Region Matters


  June 17th, 2013  Vol. 3. Issue 35                  

Dear Community,
Happy Summer!
The UC Davis Campus has transitioned to summer but the CRC's work and activity continues! And so does Region Matters! We will continue to publish our newsletter all summer long in order to share our work and continue the many wonderful conversations around region equity. 
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In This Issue
CRC Innovations
CRC Impact
Regional Change in the News
Employment Opportunities


CEVA_CV1 Last week's launch of the CRC's latest Cumulative Environmental Vulnerability Assessment: Revealing the Invisible Coachella Valley, has already brought media attention and impact!  



Click here to read a just released article on the how the study's data is bringing change to the economically impoverished Eastern Coachella Valley. 



Revealing the Invisible Coachella Valley: Putting Cumulative Environmental Vulnerabilities on the Map is the result of a two-year partnership with environmental justice, health, and farm worker advocates. The report shows that the majority of residents, who are primarily low-income people of color face, extreme levels of environmental hazards including drinking water contamination, hazardous land uses, pesticides as well as poor quality housing and infrastructure. 







The report was commissioned by the California Institute for Rural Studies with generous support from The California Endowment/ Building Healthy Communities.

An article in Sunday's (6/16) Sacramento Bee cited the work of CRC executive committee member, Chris Benner. The article highlighted Chris' research with the CRC's Healthy Youth/Healthy Regions Initiative. This research examined poor market opportunities for young people in the nine-county Sacramento region. The Bee article also discusses Chris' recent book with Manuel Pastor, Just Growth: Inclusion and Prosperity in America's Metropolitan Regions.   
Click here to read the Bee articleCrossing Borders: Worldwide, Young People Yearn for Jobs
Regional Change in the News

New Report On Latino Youth Civic Engagement in the Central Valley  CLRC


A team of UCSC undergrads spent the summer of 2012 doing voter education outreach to young adult voters in the Merced/Modesto/Stockton region, in partnership with Mi Familia Vota and the Merced Organizing Project. This report presents their reflections and analysis on lessons learned, focusing on the challenges involved in reaching "low-propensity" voters. Click here to access this powerful report: 


"Latino Youth Civic Mobilization: Broadening the Electorate in Central California"


Authors: Jonathan FoxProfessor and chair of the UCSC Latin American and Latino Studies Department; Mariah Melena, Politics and Latin American and Latino Studies; Diana De Jesusm, Politics and Latin American and Latino Studies.


About the Chicano/Latino Research Center (CLRC) Cross-border perspectives linking the Americas: Founded in 1992, the CLRC encourages interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research

and dialogue at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Their research is attentive to the diversity among Latina/o and Latin American populations and includes work on gender, race, class, nationality, history, sexuality, social movements, and postcolonial phenomena, such as cultural memories, language(s) and the formation of transnational imaginaries and identities. The CLRC also provides a space for intellectual exchange and dialogue about statewide, national, and international questions related to Latina/os and Chicanos in California, the United States, and the Americas. 


About VICEVolunteers Increasing Civic Engagement (VICE) is composed of 7 UCSC students who took on a project, during Summer 2012, to increase voter registration and voter turnout in Central


Employment Opportunities 

Manager, Consumer & Community Development Research: Federal Reserve Bank  


Manages section resources directed to implementing activities supporting research and analysis on consumer finance and community development issues. Monitors developments and trends in consumer finance, community development, and consumer credit through primary data collection. Conducts economic research and analysis on specific consumer and community development topics for dissemination through various forms such as conference presentations, government reports and journal publications. Serves as an internal consultant for work on consumer financial services laws and regulations. Works under the general supervision of the Assistant Director, exercising broad independence in managing personnel. Click here, for the position announcement.