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january 2011 e-newsletter

Providence Youth
Present Research at White House

Question: When do you know you're an expert?

Answer: When you get invited to the White House to share your knowledge.

With the help of DataCenter, the Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM) conducted a four-year study of the Southeast Asian community of Providence, Rhode Island. For Justice and Love: The Quality of Life for Southeast Asian Youth was released in 2010.

In December, PrSYM youth were asked to present their analysis in front of the White House Initiative on Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Washington D.C. Their sound research, using strategies they learned from DataCenter, is now contributing to the racial justice movement on both local and national levels.

Learn more about PrYSM

DataCenter "Translates"
Shape Up SF Policy Analysis

We are excited to share with you our latest project, the Shape Up SF Policy Analysis.

This is a translation of a research-heavy report produced by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, with recommendations to create environments that promote physical activities. Marianne S. Szeto of the Shape Up San Francisco Coalition says that DataCenter,

"pulled out key concepts into sidebars and tables, and organized information so that it is intuitive for our audience. Always professional and courteous, the DataCenter staff was a delight to work with and the end result was a polished and useful document that we can share with policymakers, community-based organizations, and other partners."

Thanks to DataCenter, Shape Up is a concise, reader-friendly--and therefore genuinely useful--document that a diverse range of stakeholders can use to create a healthier San Francisco Bay Area community.

Read the policy analysis (pdf)

More information about the Shape UP San Francisco Coalition.

To learn more about contracting DataCenter for your strategic information needs, contact Saba:

DataCenter Citied in
UCLA Policy Brief

DataCenter continues to be the source of unique, exceptional analysis on under-represented communities... like domestic workers.

How many domestic workers are there? Who are they? What type of jobs do they do? At this time, there is still a derth of information on domestic workers and their industry as a whole. As the domestic worker movement continues to spread and gain strength, questions like the ones above are being asked more and more by key decision-makers with the power to make policy and legislation.

In December, DataCenter was approached by UCLA's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment to help them answer the question,"Why do we need a Domestic Worker's Bill of Rights in California?" DataCenter's research supported the Institute's argument that a such a bill in California is crucial. In addition, this stronger argument contributes to a growing momentum across the country in support of the rights of domestic workers.

 Read the UCLA-IRLE Brief (pdf)

Short Video: Tributes to Fred Goff
and Zoia Horn

Watch DataCenter co-founder Fred Goff and
Zoia Horn, Intellectual Freedom Fighter

So if you hadn't heard already, our Fall Regeneration Gala was the event of the season! Many thanks again to those who joined our celebration in person or in spirit.

With the videos and photos below, we're bringing you another chance to savor the evening:

Check out photos of the Gala on Flickr

Check out Historical Gallery Panels on the Role of Research in Social Juistice by Lincoln Cushing, renowned author and curator.

We extend a very special thanks to Ron Nobu Sakamoto for creating the videos!

Short video Tribute to Fred Goff from DataCenter on Vimeo.

Short videoTribute to Zoia Horn from DataCenter on Vimeo.

Internship Spotlight: Nia King

DataCenter welcomes Nia King!

Nia will serve as our newest research and policy intern. She recently graduated from Mills College with a B.A. in Ethnic Studies. Her senior thesis, "Mangos with Chili: Life Sustaining Performance Art for and by Queer and Transgender People of Color" explores links between storytelling, community health, queer and transgender suicide and blackface minstrelsy.

Previously she served as a Victim Advocate and Grassroots Fundraising Coordinator for the Colorado Anti-Violence Program, which works to eliminate violence within and against Colorado's LGBTQ communities, after completing an internship with the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training. In 2010, she received the Helen Carroll Award for outstanding leadership in combating discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from Mills College.

We are excited to have her share her passion and experience with us!

Table of Contents

  • Providence Youth
    Present Research at White House
  • DataCenter "Translates" Shape Up SF
    Policy Analysis
  • DataCenter Cited in UCLA Policy Brief
  • Fred Goff and Zoia Horn Tribute Videos

Looking Ahead

  • DataCenter is expanding and looking to hire three new staff members!
    View Job Descriptions

  • Regular Donor Briefings are coming soon,
    in person and via webinars.
    Stay tuned!

Internship Spotlight

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