Diversity Resources

Celebrating Black Scientists

The institute's Committee for Change would like to pass along a letter written with our colleagues in Stanford Black Biosciences Organization highlighting the Black scientists who set the stage for future discoveries. #BlackHistoryIsEveryday.


New York Times 1619 project


Oprah Series Where Do We Go from Here?



And This: https://youtu.be/zqgQeQvU3vw


Kimberly Jones social media video (language warning for parents)


Rev Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visits Stanford (1967)

Ted Talk Color Blind or Color Brave by Melloday Hobson


13th written, produced, directed by Ava DuVernay streaming on Netflix

Just Mercy directed by Destin Daniel Cretton streaming on for free right now Amazon Prime 

If you have not heard of Bryan Stevenson, I invite you to watch Oprah’s Super Soul Conversation with Bryan Stevenson – he is an amazing person and author.


The Hate U Give directed by George Tillman Jr streaming for free right now on Amazon Prime



Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson


White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo


My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem


Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates


The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas


Any book by Dr. Angela Y. Davis – UCSC Emerita and National Women’s Hall of Famer


Any book by the following authors:

Morgan JerkinsIjeoma OluoRoxane GayJulie Lythcott-Haims and Jason Reynolds

We have seen their writing and leadership resonate in our community, and we hope you will continue to turn to these writers and follow their voices as you participate in the call to build a more just world.

Children’s Books








How to Get Involved at Stanford



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Organizations to Contribute To

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights: https://ellabakercenter.org/

Official George Floyd Memorial Fund

Set up by George’s brother, Philonise Floyd, funds donated to this GoFundMe will cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist the Floyd family in the days to come as they continue to seek justice for George. A portion of the funds will also go to the Estate of George Floyd for the benefit and care of his children and their educational expenses. While all contributions are welcome via the GoFundMe link, Philonise also lists a physical address for anyone wishing to send cards, letters, or words of encouragement.

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund

In a bid to achieve racial justice through advocacy, litigation, and education, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund is America’s premier legal organization fighting for structural change. Pillars of the organization include expanding democracy, eliminating disparity, and seeking justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. Donations can be made via the website on a once-off or monthly basis.

The American Civil Liberties Union

In existence for over 100 years, the ACLU has been consistent in its fight for freedom. Placing the protection of constitutional rights at the core of their agenda, the organization provides legal services and support for a broad range of people with civil rights complaints. This includes but is not limited to immigration, voting rights, human rights, free speech, and criminal justice. Donations can be made via the website on a once-off or monthly basis.

Communities United Against Police Brutality

Using advocacy, political action and education to overcome the perils of police brutality, CUAPB is an all-volunteer organization whose mission was conceived following the shooting of Charles Sanders by Minneapolis police. Having worked on cases for two decades, the organization works to combat police brutality from many angles, including political and legislative action, research, and providing services and support for victims and their families. Donations can be made via PayPal on the organization’s website.

The Know Your Rights Camp

Set up by former NFL player, Colin Kaepernick, the Know Your Rights Camp works to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, and mass-mobilization. With a mission that aims to create new systems of elevation for the next generation of leaders, the organization is centered around 10 fundamental rights. Among them; the right to be healthy, loved, safe, and free. Donations can be made via the website on a once-off or monthly basis.