Renaming at Stanford
- The Stanford Historical Society tackles a difficult but appropriatequestion that many institutions (universities, city governments, andschool districts) are facing: Why and how should the names of buildings,centers, streets and monuments be removed and, if so, what names shouldreplace them? Rather than cancelling history, the question forces us tolook more carefully into our past. In this panel discussion, lawprofessor Bernadette Meyler, who chaired the University’s AdvisoryCommittee on Renaming Jordan Hall and Removing the Statue of LouisAgassiz, shares how the process has worked recently at Stanford,including arguments both for and against renaming. Professor Meyler isjoined in conversation by Karen Biestman, Associate Dean and Director ofthe Stanford Native American Cultural Center and Lecturer in NativeAmerican Studies, who speaks about the Father Serra Renaming experienceand Grant Parker, Associate Professor of Classics, who speaks from theperspective of similar issues in South Africa.
|Type of resource
|1 video file
|May 13, 2021
|Stanford Historical Society
|Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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