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Conference explores youth, family and diversity

19 October 2006

ATTENTION: Social issues, youth culture and lifestyle beat reporters/editors

Contact: Yasmin Anwar, Media Relations
(510) 643-7944 yanwar@berkeley.edu

The Institute for the Study of Social Change at the University of California, Berkeley, celebrates "Thirty Years of Research with a Conscience" with an all-day conference. Topics include youth culture and violence; immigration; how households are transformed when the female works full-time; and how UC Berkeley undergraduates adapt to the racial and ethnic diversity of the campus.

Friday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Toll Room, Alumni House. See campus map at: http://www.berkeley.edu/map/

Featured panelists will include distinguished UC Berkeley scholars such as sociology professors Arlie Hochschild and Troy Duster, and law professor Franklin Zimring.

UC Berkeley's Institute for the Study of Social Change was founded in 1976. Its researchers use a combination of qualitative and quantitative social science research methods to undertake empirical investigations into critical social issues facing the nation, with a particular emphasis on the conditions of urban inequality and the potential for effective reform in California and western cities.

NOTE: The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://issc.berkeley.edu or contact Christine Trost at (510) 643-7237 or ctrost@berkeley.edu, or the Institute for the Study of Social Change at (510) 642-0813.