Confronting the Past: Stanford University and Its Fraught History with the Ohlone and Chinese (Stanford)

3 p.m. PT | 6 p.m. EST | RSVP Here

The Stanford University campus, comprising over 8,100 acres, was once home to an estimated 10,000 Muwekma-Ohlone Indians living in small communities throughout the Bay Area. Understanding of the history of Stanford University, and the land upon which it sits, is deeply contested and has far-reaching implications for how we see the institution today. As an institution that stands for humanistic values, it must contend with troubling elements in its past that profoundly challenge those values and hinder the development of the University as fully inclusive and welcoming. Our talks will present new insights into the lands of Stanford, the Stanford family and early University, and the institution’s relationship with Native peoples, Chinese, and other communities that were long excluded from the traditional narrative of the rise of the University.

Hosted by Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service

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