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

Envisioning Health for All: A Juried Student and Pajaro Resident Exhibition on Health and Climate Change

Photography provides an opportunity for us to represent our cares and concerns for health and health justice in the world beyond the university. It also...

5/23
Sowing Seeds Exhibition Opening

Sowing Seeds: Filipino American Stories from the Pajaro Valley explores Filipino labor and migration to the Pajaro Valley from the 1930s to the present. The...

5/23 9am
Building Belonging students

The Institute for Social Transformation is excited to host an end-of-year celebration and student showcase event to honor the work that has been accomplished...

5/23 3pm
Sowing Seeds Exhibition Opening

Sowing Seeds: Filipino American Stories from the Pajaro Valley explores Filipino labor and migration to the Pajaro Valley from the 1930s to the present. The...

5/24 9am
Sowing Seeds Exhibition Opening

Sowing Seeds: Filipino American Stories from the Pajaro Valley explores Filipino labor and migration to the Pajaro Valley from the 1930s to the present. The...

5/25 9am

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