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Hastings Alumni Mag-Fall 2012

{ in brief } { VellOWG OredsGPlistinAHnn ’12s HAHOOesurucVGte isnsAuerseicesduAVAieceiterlinOOHrnsridA recentGJf fOr HelPinG PeOPle WitH HiV And Aids Get BAck On tHeir feet iT GETs BETTEr i like to get to the root of a problem,” says Sterling Johnson ’12. “the problems iwant to attack are these: What are the root causes of homelessness among people uc Hastings is proud to be part with HiV and Aids? How can we help get them back into the system?” of the national anti-bullying and At uc Hastings, Johnson participated in the community economic development suicide prevention campaign to clinic and worked with the Aids Housing Alliance, a public policy organization that share messages of support for helps protect existing housing and secure new housing for people with HiV and Aids. the lGBtQ community. to see “Our project is to get the city of san francisco to create a certain percentage of flex- uc Hastings’ “it Gets Better” ible jobs so people with HiV and Aids can work part-time,” Johnson explains. video, scan the Qr code below. He is also a member of the lGBt Housing Work Group, part of the san francisco uc Hastings thanks Gerry Human rights commission. for his commitment to public service, Johnson was awarded Hinkley ’75, Kendall Patton ’80, the inaugural diverse Voices fellowship of $2,500 by Bay Area lawyers for individual mark a. Jordan, Professor miye freedom and the Bar Association of san francisco’s Barristers club diversity committee. Goishi, Professor Beth Hillman, Johnson, who has a rare genetic condition known as tAr syndrome, knows firsthand and Professor the challenges that people with disabilities can face. “i have found that people with dis- nancy Stuart ’94 abilities often don’t connect with one another. this scholarship has helped me maintain for their valuable my involvement with people and organizations that work on issues i am passionate contributions to about. it has helped me stay focused on the things that are most important to me.” the project. uc HAstinGs 7


Hastings Alumni Mag-Fall 2012
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