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Health Justice Activist Awarded 2016 Yamashita Prize

November 10, 2016

Aileen Suzara was awarded the  2016 FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize at an ISSI ceremony last week. Aileen works to promote food justice and youth leadership, especially in the Filipino American community. Berkeley News published an article about the event which featured remarks by Don Tamaki, Rosalie Z. Fanshel, Mari Rose Taruc, and Lauret Savoy.

Alumni Study: Africans Abroad Still Committed to the Homeland

October 31, 2016

The African Alumni Project, led by ISSI Senior Researcher Robin Marsh, was featured in this California Magazine article. While about half the alumni returned to Africa, even the half who stayed in the Diaspora maintained deep connections to Africa: “And it wasn’t just a matter of sending money back home. One-quarter of them had jobs that centered on African issues, even though they were working abroad, often in executive positions.”

Latino voters respond to outreach, not insult

October 12, 2016

In this article in The Conversation, Lisa García Bedolla, Chancellor's Professor of Education and Political Science and ISSI affiliated faculty member, questions whether Trump’s insults will motivate Latino voters to turn out to vote. “If you have been raised to believe that you have no power to improve your circumstances, especially through politics, a national party candidate reiterating racial hatred will not automatically lead you to act. It could just reinforce your sense of exclusion and result in deep and destructive feelings of despair.”

Why Prop. 57 Could Keep More Kids Out of Adult Court

October 10, 2016

Currently, a district attorney, not a judge, decides whether to send a young person between 14 and 17 to adult court. The practice is called direct file, and it will end in California if Proposition 57 passes. “The pernicious part of direct file is there is no hearing,” said Barry Krisberg, ISSI Visiting Scholar, in this KQED radio program.  “Somebody in the back office of a prosecutor’s office decides to try a youth as an adult, and there’s not too much that can be done about it [unless Prop. 57 passes].”

New Article on MUNI Bus Drivers and Neoliberal Time Discipline

September 30, 2016

Congratulations to Mark Fleming, former ISSI Graduate Fellow and currently a visiting scholar at ISSI. His article, “Mass Transit Workers and Neoliberal Time Discipline in San Francisco,” was just published in American Anthropologist. In the article, based on ethnographic research with bus drivers, he shows how “neoliberal time discipline works to delegitimize the wage labor contract itself and to fracture the social arrangements of long-term, waged employment.”

How Does Discrimination Affect People’s Health?

September 26, 2016

How Does Discrimination Affect People’s Health?

A new study by ISSI Affiliated faculty member and Associate Professor in the School of Public Health, Amani Nuru-Jeter, is featured in this month’s edition of Oakland Magazine. Nuru-Jeter’s study explores the association between chronic social stress, including racial discrimination, and mental and physical health among African-American women. Early findings show that how women cope with the stress created by a chronic experiencing of racism has a direct impact on their health. Read more here.



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