"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.
For more information, call the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues at 510-642-0813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Boalt Hall Room 105 (12:45-2:00pm)
Colorblindness and the Other: How Our Perceptions of the Norm Have Affected the Status of Asian Americans
Warren Room (2:30-4:00pm)
Typecast: How Asian Americans Are Caught in Stereotypes Created by the Media and How They Are Breaking Through Them
Goldberg Room (4:30-6:00pm)
Presentation of book:
Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here
By Karima Bennoune
This event is free and open to the public.
For those receiving MCLE credit, we will be accepting donations.
Pre-registration is NOT required.
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:
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
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) invite you to attend a powerful and highly informative conference on advancing equity and inclusion in Detroit and other cities facing bankruptcy and financial crisis. This conference will bring organizers, policymakers, community members, and researchers together to discuss solutions, craft alternate strategies, and to analyze shared challenges and root causes.
Topics for discussion include: What is municipal bankruptcy? How did Detroit and other cities get here? What are the options for cities facing bankruptcy and fiscal crisis? What are the effects of cities facing bankruptcy from a racial justice perspective? How do these effects impact paths forward and the desire for equitable cities? How has the housing and foreclosure crisis contributed to bankruptcy? What are some of the key decisions to be made now? What are options for cities, pensioners and the public going forward? What are the strategies for communities moving forward? How may community power be built in places experiencing fiscal crisis or bankruptcy? What does this organizing look like?
We look forward to your joining us in this critical conversation. The conference is free & open to the public!