Immigration Justice Events, Resources, & Commentary

On September 5, 2017, President Trump announced that he would rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months.  This was devastating news for many members of the UC Berkeley community as DACA has protected many young undocumented immigrants from deportation and helped them fund access to education.  Approximately 800,000 young people have received protection through DACA and more than 200,000 people with DACA status live in California. As the community continues to process this development and shape next steps for legal rights, community organizing, and safety and support, we’re sharing a preliminary list of upcoming events on topics related...

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Welcome to the New CRG Website!

The Center for Race & Gender is thrilled to welcome you to our new dynamic multimedia website.  The new site has two functions. First, it creates streamlined access for users to learn about upcoming events and opportunities, research updates, and the latest news from the CRG community of scholars, including new projects and reflections on current events.  Second, the new CRG site serves as a growing media archive of scholarship on race and gender. Because of the CRG’s unique history as a research center that emerged from intensive student organizing, we believed it was important for the site to tell...

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Grants for Student Research & Creative Projects

The Center for Race and Gender (CRG) provides grants to students pursuing research or creative projects that explore issues related to race and gender. Grants help financially sustain emerging projects and connects students to the larger campus community of scholars focusing on race, gender, sexuality, and nation. CRG grant cycles occur every semester. Visit the Student Grants page for more details. Learn more about the work of CRG student grantees. FALL 2017 APPLICATION DEADLINES: Undergraduate Grants: Monday, October 9, 2017, 3PM Graduate Grants: Monday, November 6, 2017,...

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Dr. Charis Thompson: Critique in the Era of Trump

The UC Berkeley Social Science Matrix interviewed Prof. Charis Thompson, a faculty member in Gender & Women’s Studies and a member of the CRG Faculty Advisory Board.  In October 2016, Prof. Thompson wrote the article “Three lessons in gender and sexuality in this election” for the Berkeley Blog, and earlier this year, she presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos. One of her talks, part of the Forum’s IdeaLabs program, addressed the subject “Cultivating appropriate emotions in a time of nationalist populism,” which questioned the popularization of emotions like mindfulness, gratitude, and awe without accompanying introspection on sources of societal inequality. Below...

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Prof. Leti Volpp to Lead Center for Race & Gender

A message to the Center for Race & Gender community from UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor for Research Paul Alivisatos: Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that after a very competitive search we have appointed Leti Volpp, the Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law, as the next Director of the Center for Race and Gender (CRG), effective July 1, 2017. Berkeley distinguishes itself among the world’s great universities by taking on a double task: challenging society to realize its full potential for humanity in light of the ideals of justice and equality while inciting the critical imagination to form new...

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