Releases

November 16, 2005

(November 16, 2005—Oakland, CA) In the wake of California's special election, the Applied Research Center joined members of the state assembly to present the findings of the California Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity 2005 evaluating the Governor and state legislature on key legislation effecting communities of color. Legislators and political organizations from across the state revealed the disappointing grades received by the legislature and Governor on larger than life report cards and demanded public policies that reverse racial disparities.

November 16, 2005

(16 de Noviembre, 2005—Oakland, CA) Tras la elección especial de California, el Centro de Investigación Aplicada presentó el día de hoy el Informe de Resultados sobre la evaluación de Equidad Racial 2005 del Gobernador y del Cuerpo Legislativo Estatal, en las Legislaturas clave que afectan a las comunidades de color.

July 15, 2005

(July 15, 2005—New York, NY) Today, the Applied Research Center and Northwest Federation of Community Organizations released a new report entitled Closing the Gap: Solutions to Race-Based Health Disparities. The report documents the persistent problems experienced by communities of color attempting to access health care services across the nation.

April 29, 2005

(April 29, 2004—Sacramento, CA) The Assembly Select Committee on Hate Crimes will hold a hearing to assess the state of civil rights in California. Legislators say that immigrant communities and communities of color are concerned that national security policies are fostering a climate of increased fear and hate.

February 24, 2005

(February 24, 2005—Sacramento, CA) The Applied Research Center, an Oakland-based public policy and research institute, released a report today on the voting record of California's legislature and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. California's New Majority: 2004 Legislative Report Card on Race highlights ten bills that passed in the last session that would have had the most direct impact on communities of color.

February 18, 2005

(February 18, 2005—Oakland, CA) The Applied Research Center will hold a press teleconference on the release of their report, California's New Majority: 2004 Legislative Report Card on Race.

November 9, 2004

(November 9, 2004—Berkeley, CA) Keynote Address Opens National Conference on Race & Public Policy. Radio and television talk-show host Tavis Smiley will be speaking in UC Berkeley’s Wheeler Auditorium at 7pm, Thursday November 11, 2004

November 8, 2004

(4 de Noviembre, 2004—Berkeley, CA) Activistas se juntan en Conferencia Nacional de Raza y Politica Publica.

November 4, 2004

(November 4, 2004—Berkeley, CA) Advocates Gather at National Conference on Race and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, November 11-13, 2004.

October 27, 2004

(October 27, 2004—Berkeley, CA) Community activists, policy advocates and academics are gathering to discuss the future of the racial justice movement at a conference on Race and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, November 11-13, 2004.

October 20, 2004

(October 20, 2004—Berkeley, CA) Post-election Conference to Set Strategies for Future of Civil Rights. 

October 16, 2003

(October 16, 2003—Chicago, IL) Chicago Families Protest Increasing Racial Profiling in the Era of the War on Terror: Community Hearings to be Held on Anniversary of the Patriot Act.

September 19, 2003

(September 19, 2003—Santa Clara, CA) Two Years After 9/11 South Bay Families Appeal to Leaders to Curb Excesses of National Security Policies.

September 12, 2003

(September 12, 2003—Los Angeles, CA) A panel of community leaders, including U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters and LA City councilman Martin Ludlow, will hear personal testimonies from LA residents about the impact of the “War on Terrorism” on their lives on Saturday, September 13, 2003.

July 15, 2003

(July 14, 2003—Oakland, CA) The Applied Research Center’s Falling through the Cracks: How California’s CalWORKs Keeps Families Poor documents the experiences of over thirty families in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Alameda counties. Key findings include routine, illegal, and unjust use of sanctions; gross miscalculations of legitimate exemptions; and the denial of job training and educational opportunities.

April 26, 2003

(April 26, 2004—Sacramento, CA) Assembly Select Committee on Hate Crimes to Co-Host Hearing with the Asian Pacific Islander, Black, and Latino Legislative caucuses, this hearing to create a record of the impact of national security policies on communities of color in California; assess threats to civil rights in an era of national security; and explore policies to increase protections for all California residents.

June 15, 2002

(June 20, 2002—Oakland, CA) Today, Members of Congress, including Congressional Black Caucus Chair Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), join the Applied Research Center to release Race and Recession, an in-depth study that exposes pervasive racial inequities in child care spending, unemployment insurance, welfare, and education access.

October 15, 2001

(October 30, 2001—Oakland, CA) According to a new report, Racial Profiling and Punishment in U.S. Public Schools, released today by the Applied Research Center, high-stakes testing and excessive security measures subvert academic excellence and racial equity in for students of color in US public schools.

August 1, 2001

(August 5, 1999—Oakland, CA) A briefing on ARC’s new report on California’s teaching crisis will be held during one of the conference’s two public sessions on Friday 11:00 AM. This report, The Avoidable Teaching Crisis, details how California’s teaching policies aggravate racial inequalities in public schools.

May 15, 2001

(May 8, 2001—Oakland, CA) The Applied Research Center released a new report, Prospecting Among the Poor: Welfare Privatization, uncovering the proliferation of profiteering scams and corporate failures whose costs ultimately come out of the hides of welfare recipients and taxpayers.