Staff

Recent posts that document the contributions of our staff.

The UCLA Black Feminism Initiative Offers A Much Needed Social Justice Perspective

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The UCLA Newsroom recently spotlighted the UCLA Black Feminism Initiative, which was launched by the Center for the Study of Women in 2019 under the leadership of Dr. Sarah Haley. Its mission is to support, develop and perpetuate Black feminist…

Workers and Learners’ Experiences in Los Angeles County

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By Sophia L. Ángeles, Graduate Student Researcher; Janna Shadduck-Hernández, Project Director, UCLA Labor Center; and Saba Waheed, Research Director, UCLA Labor Center This past June, the UCLA Labor Center, in collaboration with the Los…

UCLA Faculty Share Insights on Historic VP Pick

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The historic selection of Senator Kamala Harris, as the first Black woman and Asian American woman to be a major party's vice presidential nominee, has sent ripples throughout the American landscape. UCLA's Newsroom, recently asked UCLA…

California Policy Lab Releases Brief on California Unemployment Insurance Claims During Pandemic

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The California Policy Lab (CPL), in partnership with the Labor Market Information Division of the California Employment Development Department, has been analyzing daily initial Unemployment Insurance claims during this pandemic. The COVID-19…

UCLA LPPI Brief Finds L.A. Black & Latino Neighborhoods Lack Resources During Safer-at-Home Order

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On May 19, 2020, UCLA's Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, and Ong and Associates (an economic and policy analysis consulting firm) issued the brief, "Struggling to Stay Home: How COVID-19…

UCLA Report Reveals Economic Uncertainty for Latino Neighborhoods During Pandemic

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UCLA's Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (LPPI) in partnership with the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge recently released a very powerful report, "Left Behind During a Global Pandemic: An Analysis of Los Angeles County Neighborhoods…

Then & Now: A New Podcast by the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy

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The Luskin Center for History and Policy has created an exciting, new podcast titled "Then & Now" that brings a historical perspective to contemporary issues of relevance. The podcast provides conversations with policymakers, historians,…

Leading Voting Rights Experts Discuss Universal Vote-By-Mail Amidst COVID-19

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By Eliza Moreno, Communications Manager, Latino Policy & Politics Initiative On April 2nd, the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (LPPI) and its marquee advocacy project, the UCLA Voting Rights Project, hosted a webinar that…

UCLA Voting Rights Project Releases Recommendations for Implementing Vote-by-Mail Program

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The UCLA Voting Rights project released a white paper this week, "Protecting Democracy:  Implementing Equal and Safe Access to the Ballot Box During a Global Pandemic," with recommendations for voting officials to begin planning now for…