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Festivals in the City of Angels: Kwanzaa in Leimert Park Village on December 17 — RSVP Today

Festivals in the City of Angels This series connects museum programs with communities across the city in order to better understand manifestations of lived religions in Los Angeles and honor local expressions of global faiths. This series is generously supported by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. Kwanzaa is a relatively new holiday, created in […]

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UCLA Professor Rodriguez-Lonebear Interviewed by Vice News Tonight

Dr. Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear, assistant professor of sociology and American Indian Studies at UCLA, was interviewed on missing and murdered Indigenous women by “Vice News Tonight.” This episode investigates how Indigenous women and girls go missing and are murdered at an alarming rate in the United States. Vice News visits tribal communities in Montana facing the […]

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UCLA History Professor Elected to Pulitzer Board

Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernandez, professor of African American Studies, Thomas E. Lifka Endowed Chair in History and Urban Planning, has been elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board. This prize named after Hungarian-American journalist and newspaper publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, is administered at Columbia University. Dr. Lytle Hernandez said, “I am thankful for this opportunity to work […]

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UCLA History Chair Discusses Gender Dynamics in 1620s Plymouth Plantation

Dr. Carla Gardina Pestana, UCLA Professor and Joyce Appleby Endowed Chair of America in the World in the Department of History, discusses the #MeToo Moment on Plymouth Plantation in an essay for “The Conversation.” Dr. Pestana points out that gender dynamics often get short shrift when reflecting on the histories of Plymouth colony. In the […]

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UCLA Labor Center Honored by the National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles

On November 15, the National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles honored the UCLA Labor Center at its annual celebration. “For over 80 years, NLG has acted as a legal arm of social justice movements, working tirelessly to defend the rights of the most marginalized communities.” Labor Center Director Kent Wong, recently appointed by Los Angeles […]

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UCLA Division of Social Sciences Launches Dean’s Fund for the Study of Diversity and Racial Inequality

Supporting scholarship that examines a broad range of identities, values, policies and behaviors is essential to recognizing and engaging with the diversity of the human experience. The Division of Social Sciences remains steadfast in its commitment to rigorously pursuing meaningful research, and appreciates the key role graduate students play as future thought leaders. As the […]

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“Black Lives Matter – Past, Present, and Beyond” Lecture Series Featuring Dr. Christopher Lebron

Cheryl L. Keyes Chair, UCLA Department of African American Studies Professor of African American Studies, Ethnomusicology and Global Jazz Studies invites you to attend “Black Lives Matter – Past, Present, and Beyond” Lecture Series featuring Christopher Lebron, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University The Beautiful Ugly Struggle: How Black Lives Mattered to Angela Davis […]

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RSVP Now for “U Heard It Here: Understanding the 2020 Election Outcome” on November 17

U Heard It Here: Understanding the 2020 Election Outcome Michael Chwe, Chair and Professor with the Department of Political Science, invites you to attend a panel discussion featuring the following: Lynn Vavreck Marvin Hoffenberg Professor of American Politics Efrén Pérez Professor, UCLA Department of Political Science and Psychology, Director of Race, Ethnicity, Politics and Society […]