Dolores Huerta Fires Up Crowd at Session

2021-08-29T22:43:56+00:00

Icon receives Medal for Social Transformation Legendary activist and civil rights icon Dolores Huerta drew hundreds of people from both the Fielding and Santa Barbara community on Jan. 10, when she came to Winter Session to accept the university's Medal for Social Transformation. "You can make a difference, but you have to speak up and you have to be ready to sacrifice," Huerta told the sold-out crowd during a Q&A panel that included (L-R below) Santa Maria teacher Eunice Gonzalez, the daughter of farmworkers and a recent MA graduate of Brown University; Marcos Vargas, executive director of The Fund for Santa [...]

Dolores Huerta Fires Up Crowd at Session2021-08-29T22:43:56+00:00

Meet Our Fielder Fellows

2021-08-26T02:03:03+00:00

The Graduate Fellows of the Marie Fielder Center and their research projects Fielding’s Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership & Education selects current doctoral students to serve as Fielder Graduate Fellows. These individuals are selected through a competitive process from the university’s doctoral student body based upon the quality of their proposed research that is in alignment with the Fielder Center’s goals. Fielder Graduate Fellows typically serve for two years, during which they are engaged on a project that brings together their own research interests and the goals of the Fielder Center. Fielder Graduate Fellows receive research and grant development [...]

Meet Our Fielder Fellows2021-08-26T02:03:03+00:00

Patricia Gurin Receives Marie Fielder Medal

2018-07-31T15:22:05+00:00

Diversity advocate, educator honored for social justice work               Chicago, IL — On July 21, University of Michigan Distinguished University Professor Patricia Gurin, PhD, received the 2018 Marie Fielder Medal for Social Justice. She was honored by Fielding Graduate University’s Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership and Education for her professional dedication to social justice work, including advocating for diversity in higher education. The award was presented during Fielding’s graduation convocation in Chicago, Ill., following the university’s week-long national session, where students, faculty and alumni from all over the world gathered for workshops in leadership [...]

Patricia Gurin Receives Marie Fielder Medal2018-07-31T15:22:05+00:00

Fielding Celebrates Education’s Role in Justice

2018-01-19T16:35:42+00:00

Dr. Sherry Allison speaks, Highlander Center honored From the presenters to the keynote speaker to the honorees, everyone at the recent presentation of Fielding's annual Social and Ecological Justice Award seemed to agree: Education holds the key to overturning injustice. Presented by Fielding's Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership and Education, Friday's event in Santa Barbara honored the Highlander Research and Education Center in Tennessee as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the South. Dr. Katrina Rogers Fielding President Katrina Rogers noted that Fielding faculty and students have been visiting, and benefitting from, the Highlander [...]

Fielding Celebrates Education’s Role in Justice2018-01-19T16:35:42+00:00

Fielder Center Honors Civil Rights Advocate

2017-01-17T11:30:37+00:00

Dr. Gary Orfield Awarded Marie Fielder Medal for Lifetime Achievement President Katrina Rogers (L) and faculty member Dr. Nicola Smith (daughter of Marie Fielder) with Dr. Orfield On January 13, Fielding Graduate University’s Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership and Education honored UCLA Distinguished Research Professor Dr. Gary Orfield with the Marie Fielder Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Social Transformation. Co-founder and director of the Harvard Civil Rights Project, and now co-director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA, Dr. Orfield was recognized for his decades of research on civil rights, education policy, urban policy and minority [...]

Fielder Center Honors Civil Rights Advocate2017-01-17T11:30:37+00:00

Civil Rights Educator to Receive Marie Fielder Medal

2016-12-20T10:21:33+00:00

UCLA's Dr. Gary Orfield honored for lifetime achievement On January 13, UCLA Distinguished Research Professor Dr. Gary Orfield will receive the Marie Fielder Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Social Transformation. He is being honored by Fielding Graduate University’s Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership and Education for his decades of research on civil rights, education policy, urban policy and minority opportunity. The event takes place at the Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort as part of Fielding‘s national session, at which worldwide students, faculty and alumni gather for workshops in leadership and education. “Dr. Gary Orfield represents the highest ideals of the Marie [...]

Civil Rights Educator to Receive Marie Fielder Medal2016-12-20T10:21:33+00:00

Faculty Project Sheds Light on Racial Tensions

2016-11-09T12:08:15+00:00

This summer, racial and ethnic tensions throughout the United States reached crisis mode as the public watched news story after news story about fatal shootings of African Americans by police—and deteriorating relations between police departments and minority communities. It was in that climate that four members of Fielding’s academic and leadership community, along with a doctoral student, began work on a project that looked closely at these tensions—with the goals of better understanding them, and proposing fresh strategies that might might help reduce them. The result is the Memo on Racial and Ethnic Tensions, a report funded by a grant from [...]

Faculty Project Sheds Light on Racial Tensions2016-11-09T12:08:15+00:00

Fielding Launches Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership, and Education

2016-01-07T22:51:56+00:00

On January 15, 2016, Fielding Graduate University will launch its brand new Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership, and Education, a multidisciplinary research and advocacy center that will advance diversity and inclusion throughout society. It honors the life and legacy of the late Marie Fielder, PhD, a brilliant and influential African American educator and champion for social justice, who was a member of Fielding’s founding family in the 1970s. The Center aims to become a significant national entity for advancing public discourse and advocacy on social democracy, leadership and especially education—K-12 through university. “Social and ecological justice has resided at the [...]

Fielding Launches Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership, and Education2016-01-07T22:51:56+00:00
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