Rooted Innovation

Supporting creative grassroots interventions for meaningful social change

Rooted Innovation

Supporting creative grassroots interventions for meaningful social change

Tag: sociology

August 17, 2019

Summer Summit on Cultural Change

Wednesday, August 7 saw the first-ever Innovation Summit on Cultural Change at Cal State LA’s Downtown Campus, focused on the question of how to create cultural change on topics from immigration to higher education inclusion. Each team advanced a series of strategies for change engaging individual needs, achieving institutional reform, and going viral to create […]

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May 22, 2019

Social Change & Community Data:
GIS Tech, Research, Advocacy

This spring, 14 community organizations partnered with students at Cal State LA in a course called Social Change. These partners put in heroic efforts, grappling with theory and history to understand the factors driving change, using GIS tech to map problems and resources to fuel meaningful interventions, co-designing an initiative, and even writing funding proposals […]

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May 17, 2019

CaSIS Summit on Cultural Change

Friday marked the Innovation Summit on Cultural Change at Cal State LA, focused on the question of how to create cultural change on topics from immigration to higher education inclusion. Each team advanced a strategy for change based on qualitative and quantitative research and deep engagement with their own communities; many engaged local leaders in […]

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May 15, 2019

CaSIS Summit on Intersectional Inequality

On Wednesday, May 15, a group of Cal State LA students gathered to advocate strategies to address inequalities of race, class, and gender rooted in months of research. Their plans analyzed gentrification, education equity, prisons, and immigration at the local level in the context of national and global forces. In front of an audience of […]

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December 17, 2018

CaSIS Inequality Summit: Mobility, Opportunity, Power

On Friday, December 14, a group of Cal State LA students advocated original and provocative strategies to address inequality rooted in months of research. Their plans analyzed gentrification, education equity, and immigration at the local level in the context of national and global forces. In front of an audience of campus and community leaders, their […]

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