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