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Background image: 2019 Student-Directed One Acts | "Springtime" by María Irene Fornés
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Brigit Comeau and Rose Escolano in "Springtime" by María Irene Fornés, directed by Gabriela Pool (Photo by Natalia Perez)

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Zahra Noorbakhsh, Comedian & TDPS Alum

Zahra Noorbakhsh (B.A. '06) Among '10 Cal Alumnae You Should Know'

"Noorbakhsh’s work offers a perspective and narrative that are not customarily encountered in comedy. She is the co-host of the #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast, which explores the American Muslim female experience. In 2019, both performances of her stand-up comedy special, On Behalf of All Muslims, were sold out."

Espinoza stands next to crosses painted on street posts in Ciudad Juárez. She’s wearing a huipil, a traditional garment worn by Indigenous women from central Mexico to Central America. (Photo by Valeria Puertas)

Laila Espinoza (M.A. '20) on 'protesting the feminicide of girls and women at the border'

“By performing rituals and creating altars inside La Casa Verde — by turning La Casa Verde into an altar itself — we are coming together in resistance inside the home as a way to join the resistance and protest throughout the city,” said Espinoza.

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