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Sonja Diaz Testifies in U.S. House Hearing on Ensuring Free and Fair Access to the Ballot

Sonja Diaz, founding director of the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, testified in a virtual hearing on Ensuring Free and Fair Access to the Ballot for the Committee on U.S. House Administration’s Subcommittee on Elections on April 1. The hearing was held as 361 restrictive voting bills have been introduced in 47 states and as […]

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UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute Supports the #JustSayHello Campaign and Challenge

The UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute (BKI) is supporting the “Just Say Hello” campaign to help bridge the racial divide. This is a small gesture with a big message. The #JustSayHelloChallenge encourages people to Just Say Hello to somebody who doesn’t look like you, and share the videos and photos on social media with the hashtag #JustSayHelloChallenge. […]

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Inaugural Seminar of the New U.S. Census Federal Statistical Research Data Center Series on 3/31

                    “The Micro-Level Determinants of White-Black Segregation: Beyond Spatial Assimilation and Place Stratification” Presented by Amber Crowell March 31st @ 1:00 pm ET, 10:00 am PT Dr. Amber Crowell is Assistant Professor of Sociology at California State University, Fresno. Her research focuses on residential segregation, housing, and social inequality. Abstract: In this […]

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CPL’s New Research Finds Sharp Increase in Share of Unemployed/Under-Employed Workers Who Receive UI Benefits in CA

The UCLA California Policy Lab (CPL) recently released a new analysis of California unemployment insurance (UI) claims as part of a policy briefs series publishing research conducted in partnership with the Labor Market Information Division of the California Employment Development Department. Overview Historically, the share of unemployed workers receiving regular UI benefits (recipiency rate) in […]

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LA Social Science Women’s History Month Take-Over Featuring Dr. Noble and Dr. Roberts

This Women’s History Month Take-Over features Dr. Safiya Noble, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, African American Studies, and Gender Studies, and Dr. Sarah Roberts, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies and Labor Studies at UCLA. They are the co-founders and co-directors of the UCLA […]

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Lost in Translation “en el Fil”

by Sayil Camacho, Peabody College of Education and Human Development, Vanderbilt University; and Gaspar Rivera-Salgado, Project Director, UCLA Labor Center The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) contracted with the UCLA Labor Center to evaluate the LWDA’s educational resources on workplace rights and health and safety for California farmworkers. The goal was to ensure […]

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Dr. Edward Walker Talks “Astroturfing” and the Rise of Misinformation Campaigns

UCLA Sociology Professor Edward Walker, was recently featured in a video chronicling the increase in misinformation campaigns across the country that have been particularly visible since the pandemic began. The video by Scripps Media will be used as a tool for their ongoing NewsLit media literacy project. As an expert on social movements, Dr. Walker […]

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UCLA Sociology Professor Discusses “Millenials and the Great Reckoning on Race”

Dr. S. Michael Gaddis, assistant professor of sociology at UCLA, recently wrote an op-ed published in The Hill titled “Millennials and the Great Reckoning on Race.” He writes that although Millenials appear to support “post-racial” attitudes, their “…actions speak louder than words.”  Dr. Gaddis writes: “Unfortunately, the actions of Millennials in recent research I conducted, […]

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E. Victor Wolfenstein Memorial Lecture “Reckoning with Global Racism” Presented by VC Anna Spain Bradley on March 16

Michael Chwe Chair and Professor UCLA Department of Political Science invites you to attend the E. VICTOR WOLFENSTEIN MEMORIAL LECTURE Reckoning with Global Racism presented by Anna Spain Bradley UCLA Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Professor of Law followed by a conversation with Lorrie Frasure Acting Director, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African […]

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RSVP Now for the UCLA/Getty Program’s Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Dr. Gabrielle Tayac on March 5

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 Dr. Gabrielle Tayac Associate Professor of Public History, George Mason University Former Curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Speaking on Ancestors Speaking: Objects and Cultural Sovereignty in […]