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Income Generation and Empowerment for Rural Women in Uganda

"Income generation and empowerment pathways for rural women of Jagusi Parish, Uganda: A double-sided sword" is a new article published in Social Sciences & Humanities Open, co-authored by Robin Marsh, ISSI Senior Researcher. In their study, Marsh and Haley found that engagement in income-generating activities advanced Jagusi women's empowerment in line with what they value most.

Untimely Futures

In this new article, Brandi T. Summers, faculty affiliate of ISSI's Center for Research on Social Change, examines Oakland's unhousing crisis and racial disproportionalities in the homeless population: African Americans comprise 70% of the homeless population in Oakland, despite making up only 20% of the overall population. Summers addresses the failures of short-term solutions that have been proposed and discusses the history of West Oakland that continued the trend of dispossession Black people see now.

Claiming Membership: What It Means to be American

Irene Bloemraad, faculty affiliate of ISSI's Center for Research on Social Change, published a new article in Ethnic and Racial Studies investigating what it means for Chinese, Vietnamese, and Mexican-origin parents to be American. Bloemraad examines how being an American citizen can't be constrained by dictionary definitions and is, instead, affirmed through behaviors of both citizens and noncitizens.

Physician Advocate Adeola Oni-Orisan

Physicians for Reproductive Health profiled Adeola Oni-Orisan, faculty affiliate of ISSI's Berkeley Center for Social Medicine. Continously inspired by her marginalized patients, Oni-Orisan is a physician advocate working to combat anti-Black racism in reproductive health care.

The University of California Land Grab: A Legacy of Profit from Indigenous Land—A Report of Key Learnings and Recommendations

ISSI's Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues & Native American Student Development at UC Berkeley are pleased to announce the release of a new report, The University of California Land Grab: A Legacy of Profit from Indigenous Land—A Report of Key Learnings and Recommendations. This document is a follow up to the Fall 2020 two-part forum of the same name. The intent of the report is to motivate the University of California to take action regarding accountability to California Indians stemming from the University’s founding as a land-grant institution through Morrill Act land sales and from the ongoing benefits that UC receives from both returns on the original endowment and continued occupation of California Indian territories via current UC land holdings.

Download the PDF of the complete report here (73pp)

Download the PDF of the executive summary and recommendations here (10pp)

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