The CRS WORKING GROUP is a collaborative of students from all three departments of the School of Public Affairs at UCLA – Urban Planning, Social Welfare, and Public Policy. Recognizing the need to incorporate a more critical dialogue about structural racism in our work and classrooms, we have worked for the last three years to use Critical Race Studies as a point of entry to have an ongoing and critical discussion of race and inequality in all three of our fields. The Working Group is comprised of students who have enrolled in the CRS course in the past (Spring 2007 – 2009), students who plan to enroll in it this quarter, as well as any students interested in the long-term goals of institutionalizing CRS in the School of Public Affairs.
For anyone interested in participating in the CRS working group, but unable to enroll in the course, we will be scheduling a number of meetings DURING class time for working group members to meet with class participants to strategize and build community around these issues. Notices for these meetings will be announced on the CRS google groups list serve and on this website in the Events page.