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Monthly Bulletins of Activities

MONTHLY BULLETINS OF ACTIVITIES: 2014

The Haas Institute publishes a bulletin listing each month'sfactivities of the Haas Institute staff and faculty clusters. This page lists all monthly bulletins in 2013 and 2014, starting with the most recent first.

Poverty, Income Inequality Prevalent, New Census Data Shows

By Rasheed Shabazz

Despite an increase of 2.3 million jobs last year—the most since 2005—income and poverty levels have not improved for most people in the United States, according to data recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Open Letter on Detroit Water Shut Offs

The City of Detroit has drawn international attention by seeking to collect unpaid water bills from thousands of customers, many of whom had fallen behind and owed significant sums. In that action, many low income people who would qualify for means-tested social benefits programs have also been held accountable for bills that they may not be able to pay.

UC Berkeley faculty recommend policies to reduce inequality

Hilary Hoynes speaks during launch of Inequality Policy Brief.

by Rasheed Shabazz

WASHINGTON, DC–UC Berkeley professors joined policymakers on September 10 at the Economic Policy Institute to discuss policy solutions to reduce economic inequality in America.

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.

To subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter and regular news & updates, please email haasinstitute@gmail.com to be added to our listserv. Please contact us directly to subscribe, instead of subscribing through the e-newsletter link above. Thank you very much!

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

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