Othering and Belonging conference to bring scholars, artists, and movement leaders together in Oakland
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 29, 2019BERKELEY, CA: A roster of high-profile activists, artists, government officials, and scholars, including Rev. William J. Barber, II, NFL star Michael Bennett, Pulitzer Prize winner Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, star of the...
Researchers Release Interactive Mapping Resource for Zoning Reform
BERKELEY, CA: Researchers from the University of California at Berkeley and the California Housing Partnership have released a new online, interactive map of California on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 to help inform the policy discussions about zoning...
Pioneering documentary series, Race—The Power of an Illusion, gets new website
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 21, 2019BERKELEY, CA: Fans of Race—The Power of an Illusion, one of the most widely-used documentary series ever in formal and non-formal education in the US, can now take advantage of a new companion website at www...
2019 Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity applications open
BERKELEY, CA: The Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity (AFRE) program, to which the Haas Institute is one of several partners, has begun accepting applications to be a part of the 2019 cohort. Applications for the second year of this program can be...
California Uses Our Opportunity Maps to Build Affordable Housing in Resource-Rich Regions
BERKELEY, CA: A California state treasury committee has approved for the second consecutive year the use of an Opportunity Area Map developed by Haas Institute researchers and partners to help determine which regions of the state are best suited for...
2018 Inclusiveness Index Spotlights #MeToo, Water Access, and Refugees
BERKELEY, CA: Issues of sexual violence against women, access to water, and the continuing refugee and migrant crises were among the most pressing challenges facing the world in 2018. The varied responses to these challenges by state bodies—both...
New Poll: 65 percent of likely Florida voters support voting rights restoration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEBERKELEY, CA: Sixty-two percent of Florida’s registered voters—and 65 percent of likely voters—support the Amendment 4 ballot initiative that would restore voting rights to Floridians with felony convictions once they have...
New Maps Provide Granular Look at Racial Segregation in SF Bay Area
October 29, 2018 BERKELEY, CA: The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley on Monday released the first in a series of maps and web reports that depict the levels of racial segregation across the San Francisco Bay Area, down to...
Haas Institute Probes Corporate Role in the Global Food Crisis
BERKELEY, CA: The Haas Institute at UC Berkeley Wednesday launched a new monitoring project that investigates and documents the power and influence of 10 mega corporations—which own hundreds of subsidiaries in the agriculture, food production, and...
Rent Control Key to Stabilize California Housing Market: Report
BERKELEY, CA: Rent control policies are key to stabilizing California’s housing affordability crisis, which has driven millions of people into poverty and displaced hundreds of thousands of others, a new analysis released Wednesday by the Haas...
New Resource Pack Compiles Key Works in US Islamophobia Studies
BERKELEY, CA: The Haas Institute at UC Berkeley on Wednesday released a resource pack that compiles hundreds of scholarly works on Islamophobia in the US. Titled “Islamophobia in the United States: A Reading Resource Pack,” this publication and web...
Widening the Lens on Voter Suppression
The report insists that state governments must make more robust efforts to educate citizens about the content of new restrictive voting laws, and that civic organizations should simultaneously prepare local leaders to serve as community advocates.
Supreme Court's Muslim ban ruling inscribes bigotry into law
Berkeley, CA: The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on June 26 upholding Donald Trump's Muslim ban in the Trump v. Hawaii case has effectively inscribed bigotry into American law, despite both a constitutional and a statutory prohibition against...
Colorado baker ruling reaffirms LGBTQ rights
On June 4, 2018, the US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission in favor of the baker whose shop had refused to prepare a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, in a long-awaited decision concerning religious...
New database exposes anti-Muslim legislation across the US
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAs secretary of state-pick Mike Pompeo, known for his anti-Muslim views, nears confirmation, and the Supreme Court appears poised to uphold the Muslim ban, the Haas Institute releases a database that identifies state lawmakers...

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