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2014 - 2015 Academic Year


Environmental Justice Screening Method Webinar

May 13, 2015

Join us for a webinar presenting the Environmental Justice Screening Method version 3.0 on May 13! At the webinar, we will highlight recent methodological improvements to the EJSM, new approaches to gauging and improving data accuracy, and the incorporation of new data on climate change vulnerability and drinking water quality. We will also compare results using regional and statewide scoring approaches, compare the EJSM to alternative screening methods (like the recently released CalEnviroScreen 2.0), and discuss future applications of the EJSM. 

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Webinar: National Equity Atlas on November 18th!

Please join PolicyLink and PERE on November 18, 2014 for a free webinar tour of the National Equity Atlas and learn how you can use this unique new data and policy tool to advance inclusive growth in your community. 

The National Equity Atlas is a first-of-its-kind online resource for data and policy ideas to build an equitable economy -- in your region, state, and nationwide.

Speakers include: 

  • Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink
  • Betsy Hodges, Mayor of Minneapolis
  • Manuel Pastor, Director of the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
  • Jennifer Tran, Senior Associate, PolicyLink
  • Saru Jayaraman, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United) and Director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley
  • Nathaniel Smith, Founder and Chief Equity Officer (CEqO)/CEO, Partnership for Southern Equity


Join us on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
12-1 pm PST / 3-4 pm EST


(Even if you cannot attend, please register to get access to the recording of the webinar.)

2013 - 2014 Academic Year



Discussion with co-author, Rev. Alexia Salvatierra, about her recent book, Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Leavey Library Auditorium (in the basement), USC
Books will be sold at the event and light refreshments will be served.

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Building Coalitions for the 21st Century: Radical Transformative Politics in North Carolina

October 23, 2013

2:30 PM

Kaprielian Hall, Room 445, University of Southern California

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

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

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Eastern (9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Pacific)

Making Change, Making Meaning: Demographic Shifts and the Role of the Arts

Friday, June 14, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

At Americans for the Arts annual convention Jim Messina, the man behind the successful reelection campaign of President Barack Obama, and Manuel Pastor, acclaimed demographer and community empowerment expert, kick off an overarching topic of the 2013 convention: messaging and storytelling. Learn different strategies to help us inspire others and transform how we talk about the arts.

Watch the Live Webcast of this session!

2012-2013 Academic Year

Equity, Demography and the Future of the American Economy

April 10, 2013

Advancing equity — just and fair inclusion into a society in which everyone can participate and prosper — has often been viewed separate from, or even opposed to, efforts to foster economic competiveness and efficiencies in the marketplace.

This webinar makes the case that in light of the nation's demographic transformation, pursuing strategies that create more inclusion are no longer only moral imperatives—they are economic ones. Presenters will share the latest on the demographic shifts changing the country and outline emerging research that makes the case that equity-driven growth and business development are fundamental to the nation's economic future.

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New Organizing For a New America: How to Make Electoral Organizing Count for Long-term Base Building

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 | 12 – 1:30pm
USC Doheny Library, Room 240

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President Obama & Marriage Equality Politics with Ange-Marie Hancock

Thursday, November 1, 2012 | 12 - 1pm
USC Tutor Campus Center, Room 351/352

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The Hands That Feed Us: Turning the Tables on the Corporate Food System

World Food Day, Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | 6 - 8pm
Downtown Labor Center, 675 S. Park View St., Los Angeles, CA 90057

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Webinar: Cooling the Planet

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
12 noon EST/9am PST

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2011-2012 Academic Year

From the Ashes: The 1992 Civil Unrest and the Rise of Social Movement Organizing

Thursday, April 26, 2012 | 9am - 5pm
USC Davidson Conference Center

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Power Concedes Nothing: A Book Discussion with Connie Rice

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | 4 - 5:30pm
USC Annenberg, Geoffrey Cowan Forum (Room 207)

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ASE Commons: A Series on Race, Power, and Critical Thought

Fall Semester 2011

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Webinar: Transactions – Transformations – Translations: Metrics that Matter for Building, Scaling, and Funding Social Movements

Thursday, October 25, 2011 | 1 - 2:00pm EST/10 - 11am PST

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2010-2011 Academic Year

The Future of Social Justice Activism for a Post-Civil Rights Generation with Rev. Adam Taylor

Thursday, April 28, 2011 | 5pm - 6:30pm
Fuller Seminary
, Payton 101
135 North Oakland Street, Pasadena, CA 91182

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Workshop: The Science of Screening—Implications for Implementing Climate Change Mitigations and Green Zone Development

Friday, December 3, 2010

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Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice

Thursday, December 2, 2010 | 4 - 5:30pm
USC Leavey Library Auditorium

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2009-2010 Academic Year

A Conversation with Author Nina Revoyr

Monday, March 1, 2010 | 3:30 - 4:30pm
USC Waite Phillips Hall, Room 301

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From Complex Inequality to Complex Solidarity: Inclusion & Democracy in the US Labor Movement, featuring Dorian T. Warren

Monday, February 22, 2010
12 - 1:30pm
USC Taper Hall, Room 420

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PERE Open House and Reception

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 | 4 - 6pm
USC Jefferson Building, Room 102

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Climate Justice Research in California: Where are We? Where Do We Need to Go?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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Financial Haruspicy, Eco-Market Mandarins & Resistance on the Road to Copenhagen & Beyond, featuring Michael Dorsey

Friday, March 13, 2009 | 12pm
USC Jefferson Building, Room 124

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Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants, featuring David Bacon

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 | 4pm - 5:30pm
USC Hedco Neurosciences Center, Room 100

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2008-2009 Academic Year

Immigrant Integration and the American Future: Lessons from and for California

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 | 8am - 4pm
USC Davidson Conference Center

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  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1291