Sponsor Profiles

The Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice (HCSJ)
The Institute for the Study of Social Change (ISSC)
California Law Review
American Bar Association
POOR Magazine/PoorNewsNetwork
Center on Culture, Immigration, and Youth Violence Prevention (CCIYVP)
The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC)

 

 

The Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice (HCSJ)

Contact: csj@berkeley.edu, 510.642.6969, www.law.berkeley.edu/centers/csj

The Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice is the heart of U.C. Berkeley Law School’s public mission. The intellectual hub of the law school’s vibrant social justice community, HCSJ is a training and research center that prepares the next generation of public interest lawyers to meet the challenges of representing disadvantaged communities and produces innovative scholarship that combines theory and practice. By providing opportunities for scholars and activists to work together in developing workable solutions to our most pressing social problems, the center provides a bridge between the academy and the community that is unique in our nation.

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The Institute for the Study of Social Change (ISSC)

Contact: issc@berkeley.edu, 510.642.0813, http://issc.berkeley.edu

Founded in 1976, ISSC has a long and distinguished history of studying relations of power, access and inequality, particularly as they affect the poor and people of color. ISSC’s major interdisciplinary research program, “The New Metropolis Initiative,” examines the social, economic, and political trends that have been
transforming urban life in the United States. ISSC is home to the Center for Culture, Immigration and Youth Violence Prevention and houses projects that explore community-based strategies for preventing drug and alcohol abuse and social movements and mobilizations. ISSC provides training and professional development
to students, hosts colloquia and symposia, publishes working papers, and sponsors visiting scholars.

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California Law Review

Contact: californialawreview@law.berkeley.edu, 510.642.7562
www.law.berkeley.edu/students/jrnlorgs/journals/clr

The California Law Review, the first student law journal published west of Illinois, was founded in 1912. At the time of its founding, it was only the ninth law review in the country. Men and women have shared the Review’s masthead since the very first issue. The Review boasts as its alumni Chief Justice Roger Traynor (a former Editor-in-Chief), Chief Justice Earl Warren, California Chief Justice Rose Bird, Barbara Armstrong (the first female law professor in the United States), Justice Allen Broussard, and defense attorneys Tony Serra and Michael Tigar.

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American Bar Association

Contact: www.abanet.org, 800.285.2221

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POOR Magazine/PoorNewsNetwork

Contact: deeandtiny@poormagazine.org, 415.863.6306 or 415.865.1932, www.poormagazine.org

POOR is a grassroots non-profit arts organization that is dedicated to providing extreme media access and education to communities of color struggling with poverty locally and globally. POOR’s revolutionary education and advocacy programs have the goals of creating access for unheard voices, preserving and de-gentrifying rooted communities of color and re-framing the debate on poverty, homelessness, disability, immigration/migration and race locally and globally, as well as creating social change and racial justice. To accomplish these goals, POOR launched The Race, Poverty and Media Justice Institute to teach print, online and radio journalism, as well as television production, multi-media skills and book publishing to youth, adults and elders struggling with poverty. POOR’s projects also include an online news magazine, PoorNewsNetwork (PNN), KPFA, a press (POOR Press), Voces De Inmigrantes en Resistencia and numerous cultural and art projects such as the welfareQUEENS and Po Poets Project, each of which gives access to those who have directly experienced poverty, racism, and homelessness.

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Center on Culture, Immigration, and Youth Violence Prevention (CCIYVP)

Contact: dlustig@berkeley.edu, 510.643.7238, www.yvpcenter.org

CCIYVP is one of eight Academic Centers for Excellence nationwide funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to address youth violence. Center partners include researchers from local institutions, community organizations, and state, local, and federal agencies. The Center’s goal is to reduce youth violence, especially among Asian/Pacific Islander (API) and Latino immigrant populations in Oakland, CA.

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The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC)

Contact: webinquiry@ebclc.org, 510.548.4040, www.ebclc.org

The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is the community-based component of U.C. Berkeley Law School’s Clinical Program. EBCLC was founded by Boalt students in 1988 to provide legal services to low-income and underrepresented members of the community near the law school. Under the supervision of the
center’s attorneys and U.C. Law School lecturers, students provide direct legal services to local low-income residents in areas of benefits advocacy, estate planning, family law issues, debt relief, and immigration. Students also address legal problems encountered by people with HIV/AIDS. By working at EBCLC,
students gain valuable experience in lawyering skills and legal advocacy. The EBCLC staff teaches the required companion seminar, Community Law Practice at the East Bay Community Law Center.

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