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Recent posts that showcase the work of our faculty.

LA Social Science Rising Scholars Series Featuring Graduate Students in the UCLA Race, Ethnicity, Politics, and Society Lab

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LA Social Science visits the UCLA Race, Ethnicity, Politics and Society (REPS) lab, directed by Dr. Efrén Pérez, Professor of Political Science and Psychology. As part of the Rising Scholar series, this video showcases his students who…

UCLA LPPI Convenes Latinx Leaders on Advancing Criminal Justice Reform

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February 22, 2022 By Alise Brillault From January 20-21, 2022, UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (UCLA LPPI) convened a diverse group of Latinx leaders for a virtual summit on criminal justice reform. “Advancing Criminal…

CSW Presents: Defending Self-Defense: A Call to Action by Survived & Punished on March 3 — RSVP Today

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DEFENDING SELF-DEFENSE: A CALL TO ACTION BY SURVIVED & PUNISHED VIRTUAL WEBINAR ON THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2022 Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022 Time: 3:00-4:30PM PST Location: Online/Zoom (registration required) REGISTER ONLINE EVENT FLYER Survivors…

LA Social Science Presents “Conversations with Changemakers” Featuring Dr. Hunter and UCLA Alum Christian Green Discussing Racial Healing

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LA Social Science interviewed Dr. Marcus Hunter, Scott Waugh Endowed Chair in the UCLA Division of Social Sciences, Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, and Mr. Christian D. Green, M.A. in African American Studies at UCLA and…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

Dr. Shannon Speed Receives President’s Award from American Anthropological Association

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Dr. Shannon Speed, citizen of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma and director of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center and professor of Gender Studies and Anthropology, recently received the President's Award from the American Anthropological…