Follow Up Items
Robert Bacchus, Dan Brown, Skye Lovett, Chloe Wiggins
Alison Colwell (Director of Investment Responsibility Stakeholder Relations); Sally Dickson (Special Assistant to the President), Nicole Taylor (AVP & Dean of Community Engagement & Diversity)
Discussed students’ interest in divestment from prisons and companies that are affiliated with the management of prisons, including:
Why students want the university to divest holdings in companies that run private prisons;
Possible alternatives to divestment and work being done at Stanford and in the Bay Area on criminal justice and prison reform; and,
Reviewed the new Request for Review form that students would need to complete and the APIRL process.
1. Director of Investment Responsibility Stakeholder Relations Alison Colwell will work with WTU students on their Request for Review submission to APIRL. All materials will be distributed to community once filed and reviewed for completeness. Formal review and hearings will likely begin in Fall 2016 once new student members of the APIRL are seated (current student members rotate off and/or graduate June 2016).
2. Encourage students to think beyond divestment and consider alternative strategies to impact our criminal justice system, and the effects of the prison system on communities of color. Nicole Taylor and Sally Dickson will meet with students about experts and organizations working on criminal justice and prison reform, both at Stanford and in the Bay Area, and how students can engage with these people and movements. (Follow up meeting set for 5/3/16)