Stanford Law Professors Discuss Racial Injustice at Democracy Matters Event

Professor Richard Ford Appointed to Stanford’s New Black Community Council

On October 20, Stanford Law’s Richard Banks, the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law and professor, by courtesy, at the School of Education and Co-Founder and Faculty Director of the Stanford Center for Racial Justice and Richard Ford, the George E. Osborne Professor of Law, joined members of the Stanford community at a Democracy Matters webinar event to discuss diversity, polarization and racial injustice. 

Stanford’s Democracy Matters discussion series feature faculty members from across Stanford who explore and examine some of the biggest challenges facing society today. Other Stanford faculty joining Banks and Ford on the webinar were Allyson Hobbs, James Fishkin, and Hazel Markus.

Stanford Black Community Council

On November 9, Ford was appointed to Stanford’s Black Community Council, chaired by Stanford Trustee Charles Young. The Black Community Council will engage Black alumni, students, staff and faculty for oversight of initiatives focused on supporting Stanford’s Black community.

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