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Equity, Access, & Society Theme (EAST)

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Through the IDEAL (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access in a Learning community) Initiative in 2019 and the Racial Justice Initiative, Stanford affirms its commitment to the value of diversity and inclusion to the mission of the university. We’re launching Equity, Access, and Society Theme (EAST) House as a home to explore, affirm, and debate what inclusion, diversity, equity, and access mean to the people of Stanford and our local, national, and global communities.

EAST House will be a place where upper class students will bring their diverse backgrounds and interests, be immersed in the rich experiences, discussions, and opportunities of others, and discover the meanings of equity and access from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. As our society grapples with the urgent issues of racial and gender justice, mounting inequality and poverty, life-threatening global warming -- in the midst of a healthcare and economic crisis -- we must be equipped with the tools, skills, and understanding to address these grave challenges. 

Whether you dedicate your life and career to such issues or simply seek to be more informed citizens and better neighbors to those whose yard signs differ from your own, EAST House’s focus on equity, access, and society will provide its residents with the best that residential education has to offer -- “dynamic conversation and knowledge exchange” while ensuring students’ sense of well-being and belonging.

  • House Type: Upperclass
  • Capacity: 61
  • Placement: EAST House

Opportunities to Engage

  • EAST House seminar
  • Participation in a community or service-learning project developed in partnership with the Haas Center and the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society. 
  • Related off-campus outings, including visits to community organizations, museums and special exhibits, arts and culture events, city and neighborhood walking tours, restaurant visits with discussions, and nature-related excursions. 
  • Lunch and dinner meetings with guest speakers on timely topics and of interest to students. 
  • Screenings of movies and documentaries along with guest speakers 
  • Resident-led events will also be encouraged! 

Leadership Team

  • Lourdes V. Andrade, Director of Diversity and Inclusion in the School of Engineering; Former Associate Director, Leland Scholars Program; Former Co-Resident Fellow, Equity and Social Justice Theme House
  • Collin Anthony, Associate Director of Undergraduate Outreach and Programming, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society
  • anthony lising antonio, Associate Professor of Education and Resident Fellow at EAST House
  • Jennifer DeVere Brody, Professor of Theater and Performance Studies; Director, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
  • Gregory Clark (BA in Political Science and Government ‘20), Research and Program Associate at The Brennan Center for Justice; Former Resident Assistant, EAST House (2019-20)
  • Paitra Houts, Director, Community Engaged Learning in Education, Haas Center
  • Ari Kelman, Jim Joseph Chair in Education and Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of Education and (by courtesy) Religious Studies; Director, Honors Program in Education, Graduate School of Education, and former Co-Resident Fellow at Junipero
  • William S. Koski, Eric and Nancy Wright Professor of Clinical Education; Director, Youth and Education Law Project, Stanford Law School and (by courtesy) Graduate School of Education
  • Teresa LaFromboise, Professor of Development and Psychological Science, Graduate School of Education; Director, Program in Native American Studies, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
  • Jen Ren (BA in HumBio ‘18), MD Candidate at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; former Resident Assistant, EAST House (2017-18)
  • John Willinsky, Khosla Family Professor of Education and Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Graduate School of Education
  • Jennifer Wolf, Senior Lecturer and Director, Undergraduate Programs (UP), Graduate School of Education
  • Christine Min Wotipka, Associate Professor (Teaching) of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology, and Resident Fellow at EAST House

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