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Prytanean alumnae with Spring 2021 Prytanean initiates. / Courtesy of Tina Cheung
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The First Women’s Honor Organization Pays It Forward

By Jackie Krentzman

Meet the Prytanean Alumnae Chapter, a group of alumni uplifting women of different backgrounds and career fields through awards, events, service projects, and community bonding.

Lupe Gallegos-Diaz (front row, left) with UC Berkeley undergraduate students at a Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association reception. / Courtesy of Lupe Gallegos-Diaz
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The History and Legacy of the Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association

By Krissy Waite

Established in 1984, the Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association works to engage, empower, and equip Chicanx and Latinx students in their UC Berkeley journey.

Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales ’93 at a Pin@y Educational Partnerships fundraising event. / Courtesy of Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales
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Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales: Developing a Philosophy, Building a Movement

By Heather Johnson

Advocate, professor, and non-profit co-founder, Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales ’93, Ph.D., has devoted her career to Ethnic Studies as a path to wellness, liberation, and belonging.

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Cal Alumni Welcome Our Newest Golden Bears

This summer, Golden Bears across the country were thrilled to welcome our newest students in person at Summer Welcome Party gatherings.

Courtesy of the UC Berkeley Armenian Alumni (UCBAA) archives
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The Armenian Legacy at UC Berkeley

Explore the history of the UC Berkeley Armenian Alumni Chapter and the profound impact of Professor Stephan Astourian.

At the beginning of the 19th century, the Philippine-American War was billed as a “friendly colonialism,” said UC Riverside professor Dylan Rodríguez, Ph.D '01. This image depicting the Battle of Balangiga, in which thousands of Filipinx civilians were killed by American troops, shows a different narrative. / Public domain image via Wikimedia Commons
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The Afterlife of the American Empire

The Cal Pilipinx community challenges the 'friendly colonialism' narrative.

Midori Kono Thiel at her Augmented Reality exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, WA. / Courtesy of Tamiko Thiel
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Midori Kono Thiel: A Life of Art

By Josephine Thorton

The Japanese American Women Alumnae of UC Berkeley (JAWAUCB) honored Midori Kono Thiel ’55, MFA ’59, with its 2022 Outstanding Alumnae Award. The recipients of this award have distinguished themselves through their academic careers, contributions to their community, and career accomplishments.

Cheryl Wright ’83, president of the Cal Black Alumni Association / CJ Poloka
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Helping Students Rise in Community, Toward Purpose

Though there are many resources for those who pursue higher education, navigating the post-grad landscape is less clear, especially for students from underrepresented backgrounds.*

Mural depicting farmworkers from "To Live for the Harvest" / Courtesy of OCWorld Media Company
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To Live for the Harvest

How farmworkers who “live for the harvest” are impacted most by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ethics and Identity

“We need to be in relationship with one another. We need to break bread with each other if we want to see change,” says Lupe Gallegos-Diaz ’86.

Chizu Omori (center) protesting at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. // Courtesy of Chizu Omori
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Paying It Forward: The JAWA Legacy

Obstacles faced by Nisei Japanese students in the 1920s—and students' ability to overcome them—laid the foundation for today's Japanese American Women Alumnae of UC Berkeley.

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A Voice, a Home: How the Pilipinx American Alumni Chapter Raised $25K to Support Filipino Language Students

Expanding the language program at Cal is an essential step towards a deeper sense of community around Pilipinx heritage and identity.