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Trash Talk: Anti-Obama Lore and Race in the 21st Century – Video

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"Trash Talk: Anti-Obama Lore and Race in the Twenty-First Century" explores the rumors, legends, and conspiracy theories surrounding Barack Obama since his initial run for President in 2004, and continuing to present day. We spoke with author…
UCLA LPPI at CHCI Conference

LPPI Shines at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Conference

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by Alise Brillault UCLA LPPI experts and policy fellows were well represented at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. on September 12-15, 2022. CHCI is a leading national organization…

Janitor-Parent Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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By Lucy González, Graduate Student Researcher; Sophia L. Ángeles, Graduate Student Researcher; Janna Shadduck-Hernández, Project Director, UCLA Labor Center There is no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on families.…

UCLA LPPI Stakeholders Reflect on Transition from ‘Initiative’ to Institute

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"Latino Policy and Politics Institute Founding Executive Director Sonja Diaz, Center, with past and current institute staff and policy fellows. Photo by James Michael Juarez." The UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative has officially…


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By Jose Garcia, Policy Fellow at the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute This spring, the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute (UCLA LPPI) awarded its inaugural round of applied policy research grants to six teams of Latino…

CSW’s 2022 Distinguished Leader in Feminism Award

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Join the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) for a special virtual event on Wednesday, May 18th to honor the center's accomplishments, student award recipients, and this year's Distinguished Leader in Feminism Award honoree. FEATURING…

Dr. Rodrigo Dominguez-Villegas and Dr. Natalie Masuoka are Making the Power of AAPI, Latino Voters Clear

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By Alise Brillault April 26, 2022 Some of the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative’s (UCLA LPPI) most sought-after research products are its analyses of Latino voters. As the nation’s second-largest ethnic group, Latinos…

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…

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…