MCSI Spring 2013 Theme: Examining THE CITY: Issues of Sustainability, Social Stratification, Democratic Public Spheres, Privatization, Cosmopolitanism and the Arts
February 12, 2013Manuel Pastor (University of Southern California)“Public or Perish? Environmental Justice, Community-Engaged Research and New Collaborations For Social Change”Manuel Pastor is the director of the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity at the University of Southern California. He holds an economics PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim and Kellogg foundations and grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the California Environmental Protection Agency, and many other organizations. In recent years, his research has focused on the economic, environmental and social conditions facing low-income urban communities in the US, resulting in articles published in Economic Development Quarterly, Journal of Economic Issues, Urban Geography and elsewhere. His most recent book, Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future (co-authored with Angela Glover Blackwell and Stewart Kwoh), offers a new set of strategies for both talking about race and achieving racial equity.
Related events:February 19, 2013Benjamin Flowers (Georgia Institute of Technology)“Tyrants and Temples of Culture: Tales from the Recent Architectural Past”February 26, 2013Jenna Burrell (University of California, Berkeley)“Invisible Users: Youth in the Internet Cafés of Urban Ghana”March 5, 2013Javier Auyero (University of Texas at Austin)“The Uses of Violence in Urban Latin America”March 26, 2013Roger Bonair-Agard (Founder and Artistic Director, louderARTS)“Blooded and Sweet: How Violence Defines Art of Color – The Magic of Being ‘There’April 2, 2013Stephen Wheeler (University of California, Davis)“The Ecological City”April 9, 2013Karen Ho (University of Minnesota)“Wall Street, American Finance Capital, and the Global City”April 16, 2013Michael Coisineau (University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine)“Obamacare: Challenges and Opportunities for the Health Care Safety Net and the Urban Poor” April 27 (Saturday), 2013Los Angeles Urban Rangers Field Trip “Public Access 101: Downtown L.A.” April 30, 2013Suleiman Osman (George Washington University). “Searching for the Authentic City: Gentrification in the United States and Europe”