OCTOBER 31, 2014
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Eli Moore at Anchor Richmond press conference
Above: Eli Moore, lead researcher from the Haas Institute on anchor institutions and community inclusiveness, speaks at the Oct. 30 press conference releasing the Anchor Richmond report. Behind Eli (left to right) are Richmond community advocates and residents Melvin Willis, Tamisha Walker, Jonathan Perez, and Donnell Jones

Report Advocates for Inclusive Community Development with Construction of New Campus in Richmond, CA 

Anchor Richmond reportYesterday the Haas Institute held a press conference to release a new report developed in partnership with community organizations from Richmond, CA. The report highlights potential impacts and opportunities in one of California's most economically-distressed cities hosting the development of a new UC Berkeley campus called the Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay. For the past year, researchers from the Haas Institute have been working with the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization (CCISCO), and the Safe Return Project to analyze the potential impacts of the campus on Richmond residents, many of whom are low-income and underrepresented minority families, in order to ensure community inclusiveness. Read more in report co-author Nadia Barhoum's article on the project and the report. The Anchor Richmond report is available on the Haas Institute website or you can read an online version on a smart device. A video of the press conference can be found on our YouTube channel. 
Katherine Sherwood, Faculty Cluster Co-Leader of the Haas Institute Disability Studies Cluster and UC Berkeley Professor of Art, currently has a solo art exhibition in San Francisco that explores and elaborates on the "stereotype of the disrobed reclining female" that has been employed by many famed male artists. Prof. Sherwood's art pieces allow others onto this stage, as she addresses this possibility: "Consider that the figure 'at rest', pensive (like a Greek philosopher), is disabled. One wears a brace, one is an amputee, and one has a cane. I am appropriating images of women as objects of desire in order to criticize the canon within the context of disability." Prof. Sherwood has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship Award and her works are in the collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and SFMOMA, among others. Find out more about Prof. Sherwood's show.
john powell Nov 5 event at KPFAKPFA Berkeley and Marcus Books present john a. powell - The Path to A Fair and Inclusive Society: Seeing the Other In Me on Nov. 5 in Berkeley. This special evening event will engage the audience in a discourse on how we can work together to create political, economic, and social systems that support individuals in becoming compassionate, competent, and responsible members of the wider community. How do we ensure that those who are excluded belong and are included in the circle of human concern? This forum will enable us to inhabit the space of a South African proverb, Sawubona, which means "We see you." By seeing the other beyond our differences, we can create community that supports the personal and socially transformative ways of living and being in an increasingly complex and segregated world. Buy tickets.
Berkeley Symposium Urges Lawyers and Law Schools to Expand Opportunity and Reduce Inequality. A recent symposium hosted by the Berkeley Law School's Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice examined lessons relating to the 50-year anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act, War on Poverty, and the Free Speech Movement, including a workshop with Prof. Bertrall Ross, a member of the Haas Institute Diversity and Democracy Cluster. The symposium also gave toolkits to students who are passionate about ending inequality and expanding opportunity in the next 50 years.

Haas Institute Associate Director Michael Omi's third edition of Racial Formation in the United States, considered a landmark work on how race informs policies and identities and how race has changed and adapted throughout history, was the top 2014 Bestseller in Sociology Books. Read our profile where Michael discusses the comprehensive updates introduced in the third edition.
FACULTY PROFILE: Juana María Rodríguez, member of the LGBTQ Citizenship cluster and a professor of Gender and Women's Studies at UC Berkeley. Prof. Rodríguez discusses the "politics of respectability" in the gay marriage movement and how sexual identity politics influence discourse surrounding public policy decisions. "I think a fair and equitable society is about promoting peace, health, and social harmony. And that needs to include respecting diverse forms of gender expression, diverse forms of kinship and social connections, diverse forms of living and loving—free from poverty, social stigma, and exclusionary practices," says Prof. Rodríguez. Read the profile. 
Haas Institute Director john powell spoke to a crowd of over 1,500 at the Bioneers Conference. john's Bioneers talk centered on the fear of the “Other”—a fear magnified by unstable contracting economies, radically shifting demographics, and new social norms. john posed the question "How can we structure society to acknowledge our deep connection?" View john's Bioneers presentation.
This space in our e-newsletter is for events centered on topics, people, and movements embracing a fair and inclusive society. Email us if you'd like to add an event!

Superfest International Disability Film Festival 
This year's festival celebrates disability shorts - films all under 50 minutes - judged by film aficionados, disability studies scholars, and disability community organizers, all of whom are people with disabilities. Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

Remembering Our Past, Building Our Future: American Indian Heritage Month Kick-Off Luncheon 
Tickets $12, UC Berkeley

2014 Family Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Dinner
An evening for undergraduates, alumni, and staff to celebrate the achievements of students and impact of EOP. Berkeley City Club

African Rural Women Speak! 
Sponsored by UC Berkeley's Center for Research on Social ChangeBerkeley Food InstituteCenter for African StudiesInstitute of International Studies. UC Berkeley

NOV. 11
Anne Braden Memorial Lecture

From Freedom Summer to Ferguson: Why We Need a New Culture of Belonging
Haas Institute Director john powell will give the annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture in U.S. civil rights movement history. University of Louisville, KY

NOV 13
Children at the Border,
Children at the Margins:
Health, Responsibility, and Immigration

Two Haas Institute cluster members, Seth Holmes and Patricia Baquedano-López, will be featured panelists at this symposium bringing together scholars and organizers to provide nuanced perspectives on the crisis of unaccompanied migrant children at the border, challenging the logics of detention and deportation. Anthropological, historical, public health, and policy analyses will put the health, well-being, and rights of migrant children at the center of the discussion. Li Ka Shing Center, Berkeley, CA

NOV. 15
Facing Race: Institutionalizing Racial Equity and Advancing Positive Racial Impacts
Julie Nelson, Haas Institute Senior Fellow and Director of the Government Alliance for Racial Equity, will be joining fellow racial justice advocates for this panel asking: Can we prevent institutional racism by institutionalizing racial equity? Government entities and community organizations are using racial equity tools and strategies to achieve fair and favorable outcomes. Saturday, 1:50 pm, Dallas, TX

Exploring Law, Disability, and the Challenge of Equality in Canada and the United States
Co-hosted by the Haas Institute Disability Studies Cluster and Diversity and Democracy Clusters, this event will bring together scholars to discuss the achievements and challenges that continue to face persons with disabilities in their social struggle for equality. Find out more about the symposium and register for this free event
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