Alumni in the News: January 25

Daniel Lazour ’16 and his brother released an album of songs on January 25 that is inspired by their May 2019 play, We Live in Cairo, and timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution.

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Klancy Miller ’96

Klancy Miller ’96 was interviewed in The Washington Post on January 22 for the launch of For the Culture, Miller’s new magazine with the mission of “celebrating Black women and femmes in food and wine.” As editor-in-chief, Miller says, “I hope people take away the richness of experiences of Black women and femmes in food and wine, and I hope they take away some really interesting stories.”

Dr. Ashish K. Jha ’92, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, was quoted in the January 19 New York Times article “What You Can Do to Avoid the New Coronavirus Variant Right Now.” The article reiterates the importance of mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing, with Jha explaining: “The first thing I say to people is that it’s not a different virus. All the things we have learned about this virus still apply.”

Tongo Eisen-Martin ’04, GSAS’05 has been named the eighth poet laureate of San Francisco. “His work on racial justice and equity, along with his commitment to promoting social and cultural change, comes at such a critical time for our city and our country,” Mayor London Breed said in her January 15 announcement of the appointment. Eisen-Martin is the author of the 2017 book of poetry Heaven Is All Goodbyes, as well as the developer of the curriculum “We Charge Genocide Again!”, which focuses on the extrajudicial killing of Black people and has been used as a lesson plan at prisons across America.

Patricia Howard ’13 was interviewed in the January 13 Eater article “Buzzy West Village Pop-Up Dame Is Opening a Permanent English Seafood Restaurant.” Howard is co-owner of Dame restaurant, and spoke about her plans to address the wage gap and inequality between servers and kitchen staff as they move forward with Dame’s opening plans.