Welcome to the UCSB Blum Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy

The UCSB Blum Center fosters interdisciplinary, socially engaged research and learning on poverty and inequality, and promotes democratic responses to address these inequalities at home and abroad. Established with funding from UC Regent Richard C. Blum and the UC Office of the President, it is part of a ten-campus network across the UC system.

Join us for a panel discussion and public forum about the need for transformational thought and action in response to the challenges of climate change. "Building a Green New Deal: Community, Coalition, and Organizing for Environmental Justice" will take place on Thursday, October 24th at 6PM in 6020 HSSB.

  1. Oct 24

Do you have an idea that could make a positive social impact? Come learn more about Big Ideas! This  yearlong innovation contest provides up to $20K in seed funding, resources, mentorship and recognition to student-led social ventures. Information session Oct 23rd @ 6PM in 2320 Girvetz Hall.

  1. Oct 23

Sustained access to quality technology is a basic need on college campuses today. We're here to make that a reality. Stay turned to learn more about how to sign up for this service, as well as broader issues connecting equity, environment and technology.

Interested in the effects of inequality on democracy, and how democracy can address inequality? Who is trying to create and implement solutions to address these challenges? What is the role of youth in these efforts? Learn more with the upcoming Blum Inequality & Democracy podcast - coming Fall 2019.