MILLION DOLLAR BLOCKS
Million Dollar Hoods was inspired by the zip codes concept developed by Eddie Ellis and his study group at Green Haven Prison as well as the “Million Dollar Blocks” concept developed by Laura Kurgan (Center for Spatial Research) and Eric Cadora (Justice Mapping Center). Please see the references below for more information on each of these ground-breaking projects.
Million Dollar Hoods research includes input from advocacy groups and community-based organizations working to decarcerate California. During the inception of MDH, representatives from Critical Resistance-Los Angeles, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, Dignity and Power Now, and Youth Justice Coalition, attended research meetings and offered feedback on mapping strategies, data trends, website design, and project naming. Since the project’s launch, we have also collaborated with numerous other organizations in Los Angeles and other California counties.
Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095