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The Passing of Om-Kara

Dr. Sharon Grant-Henry died on Tuesday, February 3, 2004. She served on the faculty of SDSU (San Diego State University) from 1986 to her medical retirement in 1998 as Professor Emeritus of the Counseling and School Psychology Department.

Sharon Grant-Henry touched hundreds of lives as a teacher, playwright, singer and visionary. She is survived by her partner, her father, her sister, and two adult children.

The family asks that donations be made to


(checks made out to the school).

They can be sent to the following address:

c/o Mr. Grant

5067 Pelusa Street

San Diego, CA 92113

By the time you read the following, it may be too late to actually see this program on TV, but PBS has done a story on Sharon:[update, still visible online here.]

“Open Our Minds, Let A Little Light In”: The Legacy of Sharon Grant- Henry

Dr. Sharon Grant-Henry spent her life pushing for equality and social justice. Dr. Grant-Henry died earlier this month after a long battle with Lupus. We’ll give you a glimpse into what motivated her life-long passion for bettering people’s lives.

Read the script of Karen Rostodha’s 2002 report, “Mississippi of the West,” about Sharon Grant-Henry and other San Diegans who were active in the Civil Rights movement.

: Dr. Maria Nieto Senour, Director & Professor, SDSU’s Community Based Block Counseling Program, Department of Counseling and School Psychology

See the video here.