Stanford “Reorientation Guide” (2009)

1990-2010, Date, Disruptive Spaces, Institutions, Students, Subjectives of Refusal

Published in 2009 by student activists, this Stanford University “Reorientation Guide” did an in depth analysis of the history of Stanford University in relation to racism, sexism, and capitalism.

The history of Stanford University contains many parts. The purpose of this guide is to tell a part of the story and our history that isn’t often heard. As Stanford students, we are often told that we can change the world and make it a better place, if we try hard enough. Well, we can also make Stanford a better place. The history of student activism at this school is incredibly rich. As students, we have a degree of power and that power can be (and has been) used to lead to positive change, both on our campus and in the local community.