FEBRUARY 23, 2015
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Faculty Profile: Evelyn Nakano GlennEvelyn Nakano Glenn

The latest piece in our "Faculty Profile Series" is a conversation with Evelyn Nakano Glenn, founder of the Center for Race & Gender at UC Berkeley, who was recently awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence. Prof. Glenn discusses her study of Japanese American self-evacuees during World War II as well as her recent research regarding the lack of Native American representation in the discourse around racialization in the US. Prof. Glenn is also a member of the Haas Institute's Executive Committee.

You Are So Beautiful

Haas Institute Disability Studies cluster member Georgina Kleege was recently interviewed about the concept of beauty from her unique perspective as a blind person. Prof. Kleege teaches creative writing at UC Berkeley and has written about how she sees the world in several books, including Sight Unseen. As Prof. Kleege explains in the interview, you don't have to see beauty to understand its value. In her words: "I live in a visual culture, so I know what people say."

Islam is Not Inherently Violent and the Math Proves It

In this piece at the Daily Beast, Prof. M. Steven Fish, member of the Haas Institute Religious Diversity cluster, gives findings based on empirical evidence to counter the media conversation on Islam and terrorism. M. Steven Fish is a professor of political science at UC Berkeley and the author of Are Muslims Distinctive? A Look at the Evidence.

Campus Climate at Berkeley: Inform and Transform

In a recent op-ed in the Daily Cal, UC Berkeley's Assistant Vice Chancellor of Equity and Inclusion Liz Halimah discusses a three-pronged strategy for making UC Berkeley's campus a more healthy and equitable experience and place for all. In particular Halimah discusses the surprising results of the "awareness gap"—that, as she writes, "there seems to be a real disconnect between the lived experiences of the excluded and the perceived experiences of the excluded" by other groups. Read the op-ed here.

American Denial: A Documentary
Haas Institute Director john powell will appear in the documentary American Denial which will air on PBS tonight (Feb 23). The film uses the story of Gunnar Myrdal's 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism as a springboard to explore the power of unconscious biases and how the ideals of liberty, equality and justice still affect notions of race and class today. 10/9 Central PBS. More info and showtimes here.
FEB. 26
How Hollywood Vilifies a People: Global Justice Director Elsadig Elsheikh will moderate a panel on the impact of anti-Arab racism/Islamophobia on communities, following a screening of the movie Reel Bad Arabs. La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley. More info here. 
MAR. 5

Coded Racism & Inequality for All
Professor Ian Haney Lopez will give the 2015 Robert D. and Leslie-Kay Access to Justice Lecture, supported by Berkeley Law's Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice. Prof. Haney Lopez will also be signing copies of his book Dog Whistle Politics. More information on the event here. 
MAR. 8 & 9
Book Cover of Disability Incarcerated
A symposium and gathering that responds to the book Disability Incarcerated that seeks to map the intersections of policing, imprisonment, and the disabled body and step into the conspicuous void within critiques of the “prison industrial complex” - namely the absence of discussion of disability oppression, despite the disproportionate representation of people with disabilities within prisons and gated institutions. More information on Disability Incarcerated.

MAR. 20

Rising Together: Career Development for Staff of Color 
UC Berkeley Stanley Hall. 8:30 am - 12:00 pm More info here.


How do we move from talking about inequality to solving it? The Color of Wealth Summit will discuss solutions. Washington DC, U.S. Capitol Complex. Registration coming soon.

  • The Othering & Belonging Conference will take place on April 24-26, 2015 at the Oakland Marriott in Oakland, CA. 
  • Speakers include bell hooks, Andrew Solomon, Naomi Klein, Ai-jen Poo, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, john a. powell, Joanna Macy, Manuel Pastor, Luis Garden Acosta, Lynn Manning, and more. See Speakers page for latest information.
  • Our early bird discount has been extended until March 15.
  • Scholarships are available! See the Registration page for how to apply. 
  • Group discounts are available for organizations sending more than 5 attendees. 
  • If your organization or group would like to partner with the Haas Institute in bringing the first Othering & Belonging conference to 600+ in-person attendees, as well as many more online, please contact Rachelle Galloway-Popotas to find out about sponsorship.
  • We are accepting volunteer applications after March 15. Visit the conference Registration page after March 15 if you are interested in volunteering. Due to the volume of requests for volunteering, we sincerely regret that we cannot answer every individual request. We will have a dedicated volunteer coordinator who will coordinate all volunteer requests after March 15.
Thank you for the overwhelming interest and support in this conference! 

Richmond Housing Summit
Thank you to all who turned out and tuned in online for our Richmond Housing Summit last Friday. Contact Eli Moore if you would like to follow up on this event or for more information about the new research presented on Richmond housing.


Haas Institute Summer Fellowship 
Applications due March 1.
The Haas Institute General and Law Summer Fellowships are fourteen weeks part-time paid internships (pay rate based on educational degree or year in school) running from May 20 to August 21. Two separate fellowship programs are offered: General and Law. 
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