Reports include items produced by our fellows, associates, or colleagues which are not part of our regular publications—the JustSouth Quarterly and the JustSouth E-Newsletter.
SNAP Keeps Louisiana Strong and Healthy During Difficult Times
The Over a six month period, Sakeenah Shabazz (Emerson COngressional Hunger Fellow at JSRI), Jeanie Donovan (JSRI Economic Policy Specialist), and Colleen Dulle (Loyola University New Orleans Senior), travelled around Louisiana and spoke with 47 SNAP recipients and coordinators. These experiences were compiled in an interactive story bank and captured through a short film. This project was further supported by a report examining SNAP in Louisiana.
SNAP Story Bank
SNAP Story Bank Short Film
SNAP Story Bank Report
Recoverying the Human Face of Immigration in the U.S. South
The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, Jesuit Social Research Institute (JSRI), and Program for Immigration Religion & Social Change came together to produce Recoverying the Human Face of Immigration in the U.S. South in October of 2016. The effort was made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Foundation and with religious leaders throughout the country giving insight in to inclusive immigrant practices (namely, Ann Cass Williams; PJ Edwards; Michael Mata; Alexia Salvatierra; Msgr. Dan Stack).
Recovering the Human Face of Immigration in the U.S. South
The State of Working Mississippi
The Jesuit Social Research Institute (JSRI) released the State of Working Mississippi 2016 report to coincide with the recent Labor Day holiday. The report examines current and historical data related to wages, labor force participation, job market, education, assets and poverty in Mississippi. It also includes proposed policy solutions related to the findings.
By measuring and comparing all 50 states and Washington, D.C. on nine social justice-related indicators, the JustSouth Index provides a strong starting point for determining not only where inequity is most problematic but also what systemic factors contribute to the inequity. The JustSouth Index also provides guidance regarding how citizens and leaders in the Gulf South can change this picture.
Too Much for Too Many: What does it cost families to live in Louisiana?
This report provides an account of how tens of thousands of Louisiana families—of various sizes, compositions, and locations—lack adequate income sources to sustain family economic security and human dignity.
Catholic Social Thought
Through the Eyes of the Stranger: The Immigrant Experience by Julie Bourbon, re: JSRI International Immigration Seminar [reprinted with permission from The Southern Jesuit , Spring, 2010]
Latino Immigration in the South: Emerging Trends and Critical Issues by Dr. Manuel A. Vasquez, University of Florida, for JSRI People on the Move Conference [February, 2010]
Workers on the Move: Immigration and Economic Justice in the U.S. by Kim Bobo, Interfaith Worker Justice for JSRI People on the Move Conference [February, 2010]
People on the Move Conference Booklet --Anna Alicia Chavez and Staff [October, 2009]
Disposable People --Greene[October, 2007]