Islamophobia Reporting App

The Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project (IRDP) of UC Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender focuses is delighted to release the Report Islamophobia Phone App.  The tool will make it possible for IRDP to engage in  a systematic and empirical data collection approach to the study of Islamophobia and its impact on Muslim communities.  As the current period has led to the increased demonization and targeting of Muslim communities, the new phone app will help in providing the needed data to understand and document the extent of the phenomena.   Once the report is filed on the app and...

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LGBT Clubs Let Us Embrace Queer Latinidad, Let’s Affirm This

Prof. Juana María Rodríguez (Gender & Women’s Studies) wrote a powerful NBC News op/ed entitled, “LGBT Clubs Let Us Embrace Queer Latinidad, Let’s Affirm This.” An excerpt: While gay bars have never really been places of safety, they have been spaces of bravery, activism, and resilience. Let’s remember that Latin night exists because many gay clubs have a history of racial profiling, excluding not just Latin rhythms and beats, but the black and brown bodies that carry them. Everyday undocumented queer Latinxs live in fear that any Latinx gathering, queer or otherwise, becomes another opportunity for an ICE raid. When a drag performer sings...

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Words from the CRG Student Advisory Committee

Words from the CRG Student Advisory Committee Originally printed in the Spring 2015 issue of FaultLines Where each publication of the Center for Race and Gender’s FaultLines customarily features “Words from the Director,” the circumstances currently afflicting the Center’s well-being have called for the newly assembled student advisory board to address our readers. While Professor Emerita Evelyn Nakano Glenn remains Acting Director, she, alongside students, other faculty, and staff, have joined together to lead the CRG in both its daily function and its dispute with the UC Berkeley Administration against a looming downgrade. The CRG was founded as a result of the 1999 Ethnic...

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Announcing New Research Project at the CRG!

The CRG Welcomes New Research Initiative: The Political Conflict, Gender, and People’s Rights Project The Center for Race & Gender is thrilled to welcome the Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Project as our newest major research initiative.  An exemplar of critical intersectional research, Sociologist and Gender Studies scholar Professor Paola Bacchetta and Anthropologist and scholar of Gender and Political Conflict, Professor Angana P. Chatterji, lead this initiative focusing on political conflict and gendered and sexualized violence at the intersections of minoritization, majoritarianism, the racialization of difference, and decolonial movements. Beginning with a particular emphasis on South Asia, this research endeavor focuses on the centrality of...

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UC Divestment from Private Prisons

Originally published in the Spring 2016 issue of FaultLines. On November 30, 2015, the UC-wide coalition of black student organizations, Afrikan Black Coalition (ABC), demanded that the UC system divest from its investments in private prisons because these prisons turn “Black, brown, and immigrant bodies into a profit under the guise of rehabilitation.” On December 18, 2015, the Daily Cal reported that the University of California officially “sold approximately $25 million worth of investments in private prison corporations.” According to an ABC press release, UC Chief Investment Officer Jagdeep Singh Bachher stated that “he would partner with the Afrikan Black Coalition and has pledged to inform each UC...

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