Now Available: Othering & Belonging Conference Videos & Resources

Whether you weren't able to join us at the 2019 Othering & Belonging Conference or you were there in person and would like to revisit the discussions, you can now access a number of resources from the conference, including livestreams of many of the mainstage keynote discussions (and a few breakouts), our O&B curriculum, and presentation slides. 

Additionally, if you attended the conference and haven’t yet filled out an evaluation, please do so here. Participant and presenter feedback is not only critical for us to get a detailed and accurate temperature reading on the wide variety of conference experiences and takeaways, but is essential in the planning of future conferences. 

Some highlights:

Video still of Bridging Generations Panel at O&B2019 Conference
VIDEOS: Explore video recordings of sessions from all past Othering & Belonging conferences. Conference sessions available on video can be found on our 2019 Othering & Belonging playlist.   
Cover of Building Belonging in a Time of Othering presentation
PRESENTATIONS: Speaker slides and presentations
Cover of Bridging & Breaking curriculum, black and white collage
CURRICULUM: This series of robust, integrated engagement tools serve as a blueprint for creative exploration into the concepts of Bridging and Breaking, the Circle of Human Concern, and Targeted Universalism. 

Read: Biannual Newsmagazine Feature Articles Now Online

The print version of our biannual Haas Institute news magazine came out a few weeks ago, but its feature articles are now available to read online! A few highlights:
Front cover of 2019 Spring Haas Institute news magazine. Blue cover featuring hand crushing small figures
Local Views: Interviews with partners from our Civic Engagement Narrative Change project working on the ground to engage different communities about how they use strategic narrative in their organizing efforts.
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Headshot of artist Christine Wong Yap
Interviews with faculty cluster member Eric Stanley and Artist in Residence Christine Wong Yap.
Row of houses in California
Headshot of associate director Denise Herd
Unfinished Business: Haas Institute Assistant Director Stephen Menendian discusses California's housing equity agenda; Message from Denise Herd, Associate and Faculty Director of the Haas Institute

Read the full news magazine.

Prof David Harding in the recording room with podcast host David Harding

Listen: The Role of Family in Prisoner Reentry, with Prof. David Harding

In the newest episode of our podcast Who Belongs?, we talk with Prof. David Harding, UC Berkeley sociologist and member of the Haas Institute's Economic Disparities faculty research cluster, about his new book, On the Outside: Prisoner Reentry and Reintegration. "One of the things that was most surprising about the study is that we often assume that, when someone comes out of prison, they're just going to go back to where they were before, this sort of cycling in and out of prison. And we actually found that that's not the case," Harding said. "The majority of the people coming out of prison are going back to new neighborhoods and new communities after release. But what they do have ties to is their family." Listen to the episode.

New Resources on Civic Engagement Narrative Change Hub

Earlier this year, our Civic Engagement Narrative Change project launched a new online hub with regularly updated resources to address some of the most pressing obstacles to inclusive democratic participation. Its newest resources include articles, podcasts, and research on successful narrative building in civic engagement campaigns. 

Now online:
Blueprint NC logo (blue and white)

Racial Equity in Service to Collective Impact and Movement Building

This new paper shares the Blueprint NC origin story, organizing principles, and lessons learned from the North Carolina 2018 midterm elections. Blueprint NC was formed out of a critique of the existing civic engagement infrastructure and a need to protect communities that were left behind or excluded from participation in the processes of democracy. The experience of Blueprint NC offers a visionary community-centered approach for civic engagement organizations elsewhere that are looking to embody racial justice as an ongoing practice—not just an ideal destination—for movement-building. Read now.

Panel discussions with Tina Sacks and Dawn Marie Dow, brown background

Watch: Tina Sacks and Dawn Marie Dow on Cultural Capital, Systemic Exclusion in Lives of Black, Middle-Class Women

At this April 2 event, scholars Dawn Dow and Tina Sacks discussed their new books on Black women. Dow’s book, Mothering While Black: Boundaries and Burdens of Middle-Class Parenthood, examines the complex lives of the African-American middle class—in particular, Black mothers and the strategies they use to raise their children to maintain class status, while simultaneously defining and protecting their children’s “authentically Black” identities. In Invisible Visits: Black Middle Class Women in the American Healthcare System, Sacks challenges the idea that race and gender discrimination in healthcare settings is a thing of the past and questions the persistent myth that discrimination only affects poor racial minorities. Watch the discussion.


May 6: Hella Poetry: A Concert for Brave New Voices. Youth Speaks is hosting an epic show showcasing the incredible talent of Brave New Voices Festival alum. The benefit concert features poetry, theater, and music heavyweights such as: Emcees Brandon Santiago & Tish Jones, Carvens Lassaint, George Watsky, Shannon Matesky, Dahlak Brathwaite, Janae Johnson, Michelle “Mush” Lee, Jose Vadi, Gretchen Carvajal, Sarah O’Neal, EJ Walls, Natasha Huey, Gabriel Cortez, Benjamin Earl Turner, DJ’s Dion Decibels & Trey Amos, the youth poets of the Bay Area BNV Team, and special guests.
See our past and upcoming events here.

In The News

Haas Institute researcher Elsadig Elsheikh was quoted extensively in an article about the implications of the ouster of Sudan's longtime president Omar al-Bashir. “[Al-Bashir] escalated oppression on people of Sudan, especially those living in periphery and Darfur," Elsheikh is quoted as saying. "He inflicted austerity measures on Sudanese people beyond belief that hurt mostly poor and youth because there were no jobs."
Rucker Johnson, UC Berkeley public policy professor and a Haas Institute faculty cluster member, was featured on an episode of "Berkeley Talks," a podcast featuring lectures and conversations at UC Berkeley. In this interview with Goldman School of Public Policy Dean Henry E. Brady, Johnson explains how his team analyzed the impact of not just integration, but school funding policies and the Head Start program.
Rucker Johnson and fellow Economic Disparities cluster member Hilary Hoynes spoke at Sibley Auditorium in a panel discussion of signature initiatives regarding sustainability, equality, and artificial intelligence sponsored by the UC Berkeley Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. Hoynes and Johnson are both part of a working group tackling inequality, which Hoynes called "the defining issue of our time.”
Michael Reich, member of our Economic Disparities research cluster, was quoted in a article, "Uber Just Admitted That Its Pay Policy Will Make Drivers Even More Unhappy. Here’s How That Could Affect Your Future Rides." "It’s one of the most established facts in economics that higher wages mean lower turnover,” Reich is quoted as saying. “When employers say they can’t find enough workers, any economist always says, ‘Well, did you try raising your pay rates?”
Research by Karen Chapple, also a member of our Economic Disparities research cluster, was highlighted in an article, "New York City gentrification creating urban 'islands of exclusion,' study finds." "Our work shows that the housing affordability crisis is displacing low-income families throughout the New York region, a pattern that is being replicated in other high-cost regions around the country," Chapple is quoted as saying.
Henry Brady, Dean of UC Berkeley's School of Public Policy and a Haas Institute faculty cluster member, was featured on the podcast "Human Rights" in discussion with Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ about free speech at UC Berkeley. The pair engage on what free speech, hate speech and academic freedom mean on today's university campuses.
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