Talking About Structural Racialization and Community Organizing with Deepak Bhargava and john powell

Dr. John A. Powell

is the director of the Haas Diversity Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley and is an internationally recognized authority in the areas of civil rights, civil liberties, and issues relating to race, ethnicity, poverty and the law. Dr. Powell was previously the executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, founder and director of the Institute on Race and Poverty at the University of Minnesota, and a co-founder of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council. He is a member of the PRE Advisory Board. 

Deepak Bhargava

is executive director of the Center for Community Change, which empowers low-income people and communities of color to change the policies and institutions that affect their lives. He provides intellectual leadership on issues including poverty, racial justice, immigration reform, community organizing, economic justice and the progressive movement’s future. Prior to his appointment as executive director of the Center in 2002, Bhargava served as the Center’s director of public policy. He also directed the National Campaign for Jobs and Income Support, a coalition of grassroots groups established in 2000 to give low-income people a voice in the re-authorization of the federal welfare law and other areas critical to poor people. 

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