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.


In our August newsletter, we cover basic needs for students, highlight four capstone projects for our Minor in Poverty, Inequality, and Social Justice, summarize a CAUSE Summer of Change panel, and more. Read the full newsletter here

In our July newsletter, we cover the expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC), highlight two of our internship partners for the Minor in Poverty, Inequality, and Social Justice, feature the Cooperative Economics award recipients, and more. Read the full newsletter here.

Check back regularly to find out where and when the next Pop up Discussion will take place.

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