Gail Wadsworth, Executive Director - California Institute for Rural Studies
The California Institute for Rural Studies wants to increase social justice in rural California for all residents, building sustainable communities based on a healthy agriculture. Foremost in our work will be marginalized populations. The goals of their public interest research are to strengthen social justice and increase the sustainability of California's rural communities.
Their work informs public policy and inspires action for social change while providing a fact-based foundation for organizations and individuals working to ameliorate rural injustice. While their commitment to the scientific method is at the foundation of our credibility, they recognize the inescapable role that values play in shaping the fundamental questions that researchers pose. Their philosophy of science is therefore based on the principle that scientific inquiry should consciously serve the long-term public interest.
WCAHS seminars are held the first Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m. at the Center for Health and the Environment
- Lectures are free and open to the public
- No reservations are needed
- Refreshments served
- FREE parking