Monthly Archives: May 2009

Impact of Global Financial Crisis in Impoverished Communities Abroad”

Villa Esperanza invites you to attend “Impact of Global Financial Crisis in Impoverished Communities Abroad,” the 2nd lecture of our lecture series.
When: Monday, May 18, 6:30PM*
Where: Caffe Medici on 2222-B Guadalupe*
Who: Dr. Gwen Sullivan*

How is the global financial crisis unfolding in impoverished communities around the world? How are households responding to the immediate impacts on their livelihoods and their access to basic goods and services? Dr. Gwen Sullivan will
locate local accounts of crisis within the broader story of inequality in
power and wealth in today’s global economy. She will draw on the preliminary findings of participatory researchers in six countries.

Gwen Sullivan teaches in the Global Understanding Program at St. Edward’s University. She is also a Research Fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas. Gwen lived and worked in Nicaragua during much of the 1980s and ‘90s. She received her doctorate from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK.

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Jop Op: Capacity-Building Strategist

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is seeking a Capacity-Building Strategist in its California office. The Strategist will develop, implement, and evaluate strategies to increase the capacity of California Affiliates to affect policy outcomes. This includes development and implementation of systems, policies, and processes for nurturing, supporting, and advancing advocacy work among NCLR Affiliates and other partner CBOs in California.
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR)—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations (CBOs), NCLR reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. To achieve its mission, NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective in five key areas—assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health. In addition, it provides capacity-building assistance to its Affiliates who work at the state and local level to advance opportunities for individuals and families.
Link to all jobs at NCLR: