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María and Anna: Fighting for Dreamers

After completing their Immigrant Rights fellowship together, Mentor María Blanco and Fellow Anna Manuel will continue working together at University of California’s Immigrant Legal Services Center (ILSC) where they provide vital legal services to undocumented students and their families. Anna…

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Research on Police Violence and Girls

Congratulations, Fellow Shannon Malone Gonzalez (Mentor Sandra Hernández) on the publication of her research in the prestigious academic journal Gender & Society, a top-ranked peer-reviewed journal in both sociology and gender studies. Her article, titled Making It Home: An Intersectional…

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Ariel to Join Sogorea Te Land Trust

"I am so inspired by Sogorea Te's bold and beautiful vision for the Bay Area. Reclaiming land under the stewardship of Indigenous women, preserving green space, building community centers, the Land Trust is creating solutions to so many of the…

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Ploughshares Honors Lew Butler

BKF’s Founder, Lew Butler, was honored by Ploughshares Fund for “his vision and commitment to making his community, his country, and the world a better place” and in honor of his decades of service to the organization. Ploughshares Fund is…

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Welcome María Blanco & Anna Manuel!

Please join us in welcoming our latest BKF Fellow and Mentor pair: Anna Manuel and María Blanco! Anna has been selected for our Immigrant Rights Fellowship with María Blanco, Executive Director, University of California Immigrant Legal Services Center (ILSC), serving…

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Remembering Sheana Butler

It is with heavy hearts that we share the sad news - Sheana Wohlford Butler passed away June 1, 2016. An obituary describing her extraordinary life and many adventures can be found online here. Sheana was an inspiration to all…

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