New Organizing For a New America: How to make electoral organizing count for long-term base building
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
USC Friends of the Library, Doheny 240
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President Obama & Marriage Equality Politics with Ange-Marie Hancock
Thursday, November 1, 2012
12 pm - 1 pm
Tutor Campus Center, Room 351/352
We welcome you to attend a discussion with Dr. Hancock, Associate Professor of the USC Political Science & Gender Studies departments, who will analyze how Obama’s support for same-sex marriage has changed the overall debate for marriage equality.
Find out how his support has affected the presidential campaign.
This event is sponsored by the USC Student Affairs LGBT Resource Center and co-sponsored by the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity.
"Pulse" Webinar hosted by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
Transactions – Transformations – Translations: Metrics that Matter for Building, Scaling, and Funding Social Movements
Thursday, October 25
1:00pm - 2:00 pm EST / 10am - 11am PST
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The Hands That Feed Us: Turning the Tables on the Corporate Food System
When: World Food Day, October 16, 2012, 6-8pm
Where: Downtown Labor Center, 675 S. Park View St.,
Los Angeles, 90057
Featuring Food Chain Workers Alliance members in the L.A. area:
The Food Chain Workers Alliance this year released a groundbreaking report on the 20 million workers in the food system - The Hands That Feed Us: Challenges & Opportunities for Workers Along the Food Chain. Food workers make up 1/6 of the nation’s workforce, larger than any other segment of the economy. Come hear the results of the report and directly from food system workers who are organizing and taking on corporations to win better wages and working conditions and for a healthier, safer, more sustainable food system!
Co-sponsored by the UCLA Labor Center and the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College
Food & drinks will be provided, as well as Spanish translation.
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Joint Center, Ecotrust host
Webinar to Spotlight Report
On Climate Policies that Maximize Short-term Health Benefits
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
12 noon EST/ 9 a.m. PST
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Connie Rice, prominent civil rights activist and lawyer discusses new book, Power Concedes Nothing: One Woman’s Battle for Social Justice in America from the Kill Zones to the Courtroom at the University of Southern California (USC).
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Geoffrey Cowan Forum, Room 207, USC Annenberg
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From the Ashes:The 1992 Civil Unrest and the Rise of Social Movement Organizing
SAVE THE DATE:
Thursday, April 26, 2012 | USC Davidson Conference Center, Los Angeles, CA |
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
On the 20th anniversary of the 1992 civil unrest, community organizers, academics, and civic and philanthropic leaders reflect on the growth of the multi-racial, social justice movement in Los Angeles – and offer a vision for the next 20 years for the city and the nation.
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A Series on Race, Power, and Critical Thought 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 conversations and workshops.
Coordinated by Macarena Gómez-Barris and Sarah Banet-Weiser
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All events are held at USC, Kaprelian Hall, Room 462
September 29, 2011 from 4–5:30 pm
LA/London is Burning: Reflections Then and Now
Speakers: Manuel Pastor (ASE), Jack Halberstam (ASE), Jayna Brown (UC Riverside)
October 13,2011 from 3–4:30 pm
Hand-Me-Down Haiti: Aid Anthems and the Aural Approaches to Black Disaster
Speaker: Shana Redmond (ASE faculty)
November 3, 2011 from 3–4:30 pm
Getting Published, An American Quarterly Workshop
Speaker: Sarah Banet-Weiser (ASE faculty)
February 2, 2012 from 3–4:30 pm
Music, Curating, and the Politics of Publics
Speaker: Josh Kun (ASE affiliated faculty, Annenberg)
The Future of Social Justice Activism for a Post-Civil Rights Generation
With Author, Rev. Adam Taylor, Vice-President; Advocacy World Vision
Thursday, April 28th | 5:00pm-6:30pm
Payton 101, Fuller Seminary
135 North Oakland Street, Pasadena 91182
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With renewed energy around social justice, many young people of faith are trying to figure how to engage in today's pressing issues. The civil rights movement remains a paradigmatic model, but also one whose lessons need to be brought into present-day struggles.
