PERE in the News

Op-Ed - "The Color of Carbon: How the EPA Clean Power Rule Could Help Communities of Color"

Op-Ed - "The Color of Carbon: How the EPA Clean Power Rule Could Help Communities of Color"

June 27, 21014

This op-ed in the Huffington Post by Manuel Pastor and Rachel Morello-Frosch that brings health and equity concerns to the forefront of the debate on the EPA's proposed "Clean Power Plan Rule."

Pastor and Morello-Frosch offer a compelling analysis of the proposed Rule's effects through a climate justice and public health lens. The authors point out that lowering greenhouse gas emissions—and their toxic co-pollutants—can yield immediate health benefits for communities of color.

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"Just Growth" research mentioned in "Silicon Valley's minimum wage success story"

"Just Growth" research mentioned in "Silicon Valley's minimum wage success story"

June 18, 2014
Opinion piece Amy B. Dean, Al Jazeera America

Silicon Valley's minimum wage success story

"Academic research has backed the idea that Silicon Valley’s experience with minimum wage and living wage measures can be applied broadly. As the University of California at Davis’ Chris Benner and the University of Southern California’s Manuel Pastor report in two of their books — “This Could Be the Start of Something Big” and “Just Growth” — there is a robust body of regional economic studies showing a strong correlation between shared prosperity and strong private sector growth. In a 2013 paper for the MacArthur Foundation, Benner and Pastor summarized this research, arguing that lower levels of income inequality are the most reliable predictors for longer periods of growth and greater overall employment levels."

 

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Prof. Manuel Pastor's HuffPo op-ed: "Are Latinos Really Turning White?"

Prof. Manuel Pastor's HuffPo op-ed: "Are Latinos Really Turning White?"

May 29, 2014
Prof. Pastor's recent Huffington Post blog post stirred up quite the buzz on Twitter, in the blogosphere, and in The New York Times blog, The Upshot.
In this new op-ed, Prof. Pastor infused some much needed "data reality" into the public discourse which followed an earlier NY Times blog by Nate Cohn titled, "More Hispanics Declaring Themselves White." (May 22, 2014) 
In his op-ed on May 29th, Prof. Pastor argued that:
"...a more nuanced understanding of the data and the questions being asked would probably lead one away from a breathless conclusion that a new and fundamental shift in Latino assimilation is occurring."

Read Manuel Pastor's full article on The Huffington Post >>

 

Related articles and mentions of Prof. Pastor's post

 


KPCC's "Take Two" radio show talks data with PERE/CSII Director about recent deportation numbers

KPCC's "Take Two" radio show talks data with PERE/CSII Director about recent deportation numbers

What's behind Obama's deportation numbers?
KPCC’s “Take Two” morning radio show
Air date: April 7, 2014

Manuel Pastor, the Director of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, was interviewed on KPCC to take a closer look at what deportation figures really mean for families, for immigration reform, and for California.

From KPCC's website:  "Immigrant rights groups rallied in cities and in front of deportation centers across the U.S. this weekend, marking what they called an historic moment: 2 million deportations under the Obama Administration. But some have questioned that figure and have pointed to data that shows that deportations are actually down in certain parts of the country and among certain groups."

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PERE in the Media: January to March 2014

PERE in the Media: January to March 2014

PERE kicked off 2014 with a bustling round of media coverage!  PERE director, Manuel Pastor, was cited in several media outlets on major news stories on topics including: income inequality, California demographics, and the Los Angeles Promise Zone designation.  Below are links to radio interviews, media mentions, and print and online coverage.

