Weekly Updates 

March 9, 2011

Vol. 1. Issue 6    

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Hello Friends!  

 

The CRC along with executive committee member and urban ecosystems ecologist, Mary Cadenasso, would like to invite you to an interactive panel and discussion about science and controversies, policy and community action to prevent lead poisoning. Ending Childhood Lead Poisoning: Understanding Health through Community, Environment, and Policy, will be held on April 6th from 4-6pm at the UC Sacramento Center 1130 K Street, Suite LL 22 Sacramento, CA.  

 

See here for more information about the event. We hope to see you there! 

 

Center for Regional Change

In This Issue
CRC Activities
RFPs & Call for Papers
Jobs & Employment Opportunities
Upcoming Events
Regional Change in the News
Special Reports on Regional Change
Expanding The Circle On Regionalism

CRC Activities

- Community Development Associate Professor, Chris Benner, is leading up a Next Generation Labor site that seeks to understand new forms of labor and labor organizing, economic democracy and economic justice while also creating a place for researchers, workers, activists, and everyone in between. See a link to the site here.

- Former community scholar, Mike Thorton, has created the Social Equity Strategies (SES) Media Consulting and Public Relations organization. Check out his new endeavor here

Request for Proposals & Call for Papers
- The American Community Gardening Association is seeking presenters for it's annual conference in New York on August 18th-21st. See the opportunity here.
Jobs & Employment Opportunities
- The Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network is seeking a training director. See more info here.

- Sierra Health Foundation's Health Leadership Program is seeking applicants that want to

leadership skills and achieve personal and professional growth. See more info here.    

Upcoming Events
- UCD's CRESS Center's Equity Summit: Policy, Pedagogy, and Power in California's Schools and Communities will be held Nov. 6, 2010 at UC, Davis. See more info here.  

- Breakthrough Communities will be holding a four part webinar series entitled Climate Change and Public Health: Building Healthy Communities and a Healthy Planet. See more info here.

- The International Conference on the Constructed Environment will be held on Oct 29th & 30th in Chicago. See event info here
Regional Change in the News

- Transit Case Raises Question: Can the Poor Ever Find Justice? Read the article here


- Sacramento Hunger Coalition survey says many Sacramento homeless don't get foodstamps. Read the article here.
Special Reports on Regional Change

- The Center for Economic Development released a Tri-County Economic Scorecard that analyzes data on Economic Performance, Human Capital, Entrepreneurial Environment, Innovative Activity, and Quality of Place. See the report here.

 

- New report - Divided We Fail: Improving Completion and Closing Racial Gaps in California's Community Colleges. Read the report here. 

Expanding The Circle on Regionalism

- HUD has unveiled a new website that consolidates economic and housing market data at the regional, state, metropolitan area, and county levels. See the interactive site here.

 

 See all of this information and more on our website: regionalchange.ucdavis.edu. We invite any input on or contributions to these announcements.  Also, if you are interested in providing a post for our blog, please let us know.  To unsubscribe, click the "unsubscribe" button below. Thanks for your time!

 

Serina Correa

UC Davis Center for Regional Change