Region Matters


  May 13th, 2013  Vol. 3. Issue 30                       

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In This Issue
CRC Impact
CRC Spotlight
Regional Change in the News
CRC Impact


The Center for Regional Change - Healthy Youth Healthy Environments Initiative invites you to attend an upcoming event: 



                                                Dr. Susan Bissell 


 The Protection of Children in Our Globalizing World:


May 13th 5:00pm

UC Davis - Hunt 100

Just North of Freeborn Hall

Poster Display & Reception


                                                       Hunt 142

As UNICEF's Chief of Child Protection, Dr. Susan Bissell oversees a team guiding efforts to prevent and respond to all forms of violence against children. Her previous roles include working in UNICEF's Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India offices, collaborating with Trudi Styler and Catherine and Tareque Masud to produce the documentary "A Kind of Childhood," and leading research related to child rights and child protection through the Innocenti Research Center, Change, Challenge and Champions.


Sponsored by: UC Davis CAES, Department of Human Ecology, and UC ANR

For more information contact: or download the flyer here

Center for Regional Change - Healthy Youth Healthy Environments Initiative

CRC Spotlight 

After The Gold Rush: A Radio Documentary Project  

California's cities and small towns are intertwined. Can you imagine San Francisco developing without Gold Rush towns? Today, though, rural California's defining industries - like fishing, logging and agriculture - have died or changed. To survive, small towns adapt. How they manage impacts all Californians. After The Gold Rush shares voices, sounds and stories of rural Californian through short audio profiles (from ranchers to young law enforcement trainees) and longer stories aired on public radio. Explore some of the many Californias by checking out the website here.


CRC Director, Jonathan London, serves as an advisor to this wonderfully enriching project!

Visit the project's new Facebook page here:
Regional Change in the News

Uncounted and Unacknowledged: Syria's Refugee University Students and Academics in Jordan

CRC faculty affiliate, Dr. Keith Watenpaugh, co-authored this striking new report examing the Syrian civil conflict and its tremendous impact on the country's students, professors and universities. This is a brief preliminary report by a multidisciplinary research collaboration between the University of California, Davis Human Rights Initiative (UCDavis-HRI) and the Institute  for International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) that took place in Jordan (April 15-21, 2013) on the status of Syrian refugee university academics and university students. A joint project of the UCDavis Human Rights Initiative and the Institute for International Education. Click here for more information. 


Safe Drinking Water Elusive for Many in California

Click here to read a new article in the New York Times on drinking water quality in California communities.


For those who were not able to attend the "Decolonizing Knowledge" event in April. Here is a link to the just posted recorded footage. This event recognized 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. The event was sponsored by: Public Science Project, URBAN at MIT, and DataCenter. Co-Sponsored by the Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues