In response to a tense post-election moment in the US, the Metropolitics editorial committee has initiated Rapid-Response Peer Review, with a commitment to quickly reviewing and publishing articles that examine organizing and activism around crucial urban issues. Our second call was for papers related to housing policy. John Krinsky argues for a sustained public commitment to housing at the state and local level—a “progressive federalism”—in order to prevent the worsening of New York City’s current housing crisis. Joshua Akers profiles Detroit Eviction Defense, a coalition that has successfully combined a judicial strategy with direct protest. And Elora Raymond deploys unique research on the location of underwater mortgages to suggest that housing, not jobs, may hold the key to reigniting progressive politics in the Rust Belt.
The Center for Engaged Scholarship is accepting applications from Ph.D students in the social sciences who have already completed all departmental and institutional requirements for the Ph.D. degree, including approval of the dissertation proposal. The only requirement not completed must be the writing and where required, the defense, of the dissertation.
Learn more about the Dissertation Fellowship here.
Join us for OUR 7th Season of Critical PAR Institutes!
The Critical Participatory Action Research Institute is designed to introduce the theory, methods, and ethics of critical participatory action research (PAR) to graduate students, faculty, and members of community based organizations. Through seminars, roundtables, and hands-on workshops with experienced researchers, participants gain the necessary skills and knowledge to integrate a critical PAR approach into their scholarship, research, and/or organizing.
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Today begins the national search for a new Imagining America Faculty Director at the University of California, Davis. As an Imagining America Campus Representative, we want to bring the position to your attention to build the strongest possible pool of candidates. Please forward the information below to your networks and encourage anyone you believe to be an excellent candidate to apply.
David Scobey and Lisa Lee, cc’ed here, are representing Imagining America’s National Advisory Board on the Search Committee, and would welcome follow-up conversation.
THE AFRICAN HERITAGE STUDIES ASSOCIATION
Founded 1969 In Collaboration with the Ronald Walters Leadership
& Policy Center, Howard University Annual Conference
“SCHOLAR-ACTIVISM IN AFRICA AND THE DIASPORA”November 3-5, 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS
Submission Deadline – June 15th 2016
A Special Issue of The Black Scholar
In the past 15 years, a careful but primarily historical re-evaluation of the Black Power movement in the United States has emerged. We have seen a proliferation of anthologies, case studies, and essays devoted to outlining its major trends and themes, with an emphasis on marking both its continuities and discontinuities with the Civil Rights Movement. Such scholarship joins recent work on earlier legacies of black radicalism, stretching back to the beginning of the 20th century and highlighting the relationship of African American activists to the labor movement, socialism and communism, feminisms, and anti-colonial struggles worldwide. This work has helped transform the conventional and flawed narrative that depicts the trajectory of black struggle following the passage of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts and after the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968 as one of decline and outright failure. Indeed, the increasing frequency of riots, the armed nationalist militancy of groups like the Revolutionary Action Movement and the Black Panthers, and the seemingly separatist turn of organizations like SNCC were interpreted as forms of radicalism incompatible with mainstream paths to racial and social justice. These new studies have forced us to account for the multiple and often divergent ways in which calls for Black Power qua self-determination and autonomy were taken up in specific contexts and conjunctures, spanning the terrains of education, community control, urban housing, guerilla warfare, entrepreneurial endeavors, and more.
Annenberg Institute for School Reform (AISR) welcomes applicants who believe in the power of youth voice and leadership in the work to promote equity in their schools and communities.
The Youth Leader Institute (YLI) is a convening of youth leaders, adult allies, and educators from across New England whose shared vision of education equity is grounded in a model that places students at the center of their own learning.
AISR has led the design and implementation of the annual Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) for all Nellie Mae Education Foundation youth organization and district grantees. Since 2013, NMEF grantees have sent teams of youth leaders and adult allies to the YLI to learn more about each other’s work and diversity, youth-led social change, and student-centered learning. In 2014, the YLI planning process integrated a Youth Planning Team made up of high school students from all over New England. The Youth Planning Team, facilitated by AISR, helps determine the design and content of each year’s YLI.
The UC Davis Center for Regional Change recruiting an Associate Director in order to deepen the impact and catalyze the growth of this cutting edge center dedicated to producing research to inform building healthy, prosperous, sustainable, and equitable communities and regions in California and beyond. (http://regionalchange.ucdavis.edu)
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