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Nov 17 2014
On November 6, 2014, we united faculty, staff, scholars, advisors, students and community members who have been long-time supporters of the Clayman Institute at Stanford University over the past four decades. Addressing the crowd of over one hundred guests, Clayman leaders from past and present...
Nov 16 2014
Autumn may be a time for nature to begin winding down the year, but for many businesses and academic institutions, it represents a resurgence of activity after the summer holidays. Industry gatherings and networking events abound, offering opportunities to help propel careers forward. What better...
Nov 15 2014
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 15 2014
10. You were too young, busy, or maybe even unaware to watch the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings in 1991. The Hill-Thomas Hearings were a landmark event bringing sexual harassment into public conversation. Anita: Speaking Truth to Power offers an overview of the most significant moments of the...
Nov 15 2014
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 2 2014
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
“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
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...
Oct 17 2014
The vision for The Online Feminism Conference (#OFCon14) was born out of a genuine need to bridge gaps within the feminist community. On October 10th, Clayman Institute postdoctoral fellows, Ashley Farmer and Alison Dahl Crossley brought together teachers, renowned historians, researchers, venture...
Oct 7 2014
On a bright summer day in Silicon Valley, 20 high school girls are paired off in an Intel conference room, role playing job negotiation skills. They might otherwise have been at the beach or with friends at the mall, but these girls are concentrating on a workshop where they will learn practical...

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