All CISAC News Q&A February 9, 2021

Task Force at FSI Focuses on Racial Equity

Since its creation in the summer of 2020, the Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force has been addressing the ways in which systemic racism manifests at Stanford, at FSI and in the study of global affairs. Task Force Chair Gabrielle Hecht discusses the group's work.
woman in glasses

The Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) Task Force has been putting the needs of students, scholars, and staff from underrepresented backgrounds at the forefront since its inception last summer. Formed at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) following the killing of George Floyd in May 2020, the REDI Task Force is leading the charge on the hiring of new staff and hosting community forums and seminars focused on promoting racial equity.

REDI Task Force Chair Gabrielle Hecht spoke to FSI about the group’s priorities and its achievements over the past several months.

Read the rest at Stanford News