Homeless Families in the OC: Accessing Mental Health Services

Aside from housing assistance, the county is responsible for providing mental health services to the homeless. And the need for these services are great — one in three homeless people suffer from a serious mental illness in the United States. Many families, however, do not reach out.…

The Quick Fix: Hostile Architecture as a Human Deterrent

Hostile architecture proliferates unchecked, because it goes undetected by the average person. To them, the middle bars of bus stop benches, park benches, and sidewalk benches are just a funny, ineffective armrest. The decorative railings around planters are just that—decorative. It is only when someone tries to lie down…

The Lonesome Death of Peg-Leg Ronnie

A first-hand account of life and death in the Orange County Riverbed. Writer and activist Patrick Hogan illuminates the circumstances that are frequently overlooked.…

Made in LA: Backyard Sweatshops

In Los Angeles, sweatshops are no longer an abstraction of the distant third world. With an unnoticed presence, the cut-and-sew apparel industry is Los Angeles’ second largest industry, employing over 46,000 individuals. Woven into the fabric of the city, workers of this underground economy are inextricably tied to…

Art & Activism: A Hands-On Workshop

After a year of preparation, the inaugural publication of InSight Magazine is finally ready to launch— a new student-run publication exploring poverty and inequality in Southern California. Art & Activism: A Hands-On Workshop Come explore the ties between art & activism with artist Jenny Doh. Does art have…

Identity & Media: Q&A with UndocuMedia’s Founders

After a year of preparation, the inaugural publication of InSight Magazine is finally ready to launch— a new student-run publication exploring poverty and inequality in Southern California. Identity & Media: Q&A with UndocuMedia’s Founders: Join us for a Q&A with Justino Mora and Ivan Ceja, the co-founders of…

Grant Opportunity: Small Change, Better World

The UCI Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation is introducing the Small Change, Better World grant. Small Change, Better World will fund passionate UC Irvine and UC Merced students up to $3,000 on projects relating to impact and social change in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Students can…

InSight Radio Show on KUCI 88.9 FM in Irvine

We are proud to announce that we are launching a public affairs show on KUCI 88.9 FM in Irvine, California which will be co-hosted by Helena Carlson and Orbelin Portillo. Broadcasting begins April 6th, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Our show can also accessed real-time on…

Angel de la Frontera: Angel of the Border

Repairing shelters and giving migrants hope are components of both Castro’s job and his passion.…

Join us: Launch Reception & Panel on Homelessness

After a year of preparation, the inaugural publication of InSight Magazine is finally ready to launch— a new student-run publication exploring poverty and inequality in Southern California. Launch Reception The team invites you all to their launch event. The event will include an opening gallery reception at the…