Activists from 1968 among Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame inductees

Take Back the Mic
Students participating in Take Back the Mic in ’68 were among the inductees in the Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame.

The students who took the mic in 1968 from then-Provost RICHARD LYMAN during a convocation held in the wake of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination were among those recently inducted into the Stanford Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame.

The Multicultural Hall of Fame recognizes accomplished alumni of color and the achievements of diverse alumni leaders. Each year, the award is presented by Stanford’s four ethnic community centers at a reception during Reunion Homecoming, sponsored by the Stanford Alumni Association.

This year the Black Community Services Center recognized the students involved in TAKE BACK THE MIC IN ’68, who read a list of 10 demands that asked the university to boost African-American admissions, curriculum and hiring. Accepting the recognition were JOYCE KING, ’69, PhD ’74, and FRANK “OMOWALE” SATTERWHITE, PhD ’77.

Also inducted was SRINIJA SRINIVASAN, ’93, who was selected by the Asian American Activities Center. Srinivasan is co-founder of Loove, which creates sustainable models for the production, presentation and distribution of music. She serves as a vice chair of Stanford’s Board of Trustees, and she recently concluded work as a member of the U.S. Partnership on Mobility from Poverty and the Commission on Presidential Scholars.

El Centro Chicano y Latino selected ISIDRO ORTIZ, MA ’73, PhD ’73, professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at San Diego State University. Ortiz studies Chicano/Latino political activism and educational policy and practice towards Chicanos/Latinos. He serves as the co-chair of the Chicano/Latino Concilio on Higher Education of San Diego County.

The Native American Cultural Center inductee was COLIN CLOUD HAMPSON, ’91, MA ’91, J.D. ’94. He is a partner in the law firm Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP, an organization committed to preserving and expanding the rights and interests of American Indian tribes. This includes his long-standing commitment to the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe, on whose ancestral land Stanford is located.

Read more on the Reunion Homecoming website.