Weekly Updates


March 07, 2012  Vol. 2. Issue 10                        



Hello Friends,

Human Rights in the Humanities Week is in full swing, as is Gender Equity Week and a chance to be involved in a host of events and discussions around regional change and the many subcategories that it encompasses.

We are spending our time these days ensuring that there is a warm hand-off of the center to Dave Campbell, Cooperative Extension Specialist and CRC Faculty Affiliate. As many of you may be aware, he will be Acting Director of the CRC while our Director, Jonathan London takes leave, from April to September, in order to devote some much needed time to writing.

It is our hope that his leave is both productive and refreshing if that is not too much of an oxymoron! 


Below You will find those events and other resources and opportunities to stay informed and engaged.  


Best wishes,


The Center for Regional Change.




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In This Issue
CRC Activities
Regional Change in the News
Request for Proposals & Call for Papers
Upcoming Events
Jobs & Employment Opportunities
CRC Activities
and a host of other organizations are cosponsoring the  film screening of "Climate Refugees," which highlights the plight of international communities who are already being impacted by global climate change. The film portrays the real costs on a global scale of continued increases in GHG emissions.  The UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies is the main event sponsor. The event will take place on March 14th.  Click here for more information.

Chris Benner, Department of Human and Community Development and Executive Committee member of the Center for Regional Change, will discuss and sign purchased copies of his latest book Just Growth: Inclusion and Prosperity in America's Metropolitan Cities; coauthored with Manuel Pastor. The event will take place in two weeks on Thursday, March 15th from 12-2pm in the Garrison Room at the UCD Memorial Union. The book empirically establishes the link between social equity and economic growth and competitiveness at the regional scale in the U.S. For more details, click here
Regional Change in the News

Three years ago, Policy Link partnered with California Rural Legal Assistance to create the Community Equity Initiative, to find legal and organizing-based strategies for dealing with the critical situations confronting California's unincorporated communities.  Find out what they learned by clicking here.  


In a historic vote, the Sacramento City Council approved the financing plan Tuesday night for a $391 million sports arena in the downtown rail yard. Get the rest by clicking here.    


African-American or Hispanic students may be more likely to be suspended, expelled -- or even arrested -- than their white peers. According to an Education Department civil rights report released Tuesday, Latino and African-American students comprise nearly three quarters of students involved in school-related arrests or cases handed over to police. Click here to learn more about this issue.    


California's next big step in recycling - composting its meat scraps, broken egg shells, coffee grounds and other detritus of eating - is straining the state's ability to effectively manage the ever-growing and sometimes dangerous industry. Find out more here.  


Special Reports on Regional Change


The second Coalition on Regional Equity (CORE) Framing Paper is now available. Written by Paul Ainger and Jon Ellison for CORE, the paper focuses on the need for regional coordination of land use and transportation planning in order to achieve an equitable and sustainable region  

Get to this paper by clicking here.

Upcoming Events
As part of Gender Equity Week, please join members of the UC Davis community for a special panel discussion called "Women of Color in the Academe: Recapturing Marginalized Voices". The event will take place in the Student Community Center on March 9th. Click here to learn more.

The UC Davis School of Education: Cress Center will be hosting California's Third Annual Equity Summit on March 24th. This year's theme is "Equity, Education, and Incarceration: What is California's Future?" The event will be a chance to Join together with colleagues to learn about equity-based initiatives, ideas and possibilities as well as to develop a deeper understanding and an action agenda around key focus areas. Click here to learn more about this event.

It's not too late to sign up for ARC's Racial Justice Webinar Series! Are you tired of discussions on race that go nowhere? The series aims to give you tools to advance practical solutions for increasing racial equity. Learn new ways to promote racial justice with ARC staff members Kai Wright, Editorial Director of Colorlines.com, and Terry Keleher, Director of ARC's Racial Justice Leadership Action Network. Click here to learn more about this event. 

Request for Proposals & Call for Papers

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2013 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. The $1.5 million award is awarded annually to an organization making extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering anywhere in the world. Click here for more information.


The William T. Grant Foundation seeks to fund high-quality empirical research with the goal of improving the lives of youth between the ages of 8 and 25 in the United States. To that end, the foundation has released its fourth Request for Proposals on Understanding the Acquisition, Interpretation, and Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Practice.  Click here for more details about this opportunity.   

Fellowships and Employment Opportunities 


City Year, an organization geared toward reducing the high school dropout rate, is looking for an Admissions Manager to be responsible for customer service and admissions activities related to the communication, processing, selection, and retention of all prospective City Year corps member candidates and confirmed corps members. Click here for the full description.  

Instituto Familar de la Raza seeks to hire a Behavioral Health Specialist. The organization is a multi-service community health and social service agency with emphasis in serving the Chicano/Latino community in San Francisco; particularly the  Mission District.  To get further details about this position, click here.    


The Earth & Environment Program at California State University Dominguez Hills will soon begin reviewing applications for a new tenured or tenure-track position in Urban Environmental Planning. The Earth & Environment Program is a new, interdisciplinary major program at CSUDH. For more on this position, click here.