Centers of Equity, Community and Leadership Resources
Markaz Community Check-In & Black Liberation Teach-In
This week at Markaz: AfterZoom Chai, join us for a mini teach-in on anti-Blackness, systemic oppression, privilege, and Black liberation followed by a community check-in and reflection. We will be discussing police brutality and the prison-industrial complex, ways to unlearn and interrogate anti-Blackness, and action items for supporting ongoing Black liberation movements. This event is open to all and will center the well-being and safety of Black students. 3:30 p.m., June 2 PT. Please contact The Markaz for information.
BCSC Networking in Action Series
The NIA (Networking in Action) Series, is dedicated to creating spaces for sustained engagement, innovation, scholarship, and community-building. Our inaugural event is a collaboration with the Stanford d.school and will focus on how design plays an integral part in the work being done in the community. Our featured alumni speaker is Jason Mayden (MS ’11 General Management), CEO and co-founder of Super Heroic Inc. This event is geared toward Black graduate students and Class of 2020 undergraduates and grad students. 4 p.m. June 2 PT. Please contact the BCSC for information.
On the Road to Prison Abolition: Challenging the Bail System with Faith
The United States today makes up 5 percent of the world’s total population, but it has 21 percent of prisoners around the world. Prisons have been on the rise in the United States for decades, and Black and Muslim communities have been disproportionately impacted. Join the Markaz for a discussion of the effects of prison systems on the incarcerated, bail reform, and how Stanford students can advocate for and move towards prison abolition. We will be joined by Believers Bail Out, a Muslim organization supporting incarcerated folks and their families through education campaigns, community events, and bailing out incarcerated Muslims. 4 p.m. June 3 PT. Be sure to register at https://www.digitalmarkaz.org/event-calendar to receive the link!
BCSC Spring Wellness Series
BCSC will hold space for only Black students to be in community and process recent events. The session will be facilitated by our CAPS partners Dr. LaWanda Hill and Dr. Meag-gan O'Reilly. This event is open to ALL Black students. 5 p.m. June 4 PT. Please contact the BCSC for information.
QSR: How to Take Care of Each Other; Community Care in Times of Crisis
This workshop, based on the principles of disability and healing justice, provides a practical framework and tools to break down the stigma around asking for help and building a vibrant community of care in your own life. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or check qsr.stanford.edu for more information.