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Keynote at the Annual Meeting

In December 2018, CRG Director Leti Volpp travelled to Australia to deliver a keynote lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, which was a joint event of the Socio-Legal Studies Association of the UK and the Canadian Law and Society Association.   The meeting was hosted by the  at the School of Law at the University of Wollongong....

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Third World Liberation Front’s Fundraising Success

This semester, the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) Research Initiative, a project of the Center for Race and Gender, collaborated with Berkeley Crowdfunding to launch a successful grassroots fundraising campaign. With the support of our communities and the different member organizations that have come together to organize around the 50th anniversary of the original 1969 TWLF, we met and greatly exceeded our goal of $3000 – raising a total of $4,580, or 152% of our original goal! The TWLF Research Initiative is made up of a coalition of campus spaces that have been opened and won through student organizing...

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Fall 2018 in Review

CRG takes a look back at all the events, gatherings, and transformative research that happened this fall! CRG hosted 6 Thursday Forums. Thirteen (13) faculty, students, and researchers from 12 different on- and off-campus departments presented on their work. The Native/Immigrant/Refugee- Crossings Research Initiative (NIRCRI) helped sponsor the distinguished lecture by Sherene Razack addressing deaths in custody, race and disposability. CRG worked alongside more than 50 on- and off-campus co-sponsors to host and co-sponsor more than 25 events. CRG awarded 12 undergraduate and graduate students grants that will assist students with their research in 11 different departments. NIRCRI helped organize...

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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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