CooperAcción: A Curriculum on Co-ops

CooperAcción: A Curriculum on Co-ops By Ambereen Siddiqui, October 30, 2019. What comes to mind when you hear the word “economy”? I cycle between corruption, exploitation, and can we actually eat the rich? However, last week at CooperAcción Santa Ana, a cooperative business development program, we learned that the origin of the word [...]

CooperAcción: A Curriculum on Co-ops2020-03-03T11:45:38-08:00

Friends of the Earth

From Small Town Girl to Big Green and Back Again Photo taken during a team building exercise during SISL 2016. By Esmeralda Hic, September 17, 2019. By every definition, I am a small town girl. I was born and raised in the Coachella Valley, a rural desert community located in southern [...]

Friends of the Earth2020-03-03T11:45:08-08:00

Encuentro: The Possibility of Togetherness

The Possibility of Togetherness by Esmeralda Hic, September 2019 Poster hung up in the Menīkānaehkem Community Rebuilders community center within the Menominee Nation. This center is often used as an organizing space as well as a place for community. We were welcomed here by community members for the duration of our stay. [...]

Encuentro: The Possibility of Togetherness2020-03-03T11:43:29-08:00


Encuentro 2018 The author learns how to tan a hide at the Menīkānaehkem Community Center in the Menominee Nation, Wisconsin by Emanuel Preciado, June 2019. On a trip last November to the Menominee Nation’s reservation, I had the honor to stay on the reservation as a guest who traveled with others from [...]


Encuentro 2018

Encuentro 2018 UC Irvine Students experience snow at the Menīkānaehkem farm in the Menominee Nation, Wisconsin By Karen Valladares. June 6, 2019. Last fall, I had the honor of being able to attend the encuentro between Santa Ana and the Menominee Nation in Wisconsin. I never imagined how life-changing the experience would [...]

Encuentro 20182020-03-03T11:41:55-08:00

CRECE: Community in Resistance

CRECE: Community in Resistance   by Emanuel Preciado, MA, PhD student, UCI Community Resilience summer fellow, October 2018. I got involved with CRECE the summer of 2016 as an urban planning masters student at UC Irvine, at the time the group that ran la granjita was not yet called CRECE. I was an intern helping [...]

CRECE: Community in Resistance2020-03-03T11:41:22-08:00

Escondido: Roots of a Community Planner

Escondido: Roots of a Community Planner by Emanuel Preciado, MA, PhD student. UCI Community Resilience summer fellow. September 2018. I am from Central Escondido, California – a place with similar demographics as Central Santa Ana but half the size in terms of total population. It’s a predominantly working-class Latinx city, with very little to no political [...]

Escondido: Roots of a Community Planner2020-03-03T11:40:27-08:00

2018 New Student Fellows

2018-19 Community Resilience Fellows Please join us in welcoming the 2018-19 Community Resilience Student Fellows.   Navjyot (Navi) Gill Navjyot Gill is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Criminology, Law and Society department at UC Irvine and a Eugene Cota-Robles Fellow. She graduated from UC Berkeley with Honors and received her [...]

2018 New Student Fellows2020-02-20T11:21:25-08:00

SISL 18: A Glimpse into the Next Generation of Sustainability Leaders

SISL 18: A Glimpse into the Next Generation of Sustainability Leaders By Isabelle and Yasmine. Sep 6, 2018. Within a weekend during summer break, incoming UCI freshman and transfer students from diverse backgrounds came together to share their experience as well as better understand the interrelation between community resilience and sustainability. A cohort of [...]

SISL 18: A Glimpse into the Next Generation of Sustainability Leaders2020-03-03T11:39:47-08:00

A Student Perspective on the Strike

A Student Perspective on the Strike “¡La gente unida jamas sera vencida!” By Esmeralda Hic, UCI Student. May 29, 2018. Three days. 72 hours. UC on strike. UC Irvine workers belonging to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 (AFSCME) went on strike from Monday, May 7, through [...]

A Student Perspective on the Strike2020-03-03T11:39:04-08:00
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