Speaker: Patricia Baquedano-López, UC Berkeley
Skawennati: Indigenous Futurism in an Artistic Practice
Skawennatie, Mohawk Multimedia Artist. Co-director of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC) and Partnership Coordinator of The Initiative for Indigenous Futures
Join the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation in welcoming Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris to discuss her research and new report, SMART Parks: A Toolkit.
The evening event will include a reception, presentation, panel discussion, author Q&A, and book signing.
Featured speaker: Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris
Panelists: Tamika Butler, Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, Norma E. Garcia, Los Angeles County (moderator); and Colin Martin, Cisco.
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Michigan
Rethinking the Benefits of Youth Employment Programs: The Heterogeneous Effects of Summer Jobs
The recently passed Tax Reform Act has, among other changes, repealed the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act. As a result, individuals will no longer be required to purchase coverage or pay a penalty.
"We call homelessness a crisis in LA because we increasingly see the homeless in our midst everyday. Yet the invisible crisis has been with us for years, affecting even many UCLA students and staff. New LA City and County initiatives promise to meet the challenge of homelessness head-on, but success will depend on the quality of evidence and information informing these investments. UCLA must play a role in this effort, and that begins with learning more about the crisis and the response, and laying out a research agenda.
"The week will culminate with an academic mini-conference featuring UCLA homelessness researchers and colleagues from across the region. The conference is designed to foster transdisciplinary discussion and multiple viewpoints of single issues. As rapporteur, Culhane will help identify potential linkages, research opportunities, and data sources that may otherwise have been missed.
"Integrated Data Systems (IDS) linking administrative, public agency data hold great promise for rapid and low-cost implementation and evaluation of homeless initiatives. Culhane will review the legal, ethical, scientific and economic challenges of interagency data sharing, as well as systematic efforts including policy reform and inter-agency collaboration to overcome these challenges. Finally, he will review important new IDS initiatives in LA County and California."
"For students, faculty, researchers and others interested in having a direct impact on homelessness, this Roundtable will describe current City and County research priorities and unmet needs, and will highlight areas for UCLA contribution. Funding approved in 2016-17 through Measures H/HHH will generate unprecedented resources and demand extraordinary input, yet there is need for research, evidence and data to guide decision making. The Los Angeles Homeless Initiative has established a Homeless Policy Research Institute, along with new research priorities and funding mechanisms.
"Ending homelessness and serving the needs of our most vulnerable individuals and families is possible, but it requires sustained efforts in homeless services, emergency and permanent rehousing and prevention. Culhane will kick off the week by reviewing the situation nationally, including progress and continued challenges. He will also describe the special challenges for cities like LA where a many homeless are unsheltered."