by Katie Bonnett Women are taking on more stress than is necessary in the household. This comes from a difference in the responsibilities of hetero-sexual household members. When the work balance between couples gets to be too disproportionate, it creates stress on the person who does more work. Often, the Read more…
Women in Leadership: A Woman’s Place is in the Economic Recovery
Join the the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, the Bedrosian Center on Governance, the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation, and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for a discussion around the disproportionate impacts women have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and women’s critical role in the recovery process.
Op-Ed: Should COVID relief payments go to everyone or target only the truly needy?
Los Angeles Times featured an op-ed by Lisa Schweitzer of the USC Price School on whether COVID-19 relief payments should go to everyone or those most in need. “Universal COVID relief would offer us a chance to see ourselves, albeit in a small way, as one united nation again — Read more…
COVID-19 Induced Recession Will Increase Food Insecurity, Resulting in Longer Term Health Effects
COVID-19 Induced Recession Will Increase Food Insecurity, Resulting in Longer Term Health Effects by Rhys Richmond and Katie Bonnett Food – sourcing, eating, cooking – are cornerstones of human existence. Eating is both involuntary and voluntary in that we eat to live but also live to eat. The COVID-19 induced Read more…
Food Insecurity and COVID-19
Expansion and Permanent Funding of the Highly Effective SNAP Program Will Help Low-Income Families and Provide Immediate Economic Stimulus by Katie Bonnett and Rhys Richmond What is SNAP and How Does it Work Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides direct, targeted financial support to improve access to nutritional food for Read more…
Spotlight on Crisis Leadership: Governor Gavin Newsom
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, here at the Bedrosian Center we want to highlight the exceptional leadership we have witnessed on the local, state, national, and international level during this public health crisis.
What the pandemic taught us about the homeless — and what we shouldn’t forget
Op-ed on homeless and the pandemic published in The Hill, co-authored by Anthony Orlando, USC Bedrosian Center affiliate. California has procured more than 15,000 rooms and housed over 14,000 people — faster progress than we have ever seen in such a short time span. All it took was a public Read more…
Can Everyone Put Themselves on Mute?
I left Los Angeles for Spring Break and I never came back. As eerie as that sounds, I remember packing up my car for the Bay Area with the sinking feeling that I might not be returning.
Latest far-right tactic: Naming names, threatening people who report coronavirus lockdown violations
Los Angeles Times quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on the rise in hate crimes since the pandemic began. “What you have now is all those groups plus your Boogaloo, anti-vaxxers, your Trump supporters, who have nothing to do with either group, all out there … and it’s Read more…
Legal justification for releasing nonviolent prisoners during the COVID-19 outbreak
Spectrum News 1 featured Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on the legal justification for releasing nonviolent prisoners during the COVID-19 outbreak. “When we expose prisoners to unhealthy, unsafe conditions, that can constitute the infliction of unnecessary and wanton pain, in violation of the Eighth Amendment,” he said. Listen Read more…
Black leaders issue demands regarding COVID-19
Jody Armour was quoted by Los Angeles Wave about the necessity to minimize harm to the black community during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is hitting marginalized communities harder.
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.
Some activists and academics believe wearing a mask can lead to racial profiling
Jody David Armour was interviewed on Fox11 Los Angeles about the call for the public to wear masks while going on essential errands in Los Angeles due to COVID-19.
The Virus of Hate
Erroll Southers appeared on @NBCLA to discuss extremist threats during the #COVID19 pandemic, based on his article entitled, “From the Desk of the Director – The Virus of Hate.”
How Extreme Wealth Spreads Disease and How the Rest Cope
by Ehsan Zaffar
There is an argument that the pandemic is an equalizer. It does not care who is infected. This is true. But how different American populations respond to the virus uncovers the deep economic, class, and intersecting gender and racial inequalities in the United States.
Dead deals, slashed prices: Coronavirus drags down Southern California home sales
Richard Green was quoted in a piece by the LA Times on housing prices in Southern Califoria amidst the pandemic.
Zillow stops buying homes, citing the coronavirus
Richard Green was quoted in an LA Times piece about the effect on the housing market as Zillow stops buying homes during the pandemic.
Why Is COVID-19 Targeting the Remarkably Rich?
Normally, outbreaks (such as cholera) devastate low-income communities first. MERS, SARS and many modern pandemics are far more likely to show up in densely populated, working-class areas than at a country club.
Bedrosian Center live events are postponed
We understand that some of our audience finds the sheer number of cancellations and closings overkill, or overwhelming, or even frightening. The good news is that, 80% of the cases of COVID-19 are mild. Yes, 80%. Really good news. The reason public health experts recommend cancelling events is to slow Read more…