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Moving Beyond Recruitment: Supporting and Retaining Black Male Teachers

  On September 26, Center for Race & Gender co-sponsored Moving Beyond Recruitment with the Center for Research on Social Change. Speaker Travis J. Bristol, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley, discussed Black male teachers’ experiences in schools.  This subgroup has the highest rate of turnover, despite ongoing local and state teacher diversity recruitment efforts, there is a paucity of research that examines Black male teachers’ school-based experiences and decisions to stay or leave their schools.   Travis J. Bristol is an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a former high school English teacher in...

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“Re-imagining Medicine and Public Health”: The Freedom School for Intersectional Medicine and Health Justice

Imagine if your medical school and public health education would discuss the writings of Audre Lorde and the Third World Women’s Alliance, integrate community site visits into youth-led and -engaged clinic spaces serving girls of color, and be in conversation with community health activists across the East Bay to learn about more inclusive and intersectional healing practices.

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Religion and the Framing of Gender Violence

CRG Director Leti Volpp participated in an international workshop titled Global Governance of the Intimate: Religion and the Framing of Gender Violence, co-directed by Lila Abu-Lughod, Rema Hammami, Janet Jakobsen, and Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian and held at Columbia University in September, 2018.

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Native/Immigrant/Refugee – Crossings Research Initiative Awarded Peder Sather and IIS Interdisciplinary Faculty Program Grants

The CRG Research Initiative “Native/Immigrant/Refugee – Crossings” headed by CRG Director Leti Volpp and CRG Advisory Board Member Beth Piatote has been awarded more research funds.  A grant from the Peder Sather Center will enable collaborative research between Berkeley and Christine Jacobsen, Director of the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK) and her research team at the University of Bergen, Norway.  A grant from the Interdisciplinary Faculty Program of the Institute of International Studies will support the research initiative’s ongoing faculty conversations, and will also assist in bringing distinguished visitors to campus who will speak to the theme...

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Undocumented Students Research Initiative Awarded HIFIS Grant

The CRG Undocumented Students Research Initiative has been awarded an Intervention Grant by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, to study the impact of the current political and legal climate on undocumented students on the UC Berkeley campus.  The study will be supervised by co-PIs Leti Volpp, Director of CRG, and Lisa Garcia Bedolla, Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies, and will examine the experiences of undergraduates, graduate students, students who are DACA recipients, and students who are not DACA recipients.  This study will provide an important update to the research report produced in 2013...

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