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The Haas Institute's new Civic Engagement Narrative Change project aims to build a more inclusive “we” in civic and political life, for a democracy in which everyone can participate, be counted, and belong. The project operates through collaborations...
Podcast: The Stakes for the 2020 Census with Michael Omi and Stephen Menendian
In this episode of Who Belongs? we discuss the topic of the US Census with Professor Michael Omi, who is an affiliated faculty member of our Institute, author of Racial Formation in the United States, and one of only a handful of experts on the US Census.
Podcast: Abandonment in Detroit with Peter Hammer and Amina Kirk
Download an MP3 of this episode here.In this episode of Who Belongs? we speak with Peter Hammer and Amina Kirk, who have been working in a variety of capacities for equitable development and racial justice in Detroit for many years.Peter is a...
Podcast: Desmond Meade on the Victory to Regain Voting Rights in Florida
In this episode of Who Belongs? we speak with Desmond Meade, a prominent organizer and president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, which led a successful campaign to repeal a Jim Crow-era law that had banned people with felony convictions from voting.
Podcast: Hilary Hoynes on the Benefits and Limitations of Food Stamps (SNAP)
Download an MP3 of this interview.In this episode of Who Belongs? Marc Abizeid talks to economist Hilary Hoynes about government assistance programs, including nutrition programs like SNAP, which is also known as food stamps, in addressing poverty...
Podcast: Racial Justice Activism in Europe with Emilia Roig
Download an MP3 of this interview.In this episode of Who Belongs?, Sara Grossman interviews Emilia Roig of the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ) in Berlin, Germany. Originally from France, Emilia is the founder and director of CIJ, a nonprofit...
Podcast: Monitoring Corporate Agribusiness with Elsadig Elsheikh and Nadia Barhoum
In this episode of Who Belongs? Elsadig Elsheikh and Nadia Barhoum discuss their new project that serves as a monitor to examine the power, influence and reach of agri-business corporations and their role in the global food crisis.
Podcast: Nicole Montojo and Steve Barton on Rent Control
Download an MP3 of this interview.In this episode of Who Belongs? we interview Nicole Montojo and Steve Barton, who recently co-authored a new research brief on the housing affordability crisis in California, called "Opening the Door for Rent Control...
Podcast: Gordon Whitman Breaks Down Community Organizing
Download an MP3 of this interview.In this first episode of Who Belongs?, we talked to Gordon Whitman, who is the deputy director of Faith In Action, formerly known as PICO, which is a national network of faith-based organizations working to build...
Podcast: Reinventing the Wheelchair: Interview with Ralf Hotchkiss
Back in March we interviewed Ralf Hotchkiss, a renowned disability rights activist, engineer, and co-founder of the Whirlwind Wheelchair project, based in Berkeley, CA.
Faculty Profile: Public health scholar Claire Snell-Rood on mental health challenges facing rural women
Claire Snell-Rood is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at UC Berkeley and a member of the Haas Institute's Diversity and Health Disparities research cluster. Here, she discusses mental health problems facing women in rural areas and effective policy and non-policy interventions that can help address these challenges.
What Comes Next?
A conversation with Senior Fellow Joshua Clark about his post-2016 election research and analysis—work that is part of his joint position with the Haas Institute and Tides Foundation. On the week of the one-year anniversary of the 2016 presidential...
Segregation Was No Accident
This piece was originally published in the 2017 Haas Institute newsletter.An interview with Richard Rothstein on how the US government enacted policies to produce and maintain segregation—and the effects of these policies today. Rothstein was...
john a. powell on how bridging creates conditions to solve problems
In this short video, our director john powell talks about the concept of bridging—engaging with people outside of our own familiar group, including with those who hold opposing political views.
On spirituality and belonging: a conversation with Sonali Sangeeta Balajee
Balajee poses for a photo at the Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, CAWhat does spirituality have to do with belonging? What are we missing when trying to identify the root causes of suffering and inequity? How do we remedy collective suffering as a...

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