Welcome to ERI
Data and Analysis to Power Social Change
At ERI, we ask the hard questions about equity and deliver accurate and credible numbers with narratives. We lead with optimism and provide data and analysis to support social, racial, economic, and environmental equity. Our work is grounded in research to create new narratives, systems change, and a more equitable approach to power and justice.
What’s new at ERI?
Danielle Deane Ryan
Meet Danielle Deane Ryan, Climate and Energy Justice Fellow at The New School and a climate equity, clean energy, and philanthropy leader. She emphasizes the vital role of ERI’s mentorship in empowering individuals and partners in fostering strong collaborators to build power and drive change: “Prof. Pastor and his team have generously mentored so many people, including me, that are working to be better allies in the fight towards environmental and economic justice.”
Dr. Hajar Yazdiha
Meet Dr. Hajar Yazdiha, Assistant Professor of Sociology and affiliate faculty at USC ERI. Dr. Yazdiha sheds light on how ERI has been a leader in community-engaged research. This model has in Dr. Yazdiha’s words,“… help[ed] us rethink what it means to be scholars who are public-facing and who are scholar activists.”
Meet Victor Narro, Project Director and Professor of Labor Studies at the UCLA Labor Center. As an ERI Advisory Committee member, renowned activist & educator, Victor shares his first hand experience of how ERI’s data has been an indispensable tool, empowering his daily policy work and fostering collaborations with passionate organizers.
State of Immigrants in Los Angeles 2023
This year’s State of Immigrants in L.A. County (SOILA) captures the work of immigrant-serving institutions—alongside quantitative data on how immigrants are faring—and shares recommendations for further work directly from the field.
SOILA 2023 details how Los Angeles can continue to lead on immigrant inclusion with racial equity values at the forefront by exploring nine issue areas impacting immigrant communities. We offer recommendations to push for a new phase of immigrant inclusion that utilizes investments to their fullest capacity and pushes for more to ensure that immigrant Angelenos can achieve their potential; feel empowered to engage in civic life; and experience a sense of welcome in our region.
Rigorous and relevant research
ERI’s California Immigrant Data Portal
The portal is a resource and progress tracker for immigrants and those serving immigrant communities across the state of California. This website presents data and case studies that can be used to better understand and promote the well-being of immigrants, their families, and their communities.
Solidarity Economics is a book, project, and partnership created by the Institute for Social Transformation, the Everett Program at UC Santa Cruz and USC Dornsife Equity Research Institute. We work in collaboration with social movements for economic, racial, and environmental justice to push forward a more unifying economic narrative that centers on the voices of marginalized communities.
The National Equity Atlas
The National Equity Atlas is America’s most detailed report card on racial and economic equity. The Atlas is a collaboration between PolicyLink and USC Equity Research Institute to equip movement leaders and policymakers with actionable data and strategies to advance racial equity and shared prosperity.
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