During the month of April, ISSI's Graduate Fellows Program raised over $21,000 in a crowdfunding campaign. The donors included many alums as well as other supporters who wanted to contribute to student stipends for our social change scholars who do first-rate, relevant and impactful research on the most important issues in the U.S. today: immigration, education, gentrification, health, and more. Still want to donate? You can do that here.
Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Professor Emerita and affiliated faculty member of ISSI’s Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, has co-authored an essay with Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco in the Los Angeles Review of Books. In the essay, they argue that “Our history is riddled with hidden tortures and violent separations of families... Today’s torture is the separation of children from parents.”
Gabriel Santamaria, UCB senior, double major in Public Health and Molecular and Cell Biology, and co-founder of San Francisco Youth Coalition, was awarded the 2019 KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize for his work to address issues such as violence prevention, leadership development, cultural affirmation and civic engagement, while increasing access to higher education. His fellow undergraduates Alejandra Herrera and Nolan Pokpongkiat received second and third place, respectively, for their work to increase opportunities for children and youth. The prizes will be presented at a ceremony later this spring. More information about the honorees is available here.