Environmental Justice Comes Into Focus

December 12, 2017
Environmental Justice Comes Into Focus

The Civil Rights Movement was undoubtedly one of the most important movements of the 20th century. It was, however, more than a reclamation of ethnic identity and social power for minority groups, but also the catalyst of environmental rights awareness. Thus was born a movement to fight environmental racism that today has developed into a concept widely known as environmental justice.

Powered by Women—Bernadette Austin

December 06, 2017

She has a background in health care, an expertise in public finance and a passion for achieving community improvement through funding strategies, but the metaphor that best illustrates Bernadette Austin's current role comes from a children's fable.

Environmental Justice: Innovation, Evolution and Crisis

November 30, 2017
Environmental Justice: Innovation, Evolution and Crisis 

Mr. Lee is widely recognized as a true pioneer in the arena of environmental justice.  He was the principal author of the landmark report, Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States.

Conference Focuses on SJV Challenges

October 13, 2017

California Senator Kamala Harris was among the speakers on Thursday, October 12, at an all-day conference in downtown Stockton, an event that aims to bring together San Joaquin Valley cities from Stockton south to Bakersfield to address the region’s challenges.  According to a media release, San Joaquin Valley cities often are overlooked by state policymakers and the purpose of Thursday’s conference was to bring regional leaders together to begin to create a unified policy platform addressing health issues, the economy, education and public safety.  Data from two research reports by the Uni

Identifying Violations Affecting Neighborhoods

June 01, 2015
From Testimony to Transformation: The Identifying Violations Affecting Neighborhoods (IVAN) Program

A new report from the CRC that examines IVAN's history, successes, and challenges, and offers suggestions for expanding and improving the programWe intend for this report to inform a wide range of audiences, including funders, policy-makers, public agency officials, and environmental justice advocates in California and beyond that are either currently involved in IVAN or are considering establishing an IVAN network.

CEVA-Eastern Coachella Valley

June 10, 2013

The Center for Regional Change and the California Institute of Rural Studies have partnered with the Eastern Coachella Valley Building Healthy Communities (ECV-BHC) to advance environmental justice-related policy and systems change priorities in the Eastern Coachella Valley. The goals are to increase the capacity of the ECV-BHC partners to access relevant, accurate and timely sources of data and to increase utilization of this data for advocacy, organization and education. The project is funded by The California Endowment.