By Eduardo Landa
Cal State Dominguez Hills is lending a hand to support research projects regarding different political, social and economic issues.
The university’s Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political & Economic Institute (MDAAPE) recently awarded $20,000 grants to six faculty researchers and teams from four different institutes in California, according to a press release.
“We are very excited to provide these awards to explore and document the impact of political, social and economic issues in African American and other disadvantaged communities,” said CSUDH President Willie J. Hagan.
MDAAPE is an institute that dedicates it’s time to influence and research information regarding the different issues African Americans face in today’s society.
The institute was conceived by former state Assemblyman Mervyn M. Dymally, a Compton Democrat who spent his political career focusing on civil rights issues and expanding different education programs for minority students.
One of the organization’s main goals is “to support university cultural programs and initiatives in collaborating with disciplines of African American studies, STEM, student organization and others.”
One of the recipients of these grants is Faustina DuCros, an assistant professor at San Jose State University who is working on a research project called “Louisiana Migrants in California Life History Project.”
This project is about studying “the experiences of Louisiana migrants in the Bay area,” according to the San Jose University website.