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Dr. Cheryl Keyes Contributes to the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap Released Today

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) partnered with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to produce the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap that was released today, August 20. According to the NMAAHC, “[t]his first-of-its-kind collection chronicles hip-hop’s growth and impact from the parks of the Bronx to the broadest areas of the […]

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UCLA Labor Center Receives $15 Million to Renovate and Rename Its Downtown Building After Rev. James Lawson Jr.

The UCLA Labor Center has received $15 million from the 2021-22 California Budget to renovate its historic building that will be renamed for the civil rights icon Rev. James Lawson Jr. This will establish a permanent location for the UCLA Labor Center, which believes that a public university belongs to the people and should advance […]

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UCLA Division of Social Sciences Premieres “Community Engaged Scholarship” Video

Here at UCLA, community engaged scholarship is not an option – it is an imperative. Los Angeles is a profoundly diverse, multicultural city and a gateway to the rest of the planet. In the Division of Social Sciences, we take our location and our embeddedness in Los Angeles very seriously. The findings that come out […]

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RSVP for the UCLA Data-Informed Governance (DIG) Conference on July 7

Presenting UCLA’s first conference on Data-Informed Governance (DIG) July 7, 2021 Online, starting at 8 a.m. PDT REGISTER NOW Watch three panel discussions featuring experts and peers from the public, private, and civic sectors. Exchange innovative, actionable approaches to real-world policy issues. Find out why it is increasingly critical for state and local governments to […]

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Clergy & Laity United For Economic Justice Honor UCLA Labor Center Director Kent Wong

UCLA Labor Center‘s Director Kent Wong, was recognized as one of the “Giants of Justice” yesterday, June 3rd, by the Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE). CLUE “is an organization that brings together clergy and lay leaders of all faiths with workers, immigrants, and low-income families in the cause of a just economy […]

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Incoming UCLA Professor Justin Dunnavant Selected as a National Geographic 2021 Emerging Explorer

Dr. Justin Dunnavant, an incoming professor in the Department of Anthropology, has been selected as one of “15 global changemakers” for the National Geographic 2021 Emerging Explorer cohort. National Geographic Society states: “These 15 individuals are conducting innovative work focused on a range of topics such as inventing space technologies, ocean exploration, understanding the past […]

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UCLA Social Sciences Dean’s Salon Presents “2021 Hollywood Diversity Report: Lessons Learned” on June 7

Darnell Hunt, Ph.D. Dean, UCLA Division of Social Sciences Professor of Sociology and African American Studies Invites you to attend the Dean’s Salon 2021 Hollywood Diversity Report: Lessons Learned Monday, June 7, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. PDT Live Streaming via Zoom featuring a conversation with Ana-Christina Ramón, Ph.D. Director of Research and Civic Engagement, UCLA […]

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LA Social Science Presents “Conversations with Changemakers” Featuring Dr. Paul Ong Discussing AAPI Community Challenges

Dr. Paul Ong, Center for Neighborhood Knowledge Director and UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Professor, speaks with LA Social Science about the challenges the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, big data research, and the xenophobic racism the AAPI community face here in Los Angeles and elsewhere. Interview Chapters: […]

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Activating Justice Through a Latinx Lens

What would our criminal legal system look like if it was truly designed to reduce harm, advance public safety, and end America’s legacy as the world’s leading incarcerator? That was the question on everyone’s mind last week as our nation’s leading Latino elected officials, advocates, academics, and media personalities convened to grapple with the issue […]