The Stanford Center for Racial Justice (SCRJ) aims to advance justice for all people. Led by Professor Ralph Richard “Rick” Banks, BA ’87, the Center will train and prepare students to be in the vanguard of advancing a new racial norm. Through publishing and teaching on timely issues, student engagement, service, and training, the Center will facilitate social change by providing research and collaboration on policy reforms to dismantle racism.
Stanford SPARQ is a “do tank” that partners with industry leaders and changemakers to reduce societal disparities and bridge social divides using insights from behavioral science. We work in criminal justice, economic mobility, education, and health.
Stanford's Center for Human Rights and International Justice equips a new generation of leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect and promote human rights and dignity for all. Reflecting a deep commitment to international justice and the rule of law, the Center collaborates with partners across Stanford University and beyond on innovative programs that foster critical inquiry in the classroom and in the world.
During this time of heightened awareness of violence and discrimination against marginalized people, particularly Black Americans, it is even more important that we support all members of the Stanford community and equip ourselves with information and skills to create change. The Stanford Alumni Association’s mission is to reach, serve and engage all Stanford alumni, and we are committed to keeping you informed on the university’s response and scholarship pertaining to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. We hope that you will be inspired to participate in an activity, lecture, or program to help us to take action to strengthen our Stanford community.
The Race & Justice Research Labs are led by Stanford Faculty and in collaboration with a community partner, to develop research-based innovations for racial justice. One project is "Ending Racial Disparities in Residential Instability."
The Stanford Medicine Commission on Justice and Equity—composed of external and internal leaders, experts, and advocates—represents an institution-wide, collaborative effort to dismantle systemic racism and discrimination within our own community and beyond.
The Epidemiology & Population Health Department's Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (JEDI) Committee was launched in September 2020, with the central goal of advancing JEDI activities, programs and research at the local (department and University) and global levels.
This article titled, "Stanford scholars examine systemic racism, how to advance racial justice in America," was published during Black Liberation Month (February 2022) and lists the wide range of Stanford scholars and research focused on different systems in society that are impacted by racism.
The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality is committed to providing research, policy analysis, and training on issues of poverty and inequality. The Center serves as a clearing house for high-quality trend data on poverty and inequality. This link goes to their Housing section. There is also a "Get Involved" link for more national resources.
Stanford's KSR project created a GitHub Repository that includes California Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA), and dated publicly posted inventories of military equipment held by California Law Enforcement Agencies.
This project takes existing data sets that we hope will help reveal systemic racism and prepares that data as wikidata records. We will then read the wikidata records in to a graph database and build new discovery tools on top of the database. Using a graph data model helps us break the mold of discovery based on records alone by linking those documents to the people, events, and places involved. By connecting these records to specific people, places and dates, we are attempting to humanize the harm and show the injury of racism that is lost in our formal systems of records and documentation. We are beginning this project with California data and encourage others to participate and contribute.
The KSR Data Lab develops data-driven experiments in support of the Know Systemic Racism project. The central goal of the Know Systemic Racism project is to demonstrate, through data, that systemic racism exists. The project is focused on California and intends to be a model for other libraries in other states in the US to extend the work.
This is an incomplete list of African Americans who died as a result of interaction with California law enforcement agencies. Most of these records are from 2000-2021. We started with the data collected and shared on the Fatalencounters.org website and added records from the Say Their Names exhibit at Stanford Libraries and the Washington Post Fatal Force Database, Version 2. We added webarchive links to the websites that document these incidents and created records in Wikidata for the victims and the incidents. Wikidata identifiers are included in the dataset.
This is a list of California law enforcement agencies that we have gathered and curated for the purpose of finding and tracking policy manuals and military equipment inventories. Each row represents a law enforcement agency. The reason for compiling this list is to have a base set of URLs and related information for California LEAs that will be incorporated into the Know Systemic Racism Knowledge Graph. Stanford Libraries' KNOW Systemic Racism project began work in collaboration with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to gather this list and details about California law enforcement agencies between 2018-2022. We continued to refine the list and add details into August 2023. These LEAs now all have entries within Wikidata and we have added the Wikidata QID to this list to make this dataset more durable and to make it open to continual development by the community.