2014 - 2015 Academic Year Events
Below are listings of upcoming events from PERE's networks of allies, community partners, and affiliated faculty/researchers.*
Also, make sure to follow us on Twitter @PERE_USC for updated events information.
For PERE hosted events, please click here >>
Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Christina B. Hanhardt is an associate professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland at College Park, and the author of Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence, winner of the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for Best Book in LGBT Studies.
ASE Commons is a series of Race, Power and Critical Thought discussions whose aim is to highlight the research of American Studies & Ethnicity (ASE) core and affiliated faculty and graduate students, and to build community through sustained conversation and workshops.
"In the 1990s, the AIDS activist organization ACT UP used civil disobedience to organize needle exchanges that provided clean needles to injection drug-users. An early example of “harm reduction”, this was also part of ACT UP’s effort to define their activism as on behalf of those whom they called a ‘throwaway class’ of gay people, people of color, drug users, people who exchange sex for money, and homeless people. Hanhardt explores how this movement incorporated individuals often excluded by mainstream LGBT and leftist activism, highlighting in particular the status of racialized poverty and social service provision within social movements during this period."
Mark your calendars for these USC Visions & Voices events in Spring 2015
Food, Recreation and the Arts as Social Justice
Thursday, February 26, 6 p.m.
For more info, click here.
South Los Angeles Walking Tour
Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m.
South Los Angeles
For more info, click here.
PolicyLink's Equity 2015 National Summit will be on October 27-29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Visit http://equity2015.org for more information and details.
Please join PERE and Dr. Manuel Pastor in welcoming distinguished scholar, Dr. Marie Lynn Miranda for a Dornsife Sustainability Distinguished Lecture Series event here at USC.
“Leveraging Geographic Health Information Systems to Improve Outcomes for Disadvantaged Communities”
Marie Lynn Miranda, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Natural Resources and Environment
University of Michigan
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall USC
Reception to follow in Tutor 526
(Cammilleri Hall is located in the Brain and Creativity Institute–adjacent to SGM)
About the speaker:
Marie Lynn Miranda, is Dean in the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE). SNRE’s mission is to contribute to the protection of the Earth's resources and the achievement of a sustainable society. Through research, teaching, and outreach, SNRE generates knowledge, trains practitioners, and develops tools to manage and conserve natural and environmental resources to meet the full range of human needs on a sustainable basis.
She also directs the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI) which is a research, education, and outreach program committed to fostering environments where all people can prosper. CEHI emphasizes the environmental health sciences and social justice components of risks borne by children in the United States and internationally.
California State Parks and Recreation Commission’s
Public Forum on Improving Park Access for Underserved Communities
9 am to 4 pm - Friday, May 16, 2014
Casa Italiana, 1051 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
"Hear from park experts and practitioners about strategies, best management practices and lessons learned by exemplary programs to increase and improve access to park facilities among underserved populations."
For more information call: 916-653-0524 or email: Louis.Nastro@parks.ca.gov
CLUE-LA's 11th Annual Giants of Justice Breakfast
"The Hammer of Justice, A Song of Love"
St. Anthony's Croatian Catholic Church
712 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Honoring: Laphonza Butler, Soledad Garcia, Anthony Ng; Lifetime Achievement Award: Deacon Guy Wauthy; Key Note Speaker: Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño;
For more information, please contact CLUE-LA >>
Students of Color and Allies Policy Forum (SCAPF) of USC is hosting a forum for graduate students working on policy, planning, development, and social work. Professor Manuel Pastor will be the keynote speaker for the event which seeks to create a space to learn about and discuss issues of race, class, and social justice.
Event details on their Facebook page »
The Los Angeles Business Council is holding its 2014 Sustainability Summit on California Energy and Water Policy. More info »
Public Health & Park Access Work Groups
March 10th, 2014
10:00am - 12:00pm
Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown
at USC Ballroom Center
3540 South Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90007
PERE invites you to an upcoming Parks Forward public meeting on March 10th in Los Angeles to improve urban access to parks and workforce opportunities within the state parks for underrepresented communities.
Made up of experts and thought-leaders (including PERE's Professor Manuel Pastor), Parks Forward is an independent commission charged with conducting a wholesale assessment of California's state parks system. It is designed to address the financial, operational, and cultural challenges facing State Parks to ensure the system's long-term viability.
The Parks Forward Commission has been meeting both as a whole and in sub-groups to address specific issues (such as finances, partnerships, and public health). A key issue raised repeatedly by Commissioners and the public is the need to improve effective access to parks, particularly in light of the state's changing demographics.
Parks Forward Commissioner Manuel Pastor will be facilitating the March 10th meeting with attendees including:
This meeting will include discussions among Commissioners, experts, and the public on how best to improve urban park access and provide workforce opportunities to those who are currently underrepresented in the state park workforce.
This is a unique opportunity to lift up both what you value about parks and what you would make better – and we urge you to consider attending.
An additional meeting on parks access will take place in Northern California on March 14th, from 1:00pm - 3:30pm at the David Brower Center (2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704.)
"Latinos, Environmental Justice & Climate Change" is a panel at the University of Illinois' Great Cities Insitute featuring Rachel Morello-Frosch, Adrianna Quintero, Rafael Hurtado Jr., and Manuel Pastor.
Join USC Professor Ange-Marie Hancock (former CSII Associate Director) for a book signing and talk on March 8th about her book, "Solidarity Politics for Millennials: A Guide to Ending the Oppression Olympics."
This event will be hosted by Paula and Barry Litt, Manuel Pastor, and Carol Wise at the Liberty Hill Kirshbaum Conference Room from 10am to noon.
For details and to RSVP, contact 323-556-7204 or email@example.com by March 6.
Join Professor Pastor at the Parks Forward's Public Health & Park Access Work Group - free public meeting
March 10th, 2014 from 10 am to noon
Radisson Hotel Los Angeles at USC Ballroom Center
3540 South Figueroa St Los Angeles, CA 90007
If you're attending Grantmakers for Effective Organizations' 2014 National Conference in Los Angeles, check out Manuel Pastor's talk on March 11th, based on the PERE report "Transactions, Transformations, Translations: The Metrics of Movement Building." »
(Please note: These listings are intended for informational and educational purposes only, and do not necessarily imply endorsement by PERE. Please contact the sponsoring organizations directly for further questions or information. Thank you.)