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RSVP Now for Racial Healing for Justice Panel featuring Prof. Marcus Hunter on TUESDAY 1/18

On January 18th, 2022, the 4th Annual National Day of Racial Healing will take place. Alongside a slate of national, local, and regional events hosted and sponsored by the Kellogg Foundation, Dr. Marcus Anthony Hunter, the Scott Waugh Endowed Chair in the Division of the Social Sciences, Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at […]

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UCLA LPPI’s Voting Rights Project Helps Shape New Federal Voting Rights Legislation

Faculty and researchers from UCLA’s Latino Politics and Policy Initiative in the Luskin School of Public Affairs are not only documenting the changing dynamics of voting in America. They also serve as champions of voting rights that will allow Latinos and other underrepresented groups to step into their political power. Since 2014, the initiative has […]

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UCLA Labor Center Building Named in Honor of Iconic Civil Rights Leader Rev. James Lawson Jr.

For a building dedicated to ensuring fair treatment and opportunities for workers and that is located in the heart of one of Los Angeles’ working-class immigrant neighborhoods, naming it after iconic civil and workers’ rights leader Rev. James Lawson Jr. was perfect. On Dec. 11, the UCLA Labor Center’s historic MacArthur Park building was officially […]

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UCLA LPPI Helps Pass Ethnic Studies, Medical Fellowships Bills in California

By: Alise Brillault December 16, 2021 UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative’s (UCLA LPPI) makes sure that their research does not just sit on the proverbial dusty shelf. Through indefatigable mobilization, advocacy and partnership efforts, UCLA LPPI ensures that the crucial data they uncover about the issues that matter most to Latinos gets into the […]

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LA Social Science Rising Scholars Series on Undocumented Immigrants with PhD Candidate Josefina Flores Morales

UCLA Sociology Ph.D. candidate Josefina Flores Morales is a sociology doctoral candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests include: social demography, race/ethnicity, immigration, and health. In this interview, she discusses her article that analyzes Twitter discourse about undocumented immigrants during COVID.   Subscribe to LA Social Science and be the first […]

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UCLA LPPI Student Fellows Have a Direct Stake in Latino Policy Research

By Alise Brillault, Communications Manager, UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative November 29, 2021 Young Latino leaders are key to America’s future. As California’s plurality and the nation’s second largest ethnic group, Latinos were responsible for 51% of U.S. population growth in the last decade and represent an increasingly youthful and diverse population. More than […]

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LPPI Presents “In Conversation: An Interview With Weingart Foundation CEO Miguel Santana”

By Alise Brillault, Latino Policy & Politics Initiative Communications Manager As the nation has grappled with the health and economic outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic, an election marked by profound political polarization and a reckoning on race, the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (UCLA LPPI) has been at the forefront of putting a bright […]

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Barbara Streisand to Fund Institute at UCLA Focused on Solving Societal Challenges

“Building upon her decades of work as an artist and activist, Barbra Streisand’s visionary act of generosity will enable UCLA scholars from many different fields to collaborate on research that will move society forward,” UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said. The Barbra Streisand Institute includes 4 research centers that address her concerns: the Center for Truth […]

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LA Social Science Presents “Conversations with Changemakers” Featuring UCLA Alum Rafael Agustín Discussing Latinx Storytelling

UCLA Alum Rafael Agustín (’03 & ’04), TV Writer (Jane the Virgin) and CEO of the Latino Film Institute (LFI), discusses writing and bringing Latinx stories and characters to film and TV; his experience at UCLA; and helping the next generation of Latinx filmmakers. Interview Chapters: 0:00 – Intro 0:33 – What got you interested […]

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LA Social Science Rising Scholars Series on Policing with PhD Candidate Debanjan Roychoudhury

UCLA Sociology PhD candidate Debanjan Roychoudhury discusses policing, police misconduct, and police policy with LA Social Science. Roychoudhury, who grew up in New York City, examines NYPD data regarding stop and frisk and references his work “South Side We Outside: Policing and Placemaking in Historic Jamaica Queens New York,” as well as providing insight into […]