The Huffington Post has featured Thomas Sugrue, one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming conference, "Detroit Bankruptcy & Beyond: Organizing for Change in Distressed Cities," co-sponsored and organized by the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University Law School, Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength (MOSES), and the Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society (HIFIS).
Read the full article Thomas Sugrue is featured in: "Detroit Doesn't Need Hipsters To Survive, It Needs Black People."
Find more information on the conference and how to register here.
Thomas J. Sugrue is David Boies Professor of History and Sociology, and Director of the Penn Social Science and Policy Forum at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a specialist in twentieth-century American politics, urban history, civil rights, and race. He is the author of several books, including Not Even Past: Barack Obama and the Burden of Race, Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North, and The Origins of the Urban Crisis.
Community Wealth Building Strategies
A workshop on new models for building wealth in disadvantaged communities through engaging anchor institutions
Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Whittlesey Community Room, Richmond Main Branch Library
325 Civic Center Plaza
- Steve Dubb, Research Director at the Democracy Collaborative and author of Building Wealth: The New Asset-Based Approach to Economic and Social Problems, and The Road Half-Traveled: University Engagement at a Cross Roads
- Doria Robinson, Executive Director at Richmond's Urban Tilth and Co-Chair of the Richmond Food Policy Council
- Veronica Martinez, cooperative Worker-Owner and former board member at Natural Home Cleansing Professionals
How can Richmond build new community businesses and grow local businesses through engaging with major anchor institutions? This event will bring together a national expert, a local leader, and a worker from a successful effort in the Bay Area to provide insight. The new Richmond Bay Campus being developed in Richmond, and other major institutions, spend millions of dollars each year purchasing good and services. At this event we will focus on strategies for building community wealth in disadvantaged communities by building up local businesses that contract with these types of institutions. Please join us.
Spanish language interpretation will be provided.
This event is sponsored by: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization (CCISCO), Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, the Safe Return Project and Mayor of Richmond Gayle McLaughlin.
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"Why We Still Need Rachel Carsons"
Dr. Robert K. Musil
Thursday, March 13, 2014
554 Barrows Hall
Barbara Christian Conference Room
Robert K. Musil redefines the achievements and legacy of environmental pioneer and scientist Rachel Carson, linking her work to a wide network of American women activists and writers. Widely known for her 1962 best-seller, "Silent Spring," Carson is today often perceived as a solitary "great woman," whose work single-handedly launched a modern environmental movement. But as Musil demonstrates, Carson's life's work drew upon and was supported by already existing movements, many led by women, in conservation and public health.
Robert K. Musil, Ph.D., M.P.H., is Senior Fellow, Adjunct Professor at The Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, School of Public Affairs, American University. He is Former CEO, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the author of "Hope for a Heated Planet: How Americans Are Fighting Global Warming and Building a Better Future" (Rutgers, 2008) and "Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America's Environment (Rutgers, 2014)."
Sponsors include: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, the Department of Environmental Science and Policy Management, and the Center for Race and Gender.
March 19: Dr. Seth M. Holmes on “Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States”
The Institute for the Study of Societal Issues presents:
“Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States”
Wednesday, March 19
Wildavsky Conference Room
Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
2538 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA
Seth M. Holmes, PhD, MD
University of California at Berkeley
Martin Sisters Assistant Professor of Public Health and Social Behavior
Member of HIFIS Health Disparities Research Cluster
Based on five years of research in the field (including berry-picking and traveling with migrants back and forth from Oaxaca up the West Coast), this paper (and new book by the same name) explores how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and health care. The paper examines structural and symbolic violence, medicalization, and the clinical gaze as they affect the experiences and perceptions of a vertical slice of indigenous Mexican migrant farmworkers, farm owners, doctors, and nurses. This work analyzes the ways in which socially structured suffering comes to be perceived as normal and natural in society and in health care, especially through imputations of ethnic body difference.
Dr. Seth M. Holmes is a cultural anthropologist and physician whose work focuses broadly on social hierarchies, health inequalities, and the ways in which such inequalities are naturalized and normalized in society and in health care. An article from his research won the Rudolf Virchow Award from the Society for Medical Anthropology and his book, Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States (University of California Press, 2013), won the Anthropology of Work Book Award from the Society for the Anthropology of Work, and the New Millennium Book Award from the Society for Medical Anthropology. Holmes is Assistant Professor in the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and the Graduate Program in Medical Anthropology. He is Co-Director of the MD/PhD Track in Medical Anthropology coordinated between UCSF and UC Berkeley and Director of the Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, which is housed at ISSI.
This event is free, wheelchair accessible, and open to the public.
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