Rev. Adam Taylor's new book, Mobilizing Hope: Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post-Civil Rights Generation (InterVarsity Press), "is a story of how Adam and many of his cohorts are shaping the next strategies for faith-based social change; a theology for social justice; a spirituality for young activists; a handbook for those who want to experiment with activism and search out their own vocation in the world; and a strategy manual that draws lessons from past movements for change," writes Jim Wallis in the forward.
For more information, contact Kate Wentland at 909.996.1346 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is sponsored by PERE, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE), and Fuller Peace and Justice Advocates.
Photo by SEIU International
Book talk and discussion with author, Mark Warren
Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice
with discussant, Ange-Marie Hancock
Thursday, December 2, 2010
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Leavey Library Auditorium
University of Southern California
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Join us on December 2nd, to hear Mark Warren discuss his new book Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice. The book uncovers the dynamic processes through which some white Americans become activists for racial justice. Fire in the Heart reports powerful accounts of the development of racial awareness drawn from interviews with fifty white activists in the fields of community organizing, education, and criminal justice reform. Cognitive and rational processes alone do little to move whites to action; rather, the motivation is profoundly moral and relational. Warren also considers the complexities white people face in working in multiracial organizations committed to systemic change in America’s racial order, and provides a deeper understanding and appreciation of the role that white people can play in efforts to promote racial justice.
To RSVP and for directions and parking please call Michelle Saucedo, 213.740.3643 or email email@example.com.
This event is sponsored by the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) and cosponsored by Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere - Los Angeles (AWARE-LA) and these USC departments and organizations: American Studies & Ethnicity, Campus and Community United, and Sociology.
Join us for an intimate conversation with author, Nina Revoyr
Monday, March 1, 2010
3:30 - 4:30 PM
University of Southern California, Waite Phillips Hall, Room 301
Nina Revoyr will speak about her novel, Age of Dreaming, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions, buy books, and enjoy light refreshments.
Nina Revoyr was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and a white American father, and grew up in Tokyo, Wisconsin, and Los Angeles. She is the author of three novels. Her first book, The Necessary Hunger, was described by Time magazine as "the kind of irresistible read you start on the subway at 6 p.m. on the way home from work and keep plowing through until you've turned the last page at 3 a.m. in bed."
Her second novel, Southland, was a Los Angeles Times bestseller and "Best Book of 2003," a Book Sense 76 pick, an Edgar Award finalist, and the winner of the Ferro Grumley Award and the Lambda Literary Award. Publishers Weekly called it "Compelling... never lacking in vivid detail and authentic atmosphere, the novel cements Revoyr's reputation as one of the freshest young chroniclers of life in L.A."
Nina’s third book, The Age of Dreaming, was a finalist for the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Publishers Weekly called it "enormously satisfying;" Library Journal described it as "Fast-moving, riveting, unpredictable and profound," and Los Angeles Magazine wrote that "Nina Revoyr…is fast becoming one of the city’s finest chroniclers and myth-makers."
Nina has been an Associate Faculty member at Antioch University, a Visiting Professor at Cornell University, and the Remsen Bird Visiting Writer at Occidental College. She is currently the Visiting Writer at Pitzer College. Nina has also worked for more than a decade in the fields of child welfare and public education. She lives in Los Angeles with her English Springer Spaniel, Russell, and her Border Collie, Ariat.
Space and parking are limited, please call Jackie Agnello to RSVP at 213.821.1325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pere Co-sponsored event
The Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) is co-sponsoring an event with the THE CENTER FOR FEMINIST RESEARCH at the University of Southern California (USC), see below for details.
New Directions in Feminist Scholarship Series
2009-2010 Theme: Intersectional Solidarity
Monday, February 22, 2010
Taper Hall, Room 420 at USC
NDF LECTURE: "From Complex Inequality to Complex Solidarity: Inclusion & Democracy in the US Labor Movement" featuring Dorian T. Warren, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and School of International & Public Affairs, Columbia University
The New Directions in Feminst Scholarship Seminar is sponsored by the Center for Feminist Research at the University of Southern California (USC)
The 2010 Seminar is directed by Ange-Marie Hancock (Political Science)
For more information on the NEW DIRECTIONS SEMINAR, please go to:
PERE Open House and Reception
September 30, 2009
950 W. Jefferson Blvd., Jefferson Building, Room 102
Los Angles, CA 90089
Celebrate the end of summer and a new season for PERE. Meet director Manuel Pastor, the Program staff, and campus and community partners. Learn more about PERE's work and enjoy wine and light refreshments.
