Iraq War veteran’s military experience shapes worldview
By Gary Peterson / Contra Costa Times
Posted on September 24, 2012
Dusk is settling over UC Berkeley. The campus, which teems with activity during business hours, is quiet.
In room 100 of the Genetics and Plant Biology Building, Emily Yates’ day is still going strong.
Yates, a full-time student, activist and musician who jokes about “overbooking” her busy days, pecks away at a MacBook, attempting to set up live streaming for a documentary she is screening for a live audience of about three dozen on the anniversary of Sept. 11. The subject: Islamophobia in the U.S. military.
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