 

"Is Los Angeles a City in Decline?"
KCRW "Which Way L.A.?" Radio Show
Air date: Jan. 8, 2014

"War on Poverty has had limited success"
By Brenda Gazzar, Los Angeles Daily News
Jan. 8, 2014

“Money to L.A.'s 'Promise Zone' could displace poor, experts say"
By Soumya Karlamangla, The Los Angeles Times
Jan. 10, 2014


"State of the Union Preview: Obama to address income inequality"
KPCC’s “Take Two” morning radio show
Air date: Jan. 27, 2014

"What Obama's Promise Zone Could Mean to L.A."
Op-ed by Dixon Slingerland and Veronica Melvin
Jan. 28, 2014

"What Latino Plurality Means for California"
KCRW's Which Way L.A.? Radio show
(Audio segment begins at 13:00 minute mark)
Air date: Feb. 12, 2014

"Los Angeles urban swath to test Obama's 'promise zone'" plan
By Alex Dobuzinski, Reuters
Mar. 6, 2014

"Pollution burden higher for state's Latinos and blacks, report finds"
By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
Mar. 7, 2014

 

 

 


“How to get Civic Leaders to Think 20 Years Out”

“How to get Civic Leaders to Think 20 Years Out”

Manuel Pastor was interviewed by Jody Brannon
The National Journal
The Next America, Perspectives
Jan. 23, 2014

“How to get Civic Leaders to Think 20 Years Out”

Excerpt:

"One of the most rewarding things that has happened to me as an academic was when I was making a presentation about low-income neighborhoods in Pacoima, an inner-ring suburb here in Los Angeles, and a gentleman from the neighborhood came up to me and said, 'I saw myself in your statistics.' His story was represented in the way we were providing a profile of the neighborhood and that was very satisfying.

For those of us who have a position in a university or a voice in the public square, we can represent and be the voice and help a person to feel seen. That's an incredibly important mission, and it's one I hold close. That's been a beacon for me—that the work we do has resonance with community-based organizations and people on the ground."

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Reducing inequality key to economic growth in Kansas City

Reducing inequality key to economic growth in Kansas City

The KHI News Service and the Kansas City Star featured key findings from PERE and PolicyLink's study, “An Equity Profile of the Kansas City Region,” that show widening racial gaps in income, health, and work opportunities in the Kansas City metro area.


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/10/28/4582799/racial-inequality-threatens-kansas.html#storylink=cpy
ead more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/10/28/4582799/racial-inequality-threatens-kansas.html#storylink=cpy

Reducing inequality key to spurring economic growth in KC, expert says
By Mike Sherry
Kansas Health Institute
KHI News Service
October 30, 2013

Racial inequality threatens Kansas City economy
By Diane Stafford
The Kansas City Star
October 28, 2013


Utah’s little secret: Inclusion a key to economic growth

Utah’s little secret: Inclusion a key to economic growth

PERE's study found that states that were more inclusive had greater economic growth across the board.

Utah’s little secret: Inclusion a key to economic growth
By Whitney Evans
Deseret News
May 27, 2013

Utah’s inclusion helps economic growth, researcher says
By Lee Davidson
The Salt Lake Tribune
May 14, 2013

Photo Credit: Laura Seitz, Deseret News


Latest CLEAN LA Solar Program

Latest CLEAN LA Solar Program

April 19, 2013

We are excited to share with you the latest step in making Los Angeles one of the cleanest, greenest big cities in America in our new video celebrating its groundbreaking urban rooftop solar program. The CLEAN LA Solar Program will allow folks to sell the power generated from their rooftops back to the city’s utility. And later this month, first solar panels to generate power for the city’s grid will be installed – bringing CLEAN LA Solar from a vision to a reality. 


Manuel Pastor in Poder Magazine’s Top 100 Green Leaders

Manuel Pastor in Poder Magazine’s Top 100 Green Leaders

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.

By Jens Erik Gould and David Quiñones

Poder360

April 2013


L.A. Bus Buy Creates New U.S. Jobs… Let's Make Sure Other Cities Follow Suit

L.A. Bus Buy Creates New U.S. Jobs… Let's Make Sure Other Cities Follow Suit

A collaborative project between Los Angeles for a New Economy, Green for All, and PERE informs Los Angeles bus buy that creates new U.S. jobs.

