Rooted Innovation

Supporting creative grassroots interventions for meaningful social change

Rooted Innovation

Supporting creative grassroots interventions for meaningful social change

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June 24, 2020

Race, Class, and Gender Inequality in the Pandemic Age

The pandemic that hit the world in March 2020 intensified and complicated inequalities, throwing established social structures into chaos and creating new opportunities for meaningful change. The CaSIG Summit on Race, Class, and Gender brought together rising experts to develop ideas to meet this pivotal moment, using the lenses of intersectionality and systems thinking among […]

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June 4, 2020

Cultural shifts: mental health, coronavirus, racial bias and more

The pandemic changed the cultural landscape and introduced a landslide of new mental and emotional burdens into countless lives. The CaSIG Summits on Cultural Emotions brought together over 70 rising cultural sociologists to untangle the factors impacting lives and create strategies to support new systems of belief and action. These scholars began with qualitative interviews […]

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May 15, 2020

How to support students at Cal State LA…

… according to the students themselves? Faculty, staff, and administrators try hard to support students but often end up disconnected from student experience. The Civic Learning Summit took the opposite approach, bringing 28 students together for 5 months to develop and execute their own proposals to help students thrive at Cal State LA. Working alongside […]

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March 6, 2020

LA Equity Organizations @ the Career Connector

Los Angeles is home to hundreds of organizations working for equity and opportunity. Cal State LA is home to thousands of local students committed to building equity and opportunity in their communities. The Cal State LA Social Impact Career Connector builds bridges between the two. This is a public event – if you plan to […]

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December 14, 2019

How to change beliefs on education, police, gentrification and more

The Fall 2019 CaSIG Summits on Cultural Change brought over 150 students together to think through promising strategies to create meaningful change in the beliefs, values, and other cultural patterns that influence social structures. Along with their proposals for change, this group engaged directly in cultural change work both in person and via social media. […]

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