April, 2013 Activities and Events

The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society:

  • Haas Institute Director john powell conducted workshops on structural racialization at the Barr Foundation and Hyams Foundation in Boston, Massachusetts in May.
  • In April, Professor powell also presented on structural marginalization and implicit bias at a convening organized by the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law in Seattle, Washington.
  • At the invitation of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Professor john powell participated in a panel on health disparities and childhood obesity in April in Princeton, New Jersey.
  • The Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society held a convening with the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality at Duke University on April 17-19 at Duke University. The convening was built on the discussion and insights of the two previous meetings of Berkeley (Feb. 2012) & Harvard (Nov. 2012), and set to achieve two broad goals. First, the convening discussed the intersection of poverty, race and citizenship, and the challenges and opportunities of game-changer issues that facing social & racial justice movements and related fields, and the role of HIFIS’s network of meeting those challenges and opportunities. The second goal, the convening discussed and identified shared agenda, structure, design and moving forward ideas to energize the Haas Institute’s network hub for transformative change. "
  • Haas Institute Assistant Director Stephen Menendian authored a blog the Voting Rights Act case, Shelby v. Holder, currently under review by the Supreme Court this term.
  • The Institute’s first Visiting Scholar, Gara LaMarche, gave a third and final lecture on Tuesday, April 16 at Boalt Hall, entitled “What do Progressives Stand For?” Audio and transcript are available here.
  • Haas Institute Associate Director Michael Omi presented in the session on “Left or Right of the Color Line” on April 18 for the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) Annual Conference held in Seattle, Washington.
  • The Health Disparities Cluster held two talks in April. The first, by Professor Bonnie Duran, focused on “Health Disparities, Culture and Indigenous Peoples”. The second lecture, by Professor Annie Ro, spoke to, “Discrimination and Health among Asian Americans”.

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