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Uplifting Voices:

Advocacy, Belonging, and Community.

The Stanford FLI Conference intends to cultivate a space for FLI students to feel empowered in their intersectional identities.

Our objectives are to build the national FLI community through collective partnerships, to create a long-term action plan to support and advocate for the national FLI community, and to focus on the narratives of multiple marginalized communities in order to create spaces for all FLI identities. 

Ultimately, we hope all attendees leave with a sense of belonging and a plan of advocacy within our FLI community.

 
 
 Shanika Pelpola, a student at the Stanford School of Medicine, speaks among her undergraduate and graduate FLI peers at a community welcome event.

Shanika Pelpola, a student at the Stanford School of Medicine, speaks among her undergraduate and graduate FLI peers at a community welcome event.

Who is the conference for?

  • Undergraduate students, graduate student
    • West Coast Private School students
    • Any Private School students
    • Public 4-year University students
    • Community College students
  • Faculty and administrators
  • Those who support and want to better empower FLI students on campuses by focusing on intersecting identities. 

 

 Jennifer Rolen is the associate dean and associate director of the Diversity and First-Generation Office, once a FLI student herself. (INYOUNG CHOI/The Stanford Daily)

Jennifer Rolen is the associate dean and associate director of the Diversity and First-Generation Office, once a FLI student herself. (INYOUNG CHOI/The Stanford Daily)

Created through collaboration and student initiative

This inaugural conference is an initiative of Stanford First-Generation and/or Low-Income Partnership (FLIP), the Diversity and First-Gen Office (DGEN), and the Leland Scholars Program (LSP) in partnership with EdMobilizer, an organization that has so far hosted three national conferences on first-gen issues in higher education.