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.

Monica Cornejo, Project Title: Undocumented Immigrants’ Stress, Coping, and Resilience during COVID-19, and Jonathan Ibarra, Project Title: The Role of Family in the Latinx Youth Reentry Process were awarded the 2020 CARE-UC Graduate Fellowship. We recently interviewed Monica Cornejo to learn more about her project. 

Looking to volunteer? On June 30, volunteers will canvas in Isla Vista to document who is experiencing homelessness. This information can be used to plan local homeless assistance systems and raise public awareness. Learn more. 

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

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