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Climate Justice Research in California: Where are We? Where Do We Need to Go?
June 30, 2009
USC in Los Angeles
As California and the world rolls forward with climate change policy, many of us are realizing that climate justice research is still young and often fragmented. Who is doing what? Where is more research needed? What data are available? To address these issues and to begin to build a research infrastructure for climate justice, we have planned a small research-focused workshop, limited to about 20 people, to discuss what’s happening in the field of climate equity research and think about possible collaborative projects that would improve our capabilities to analyze and assess climate equity.
Learn more about the workshop and download presentations.
"Financial Haruspicy, Eco-Market Mandarins & Resistance on the Road to Copenhagen & Beyond"
Featuring Michael Dorsey
Friday, March 13, 2009, 12:00 PM
JEF 124 Conference Room, USC
If you were not able to attend the lecture, download and view Michael Dorsey's powerpoint here.
As California and the nation seek to deal with climate change, many have proposed that the surest route to success is some version of cap-and-trade, a system under which some carbon emitters reduce pollution while others pay to keep polluting. The issue has generated controversy in California, particularly from environmental justice advocates concerned about the unequal impacts of such trades and the very efficacy of such a scheme. Among those inspiring and informing the critique has been Michael Dorsey, a remarkable globe-trotting scholar who has long been at the intersection of the academy and the community. Dr. Michael K. Dorsey is an assistant professor in Dartmouth Colleges Environmental Studies Program. A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment (B.S. & Ph.D.), and Yale Universitys School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (M.F.S.), he is a co-contributor to the newest edition of Climate Change, Carbon Trading and Civil Society (Rozenberg Press, The Netherlands & University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, South Africa, 2008). A long-time member, Michael served on the Sierra Club national board from 1997-2003. In Ecuador from 1999 to 2001, Dorsey co-led an initiative through Accin Ecolgica to monitor the commercialization of biodiversity within the Andean Pact. Most recently, he served as a member of President Obamas energy and environment Presidential campaign team. In January 2009 the Ford Foundation recognized Dr. Dorseys work with a grant to support his research on how emerging carbon markets shape justice-based climate policies.
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This event if free and open to the public, for more information please contact call 213.821.1325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration presents a lecture and book signing featuring David Bacon
"Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants"
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
USC, Hedco Neurosciences Center (HNB) 100
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The Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) of the University of Southern California invites you to a book signing and lecture by veteran photo journalist David Bacon. His new book, described below, explores the human side of globalization and argues for new ways to think about and legislate around immigration.
Book description: For two decades veteran photojournalist David Bacon has documented the connections between labor, migration, and the global economy. In Illegal People Bacon explores the human side of globalization, exposing the many ways it uproots people in Latin America and Asia, driving them to migrate. At the same time, U.S. immigration policy makes the labor of those displaced people a crime in the United States. Illegal People explains why our national policy produces even more displacement, more migration, more immigration raids, and a more divided, polarized society. Bacon argues for a sea change in the way we think, debate, and legislate around issues of migration and globalization, making a compelling case for why we need to consider immigration and migration from a globalized human rights perspective.
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Immigrant Integration and the American Future: Lessons from and for California
April 22, 2008
The conference convened academics, policymakers, and community leaders to discuss experiences and practices of immigrant integration, highlighting the interwoven interests of immigrants and host communities, and the mutuality of our fates. The aim was to define a strategic research agenda on issues and policies for successful immigrant integration, with a special focus on Los Angeles and California.
A Conference Hosted by the University of Southern California
USC Population Dynamics Research Group
USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity
USC Provost Initiative on
Immigrant Integration, USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development, USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
California Community Foundation, Tomás Rivera Policy Institute, and USC Center for Diversity and Democracy.