Access, Equity and Justice

Listening to the Undocumented

January 15, 2020
Roy “RJ” Taggueg, Jr. is an undocumented UC Davis student whose parents came from the Philippines when he was 7 years old. Now he is pursuing a Ph.D. in sociology with a research focus on studying the undocumented Filipinx population.

Bringing justice closer to home

December 17, 2019
UC Davis Professor of Law Lisa Pruitt is partnering with people in rural communities to advocate for those who experience unequal access to legal services because of where they live. It’s work she isn’t paid for that takes a lot of time, but it helps ensure her work in academia can be more broadly relevant and address the experiences of rural communities.

Children of Poor Immigrants Rise, Regardless of Where They Come From

October 28, 2019
New research linking millions of fathers and sons dating to the 1880s shows that children of poor immigrants in America have had greater success climbing the economic ladder than children of similarly poor fathers born in the United States. That pattern has been remarkably stable for more than a century, even as immigration laws have shifted and as the countries most likely to send immigrants to the United States have changed.

UC Davis Expert Assesses Impact Of US Troop Withdrawal From Syria

October 17, 2019
Watenpaugh is the founding director of the UC Davis Human Rights Studies Program, the first academic unit of its kind in the UC system. He has been a leader in international efforts to address the needs of displaced and refugee university students and professionals, especially those impacted by the wars and civil conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey.

House passes Hong Kong human rights bill with input from UCD students

October 15, 2019
At a town hall meeting Monday in Davis, a group of about 20 UC Davis students urged Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, to support the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. Less than 24 hours later, the House of Representatives approved the bill, sending a rebuke to Beijing, which has cracked down hard on protesters in Hong Kong.

Study Finds Deportations Haven't Reduced Crime

September 30, 2019
UC Davis researchers are examining the consequences of deportation from many angles — its effects on people, families and communities. Their findings were recently featured in the New York Times.

Sacramento Region to Launch Free Transit Pass for Youth

September 25, 2019
In 2017, Nancy Erbstein, a professor at the University of California, Davis, published findings that chronic absenteeism in the Sacramento City Unified School District could often be traced to a lack of transportation. Now the region’s school-age children will get a free transit pass to use Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) public buses and light rail