Post Election Resilience

USFVotes has led the way in making USF a leader in the nation for new voter registration having reached the 10,000 student registration milestone this month. With the election only days away, this serves as encouragement for increased participation among youth voters. In addition to the importance of voting, USFVotes recognizes the emotional impact that comes with being […]

Public Service Amid COVID-19

Our McCarthy Fellow in San Francisco, Aaron McNelis, shares his experiences currently as a Fellow with San Francisco District 1 Supervisor, Sandra Lee Fewer, the navigation of the Board of Supervisors in the context of COVID-19, and his commitment to public service to create systemic change in a pivotal election year.  When I began my […]

Running for Black Lives

In the last month, staff members of the McCarthy Center participated in the San Francisco Aloha Run, a unique opportunity for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to stand up for Black Lives by participating in an uplifting and healthy activity. In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, the 2020 run has been titled, […]

Transit Equity Under Attack

In this week’s blog, Kendra Ma ’21, graduate student in the Master of Arts of Urban and Public Affairs program shares her experience as an intern at Alameda County Transit and her new understanding of the importance of transit equity as influenced by Black Lives Matter and COVID-19.  As a graduate student at the University […]

Time for Revolutionary Love

The Leo T. McCarthy Center is co-sponsoring this year’s Critical Diversity Studies Forum. In this week’s blog, we introduce the keynote speaker Valarie Kaur, creator of the Revolutionary Love Project, a national initiative devoted to creating media that inspires others to practice the ethic of love. Its current project target racism and hate toward minority […]

An Invitation to IGNITE

In this week’s blog, Christoper Kerr, executive director of the Ignatian Solidarity Network, speaks on the legacy of Robert M. Holstein and his work on the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in preparation for ISN’s virtual event, Ignite: A Celebration of Justice. The Robert M. Holstein Memorial scholarship supports many McCarthy Center students in internships, […]

Equity Through Electric Bicycles

In this week’s blog, we hear from Jackson Nutt-Beers ’21, graduate student in the MA Urban and Public Affairs program (UPA), who reflects on his summer internship at the San Francisco Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo), researching regulations for ride hailing and food delivery companies, while keeping in mind the realities of this year, from […]

Living Out Our Constitution

Constitution Day commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution. As we mark Constitution Day, the importance of the Constitution as a living document hold true today. With an election, a pandemic and a reckoning on the disparities against Black bodies, a conversation of how these all intersect is vital. Check out […]