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.
Eric Porter is a Professor in the American Studies Department at UC Santa Cruz and also teaches in the History Department and the History of Consciousness Department. His research interests include black cultural and intellectual history, US cultural history and cultural studies, critical race and ethic studies, and popular music and jazz studies. He is currently working on a collaborative study with photographer Lewis Watts, which focuses on cultural transformations in New Or... Read More