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Three human rights grads receive Walk the Talk Service Leadership Award

Headshots of the three award winners
Sep 21 2020

Recent Stanford human rights graduates Lily Foulkes, Xóchitl Longstaff, and Shannon Richardson recently won the Walk the Talk Service Leadership Award. This award recognizes the public service activities of students involved in service through the Haas Center and at Stanford. Students selected for the award are honored for their long-term commitment, behind-the-scenes work to build organizational infrastructure, and modeling of the Principles of Ethical and Effective Service.

Lily Foulkes (left) graduated with the human rights minor. She was a 2018 Summer Human Rights Fellow with Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project in Los Angeles, holding meetings with unrepresented immigrants in removal proceedings and conducting interviews to assist staff attorneys in assessing legal relief, among other tasks. She also participated in the Center's Human Rights Careers Intensive and a service learning trip to a migrant detention center in Dilley, Texas through the HUMRTS/SPANLANG 108 course.

Through a fellowship offered by the Center for Human Rights and International Justice this past summer, Xóchitl Longstaff (middle) worked with the non-profit organization Al Otro Lado in Tijuana, Mexico, performing medical intakes, legal intakes, registration, and other duties. For 10 weeks at the border, she learned about asylum law and organizing nonprofits while working alongside a diverse group of activists, lawyers, human rights workers, retirees and others.

Shannon Richardson (right) graduated with a minor in human rights. She earned the award for her work mentoring pre-medical students and ensuring the sustainability of the SCOPE project’s hospital-based volunteer and interpretation services in the emergency department at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

Congratulations to each of them!