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Gender News Articles: History

Nov 15 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Activism, Art and Literature, Diversity and Inclusion, History, Intersectionality
Before the lights dimmed in Stanford University’s Paul Brest Hall for a special screening last October of the documentary Anita: Speaking Truth to Power, the film’s star, law professor Anita Hill, took the stage to thundering applause. “It’s just amazing looking out into [a crowd of] so many young...
Nov 15 2014 | Posted In: Academia, History, Unconscious Bias, Work and Organizations
The day that I was first exposed to the concept of unconscious bias was back in fourth grade. My middle school took a field trip to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, as part of our History curriculum on learning about the Holocaust. Before entering the museum, we were presented with two doors...
Nov 2 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Feminism, History
In 1974, the Center for Research on Women (CROW) opened its doors on the Stanford campus. Over the next four decades, CROW, now the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, tackled ground-breaking topics in women's health, longevity, and interdisciplinary research. Today, the Clayman Institute is one...
Oct 20 2014 | Posted In: Art and Literature, Feminism, History
“History is made by those who show up,” Christie Herring said during her appearance last spring for the Stanford screening of her documentary film The Campaign. “Who shows up and takes action, are those who make the decisions,” she reflects. The Campaign is a film about those who showed up. Took...
Oct 20 2014 | Posted In: Diversity and Inclusion, Feminism, History, Intersectionality, Jing Lyman Lecture
Many have spoken on the necessity of alliances across social divisions, but renowned historian, Paula Giddings, provides new insights on how history reveals key inspiration and lessons. Misremembered history, Giddings argues, has limited our view. However, restoring the full history — and...

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