Join us in this last major event as we examine historic student campus "occupations" here at Stanford, including the 1989 President's Office takeover and the 1994 Hunger Strike, their role in the formation of CSRE, and their lasting impact on Stanford and the community.
Featuring former student leaders Steve Phillips, Elvira Prieto, Gina Hernandez, Stacey Leyton, and Martha "Gabi" Cervantes.
Moderated by Ramón Saldivar and Al Camarillo.
+ Steve Phillips was student body president in 1988-89, and an active member of the Black Student Union and the Free South Africa Movement. In 1992, he became the youngest elected official in the history of San Francisco when he was elected the the San Francisco Board of Education. As the leader of Pac+ and PowerPac, he now leads nationwide efforts to register and turn out voters of color, with a special concentration on Arizona.
+ Elvira Prieto, one of the Stanford hunger strikers in 1994, is now the Associate Director of El Centro Chicano.
+ Gina Hernandez, a leading student activist in the 1980s, is the Director of Arts in Undergraduation Education. Gina was the first Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts. She was featured in Mother Jones magazine in 1989 as one of the students who led the spring takeover of the President's Office.
+ Stacey Leyton, co-student body president in 1989-90, is a partner at Altshuler Berzon LLP. She has served as a clerk to Justice Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Count. In 2011, she was named a "California Lawyer of the Year" for her work challenging cutbacks to in-home care for Medicaid recipients.
+ Martha "Gabi" Cervantes, a student activist in the 1990s who played a key role in negotiations with the administration, is a teacher in Downey, California.
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