After Indiana Governor Mike Pence passed a bill on religion that was justifiably met with uproar, I was ready to give up on the future of American politics. Pence’s response to protests, however, has me singing a different tune.
It is easy to ignore privilege when you are on the receiving end of it. A three-week program at Santa Clara aims to focus on the issue of privilege within students’ lives without trying to guilt or shame anyone, but instead, by inspiring students to be allies and empowered individuals.
A supervising attorney with the Workers’ Rights Clinic at Santa Clara School of Law received the county’s Beacon of Light Award for her efforts in compensating community members for stolen and lost wages.