Blog: A new pathway to fair & equitable development projects
An ordinance recently passed in Richmond, California, shows a new pathway to ensure that major economic development projects in low-income communities of color are designed for more equitable benefits by delivering local jobs, inclusive hiring, and contributions toward affordable housing and other community-identified projects, writes program manager Eli Moore in a new blog piece. Check it out here.
ICYMI: Keeping it Unreal book talk
Last week we hosted OBI faculty scholar Darieck Scott and colleagues from across the country for an online conversation about his new book, Keeping It Unreal: Comics and Black Queer Fantasy. The panelists explored the Black radical imagination, superhero comics, Black power and triumph, respite from white supremacy and much more. Click for a recording and transcript of this event.
ICYMI: The Defiant Middle book talk
On Monday we hosted author Kaya Oakes for a book talk about her recently published The Defiant Middle: How Women Claim Life's In-Betweens to Remake the World. The talk was followed by a conversation with History professor Ronit Stahl, Interim Administrative Chair of the Religious Diversity Cluster. Watch a replay of the event here.
Event: Local Histories of Segregation
On March 30 we'll be hosting three brilliant authors who have helped create reports on local histories in the San Francisco Bay Area and Hartford, Connecticut. They will not only share their stories, but also share their processes and methods. We will also get into the nuts and bolts of how to create your own histories, how to find data, and how to collaborate for greater impact. This event will tell stories in the hopes of inspiring more people and organizations to undertake such efforts in their own communities. Register here.
Event: How Religion Has Shaped Pandemic Responses in the US
Join us for a conversation on March 31 about how religion has shaped responses to Covid-19 in the United States, including both the impact of the pandemic on religious communities, ideas of health and wellness, and the relationship between law and religious freedom, over the past couple of years. Register here.
Other Institute news + media mentions
Atmospheres of Violence, the new book by faculty scholar Eric Stanley, was awarded the 2021 Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies by the Center for LGBTQ Studies.
OBI faculty scholars Amani Allen and Cristina Mora both won the Chancellor's Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity (CAAIEE).
Amani Allen was also interviewed in this article by The Hill, titled, “Experiencing racial prejudice can lead to poorer health outcomes, study says.”
OBI political participation analyst Josh Clark was interviewed for this Medium post, titled, This Is Not A Drill: Rights Under Attack, State Lawmakers, And The Danger of Skewed District Lines," and this DailyCal story, titled, "UC Berkeley researchers study nonpartisan Vietnamese Americans’ beliefs."
Faculty scholar Carolyn Chen was interviewed in this podcast by KERA Think, titled, “In Big Tech, work is religion.”
Faculty scholar Jesse Rothstein was featured in this article by The Daily Californian, titled, “Study examines food insecurity in California's higher education system.”
Faculty scholar Lisa Garcia-Bedolla was interviewed in this article by NBC News, titled, “Record Latino applications for University of California system a step in right direction, say experts.”
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