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Urban Education on Indigenous Land
12 - 1:30 p.m. (On Campus)
Tolman Hall

Managing the Fix
4 - 6 p.m. (On Campus)
Haviland Commons
Haviland Hall

The Self-Help Myth: How Philanthropy Fails to Alleviate Poverty
4 - 5:30 p.m. (On Campus)
Wildavsky Conference Room, ISSI, 2538 Channing Way
2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)

News and Announcements

Call for Nominations: FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize

The Thomas I. Yamashita Prize is awarded annually to an outstanding young social change activist in California. The award of $2,500 honors a person whose work transforms the existing social landscape and serves as a bridge between the academy and the community. Prize winners are selected through a nomination process, where someone other than the nominee identifies the nominee, their contributions, and the kinds of expertise they bring to understanding how change works. 

Learn more and download a nomination form here.
Nominations are due by Tuesday, March 1 at 5:00 pm

CRSC Welcomes Chris Zepeda-Millán as New Faculty Chair

CRSC welcomes Chris Zepeda-Millán, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, who has agreed to serve as CRSC’s new faculty chair. Professor Zepeda-Millán's work on social movements, and particularly immigrant rights activism, fits squarely within the mission of CRSC and also brings expertise in the area of changing demographics of the US. We give our heartfelt thanks to our outgoing chair, David Montejano, Professor of Ethnic Studies and History, who is retiring in December. Fortunately, he will still be in residence at ISSI and continue to be part of our community.

 Can Philanthropy Reduce Inequality?

In this blog post, Erica Kohl-Arenas, former CRSC Graduate Fellow and current Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Management at the New School, reflects on the Ford Foundation's commitment to use its resources to reduce inequality. Her new book, The Self-Help Myth: How Philanthropy Fails to Alleviate Poverty, was published by UC Press in December. Professor Kohl-Arena will present her research at a CRSC colloquium on March 29 at 4pm.

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