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 several events, which included three speakers from Tohono Indivisible, April Ignacio, Gabriella Cazares-Kelly and Annamarie Stevens, addressing activism and border politics on Tohono O’odham land, and Marry-Anne Karlsen of the University of Bergen discussing welfare provision to undocumented immigrants in Norway.
The Indigenous Americas Working Group hosted two speakers: Renae Watchman (Associate Professor, English and Indigenous Studies, Co-Director, Office of Academic Indigenization, Mt. Royal University, Calgary) and Robert Inness (Associate Professor and Department Head, Department of Indigenous Studies, University of Saskatchewan). The Working Group also provided a space for students to discuss their dissertation work: a panel with Bayley Marquez (Education) and Sara Fong (American Studies and Ethnicity, USC), moderated by Michael Dumas (Education) focused on the Hampton and Haskell archives.
The Freedom School for Intersectional Medicine and Health Justice working group held 5 meetings, attended site visits and community gatherings, and began the podcast Woke WOC Docs.
The Open House at the Center for Race & Gender brought together past, current, and future CRG collaborators.
The Arts & Humanities Research Initiative held a film screening of El Canto del Colibri and Q&A with filmmaker Macro Castro-Bojorquez, and Research Initiative coordinator Alan Pelaez Lopez, along with poets Yujane Chen and Sonia Guiñansaca, held a poetry reading exploring Alternative Migrant Futures.
CRG’s Student Advisory Board met 5 times to support various research initiatives, events, and student research.
The Third World Liberation Front hosted its 50th Anniversary Gathering, which was attended by over 100 students and TWLF veterans. The TWLF Research Initiative also raised over $6,000 via Berkeley Crowdfunding, exceeding its goal of $3,000. This fundraising will help to develop a digital archive of TWLF materials.
The Black Feminism(s) Working Group hosted 4 meetings and outings with over 20 attendees to view and discuss lecture, films, and books.
The Undocumented Students Research Initiative has achieved Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects approval for its study of campus climate for UC Berkeley undocumented students.
The Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Initiative (PCRes) hosted Judge Navi Pillay, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Judge on the International Criminal Court.
PCRes also engaged 7 undergraduate and graduate student research assistants from UC Berkeley, Stanford University, and University of San Francisco.