Dr. Suzanne Barakat receives "Uniter" award from President Biden

September 15, 2022
President Biden hosted the day-long United We Stand Summit at the White House to counter the destructive effects of hate-fueled violence. Dr. Suzanne Barakat was selected to receive a "Uniter" award, and was recognized as a UCSF physician. More about the event and awardees can be found here: https...

The Body Tells the Story

By UCSF Editorial Staff on December 16, 2021
A student-run clinic offering forensic medical evaluations helps asylum-seekers escape extreme violence and persecution. Read More

Why is the Biden administration turning its back on asylum seekers?

By Dr. Coleen Kivlahan and Kate Jastram on December 08, 2021
President Biden took office with the promise to “listen to the science” and adopt evidence-based pandemic policies. He also pledged to restore the United States’s moral leadership by building our asylum system back better.

Student-Run Initiative Helps Trauma Survivors Get Asylum

By Rebecca Wolfson on December 08, 2021
When Gabriela Steiner, a second-year medical student learned about the Human Rights Collaborative — a student-run organization that conducts forensic trauma evaluations for asylum seekers — she jumped at the opportunity. “At UCSF you have the opportunity to really be involved and directly work...

Immigrant Advocates Rally in San Francisco to End Expulsions to Haiti and Defend Black Migrants

December 08, 2021
Today asylum seekers, advocates, and allies rallied on the steps of San Francisco City Hall demanding an end to Title 42 expulsions and other policies that harm Black people seeking safety in the United States. The groups gathered as part of a National Day of Protest in defense of Black immigrants...

S.F. rally slams Biden's response to Haiti: 'Shame on you'

By Deepa Fernandes on December 08, 2021
Dozens gathered on the steps of San Francisco City Hall on Thursday to criticize the Biden administration’s treatment of Haitian and other Black migrants seeking asylum.

How Lean Funders Can Support Refugees and Displaced People

By Dr. Suzanne Barakat on December 08, 2021
Several years ago, I was honored to give the opening plenary, From Biases to Strengths, for Exponent Philanthropy’s 2018 National Conference. I stood before you and said,