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The Mario Savio Social Justice Program honors and celebrates the moral courage, critical spirit, and vision of Mario Savio and countless other activists of his generation. Throughout his life, Mario struggled to advance human rights, social justice, economic and environmental justice, and freedom of expression. This program supports and encourages student activism that is engaged in the struggle towards building a more humane and just society.

FREEDOM SUMMER 2022 Internship Opportunity

May 16 – August 12
UC Berkeley Public Service Center has partnered with Prof Jayaraman and One Fair Wage to connect students from universities across the country with nonpartisan voter engagement activities in key battleground states and students have found the experience impactful and transformative.
Application: Deadline for Summer 2022 Internship has passed

Saru Jayaraman 

Director of the Food Labor Research Center and an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy

Professor Saru Jayaraman is the President of One Fair Wage, Co-Founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United), and Director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. 
Saru is a graduate of Yale Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She was profiled in the New York Times “Public Lives” section in 2005, named one of Crain’s “40 Under 40” in 2008, was 2010 Wins’ “Newsmaker of the Year” and New York Magazine’s “Influentials” of New York City. She was listed in CNN’s “Top10 Visionary Women” and recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House in 2014, and a James Beard Foundation Leadership Award in 2015. 
Saru authored Behind the Kitchen Door (Cornell University Press, 2013), a national bestseller, and has appeared on CNN with Soledad O’Brien, Bill Moyers Journal on PBS, Melissa Harris Perry and UP with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, the Today Show, and NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.  Her most recent book is Forked: A New Standard for American Dining (Oxford University Press, 2016). She attended the Golden Globes in January 2018 with Amy Poehler as part of the Times Up action to address sexual harassment. In 2019, she was named the San Francisco Chronicle Visionary of the Year.