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UC Merced Professor Talks About Social Justice Award Recipient

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Carlos E. Osorno
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Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú Tum. She is being awarded UC Merced's Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize in Social Justice."

Every year UC Merced presents the Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy and Tolerance. This year, the speaker and award recipient is Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú Tum. She’s been fighting for women’s rights and social reform since she was a teenager in

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UC Merced Professor Arturo Arias.

Guatemala. We are joined by UC Merced Professor Arturo Arias who wrote a book about her. Listen to the interview above to hear more about the work she's done.

The event will be on November 5 at 6 p.m. at the Merced Theater.

Monica Velez was a reporter at Valley Public Radio. She started out as a print reporter covering health issues in Merced County at the Merced Sun-Star.