StoryCorps + Henderson Center

 

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In March 2019, the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice partnered with StoryCorps, a national nonprofit, to record 20 conversations about race and gender at Berkeley Law. This partnership celebrates the Henderson Center’s 20th birthday and the Center’s connection to Proposition 209, which outlawed consideration of race and gender in public decision-making (including admissions at UC Berkeley).
 
We’re pleased to kick off the listening with Seema Patel and Tirien Steinbach’s conversation, and to preview some of the other conversations we’ll share with you over the summer.

SEEMA + TIRIEN

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Seema + Tirien StoryCorpsSeema Patel ’08 and Tirien Steinbach ’99 discuss life during and after the Prop. 209 years and their experiences as woman of color at Berkeley Law.

JON + THELTON

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JON + THELTON STORYCORPSThe Hon. Thelton E. Henderson ’62 and the Hon. Jon B. Streeter ’81 talk about Judge Henderson’s experiences at Berkeley Law in 1962, where he was one of only two African American members of his class. 
 
Read a transcript of the interview here.
 

 

NOOR + MICHAEL

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NOOR + MICHAEL STORYCORPSStudents Michael David Harris ’20 (JD Candidate) and Noor-ul-ain Hasan ’20 (JD Candidate) talk about how to survive and improve the 1L core curriculum, the role of social media and technology in building community at Berkeley Law, and how we’re doing when it comes to diversity and inclusion.
 
Read a transcript of the interview here

LINDA + JUSTIN

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JUSTIN + LINDA STORYCORPSJustin Lam ’21 (JD Candidate) and Linda Blair ’21 (JD Candidate) explore how working through questions of race and representation in their first semester at Berkeley Law has changed their views on what lawyering can and should be about, the impact of affirmative action policies on Berkeley Law classrooms, and more.

Classmates Ying Jiang and Péarle Nwaezeigwe talk about their experiences in the LL.M. (Master of Laws) program for international students at Berkeley Law.

Read a transcript of the interview here

 

 

ARI + ARY

Friends and fellow Berkeley Law graduates Ari Mariah Krause Jones and Ary Smith share how their trans and nonbinary gender identity affects their experience in law school and in their professional life.

GAR + THEMBI

Friends and colleagues Gar Russell and Thembi Anne Jackson discuss their experiences as campus staff at Berkeley Law. Gar describes some of the changes he’s witnessed on campus over the 30-plus years he’s worked at the law school. Thembi worked in other departments at the university before joining the law school in 2016.

Read a transcript of the interview here.

ANDREA + LIZ


Classmates Drea Núñez and Liz Glusman revisit an experience during a mock trial for first year law students that highlighted racial and cultural issues at Berkeley Law and beyond. 

DJENAB + ALYCIA

Friends Djenab Li Conde and Alycia Tulloch talk about their identities as students of color at Berkeley Law.

NANCY + AMATULLAH

    • Friends and colleagues Nancy Donovan and Amatullah Alaji-Sabrie talk about their founding of the U.C. Berkeley Staff Circle on Anti-Racism and how it helps them better understand their perceptions on race relations.

Read a transcript of the interview here.

ROXANNA + IAN

    • Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law Ian Haney López tells his colleague Roxanna Altholz about his experiences as a law professor in critical race theory at Berkeley Law, starting with his appointment in 1995.

Read a transcript of the interview here.

JUSTIN + SERENA

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Classmates Serena Nichols and Justin Brooks discuss race, gender, and non-representative curriculum in law school. 

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