Democracy is a Process
by Aubrey L. Hicks, Executive Director, Bedrosian Center Democracy isn’t a state of being, it is a process. To be democratic, to live in democracy, is to participate boldly with our neighbors in governance. What we saw this week is evidence of anti-democratic movements across the country. Dr. Erroll Southers, Read more…
July 2020 Bookclub Pick
The July 2020 Bookclub pick is N.K. Jemisons The City We Became.
California Prosecutors Must Do More to Protect Their Communities From Coronavirus
Data for Progress featured a memo co-written by Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on how California prosecutors must do more to protect their communities from the coronavirus.
Dollar Stores: Good for Your Wallet, Bad for Your Community
A new dollar store will open up every six hours nationwide this year. There’s already more dollar stores in the U.S. than Walmarts and McDonalds combined. This unprecedented growth is threatening the very communities that rely on them.
Our civic duty
by Olivia Olson Absentee ballots are bubbled in with a flourish. Crowds emerge from local polling places, flashing selfies of the “I voted” stickers that peel from their sweaters. Snapchat stories, Instagram posts, and Facebook pages extol candidates of choice, admonish other contenders, and exhort others to vote (as long as Read more…
Building Communities of Hope Across Los Angeles
Cisionquoted LaVonna Lewisof the USC Price School on a project that will provide a platfrom for shared learning and understanding between students and communities in Los Angeles. During the first phase of this collective, Procovery Institute will be working with LaVonna Lewis, PhD, MPH, Teaching Professor of Public Policy, and Read more…
Planning for AuthentiCITIES
What is authenticity in a community? What is an authentic community? In a world which never stops changing, growing, evolving … how can planners take up the challenge of authenticity? Host Lisa Schweitzer talks with editors Brettany Shannon and Laura Tateof the new book Planning for AuthentiCITIESabout the challenge and how Read more…
Proposed noncitizen voting in Boston not seen as likely for other areas
Boston Heraldquoted Jeffery Jenkinsof the USC Price School about opposition to a local ordinance that would allow non-citizens to vote. “Republicans would never be for it. So that would definitely limit its traction elsewhere,” said Jeffery A. Jenkins, professor of public policy, political science and law at University of Southern Read more…
It’s Not Just Where You’re Going, It’s Also How You Get There
by Anthony Orlando If the old saying is true that “life is a journey, not a destination,” then it stands to reason that the way we travel matters a great deal. In fact, that’s what the latest evidence has shown: Transportation choices and systems play a crucial role in our economy Read more…
“You can hold someone accountable and hold them at the same time.”
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“I am a powerful agent of change. I am deliberate. And I am not afraid.”
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