Haas Institute News and Updates

Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion, Haas Institute Directors and UC Berkeley Faculty Sign Obama Letter "Beyond Ferguson"

Ask @BarackObama what's #BeyondFerguson?Haas institute director john a. powell, along with 125 other leaders, signed a letter asking Pres. Obama what will happen once the furor over Ferguson dies down. Specifically, the letter requests that the president act to end the militarization of local police forces and to establish community-centered policing nationwide, especially in low-income neighborhoods. 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall GIS Research Assistant

Date:                June 18, 2014

POSITION:        STUDENT RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION IN GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS/SPATIAL ANALYSIS

Press Release - How Will UC Berkeley’s New Richmond Campus Affect Low-Income Residents?

PRESS RELEASE

Will UC Berkeley’s New Campus in Richmond Cause Displacement of Low-Income Residents? 

January 2014: UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have proposed a second campus, poised to be the biggest public project in Richmond since the WWII shipyards attracted workers in the 1940s. Researchers at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society assisted community-based organizations in Richmond with an analysis of the proposed Richmond Bay Campus' (RBC) social, economic and environmental impacts.

HIFIS Weekly E-Newsletter: April 11, 2014

The Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society launched its weekly e-newsletter on April 11th, 2014! In addition to our quarterly newsletter, we will be publishing shorter, weekly e-newsletters. To access our e-newsletter, click here.

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The LGBTQ Citizenship Research Cluster Presents: "Transgender Studies Matters"

TRANSGENDER STUDIES MATTERS
Friday, April 18th, 2014
132 Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley

What are the objects and inquiries of contemporary Transgender Studies? Explore the state of the field in this one-day symposium featuring a new generation of emerging transgender studies scholars speaking on such topics as experimental method, the place of surgery, environment, and citizenship. The talks will be paired with responses by UC faculty.

PANEL ONE (10am to 12pm)

April 17-19: Fifth Annual International Conference on Islamophobia Studies

Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project at the Center for Race and Gender, UC Berkeley invites you to the

Fifth Annual International Conference on Islamophobia Studies:
Latent and Manifest Islamophobia: Multimodal Engagements with the Production of Knowledge

Conference Dates:
April 17, 2014, 12pm
April 18-19, 9 am - 6 pm
Boalt School of Law, University of California, Berkeley

Benefit Concert:
April 18, 2014, 7:30 pm
2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA

Newly Designed Monthly Bulletin: March, 2014 Activities & Events

The Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society has launched a new design of its monthly activities bulletin for the month of March, 2014.

Download the new bulletin here: HIFIS_MonthlyBulletin_March2014.pdf

Preview of New Design:

HIFIS Weekly E-Newsletter - April 4, 2014

The Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society launched its weekly e-newsletter on April 4th, 2014! In addition to our quarterly newsletter, we will be publishing shorter, weekly e-newsletters. To access our e-newsletter, click here.

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Community Wealth Building Strategies Leveraging Anchor Institutions

Community Workshop in Richmond, CA

As part of an ongoing partnership with grassroots community organizations in Richmond, CA, the Haas Institute co-hosted a workshop on March 20th on new models for building wealth in disadvantaged communities through engaging anchor institutions.

HIFIS Weekly E-Newsletter - March 24, 2014

The Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society launched its weekly e-newsletter on March 24th, 2014! In addition to our quarterly newsletter, we will be publishing shorter, weekly e-newsletters. To access our e-newsletter, click here.

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April 9: "The Trouble with Race Talk: How The Fear of Racial Conversations Causes Racial Inequality"

Join us for a colloquium entitled, "The Trouble with Race Talk: How The Fear of Racial Conversations Causes Racial Inequality." featuring Phil Goff, Assistant Professor at UCLA, on April 9th, 2014, from 12-1:15PM, at 5101 Tolman Hall. This event is sponsored by the Institute of Personality and Social Research. 

Event Description:

HIFIS Weekly E-Newsletter - March 14, 2014

The Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society recently launched its weekly e-newsletter on March 14th, 2014! In addition to our quarterly newsletter, we will be publishing shorter, weekly e-newsletters. To access our e-newsletter, click here.

March/April 2014 Issue of Poverty & Race

The Poverty & Race Research Action Council has published its March/April 2014 issue of Poverty & Race. 

Read "The Challenge of Inquality" by Justin Steil - a concise and powerful overview of recent economics research, including new scholarship at UC Berkeley. Plus, see an article from Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett on the psychological impacts of inequality. 

Access the publication here

Thomas Sugrue, Keynote Speaker at upcoming Detroit Conference, in Huffington Post

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). 

March 20 Workshop: "Community Wealth Building Strategies"

Community Wealth Building Strategies

A workshop on new models for building wealth in disadvantaged communities through engaging anchor institutions

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

6:30-8:30pm

Whittlesey Community Room, Richmond Main Branch Library

325 Civic Center Plaza

Featuring

Subscribe to the HIFIS Weekly E-Newsletter!

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March 13: "Why We Still Need Rachel Carsons"

"Why We Still Need Rachel Carsons"
Dr. Robert K. Musil

Thursday, March 13, 2014
2:00-3:30PM
554 Barrows Hall
Barbara Christian Conference Room

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
4:00-5:30 pm
Wildavsky Conference Room
Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
2538 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA

Featuring:
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

March 13 Symposium: "Strangers and Stereotypes: The Impact of the Lack of Representation of Asian Americans in the Media on Society and the Law"

Asian American Law Journal 2014 Symposium Presents:

Strangers and Stereotypes: The Impact of the Lack of Representation of Asian Americans in the Media on Society and the Law

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

UC Berkeley School of Law

Professor Hilary Hoynes featured in various news articles

Hilary Hoynes, Professor of Public Policy and Economics & the Distinguished Chair of the HIFIS Economic Disparities cluster has recently been cited in various articles for her expert ideas, opinions, and works. Access the full articles below:

NY Times: "The Real Poverty Trap"

April 7-8 Conference - Detroit Bankruptcy & Beyond: Organizing for Change in Distressed Cities

Detroit Bankruptcy & Beyond:

Organizing for Change in Distressed Cities

Monday, 07 April - Tuesday, 08 April 2014

Location: Keith Center for Civil Rights, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

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