Institute for Social Transformation

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Rooted in the Social Sciences Division at UC Santa Cruz, the Institute for Social Transformation (IST) supports innovative scholarship that changes the world.

The institute is a critical intellectual and social hub, connecting scholars across UC Santa Cruz and partners beyond the University, developing research-based solutions to urgent problems in the world.

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Upcoming Events

Strawberry Picker Film Screening

Strawberry Picker is a short documentary depicting the life story of a little boy growing up in labor camps to become a world-class artist! A look at...

10/10 6pm

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