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Clyde Snow Social Justice Award

Dr. Snow’s Passing

With heavy hearts, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Center for Social Justice mourn the May 16, 2014 passing of Dr. Clyde Snow. Dr. Snow’s work in applying forensic science to investigations of human rights violations worldwide has affected international courts, academia, the field of forensic anthropology, human rights organizations and activists, and families, friends, and communities of victims through his work in applying forensic science to investigations of human rights violations world wide.

During his life, Dr. Snow worked in Argentina, Peru, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Venezuela, Ethiopia, Croatia, Kurdistan, Iraq, Zimbabwe, The Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, The Phillipines, and many other places. Long before the exacting standards of today’s forensic science were established, Dr. Snow used his skills to excavate mass graves and expose human rights abuses to bringing justice to many lost and unidentified persons through the stories their bones continued to tell. Because of his dedication to victims and the families of disappeared persons in conflict zones around the world, Dr. Snow and his team identified the remains of loved ones, and provided independently obtained evidence for use in legal proceedings.

The WGS Center for Social Justice awarded the first Clyde C. Snow Social Justice Award on May 18, 2012 to Dr. Snow. In keeping with Dr. Snow’s legacy, this bi-annual award recognizes a person or group whose work contributes to the re-humanization of victims of human rights abuses in keeping with Dr. Snow’s work. This September the Center for Social Justice will present the second Clyde C. Snow Social Justice Award and honor the memory, work, and mission of the exceptional Dr. Clyde Snow.

Please use this link for more information about the 2014 Clyde Snow Social Justice Award Winner or to donate to the Clyde Snow Social Justice Award



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