CCRECis a multi/transdisciplinary and collaborative effort to address the state’s interconnected crises in the economy, education, employment, environment, health, housing, and nutrition.
Today more than ever, Californians are challenged with uncertainties about how to house and feed themselves; live healthy and fulfilled lives; educate themselves and their children; prepare for a rapidly changing job market; and care for their communities and environment in ways that sustain the possibility for a good quality of life.
CCREC sees these challenges as inextricably linked and requiring innovative relationships among researchers, community organizations, and policy makers in order to understand and solve the problems of our communities.
Dr. Beth Rose Middleton is an Assistant Professor of Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis. Beth Rose is of Afro-Caribbean (Belizean, Jamaican, and Honduran) and Eastern European (Russian, Lithuanian) heritage, and was born and raised in rural northern California, specifically the Mokulumne watershed of the central Sierra Nevada foothills, Miwok country. Beth Rose’s research centers on Native environmental policy and Native activism for site protection using... Read More