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Entries from December 2010

Tribute to Catalina Torres

December 28th, 2010 · Comments

Catalina Torres was a mother, a daughter, a sister, a beautician, a math tutor, and an all around soulful woman. After working her way out of an abusive relationship, Catalina dedicated her life to the cause of ending violence against women. She volunteered at STAND! and made an annual visit back to SMC to chat with members of 'Hermanas Unidas' and other students about how to recognize unhealthy relationships and how to access help. On September 6, 2008, Catalina's life came to an end when she was shot by the ex-husband of her cousin. Yet, Catalina's legacy lives on. Each fall, students, friends and family members gather for a Catalina Torres Night to Remember. This is an interview with Catalina Torres's mother and sister. Together, they tell the story of how she lived, what she stood for and why her life should be celebrated.

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INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FOR EVERYONE

December 11th, 2010 · Comments

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD ACKNOWLEDGE DECEMBER 10 AS INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY. THIS YEAR MEMBERS OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY AND ALLIES ORGANIZED TO CHALLENGE A RECENT AMENDMENT TO THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS. FOR A DECADE, THE RESOLUTION CONDEMNED ALL KILLING COMMITTED FOR ANY DISCRIMINATORY REASON INCLUDING SEXUAL ORIENTATION. THE AMMENDED RESOLUTION OMMITTED THE WORDS SEXUAL ORIENTATION, MAKING THE GLOBAL LGBT COMMUNITY FEEL VULNERABLE. ABOUT TWO DOZEN ACTIVISTS GATHERED AT THE UNITED NATIONS PLAZA IN SAN FRANCISCO TODAY TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST THE AMMENDEMENT AND RAISE THE RAINBOW FLAG AS A SIGN OF SOLIDARITY WITH GAYS AND LESBIANS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. KPFA’S SHARON SOBOTTA WAS AT THE EVENT AND FILED THIS REPORT.

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