Arcus Center Names 2012-13 Visiting Fellows


The Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership has announced Sonia Baez-Hernandez, MFA, and Karika Phillips, MA, as Visiting Fellows for the 2012-2013 academic year. Baez-Hernandez is a visual artist, filmmaker, scholar, human rights advocate and most recent artist-in-residence for Service Employees International Union (SEIU) from Miami, FL. She most recently produced an award-winning film, “Territories of the Breast,” that courageously explores difficult questions about human rights and healthcare. Phillips is a National Health Equity Leadership Institute Scholar, community organizer, and Ph.D. student at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. She will be on leave from the Kalamazoo County Government’s Health and Community Services Department where she serves as the Director for the Center for Health Equity (CHE) and Supervisor of the Community Action Agency. Read more about these leaders at

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