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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 […]

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RSVP Now for the UCLA/Getty Program’s Distinguished Speaker Series Featuring Jeanelle Austin on June 4

Dr. Glenn Wharton Chair, UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials invites you to attend UCLA/Getty Program’s Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Jeanelle Austin Founder and Director, Racial Agency Initiative Speaking on “A Sankofa Moment: Heritage Conservation and Racial Justice at the George Floyd Global Memorial” with opening remarks by Dr. Darnell Hunt […]

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UCLA Professor Eric Avila Discusses How U.S. Infrastructure Historically Fostered Racial Inequality

Recently U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said, “There is racism physically built into some of our highways.” It is this recognition that has shaped President Joe Biden’s plan to improve U.S. infrastructure. Dr. Eric Avila, Professor of History, César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o and Central American Studies, and Urban Planning, was recently interviewed by […]

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UCLA Presents “Feminist Politics in Korea & The Korean Diaspora Conversations” Series

UCLA Gender Studies presents a series of public-facing conversations with social justice activists and filmmakers invited to a UCLA undergraduate course (Gender Studies 131, Feminist Politics in Korea and the Korean Diaspora) taught by Prof. Ju Hui Judy Han. With topics ranging from queer and transgender politics to reproductive justice, from transnational adoption and anti-violence […]

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LA Social Science 2021 Summer Course Previews: Web Development and GIS for Social Change in Asian American Studies

As summer 2021 approaches, LA Social Science will be highlighting some of the summer courses being offered within the Division of Social Science at UCLA. UCLA Summer Courses are open to BOTH UCLA Students and NON-UCLA Students. All Summer 2021 courses will be offered online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can enroll as long […]

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LA Social Science 2021 Summer Course Previews: Sex and the Cinema (Comm 188A) w/ Professor Hurwitz

As summer 2021 approaches, LA Social Science will be highlighting some of the summer courses being offered within the Division of Social Sciences at UCLA. UCLA summer courses are open to BOTH UCLA students and non-UCLA Students. All summer 2021 courses will be offered online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can enroll as long […]