Featured past events sponsored by the Institute for Social Transformation.
Climate change. Racism. Disparities in health and livelihoods. The biggest challenges of our modern era are not as separate as they might seem. Rhiana Gunn-Wright wants to help others see how environmental degradation and social injustices are deeply intertwined. Gunn-Wright, lead developer of the Green New Deal and climate policy director at the Roosevelt Institute, shared her insights at a free public event on February 10, 2021.
The November 2020 election provided an historic opportunity to shape our future, both in California and the nation. The race for presidential and congressional races stand to fundamentally shape the future of race relations, environmental protections, immigration reform, healthcare and health disparities, employment conditions and labor regulation, along with efforts to address the pandemic. In this series of events, UC Santa Cruz professors engaged with community organizers, political advocates, and other scholars to discuss issues at stake in the 2020 election.
On January 22, 2020 the community joined us for a vibrant, stimulating, and challenging conversation on race in America with Alondra Nelson (President, Social Sciences Research Council) and Herman Gray (Emeritus Professor of Sociology, UC Santa Cruz) as moderated by Jenny Reardon (Professor of Sociology and Director of the Science & Justice Research Center, UC Santa Cruz).