sheet put together by educators to discuss and dismantle white supremacy in the classroom.
- Resource Hub for Black History and Activism: Google Drive compiled by Charles Preston, filled with books and other important work by Black activists and readings on a range of topics.
- Beyond the Hashtag: How to Take Anti-Racist Action in Your Life: Article written by Zyahna Bryant about how to take steps towards non-performative activism and anti-racist actions.
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
- The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
- When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson
- The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
- Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Foreman
- The Red Record by Ida B. Wells
- The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
Support for Stanford students:
- Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available regardless of location. Students can call CAPS 24/7 at 650-723-3785.
- The Bridge Peer Counseling Center offers counseling by trained students 24/7 at 650-723-3392.
- The Graduate Life Office (GLO) is available during office hours at 650-736-7078 or 24/7 at 650-723-8222, pager ID number 25085.
- The Office for Religious Life offers spiritual guidance for students at 650-723-1762.
- If you are aware of someone in distress, contact CAPS or the Office of the Dean of Students.
Call for reform: Call to reform criminal justice system, police practices and to the end of police brutality:
- Campaign Zero
- Fight against the dehumanization and devaluation of black people: Blacklivesmatter.com
- The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
Demand justice for George Floyd's murder:
- Call the following Minneapolis officials or email them using this template:
- Mayor Jacob Frey: (612) 673-2100
- DA Mike Freeman: (612) 348-5550
- Hennepin County Attorney Office: (612) 673-2100
- Join a phone bank organized by Stanford Students for Workers' Rights
- Sign this petition organized by Color Of Change demanding the prosecution of the officers involved in the murder of George Floyd.
To support and learn more about the following organizations:
- Color Of Change: https://colorofchange.org/
- Voting While Black
- ACLU, which provides legal services to civil rights complaints.
- George Floyd Memorial Fund
- Tony McDade GoFund Me started for black transgender man who was murdered by the police last week.
- The national bail fund network has a list of community bail funds.
- List of bail funds by city: Bail funds are a way to support frontline protesters who are being arrested - as well as building towards a movement to end cash bail and free hundreds of thousands of people who are in pre-trial detention during a pandemic.
- NorthStar Health Collective: NorthStar is a Minnesota-based street medic collective, offering first aid and medical support to people on the frontlines right now.
- Reclaim the Block: Reclaim the Block is a Minneapolis community org providing supplies and support to protesters, as well as pushing Minneapolis to spend less on policing and more on healthcare, housing and education.
- The Black Visions Collective and Legal Fund: Black Visions Collective, a Black, trans and queer-led organization, is helping lead the protests and advocating to defund the police in Minnesota.
- Rebuild Lake Street: Lake Street Council is donating 100% of these proceeds to the local business and nonprofits affected by the fires and helping them continue to serve their communities.