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Early Chicano/Latino History at Stanford: A Faculty Perspective

Al Camarillo, Jim Leckie, and Jerry Porras
Stanford Historical Society
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Estánfor: Our Voices
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In this panel discussion, four of the earliest Chicano faculty members at Stanford share their experiences and reflect on the challenges faced by the Chicano and Latino populations of students and faculty from the late 1960s to the late 1980s. Participants include Albert Camarillo, Leon Sloss Jr. Memorial Professor, Emeritus, from the Department of History; Jim Leckie, C.L. Peck, Class of 1906 Professor in the School of Engineering; Jerry Porras, the Lane Professor of Organizational Behavior and Change, Emeritus, in the Graduate School of Business; and Renato Rosaldo, Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus. Topics include recruitment to Stanford and the impact of affirmative action, demands on faculty of color, the institutionalization of support for Chicano faculty and students, and Stanford’s efforts to increase diversity.

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