The goal of this project is to continue strengthening ties with USC faculty and students, develop a data center operation that can provide policy-relevant data and analysis to community groups and other policy centers, and charting the contemporary evolution of social movement organizations. We have been able to use our data capabilities in longer-term projects, such as an effort documenting metropolitan areas in the U.S. where economic growth and social equity are coming together. As part of this initiative, we created a Social Justice Research Fellowship program at the professional and graduate student level to forge a movement-friendly and policy-relevant direction at USC. We all created a Visiting Action Researcher position that is available to movement activists and helps lift up the presence of that voice and this work within the academic community.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
USC Friends of the Library, Doheny 240
Event organized by PERE and the Liberty Hill Foundation in order to bring staff from the Atlantic Philanthropies to Los Angeles to expose them to organizing work and its importance in moving a social justice agenda, in order to inform Atlantic’s framework for social justice funding.
Goals of the trip were to have Atlantic understand:
By Manuel Pastor, Gihan Perera, and Madeline Wander
Presented to: Atlantic Philanthropies
Prepared by Manuel Pastor, Rhonda Ortiz, and Rachel Rosner
November 13, 2009