Located in Oakland, CA, The DataCenter: Research for Justice has been an invaluable community partner for the American Cultures Center for the past three years. On April 24th, they will co-host (along with the Public Service Center) the 2014 UC Berkeley Research Justice Symposium at the Anna Head Alumnae Hall. This event aligns with the mission of the Data Center: to unlock the power of knowledge for social change and support grassroots organizing for justice and sustainability through strategic research, training, and collaborations. The DataCenter utilizes research to help move the knowledge and solutions of communities of color and the poor from the margins to the center of decision-making. They've been engaged in defining, implementing, and sustaining concrete practices to dismantle systems of oppression and increase our accountability to communities on the ground. In order to tackle the dysfunction so many social justice-minded nonprofits face, the DataCenter developed a long-term sustainable leadership model that incorporates leadership from people of color and working class people that shares responsibility across the organization.