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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Boyd Alumna Kathleen Ja Sook Bergquist '09 to Be Featured on MAKERS

Boyd School of Law alumna Kathleen Ja Sook Bergquist '09 will appear on the Vegas PBS-produced MAKERS: Women in Nevada History, premiering in October.

MAKERS, a project between the Women's Research Institute of Nevada and Vegas PBS, will be piloted by three half-hour programs that feature women who have improved the quality of life in Nevada.

Bergquist's profile will feature her work with Bamboo Bridges, a non-profit organization founded by the Boyd alum that views violence against women as a spectrum, starting from dating violence, continuing to domestic violence, and reaching human trafficking. Projects implemented by Bamboo Bridges include training advocates for Asian Pacific American victims of violence, educating the community, and advocating for change that will decrease the opportunities to exploit women.

Barbara Buckley of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and Rosita Castillo of Promotores De Salud will also be featured in the MAKERS pilot series.