The EAVP represents the ASUC on issues external to the campus and the association.
Riya Master is a fourth-year Integrative Biology major from the Washington, DC area. She is beyond excited to enter her term with over two years of experience in the office and an extensive history of health policy research. Riya aims to make the UC system more affordable and accessible for all students. She enjoys working on higher education policy and believes that college should be a right, not a privilege.
Nasrin Sotoudeh, called the Iranian Mandala by many, personifies the human rights struggles in Iran. In 2021, she was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, as a renowned feminist and human rights attorney in Iran. Nasrin is a role model for women and global community organizers. We hope this event screening and roundtable will bring awareness to the struggle of the Iranian people, gather solidarity from the Berkeley community, and put pressure on the Iranian government for Nasrin’s release from prison.
Please watch the movie Nasrin, by Jeff Kaufman and Marcia Ross, and get active in having your city sign onto the Nasrin Resolution signed by the city of Berkeley on June 29, 2021. This ASUC EAVP event was co-hosted with the Berkeley Law School and Berkeley Initiative for Iranian Studies. The recorded roundtable discussion of the movie Nasrin presents Jeff Kaufman and Marcia Ross (Director, Nasrin), Laurel Fletcher (Director, International Human Rights Law Clinic), Amir Soltani (Iranian-American writer), and Nayereh Tohidi (Professor, CSU Northridge).