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Adoption history and Women’s History Month

Catherine Ceniza Choy, professor of ethnic studies | March 26, 2016

While Women’s History Month encourages us to recognize the individual achievements of pioneering women in various fields, that recognition should not be an end in itself. It would, and should, take far more than a month to find, reclaim, and remember women’s histories that have not yet been canonized. When their names and faces and … Continue reading »

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a few more days and Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes a few more months to leave a legacy for El Salvador

Cristián Orrego, director, forensic program, Human Rights Center, Berkeley Law | January 24, 2013

Lead forensic geneticist Patricia del Carmen Vásquez, from the Asociación Pro-Búsqueda de Niñas y Niños Desaparecidos de El Salvador, was at her computer searching for El Salvador’s missing children when she ran into a “cold hit”—a moment of discovery that can make your heart skip a beat. The term is used in the United States … Continue reading »

Judge Walker rules Proposition 8 unconstitutional

Rosemary Joyce, professor of anthropology | August 4, 2010

As reported by the San Jose Mercury News, Judge Walker concluded that “Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians,” the judge wrote. “The evidence shows conclusively that Proposition 8 enacts, without reason, a private moral view that same-sex couples are inferior to opposite sex couples”. … Continue reading »