Social Justice

Mellon Public Scholar Katherine Nasol: Research as Movement Building in AAPI Communities

October 22, 2019
Katherine Nasol, PhD student in Cultural Studies and 2019 Mellon Public Scholar, is a community organizer at heart. As an undergraduate at Stanford, she says, 'I didn’t think I would touch research, because I was interested in social justice issues and supporting queer and trans communities of color.' But then, in the process of developing an honors thesis about trafficked Filipinx migrants in the US and Hong Kong, she was introduced to community-based research.

Housing...Past is Prologue

The League of Women Voters Davis Area and CivEnergy bring Richard Rothstein to begin a community conversation on local housing policies, our general plan and housing element.

NAIS Research Now Colloqium: Fall 2019

Inés Hernández-Ávila, Native American Studies professor and co-founder of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, talks about her career as a publicly engaged scholar and artist with a focus on the relationship between creativity, autonomy, spirit and social justice.

Collective Possibilities

UC Davis’ Equity Summit brings together educators, community members and experts from a range of disciplines to address key social issues of our time. It coalesces people, ideas and institutions to deepen strategies, shape actions and create solutions. It recognizes some of our current social justice warriors. It brings change to the table and inspires activism.

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.

Screening, Panel and Writing Workshop

In this interactive workshop, we explore the intersection of political humor and social justice, punchlines and picket lines. Combining creative writing and comedic storytelling, all participants will create one original piece to take home with them.