Targeted Universalism 2.0
October 25, 2016john powell presents at a Kids Count meeting with foundation members. He speaks on Targeted Universalism and how it can inform the decisions that state legislators, public officials and child advocates make in a way that considers...
Building Community in an Age of Anxiety and Polarization
September 27, 2016Building Community in an Age of Growing Anxiety and Polarization.A talk at Scripps College by Director john a. powell. Download the presentation.
Where Do We Belong? Fixing America's Broken Housing System
October 5, 2016Director john powell presented the opening keynote at the 23rd Annual Affordable Housing Conference, a national housing conference organized by Housing Washington October 4-6, 2016. Prof. powell spoke on the emerging national housing...
Thinking Ahead with Jim Pugh and Chris Benner
September 13, 2016As part of the Thinking Ahead Speaker Series, Jim Pugh and Chris Benner lead a conversation on the universal basic income and how it can be used to tackle toxic economic inequality. This event was emceed by Claudia Jimenez, a...
Thinking Ahead with Paul Pierson
August 11, 2016Thinking Ahead with Paul Pierson took place on August 11, 2016.
Implicit Bias & The Law of Discrimination
On July 14, 2016, Assistant Director Stephen Menendian presented before the Northern California Industry Liaison Group (NCILG) on the science and research of implicit bias and social cognition and the law of discrimination. The NCILG is a consortium...
Implicit Bias & Philanthropic Effectiveness
On Monday, December 14, Executive Director john a. powell helped Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO) in developing an evaluation matrix for CCO community organizing and leadership development...
Trump's Racism Isn't Just Racism, It's a Strategy
UC Berkeley Professor Ian Haney López teamed up with MoveOn.org Civic Action, Demos Action, and Inequality Media, to demonstrate how Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump relies on racism as a strategy to divide the country for the benefit...
Is Perception Reality? Understanding Breakthrough Mind Science Research on Racial Bias
May 2016Over the weekend of May 6, Executive Director john a. powell held a residency with the Humboldt Area Foundation in Humboldt County, California. In his first keynote at Humboldt State University, Dr. powell explored with HSU students and...
Giving Birth to a Society in Which Everyone Belongs
May 2016Over the weekend of May 6, Executive Director john a. powell held a residency with the Humboldt Area Foundation in Humboldt County, California. In his first keynote at Humboldt State University, Dr. powell explored with HSU students and...
We Too Belong: Keynote Presentation
April 26, 2016Director john powell opens our We Too Belong event with a look at inclusive practices that bridge immigration and incarceration.Download the presentation.wetoobelong_presentation_cover.png
Fighting Exclusion: Innovative Approaches to Fair Housing Law
April 3, 2016 Stephen Menendian discussed the reality of racial segregation in the United States, noting that African American households remain as segregated from white households as they were in 1950. Menendian explained that a diverse set of...
Racing to Justice: Achieving Social Equity in Faifax County
Americans are engrossed in a deep conversation about the impact of racism in our educational, judicial, social and economic spheres. In the movement for universal justice, Executive Director john a. powell discussed these issues with the community of Fairfax County in Virginia over a weekend residency with the Reston Community Center...
Traveling from Inspiration to Reality: Achieving Social Equity in Fairfax County
February 25, 2016Americans are engrossed in a deep conversation about the impact of racism in our educational, judicial, social and economic spheres. In the movement for universal justice, Director john a. powell discussed these issues with the...
Expanding the Circle of Human (or Corporate) Concern: Practicing Respect & Care In an Age of Corporate Prerogatives
January 27, 2016To honor the work of nonviolent social justice advocates advocates during the Season of Nonviolence, the Central Oregon Community College Foundation’s Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program and the college’s Multicultural...

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White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality

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