L.A. Bus Buy Creates New U.S. Jobs… Let's Make Sure Other Cities Follow Suit
By Linda Nguyen-Perez, Michelle Knapik
The Huffington Post
February 20, 2013

In Bid for New Buses, L.A. Demands American-Made
By Matt Bevilacqua
Next City
February 21, 2012

Leveraging Public Sector Contracts for new Manufacturing Jobs
By Carmen Rojas
Living Cities
February 22, 2013


The Lesson of 2012? It was Never About Obama, It Was About Us

The Lesson of 2012? It was Never About Obama, It Was About Us

After the 2012 election Director of Florida New Majority, Gihan Perera and Director of PERE, Manuel Pastor reflect on how the masses in key states fought against voter supression and how this movement should be carried beyond the election season.

By Gihan Perera, Manuel Pastor

Colorlines Magazine

December 20, 2012


Giving Black in Los Angeles: Donor Profiles and Opportunities for the Future

Giving Black in Los Angeles: Donor Profiles and Opportunities for the Future

By Ange-Marie Hancock

December 2012

CSII Co-Director and PERE Faculty, Ange-Marie Hancock, examines African American philanthropy in Los Angeles, and highlights the beginning of intensifying interest within the African American community to delve into and effectively deploy philanthropic assets and power.


PolicyLink President, Angela Glover Blackwell and Manuel Pastor comment on reactions to the election results in recent op-ed
Alternet features a vignette from PERE's report, Facing the Climate Gap

Alternet features a vignette from PERE's report, Facing the Climate Gap

October 15, 2012

For a week, AlterNet posted vignettes on organizations across California from our new report Facing the Climate Gap: How Environmental Justice Communities are Leading the Way to a More Sustainable and Equitable California.  Each organization is dealing with the “climate gap” – the disproportionate burden of climate change on vulnerable communities. 

Read more about the series >>


PERE Trainings June 2012

PERE Trainings June 2012

Could your organization benefit from a training from one of our reports? See our publications page for the options and email us today: pere@dornsife.usc.edu.

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Congratulations to PERE's Director on being the 2012 recipient of the Wally Marks Changemaker Award from the Liberty Hill Foundation.

Congratulations to PERE's Director on being the 2012 recipient of the Wally Marks Changemaker Award from the Liberty Hill Foundation.

2012 Wally Marks Changemaker Award
Liberty Hill presents the annual Wally Marks Changemaker Award to an outstanding individual whose work in the community illustrates Dr. King's insight that while "the arc of history is long, it bends toward justice."

Manuel Pastor's acceptance speech
30th Annual Upton Sinclair Awards
May 9, 2012

Change Over Charity 
By Michelle Salzman
USC Dornsife News
May 14, 2012


Congratulations to PERE/CSII Project Manager, Rhonda Ortiz for being awarded with the Rockwood Fellowship for a New California: Developing Leaders of Immigrant Communities

Congratulations to PERE/CSII Project Manager, Rhonda Ortiz for being awarded with the Rockwood Fellowship for a New California: Developing Leaders of Immigrant Communities

The Rockwood Leadership Institute, a leading national organization that provides transformative, powerful training in leadership and collaboration, is proud to announce its newest program, the Fellowship for a New California.  

Read more the Rockwood Fellowship award

 


News about "From the Ashes" conference

Print

Lessons for L.A. from 1992
By Manuel Pastor and Kafi Blumenfield
Los Angeles Times
April 25, 2012

De las cenizas surgio todo un movimeinto
By Jessica Kwong
La Opinion
April 26, 2012

 


Manuel Pastor Speaks at the Center for American Progress on "Economic Growth and Equality"

See the Video on C-SPAN
April 22, 2011

The Center for American Progress held a forum on economic growth and equality. After opening remarks from Vanessa Cárdenas and Angela Glover Blackwell, members of the first panel (including Emmanuel Saez and PERE Director Manuel Pastor) talked about the link between economic growth and equality. In the second discussion, panelists talked about the policies needed to help foster equality in the economic realm and its important to overall national prosperity.


