Rachel Bagby

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Rachel Bagby is a J.D. Graduate of Stanford Law School. Poetic innovator & creator of Dekaaz Facilitation™ International speaker & author of Divine Daughters: Liberating the Power and Passion of Women's Voices. Soprano in Bobby McFerrin’s original touring ensemble, Voicestra. Wall Street Journal reporter. Composer.[1]

"Justice and Hope"

Steven Phillips wrote Justice and Hope: Past Reflections and Future Visions of the Stanford Black Student Union 1967-1989, in 1990.

Writing Justice and Hope has been a humbling and daunting exercise. Many, many people helped, and this is indeed a collective work. I am grateful to the many Black faculty and staff members who provided valuable advice, support and direction: James L. Gibbs, St. Clair Drake, Kennell Jackson, Clayborne Carson, Keith Archuleta, Michael Jackson, Michael Britt, Dandre Desandies, Hank Organ, and Rachel Bagby.
I also made extensive use of the Stanford Libraries. At the various stages of production, a whole host of peeple contributed. I hope I don't leave anybody out, but here goes. My thanks go out to the following people: Lisa Fitts, Audrey Jawando, Bacardi Jackson, and Drew Dixon helped give shape to Justice and Hope when it was still a vague and unformed idea. Toni Long demonstrated for me the true power of PageMaker. David Porter clarified important facts and provided historical information. Frederick Sparks helped with fundraising and monitoring the budget. Lyzette Settle added critical comments and an extremely thorough and detailed revision of the text. Danzy Senna, Joy St. John, Stacey Leyton, Raoul Mowatt, Valerie Mih, Hillary Skillings, Judy Wu, Quynh Tran, and Cheryl Taylor meticulously proofread the final drafts. Elsa Tsutaoka gave advice on design, layout and cutting photos. MEChA loaned us its layout equipment The staff in the ASSU Business Office always cheerfully facilitated financial transactions and questions.[2]

Anti Gulf war rally

After a relative lull this quarter, the Stanford antiwar movement will kick back into high gear January 15 1991 by staging a protest in White Plaza to rally opposition to American intervention in the Persian Gulf. The rally will begin with speeches at noon, followed by a march to an undisclosed location on campus where organizers will create a mock cemetery dramatizing the possible deaths of American soldiers. The rally will feature Aimee Allison, a member of last year's Council of Presidents who faces a possible deployment to Saudi Arabia. Allison is currently applying for conscientious objector status to fight the deployment.

A petition supporting Allison will be circulated at the rally, according to graduate student Kate Morris, an organizer of the protest. Ujamaa resident fellow Rachel Bagby will also read from the writings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was born on this day in 1929. "We want to be able to make that connection" between King's birthday and the United Nations-sponsored deadline for Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to leave Kuwait, Morris said.

Rev. Floyd Thompkins, associate dean of Memorial Church, and Rev. Byron Bland, director of Campus Ministries, will also speak at the rally. "I'm pretty sure it will be our largest rally," said junior Sherifa Edoga, one of the organizers.[3]


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  3. [ The Stanford Daily, Volume 198, Issue 56, 15 January 1991]