Join us for this special four-part series as we explore the issues at stake in the 2020 elections in the context of longer term struggles for democratic accountability, racial justice, equal citizenship, and economic equality. Register here>>
This two day workshop will explore the history of mass incarceration in California and examine the roles media played in influencing public opinion, policy, and more.
October 19, 2020 at 5:30-7 PM
This series installment connects increased incarceration in the 1980s and 1990s to racist policies and politics at the time, with Black Lives Matter and movements on reform and abolition now, to Prop 16 (affirmative action). With Anjuli Verma and Craig Haney.
The CITRIS Policy Lab: Supporting Interdisciplinary Research to Inform Evidence-Based Policymaking
October 13, 2020 at 12 – 1 PM
PIT-UN Speaker Series with Brandie Nonnecke, Founding Director of the CITRIS Policy Lab. Join us to learn about the CITRIS Policy Lab’s recent research, how it draws upon this research to support policymakers’ decisions in the public and private sectors, and strategies to help you translate your research into policy deliverables that can inform the ethical development and deployment of technology.
October 9, 2020 at 12-3 PM
Free online workshop for PhD students in the humanities and social sciences, with a special focus on scholars of race, power, and difference. Deadline for applications is September 12th.
October 5, 2020 at 5:30-7 PM
This series installment will explore how demographic changes—particularly within the larger Latin@ population and youth—have shifted politically in California. With Veronica Terriquez, Randy Villegas, Martin Higuera, and Ines Garcia.
September 23, 2020 at 5:30 PM
University Forum Election Series with Daniel Wirls (Professor of Politics) and Kathay Feng (National Redistricting Director of Common Cause).
September 23, 2020 at 12-1:30 PM
Partnerships formed quickly during this evolving health crisis. Salud Para La Gente, the Santa Cruz Community Foundation, Santa Cruz Community Health Clinics, and the UC Santa Cruz Molecular Diagnostic Lab are working jointly to test and treat the most vulnerable in Santa Cruz County. Join us for a conversation with community health leaders as they take us inside the collaborative response to address the pandemic. Moderated by Ryan Coonerty.
September 22, 2020 at 12-1 PM
This workshop for UCSC faculty and graduate students will explore Twitter as a tool for social impact. The presenters will share tips and guidance about how to reach influencers and policy makers, how to communicate research via Twitter, and how to gain followers.
September 15, 2020 at 5:30 PM
University Forum Election Series with Dean Mathiowetz (Associate Professor of Politics), Debbie Gould (Associate Professor of Sociology), and Cristina Beltrán (NYU Associate Professor).
September 14, 2020 at 6:30 PM
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans have started ordering groceries online for the first time. Levels of ecommerce for major grocery chains, including Walmart, Kroger’s and AmazonFresh/Whole Foods have doubled or tripled since last year, building on double digit growth from previous years. What are the implications of this trend for the people doing the work of fulfilling online orders and delivering food? Featuring Dr. Chris Benner, Dorothy E. Everett Chair in Global Information and Social Entrepreneurship, and a Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology.
August 6, 2020 at 5:30 PM
With Right Livelihood Laureates Miyuki Kinoshita of Seikatsu Club Consumers’ Cooperative (Japan) and Helena Norberg-Hodge of Local Futures (Global).
August 4, 2020 at 5:30 PM
Restrictions meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus have an outsized impact on small businesses and entrepreneurs. Stores, factories and many other businesses and services have closed by policy mandate, reduced demand, and health concerns, among other factors. What are the disproportionate effects on female, minority and immigrant business owners? Governmental responses have been disparate. Featuring Rob Fairlie, professor of economics.
July 20, 5:30 PM
While we are all in this together as human beings it has become clear that our unequal conditions of being human have made for vast variations in how the pandemic has been experienced. Featuring Matt Sparke, professor of politics and member of the team at UCSC developing the new global and community health program at UC Santa Cruz, and Nancy Chen, professor of anthropology and former director of the UCSC Blum Center on poverty, social enterprise, and participatory governance.
June 22, 5:30 PM
In the long term, not just in the current emergency, mutuality matters, not only morally but economically too. An ethos of mutual caring and support not only leads to better health outcomes, but also helps to generate a more prosperous and resilient economy and society. Professor Chris Benner discusses how we urgently need to think long-term—both about the things that got us into this crisis, and how we can refashion our economy and society as we eventually emerge.
June 21, 2020
Right Livelihood College at UC Santa Cruz is pleased to partner with Local Futures for World Localization Day. A world-changing programme of inspirational talks, interviews, films, humour and music with Russell Brand, Vandana Shiva, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Alice Waters, and many more.
June 9, 3:00 PM
La Acción del Estado y la Defensa Socio-territoral en Tiempos del Coronavirus. Co-sponsored by the UCSC Research Center for the Americas.
June 5, 1:00 PM
The nation and the world are bearing witness to yet another spate of police violence against Black people. This is an urgent moment, one that calls for resolve, thought, and action. Join us on Zoom for a conversation with Angela Y. Davis (Emerita, UCSC), Herman Gray (Emeritus, UCSC), Gaye Theresa Johnson (UCLA), Robin D. G. Kelley (UCLA), and Josh Kun (USC). Hosted by UCHRI.
May 29, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Graduate students in the collaborative (previously ALSiNG) will present one-minute flash talks about their interdisciplinary research, identifying the cultural strengths of learning by children and students from historically underserved populations and ways to leverage those strengths.
The Coronavirus Crisis and Social Change: Flash Talks on Social and Economic Dimensions of the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 27, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Please join us for flash talks by Social Sciences faculty on current work related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Moderated by Dean Katharyne Mitchell.
May 27, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
With Right Livelihood Laureates, Glorene Das / Tenaganita (Malaysia) & Manfred Nowak / Global Campus for Human Rights (Austria).
Reconfiguring Lifelines: Exploring Science & Technology Policy Landscapes in an Era of Bioengineering and the “Bioeconomy”
May 20, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PIT-UN Speaker Series with Cheryl Holzmeyer, Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley. This talk will discuss emerging landscapes of bioengineering, and of science and technology policies (or lack thereof), with an eye to social determinants of health and health equity.
The Housing/Habitat Project:
Tracing Impacts of the Affordability Crisis in the Wildlands of Exurban California
May 15, 12:30 – 2:00 PM
With Sociology Professor Miriam Greenberg. The increase of California wildfires has raised awareness of the dangerous spread of housing development in the Wildlands Urban Interface (WUI).
May 13, 8:00 AM
With Right Livelihood Laureates Frances Moore-Lappé (USA) & Vesna Teršelič (Croatia)
May 6, 8:00 AM
With Right Livelihood Laureates Maude Barlow (Canada), Robert Bilott (USA) & Andy Szasz (USA, moderator)
May 2, 9:00 AM
The year’s conference marks the 10th anniversary of the UC Global Health Institute and will feature talks related to COVID-19 that highlight the One Health perspective, gender, and socioeconomic disparities, and panelists from Africa, India, and South America.