Em-URGE-ing Voices

Stanford #BlackLivesMatter Walk Out

Black Student Union, Stanford organized a #BlackLivesMatter march/walk out in which URGE students participated in. Over 500 students participated and blocked two major intersections for 15 minutes. Afterwards, the chapter hosted a film screening of the Documentary “Out In the Night” which focused on the experiences of 4 Black, queer women facing sexual assault and the justice system.

Stanford raises valentine’s money

Stanford Students for Reproductive Justice decided to use this Valentine’s Day to raise funds and awareness for two wonderful causes — abortion funds and safe sex! In partnership with Stanford’s Birth Control Educators, they created and sold “condom roses” and donated the proceeds to The Lilith Fund, an abortion fund in Texas. Stanford took the opportunity to educate themselves and their community about the important and increasingly urgent role that abortion funds play in ensuring that folks can access abortion services.

Stanford Brings Loretta Ross to Campus!

The Choice USA affiliate chapter at Stanford hosted a dinner and a talk by Loretta Ross, a co-founder and the National Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective from 2005-2012. Over 90 people attended the conversation focused on the basics of reproductive justice, population control and white supremacy. The event was cosponsored by the Stanford NAACP, the Stanford Black Pre-Medical Society, the Stanford Black Student Union, the Women’s Community Center, the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the Department of History. Over