Entries by Managing Editor

Latinx Organizations Convene in Border Town to Talk Immigration and Criminal Justice Reform

By UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (LPPI) In their 5th Annual Latinx Criminal Justice Convening, LatinoJustice PRLDEF partnered with Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network brought local and national organizations to Brownsville, TX to engage in conversation about Latinos in the criminal justice and immigration systems. This two-day encuentro was intended to create a […]

Health, Wealth, & Power: A Student’s Perspective

By Vianney Gomez and Celina Avalos As policy fellows with the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (LPPI), we are afforded unique opportunities to engage in professional development training and experiences that enhance our skill set as student policy advocates. On Friday, April 26th, five LPPI Policy Fellows attended the Greenlining Economic Summit in Oakland […]

Co-Director of UCLA Voting Rights Center Secures Settlement on Texas Voting Rights Case

UCLA lecturer and co-director of the UCLA Voting Rights Center, Chad Dunn, secures a settlement with the State of Texas requiring it rescind a voter purge of newly naturalized citizens. The settlement agreement can be found HERE, and it requires Texas to withdraw their earlier advisory claiming there were 95,000 illegally registered non-citizen voters in […]

UCLA Spirituality, Mindfulness, Self-Care, & Social Justice Class: Q&A w/Prof. Victor Narro

By Institute for Research on Labor and Employment This past winter quarter, the UCLA Labor Studies Program offered the class Spirituality, Mindfulness, Self-care, and Social Justice. Originally offered as a small seminar in 2015, the class has grown to 120 students with a follow-up seminar offered in the spring. We sat down with Professor Victor […]

SAVE THE DATE! Mark Q. Sawyer Memorial Lecture in Racial and Ethnic Politics on Thursday, January 10, 2019, 12:00-2:00 PM

***SAVE THE DATE*** The Inaugural Mark Q. Sawyer Memorial Lecture in Racial and Ethnic Politics Sawyer Memorial Lecture Details: Thursday, January 10, 2019 153 Haines Hall (Black Forum) 12:00-12:30 PM (Lunch) 12:30-2:00 PM (Lecture and Discussion) PLEASE RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/sawyer-lecture19 The goal of the Mark Q. Sawyer Memorial Lecture in Racial and Ethnic Politics is to highlight […]

Nail Files: Low-Wage Work in the National Nail Salon Sector

By Preeti Sharma, Saba Waheed, and Vina Nguyen With the holiday season upon us, many people will visit salons to be pampered and have their nails done. Once a place of luxury for elite women only, US nail salons were democratized in the 1980s when new immigrants and refugees opened salons to a wider clientele. […]

Launch of the “Women Beyond Bars: Reentry and Human Rights” Report — TOMORROW at UCLA

Congratulations to UCLA Associate Professor, Bryonn Bain, for his recently published article in the UCLA Women’s Law Journal titled, “Women Beyond Bars: A Post-Prison Interview with Jennifer Claypool and Wendy Staggs.” This article focuses on these two amazing women, Jennifer Claypool and Wendy Staggs who Professor Bain met while teaching at the California Institution for […]