Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Stanford Medicine DEI Wellness Resources
A Message from the DEI Committee
As a department, we stand in solidarity with our Asian American colleagues. We are appalled by the anti-Asian rhetoric and violence. We must speak up against all forms of racism, hatred and bigotry, and also speak out against those who attempt to explain it away.
We encourage you to utilize and share the resources below, but also reach out to each other in support.
-Stanford Dept of Urology DEI Committee
Resources in the Wake of Anti-Asian Violence
We would like to share resources for you and your faculty in the wake of the horrific Anti-Asian violence we have witnessed. We cannot stand for this. Below are resources compiled by OFDD, Stanford Medicine’s Office of Graduate Education, and one of our Liaisons. Please let us know if you have questions and take care of yourselves during this time.
We have consolidated some additional resources for you here, and hope you find these helpful and encourage you to use them.
#StopAsianHate StanfordMed LIVE Special Town Hall
Thank you for joining us for the special #StopAsianHate StanfordMed LIVE Town Hall on March 26 to raise awareness of anti-Asian hate and violence in our country and to put the recent Atlanta shootings into perspective.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have reported increased experiences of discrimination, hate, and violence. This includes verbal harassment, unprovoked assaults, and being socially ostracized and antagonized. On March 16, a gunman targeted three spas and massage parlors in Atlanta, Georgia, killing eight people, including six women of Asian descent. These acts of racism are directly linked to a long history of racializing Asians as “others” whose culture is unassimilable to the United States.
The recording of this special town hall is now available. Watch the recording now
An Important Message from the Chair
Dear Stanford Urology Community:
I think I speak for all of the faculty, staff and trainees in our department in expressing how deeply saddened we have been by again witnessing the death of a young black man at the hands of the police. This comes on the heels of indisputable data showing that the black community is being disproportionately affected by all aspects of the current pandemic, both medical and economic. The institutional racism that pervades our country is undeniable. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar today said in the LA Times “Racism in America is like dust in the air. It seems invisible – even if you’re choking on it – until you let the sun in.”
We commit to stand together with our African American community, to work to understand your pain, to condemn racial violence, to shine a light on institutional racism and strive to correct racial injustice.
Show your Support
Quotes to Demonstrate Your Commitment and Support
Showing others that you are an ally, that you care about their well-being and are committed to diversity, inclusion, equity and anti-racism is one way to take action. These quotes were compiled for your use, such as with an email signature, on social media, to create a virtual background for meetings, and more.
Antiracist Actions WE Can Take
Many people have asked what more we can do to fight racism in our community and our country, so we have listed some ideas here.
Links to Past DEI Sessions
- "Upstander Training" with Magali Fassiotto
- "Bias and Systemic Racism in Academic Health Care" with Dr. Hannah Valentine
- "Wellness Requires Racial Justice" with Denise Pines
- "Culturally Aware Mentorship" with Sherilynn J. Black, Ph.D., Angela Byars-Winston, Ph.D., and Dr. Hannah Valantine