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August 7, 2014
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TWIN CITIES HOST FIRST CONVENING ON RACIAL EQUITY IN MINNEAPOLIS
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges speaks about inequality at the first convening of the Governmental Alliance on Racial Equity, held at the University of Minneapolis on August 5 to 6.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN–Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman co-hosted a convening of government and community leaders from throughout the country in Minneapolis on August 5-6 to strategize on advancing racial equity. The Twin Cities convening was organized and led by the Governmental Alliance on Race and Equity, a new project of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society focused on advancing racial equity and opportunities for all. 

Keynote speakers included john powell, director of the Haas Institute, Julie Nelson, director of the Governmental Alliance, and Glenn Roberts, director of the Center for Social Inclusion. The convening's workshops focused on equity in the opportunity areas of housing, jobs, transportation, education, and health. 

Attendees live tweeted the event using #racialequityMN. See our social media recap.
TOWARDS RACIAL EQUITY & OPPORTUNITY IN SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOLS
Haas Institute Director john powell recently addressed over 400 administrators and teachers in the San Francisco Unified School District. powell stressed the need for racial equity and opportunity structures in education, as well as the ways in which our unconscious biases can affect how educators interact with students from different socioeconomic and racial backgrounds.
OPPORTUNITY IN AMERICA: THE PROBLEM WITH THE PAUL RYAN PLAN
Congressman Paul Ryan issued a report on opportunity and poverty in American that has sparked an important national conversation. Fifty years after the War on Poverty, the report asks the right question about opportunity in America, but suffors from some major conceptual flaws. 
Haas Institute assistant director Stephen Menendian explains the problem with the Ryan plan in "Opportunity in America."
BERKELEY PROFESSOR JESSE ROTHSTEIN, MEMBER OF THE HAAS INSTITUTE'S ECONOMIC DISPARITIES FACULTY CLUSTER, AWARDED RESEARCH GRANT
UC Berkeley economist Jesse Rothstein will receive a research grant from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth to study student school finance reform and educational equity. Rothstein is a member of the Haas Institute's Economic Disparities Faculty Cluster.
MONTHLY BULLETIN

ACTIVITIES OF THE HAAS INSTITUTE FROM JUNE & JULY 2014

HAAS FELLOWS BLOG

The Haas Institute Fellows Blog shares the experiences and perspectives of the 2014 Summer Fellows.  

PERSPECTIVES

Border Crisis: A Moral Failing in the Making
Seven years have passed since immigration reform failed in Congress, and little has been done to address what the United States and its people acknowledge as one of the most important issues facing 21st century America and the world.
Read Haas Fellow Thomas Nolan's blog.


Detroit's Water Crisis: The Flood of Inequality
Hundreds of Detroit residents and supporters marched in the streets last month to protest the city shutting off running water to thousands of poor families. The Motor City's crisis didn't start with bankruptcy, and it will not be solved until we change the narrative about cities in distress.
Read Haas Fellow Rasheed Shabazz' blog.


EXPERIENCES

Magali Duque on Structural Inequalities, Robust Research, and Student Organizing
Fellow Magali Duque discusses her work on the Global Food System Project, student activism, and social justice.
Read Magali's interview.

 

Monica Elizondo on Food Justice, the Global Food System, Learning through Research
Fellow Monica Elizondo discusses her work on the Global Food System Project and the Historical Roots of Structural Inequality Manual.
Read Monica's interview.


NEW SUMMER FELLOW
The Haas Institute welcomes new
2014 Summer Fellow Chloe Tarrasch.

RECENT BLOG POSTS
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Communities of Color Still Suffering From Housing Crisis
IN THE MEDIA
Pacific Standard Magazine explains "Our Fear of Immigrants"
With ongoing concern about immigration and border security, PS Magazine explains why many people fear immigrants. "Any newcomer represents a threat to the person who has power," said Psychology Professor Dacher Keltner, a member of the Haas Institute's Religious Diversity Faculty Cluster. Keltner, co-director of the Greater Good Science Center, said fear leads people to embrace stereotypes.

PBS documentary focuses on continued school segregation
Fifty years after Brown v. Board, America's schools are still "Separate and Unequal." The new PBS documentary examines the growing racial divide in America's schools, using the work of Rucker Johnson, professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy, and member of the Haas Institute's Race, Diversity and Educational Policy Faculty Cluster, to explain the correlation between school integration and improved graduation rates of African American students in the U.S.
President Obama's Plan to Aid Black Men and Boys Will be a Boon to Other Groups
An opinion piece written by Haas Institute Director john powell and Maya Rockeymoore, CEO of the Center for Global Policy Solutions, addresses how a strategy of targeted universalism is needed to ensure that all groups reach their fullest potential.
Read the op-ed in the Chronicle of Philanthrophy.
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