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The USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) conducts research and facilitates discussions on issues of environmental justice, regional inclusion, social movement building, and immigrant integration.  Learn about PERE >>

 

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Join PERE for a Book Event on Wednesday, April 16th

Join PERE for a Book Event on Wednesday, April 16th

We're hosting a discussion and book party featuring co-author, Rev. Alexia Salvatierra, about her recent book, Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World.  Join us to learn more about new organizing strategies, and how organizers can engage middle class communities in movement building for social change.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
USC Leavey Library Auditorium (in the basement)

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Join our dynamic team! PERE seeks a Data Analyst and an Administrative Assistant
"L.A. in Motion" - A PERE and KCET web series on transportation equity

"L.A. in Motion" - A PERE and KCET web series on transportation equity

February 2014 through April 2014

PERE has partnered with KCET Departures for a series of articles exploring what transportation equity means for Los Angeles and its residents. Based on the research from our report, "An Agenda for Equity," this series features guest writers and neighborhood stories from organizations creating their vision of the Next L.A.

Also check out the introductory articles in the L.A. in Motion series written by PERE staff:

 


There's Something Happening Here... A Look at The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative

There's Something Happening Here... A Look at The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative

February/March 2014
By Manuel Pastor, Jennifer Ito, and Anthony Perez

PERE tells the story of the early years of The California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities (BHC) initiative, and offers a narrative to support conversations and efforts to shape its future. PERE created three-part storyline linked together by an overarching concept of "Just Health"—a vision for California centered on equity.

Learn more and download the report >>


Minnesota’s Tomorrow: Equity is the Superior Growth Model

Minnesota’s Tomorrow: Equity is the Superior Growth Model

March 2014
by Jennifer Tran and Sarah Treuhaft

Minnesota’s Tomorrow: Equity is the Superior Growth Model is a joint report from PolicyLink and the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) which documents the costs of racial inequities and the work under way to address these disparities in the state.  The report addresses:

  • Minnesota’s demographic transformation, describing current and future demographic shifts;
  • How racial and economic inclusion will help Minnesota grow and compete, explaining why equity matters for all Minnesotans;
  • How to implement equitable growth in Minnesota through policy priorities that achieve shared prosperity;

Learn more and view the report >>

 


A Foot in Both Worlds: Institutionalizing Progressive Community-­Engaged Research Centers within Universities

A Foot in Both Worlds: Institutionalizing Progressive Community-­Engaged Research Centers within Universities

December 2013

By Jeffrey O. Sacha, Jared P. Sanchez, Ange-Marie Hancock, and Manuel Pastor

A Foot in Both Worlds: Institutionalizing Progressive Community-­Engaged Research Centers within Universities explores the relationship between universities and the public through the recent development of progressive community-engaged research centers (PCERCs).

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An Agenda for Equity: A Framework for Building a Just Transportation System in Los Angeles County

An Agenda for Equity: A Framework for Building a Just Transportation System in Los Angeles County

November 2013
By Vanessa Carter, Manuel Pastor, and Madeline Wander

An Agenda for Equity: A Framework for Building a Just Transportation System in Los Angeles County puts forward a framework for how investing with equity can lead to more sustainable economic growth for a region, and highlights why equity matters at every stage of transportation planning and development.

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Building Coalitions for the 21st Century: Radical Transformative Politics in North Carolina
PERE Affiliate, Juan De Lara, releases new research on blue-collar warehouse workers

PERE Affiliate, Juan De Lara, releases new research on blue-collar warehouse workers

September 2013
By Juan D. De Lara, Ph.D.

Juan De Lara, PERE affiliate researcher, releases new report highligthing the needs of blue-collar warehouse workers and their families in the midst of economic recovery.

Learn more and view the report >>

 


PERE's Environmental Justice Screening Method is featured in the August edition of EM Magazine

PERE's Environmental Justice Screening Method is featured in the August edition of EM Magazine

Screening for Justice: Proactive Spatial Approaches to Environmental Disparities

By Manuel Pastor, Rachel Morello-Frosch, and Jim Sadd

This article appears in the August 2013 issue of EM Magazine, a publication of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA; www.awma.org). To obtain copies and reprints, please contact A&WMA directly at 1-412-232-3444.

 


Youth Evaluation research brief released by PERE Affiliate, Veronica Terriquez

Youth Evaluation research brief released by PERE Affiliate, Veronica Terriquez

August 2013
BHC Youth Program Inventory Survey 2013
By Veronica Terriquez and Abdiel Lopez

 


Manuel Pastor comments on a new book by PolicyLink and the Center for American Progress in a recent Webinar

Manuel Pastor comments on a new book by PolicyLink and the Center for American Progress in a recent Webinar

An All-In Primer: Demographic Change and the Economic Imperative of Equity

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

 


PERE and Florida New Majority release new report highlighting how organizers in Florida integrate voter mobilization into long-term organizing
On the 21st Anniversary of the Los Angeles Civil Unrest PERE releases the full-length version of  L.A. Rising: The 1992 Civil Unrest, the Arc of Social Justice Organizing, and the Lessons for Today's Movement Building
Manuel Pastor in Poder Magazine's Top 100 Green Leaders

Manuel Pastor in Poder Magazine's Top 100 Green Leaders

April-May 2013 

Like plants peeping up here and there in spring, the green economy is growing and blooming nationwide. Across sectors and professions, Latinos are leading the way. Two of the hottest issues in the United States today are the significant growth in the Hispanic population and the increased emphasis on green issues. Less publicized is what is happening at their confluence: more Latinos are playing important roles in environmental issues than ever. PODER’s Top 100 Green Latinos recognizes the pioneers of this new frontier.

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