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

The UCSB Blum Center aims to foster interdisciplinary, socially engaged research and learning about poverty and inequality, and to contribute to collective action that advances intersectional economic and environmental justice regionally, in the United States, 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.



Please join us for the live-streamed launch of the Central Coast Regional Equity Study on December 7th at 3PM, where we will discuss key findings from this just-released report focused on centering equity in policy advocacy and community organizing, and discuss ways to get involved!

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The Blum Center is looking to recruit a Graduate Student Assistant, and two undergraduate Marketing Student Assistants, to join our Blum Student Team. Applications due in Handshake on December 9th and 10th respectively. Click here for more details!

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