Latina/o/x Activism

Despite being a historically white institution, Stanford has a rich Latina/o/x history. Additional community support occurred through the actions of Chicana/o-Latina/o-Latinx students and other students of color at Stanford in the second half of the 20th century.

More specifically, student activism such as the Latino student's Turning point letter in 1967, Black Student Union's "Taking of the Mic" in 1968, the Asian-American student-led "Takeover of the President's Office" in 1989, and the Chicano/a Student Hunger Strike in 1994, caused a significant increase in student and faculty diversity at Stanford, as well as additional support for staff and other Chicana/o-Latina/o-Latinx community members.

The Stanford Spotlight website Activism @ Stanford highlights the activist work of all Stanford students. This resource serves as a great tool to identify materials related to the activism and student protest movements at Stanford.