Staff

Recent posts that document the contributions of our staff.

UCLA Labor Center Honored by the National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles

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On November 15, the National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles honored the UCLA Labor Center at its annual celebration. "For over 80 years, NLG has acted as a legal arm of social justice movements, working tirelessly to defend the rights of the most…

UCLA Professor Featured in KCET Special, “187: The Rise of the Latino Vote”

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Dr. Celia Lacayo, Associate Director of Community Engagement in the UCLA Division of Social Sciences, contributed to the KCET documentary, 187: The Rise of the Latino Vote. It focuses on a pivotal moment of California history, the passage of…

LA Social Science Presents “Conversations with Changemakers” Featuring Dr. Shannon Speed Discussing The Hate Crime Map Project

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LA Social Science recently spoke with Dr. Shannon Speed, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, Professor of Anthropology, and Director of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center, about the newly launched Hate Crime Map. This research and application…

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…