This news magazine is published by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley. The Haas Institute brings together researchers, community stakeholders, policymakers, and communicators to identify and challenge the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society in order to create transformative change.

Several web versions of articles inside our newsletter can be found below:

Us, Reimagined: Where Culture Can Take Community

An in-depth look at the role of art and culture in building transformative change and leading movements for equity and belonging. Public artists Jetsonorama, Erin Yoshi, and others offer critical insight into how artists can re-imagine a better, more inclusive society. “My motivation is to learn people's stories and to tell them with integrity,” said muralist Jetsonorama.

Faculty Profile: Chris Zepeda-Millan on Immigration and Racialization​ ​in the Era of Trump

Sara Grossman interviews Chris Zepeda-Millan, an Assistant Professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies and Chicano/Latino Studies at UC Berkeley and a member of the Haas Institute’s Diversity and Democracy research cluster. His scholarship focuses on issues related to social movements, immigration, public opinion, racial politics, and interdisciplinary research methods. His first book, Latino Mass Mobilization: Immigration, Racialization, and Activism was published by Cambridge University Press.

Reinventing the Wheelchair

Read this feature about Ralf Hotchkiss, an engineer, inventor, and disability-rights activist who has made it his life-long mission to bring “real mobility” to millions around the world in need of durable, safe, and low-cost wheelchairs.


Book Review: Three Works About Inequality Converge on Similar Policy Agenda

In a span of three months in 2017, three Richards—Reeves, Florida, and Rothstein—published three well-received books on inequality in America. Each work begins at starkly different origin points, but end at remarkably similar conclusions. The consensus policy agenda developed by the three Richards suggests not only the unfinished business of past generations, but also the unique challenges that confront our society today. Assistant Director Stephen Menendian reviews these three books here.



What Comes Next? Voting and the Electorate in 2018 and Beyond

A conversation with Senior Fellow Joshua Clark about his post-2016 election research and analysis—work that is part of his joint position with the Haas Institute and Tides Foundation.



Economist Hilary Hoynes named to Academy of Arts & Sciences

Professor of Economics and Public Policy and Distinguished Chair of the Haas Institute Economic Disparities faculty research cluster Hilary Hoynes was elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences in April, joining a select group of scholars, business leaders, and changemakers from around the US who have received one of this country’s highest honors.



This issue covers activities from September 1, 2017–April 30, 2018. To receive a hard copy or be added to our email list please email