2nd Annual Transportation Choices Summit Coordinated by TransForm
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Join leading community organizations and advocates in Sacramento and help ensure state policies and investments promote effective public transit, great walking and bicycling, and affordable homes. Click here for more information.
You are invited to the 7th Annual Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation
Lecture by Edward Glaeser
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Lecture: 6:40 pm in 112 Wurster Hall
Reception follows in the Wurster Gallery
Please RSVP to Morgan Velarde by April 22, 2013
Edward Glaeser is currently the Fred and Eleanor Gimp Professor of Economics at Harvard Kennedy School., He also serves as the director of both the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston. He studies the economics of cities, and has written scores of urban issues, including the growth of cities, segregation, crime, and housing markets. He has been particularly interested in the role that geographic proximity can play in creating knowledge and innovation. Glaeser is also the author and co-author of over forty publications, including online and print material. At Harvard he teaches urban and social economics and microeconomic theory. His work focuses on the determinants of city growth and the role of cities as centers of idea transmission. This lecture is funded by the Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation Fund. Click here for more information.
Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues Speaker Series: Decolonizing Knowledge: Towards a Critical Research Justice Praxis
Friday, April 26
First Congregational Church in Oakland
2501 Harrison St Oakland, CA 94612
Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Pro-Vice Chancellor Maori at University of Waikato
Michelle Fine, Professor at CUNY and Public Science Project with Andrew Jolivette, Associate Professor and Chair of American Indian Studies, San Francisco State University, as moderator.
This event will recognize two signature moments in the struggle toward indigenous and Research Justice--the 2nd edition release and forthcoming anniversary of the publication of Linda Smith's seminal work, Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples, and the 35th anniversary of DataCenter. Click here for more information.
Sponsored by: Public Science Project, URBAN at MIT, and DataCenter. Co-Sponsored by the Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues
CRITICAL CONSCIOUSNESS: SPEAKER SERIES RUDY CORPUZ
May 2, 2013
4:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.
"It Takes The Hood To Save The Hood: A Testimony from the Frontlines"
As depicted in the book Learning to Liberate, come hear from one of the most successful youth organizers in the Bay Area. Learn about Grassroots Youth Leadership Development and Violence Prevention within and beyond the walls of school.
Rudy Corpuz Jr. is an ex-felon turned community activist. Corpuz was born and raised in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco. He worked with youth and community members to found the United Playaz in 1994 at Balboa High School in response to violence between ethnic groups. Corpuz is recognized as a leader in the field of youth violence prevention and believes strongly in the UP motto "It takes the hood to save the hood. For more information, click here.
Co-Sponsored by the Committee for Social Justice, UC Davis School of Education, Office of Graduate Studies, and Office of Campus Community Relations.
UNICEF Chief of Child Protection Presentation: May 13, 2013
Susan Bissell, UNICEF's Chief of Child Protection, will make a free public presentation at UC Davis on May 13, 2013 at 5 p.m in Hunt Hall Room 100.
Her talk is entitled "The Protection of Children in Our Globalizing World: Change, Challenge and Champions." This event is offered by Healthy Youth/ Healthy Environments, an initiative of the Center for Regional Change, focused on building a network of scholars at UC Davis and beyond. Click here for more information.