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“With the general election approaching,” writes the Center’s summer research fellow Benek Robertson, “I hoped to highlight specific policy areas that could influence the general election and California politics for years to come.”

August 8, 2018 | Article
How an asthma epidemic turned Arvin, California against the oil industry.

Is oil economy of Bakersfield set to follow the downward trajectory of conventional resource economies, or is renewable energy ready to fill the void?

Carson Smith
How the United Nations Declaration of Indigenous Peoples presents a path for Native American communities to have greater control over their sovereignty.

A look at visual art exploring the border and borderlands between the United States and Mexico, as a prelude to the ArtsWest conference, “Art and Culture on the US-Mexico Border: 2,000 Miles of Imagination that Unite and Divide Us.” Includes an interview

May 16, 2018 | Report
An annotated bibliography of over 40 sources detailing art and artists that are emerging around the US-Mexico border, in connection with the ArtsWest event, Art and Culture on the US-Mexico Border: 2,000 Miles of Imagination that Unite and Divide Us, on M

A decades-long fight for the control of water has divided this quaint ocean county into two sides—one in support of private ownership of water, the other for public.

The lives and careers of 34 prominent and remarkable woman visual artists, specifically those who hail from, call home, were educated, or spent their professional careers producing art in the American West.

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