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Events of Interest
A 30th anniversary celebration of the RCA will be an event not to be missed! It will be held at the Cowell Hay Barn on October 20, 2022. Join us …Find out more »
Save the date and be a part of this 3-day national conference that focuses on sharing strategies to expand and deepen collaborative approaches for the truly equitable co-production of knowledge. We will explore the dynamic links between campus-community partnerships, hands-on research, and student-community engagement. Together we can build partnerships for change.Find out more »
“Every generation leaves behind a legacy. What that legacy will be is determined by the people of that generation. What legacy do you want to leave behind?” ― John Lewis, Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America
Featuring Xavier Livermon, Ileana Waddy, Ivan Vega,Mak Aruta Konefał, Chris Cuadrado. Watch it here >>
On April 4th, Colette Pichon Battle, Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy, was in conversation with UC Santa Cruz professor Flora Lu and graduate student Chris Lang. They discussed the urgent need: to stop investing in the same extractive industries that divide and harm us; to demand that corporations pay their fair share on an equitable and transformative recovery; to rebuild our communities better; and to act from a position of love and abundance together.