Institute for Social Transformation

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Rooted in the Social Sciences Division at UC Santa Cruz, the institute 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.

Upcoming Events

MBEP 8th Annual State of the Region

This year’s Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) State of the Region will include cross-sector conversations covering a range of topics from how to drive...

10/14 9am
RCA 30th Anniversary Celebration: Sharing Futures, Speaking Truths

Join us as we celebrate the renaming of the Research Center for the Americas in honor of civil rights & feminist icon Dolores Huerta. Huerta, the...

10/20 5pm
All-In: Co-Creating Knowledge for Justice Conference

A national 3-day conference that focuses on sharing strategies to expand and deepen collaborative approaches for the truly equitable co-production of...

10/26
All-In: Co-Creating Knowledge for Justice Conference

A national 3-day conference that focuses on sharing strategies to expand and deepen collaborative approaches for the truly equitable co-production of...

10/27
Fruits of Labor film banner

FRUITS OF LABOR is an award-winning and nationally-televised film, which was filmed in Watsonville and follows Ashley, a Mexican-American teenager, who...

10/27 8pm

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