RELIGIOUS ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL JUSTICE. Father Greg Boyle, S.J. (Executive Director of Homeboy Industries)
RELIGIOUS ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL JUSTICE. Dr. Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo (Professor of Sociology, USC)
RELIGIOUS ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL JUSTICE. Ameena Qazi, Esq. (Deputy Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations-CAIR-LA)
RELIGIOUS ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL JUSTICE. Dr. Nancy Martin (Sociology Department, CSULB)
WOMEN AND POVERTY: Dr. Kerry Woodward (Sociology Department, CSULB)
WOMEN AND POVERTY: Dr. Ellen Reese (Sociology Department, UC Riverside)
WOMEN AND POVERTY: Diana Spatz (Founder, LIFETIME)
SPORT IN THE CITY: Dr. Scott N. Brooks (Professor of Sociology, UCR. Author of Black Men Can't Shoot)
SPORT IN THE CITY: James McKeever (Professor of Sociology, Pierce College)
EROTIC CITIES AND QUEER SUBURBS: Dr. Josh Sides (CSUN, Author of Erotic City: Sexual Revolutions & the Making of Modern San Francisco)
EROTIC CITIES AND QUEER SUBURBS: Dr. Karen Tongson (USC, Author of Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries)
Metropolitan and Policy Studies Network (M.A.P.S.) Workshops
The Metropolitan and Policy Studies Network’s (M.A.P.S.) mission is to link cutting-edge, applied scholarship with local on-the-ground community organizations, students, and social activists in order to encourage dialogue and solutions to an array of pressing urban social problems. M.A.P.S. also seeks to promote applied social scientific research and community-based research methods to the California State University, Long Beach student body and faculty. M.A.P.S. is based in the the Department of Sociology and receives support from the College of Liberal Arts.
Currently, M.A.P.S. is known for hosting well-attended public events/forums at CSULB each semester on a wide range of important social issues and problems. M.A.P.S. events have featured a number of distinguished speakers, experts, and social activists, on many different topics, including: “Building Healthy Communities”, “Forging Community-Labor Partnerships: New Organizing Strategies for Southern California”, “The Role of Faith in the Pursuit of Social Justice in Southern California”, “Planting Seeds for Social Change: Community Gardens, Farms, and Alternative Economic Development in Urban Southern California”, “Learning from Long Beach: Researching Cities for Social Change”, “Labor and Environmental Coalitions in Long Beach” among other topics.
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