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Insights From IERE’s 2019 Survey of CSA Funding

Disclaimer: Posts are solely the views of the author and do not represent the views of Brandeis University or the Institute for Economic and Racial Equity. Earlier this month, IERE’s Children’s Savings Account (CSA) team released a report in partnership with the Asset Funders Network detailing the scale and makeup of funding in the CSA field. The report is a snapshot […]

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Denouncing the Olympics of Oppression

Disclaimer: Posts are solely the views of the authors and do not represent the views of Brandeis University or the Institute for Economic and Racial Equity. Can we coalesce resistance to anti-Black racism and resistance to anti-Asian racism? Can we call out the hypocrisy of stereotyping Asians as synonymous with the pandemic and of Black […]

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From Virtual Collaboration to Collective Action: Moving Racial and Economic Justice Forward in Oregon

Disclaimer: Posts are solely the views of the author and do not represent the views of Brandeis University or the Institute for Economic and Racial Equity. As an MPP/MBA student and graduate research assistant with IERE’s Empowerment Economics team, I have witnessed the power of collective action spaces. Building a collaborative space with Black, Indigenous, […]

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When We Practice What We Preach

Disclaimer: Posts are solely the views of the author and do not represent the views of Brandeis University or the Institute for Economic and Racial Equity.  “You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.” –– Angela Davis How often do […]

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IASP has a New Name!

The Institute for Economic and Racial Equity (IERE) Research. Health. Assets. Change. To our IASP family and all our friends working to advance equity, In November, on our blog, the IASP Lab, I shared some words about a new direction for our Institute {To Assets and Beyond: Crossing Disciplines and Cultures to Address Inequities}. In […]

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The Importance of Care, Especially During COVID, and Where to Go from Here

Disclaimer: Posts are solely the views of the author and do not represent the views of Brandeis University or The Institute on Assets and Social Policy. Brandeis University decided in March 2020 to transition from in-person to online classes and activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time of writing, nine months have passed […]

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To Assets and Beyond: Crossing Disciplines and Cultures to Address Inequities

Disclaimer: Posts are solely the views of the author and do not represent the views of Brandeis University or The Institute on Assets and Social Policy. We all know the image. A young black person is making their way through the flooded streets from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Juxtaposed are two photographs of individuals in […]

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Empowered Resistance in a Traumatic Moment

Disclaimer: Posts are solely the views of the author and do not represent the views of Brandeis University or The Institute on Assets and Social Policy. This summer I had the exciting opportunity to come together with staff and advocates from over 80 organizations working to end gender-based violence and support survivors to create the […]

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Self-Preservation or Epistemic Exploitation?

Disclaimer: Posts are solely the views of the author and do not represent the views of Brandeis University or The Institute on Assets and Social Policy. These days I find myself caught between a rock and a hard place. I find myself contending with choices that are seemingly straightforward but in reality, prove to be […]

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Review: Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of our Discontents, Random House, NY, 2020

Disclaimer: Posts are solely the views of the author and do not represent the views of Brandeis University or The Institute on Assets and Social Policy. Seldom has a new publication arrived with such a splash. If your email is similar to ours, you will have received several notices. The book has several major flaws. […]