October 27, 2016
Charlene Sinclair

Gratitude for Being Invited into a New Community

| By Kim Gilhuly | In mid-September, I attended A Women’s Gathering on Criminalization and Community Health Inequities. The gathering was different in many ways, but one aspect of it really stood out: We were being invited into a community that most of us knew very little about, a community of women […]
July 5, 2016

The Long Road Home: Decreasing Barriers to Public Housing for People with Criminal Records

| By Afomeia Tesfai | For individuals with a criminal history, finding affordable and stable housing becomes extremely difficult in a place like the Bay Area, with high cost and limited supply. People with a criminal history can legally be excluded from housing. In a survey from the 2015 Ella Baker […]
April 28, 2016

Dismantling the Bars on the Birdcage

| By Sara Satinsky | The recently released Coming of Age in the Other America by Stefanie DeLuca, Susan Clampet-Lundquist, and Kathryn Edin asks the question: why do some kids in the poorest neighborhoods thrive and meet their potential despite overwhelming odds when others don’t? As summarized in an excellently […]
August 14, 2015

Lead Poisoning and Crime: Why the Pipeline to Prison is Running Dry

| By Darío Maciel & Rick Nevin | In my previous post (Does less lead mean less crime?), I wrote about research showing how the rise and decline in environmental lead levels could account for the bulk of crime trends in the US since the 1940s. (In fact, lead exposure […]
January 26, 2015

Organizing the Narrative for Health Equity: Minnesota Department of Health Leads with Race

| By Evan Bissell, Catherine Harrison and Susie Levy | UC Berkeley School of Public Health and Department of City & Regional Planning For more information about the basis of this post, visit our web-based narrative. Health agencies across the country are working to develop leadership in advancing health equity. […]