Race and Our Metropolitan Future

Race and Our Metropolitan Future

This article for Citiwire – a web journal with the mission to reflect a new narrative for 21st century cities and regions – notes that metropolitan areas are ahead of most of the country; they’re already grappling with what it means to be “majority minority.”

Race and Our Metropolitan Future
Manuel Pastor
Citiwire.net
July 4, 2010


Press coverage of Minding The Climate Gap: What's at Stake if California's Climate Law isn't Done Right and Right Away

Press coverage of Minding The Climate Gap: What's at Stake if California's Climate Law isn't Done Right and Right Away

Who loses if California's Climate Law is Halted?
By Rachel Morello Frosch and Manuel Pastor
The Huffington Post
April 14, 2010

In the Green Technology Revolution, How Can We Best Reach the Summit?
By H. Fields Grenee
Madame Noire
April 28, 2010 


Split Down the Middle

Split Down the Middle

Split Down the Middle
By Elise Buik and Manuel Pastor
Los Angeles Business Journal
March 29, 2010


Press coverage of Looking Forwards: Immigrant Contributions to the Golden State
Book Release

Book Release

This Could Be the Start of Something Big: How Social Movements for Regional Equity are Reshaping Metropolitan America
By Manuel Pastor, Chris Benner, and Martha Matsuoka

Learn more about Something Big


Released Report: January 2009

Released Report: January 2009

Immigrant Integration in Los Angeles: Strategic Directions for Funders
By Manuel Pastor and Rhonda Ortiz
January 2009

News about the report:

The California Community Foundation plans a campaign to help L.A. immigrants become more active citizens by helping them learn English, improve job skills and increase civic participation.

Foundation aims to help L.A. immigrants
By Teresa Watanabe 
Los Angeles Times 
February 10, 2009


Released Report: September 2008

Released Report: September 2008

Cumulative Impacts in East Oakland: Findings from a Community-Based Mapping Study
Communities for a Better Environment
September 2008

News about the report:

Uneasy Breathing -- Air Pollution in Oakland
By Jane Kay
San Francisco Chronicle
September 23, 2008

Oakland residents test neighborhood air quality
By Alan Wang
ABC 7
September 22, 2008

OAKLAND: Study Says Industry Causes Health Problems in East Oakland
OAKLAND (BCN)
September 22, 2008

Groups convene to address environmental concerns in East Oakland
By Kamika Dunlap
Oakland Tribune
September 18, 2008


Center for Study of Immigrant Integration Announced

Center for Study of Immigrant Integration Announced

USC College and the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development (SPPD) have created a new center addressing the urgent need for knowledge about the successful integration of immigrants.

Center for Study of Immigrant Integration Announced  /PDF
By Pamela J. Johnson
USC College News
April 2008


Don't forget immigration reform

Reality about immigrants differs from perception. Let's change the narrative.

Don't forget about immigration reform /PDF
By Dowell Myers and Manuel Pastor
Los Angeles Times
March 22, 2008


Environmental Justice For All

Manuel Pastor ran bus tours of Los Angeles a few years back. These weren’t the typical sojourns to Disneyland or the MGM studios, though; they were expeditions to some of the city’s most environmentally blighted neighborhoods—where railways, truck traffic, and refineries converge, and where people live 200 feet from the freeway.

Environmental Justice for All /PDF
By Leyla Kokmen
Utne Reader
March-April 2008


The New Three R’s

The New Three R’s

Manuel Pastor brings his brand of social (con)science to USC College.

The New Three R's /PDF
By Wayne Lewis
USC College News
October 1, 2007


How to build in South-Central

If we help kids learn a trade, they'll be able to cash in on a construction boom.

How to build in South-Central/ PDF
By Manuel Pastor
Los Angeles Times
August 22, 2007



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