Rooted in the Social Sciences Division at UC Santa Cruz, the institute supports innovative scholarship that changes the world. The institute is a critical intellectual and social hub, connecting scholars across UC Santa Cruz and partners beyond the University, developing research-based solutions to urgent problems in the world.
Events of Interest
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Legal Studies Program Annual Distinguished Lecture: Coming to Understand Latino Anti-Black Bias
Please join us as we welcome Tanya Katerí Hernández to discuss her book Racial Innocence: Unmasking Latino Anti-Black Bias and the Struggle for Equality. Praised as the "most important Afro-Latina …Find out more »
Javier Zamora: Helping Farmworkers Succeed in California
Join us for an afternoon with Javier Zamora, organic farmer and leading voice in the organic community. Zamora will share his experiences, challenges, and perspectives as a local organic farmer. A …Find out more »
An Economist’s Perspective on Climate Change and Global Inequality with Professor Galina Hale
Climate change is a global problem and solving it requires a global effort. Some possible climate solutions are consistent with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the UN, while other …Find out more »
Architects of Abundance: Indigenous Regenerative Food Systems and the Excavation of Hidden History
Conversations on Climate Justice featuring Dr. Lyla June Johnston, an Indigenous musician, scholar, and community organizer.
All-In: Co-Creating Knowledge for Justice Conference
More than 400 university scholars, students, community organizers, foundation representatives, artists, and activists came together in late October for a one-of-a-kind event to build collaborative partnerships for community-engaged research and meaningful social change at the UC Santa Cruz conference: All-In: Co-creating Knowledge for Justice.
Click here for the complete recap of the conference including video recordings and photos!