Staff

Recent posts that document the contributions of our staff.

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…

LA Social Science Scholar Profile: The Rise of Jasmin A. Young

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Jasmin A. Young is currently a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA in the Department of African American Studies. As a historian, her research focuses on African American history, 20th Century U.S. History, and…

Asian American Studies Conference Commemorates 50th Anniversary at UCLA This Weekend

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The UCLA Asian American Studies Department, the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, and the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), are very pleased to announce their conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of Asian American…

By All MEANS Necessary – New UCLA Report on Hollywood Diversity and Inclusion Practices

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September 18, 2019 Diversity initiatives have become their own cottage industry in the entertainment industry.  But how much do we really know about what has been working and why?  This report considers some of the more significant past…

Informing Policy in Real Time: UCLA LPPI in Sacramento

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By Celina Avalos and Sonja Diaz On May 20, 2019, the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (LPPI) hosted its second annual California Latino Legislative Policy Briefing in Sacramento. The policy briefing, co-hosted by the California…

Health, Wealth, & Power: A Student’s Perspective

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By Vianney Gomez and Celina Avalos As policy fellows with the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (LPPI), we are afforded unique opportunities to engage in professional development training and experiences that enhance our skill…

Stemming the Rise of Latino Homelessness: Lessons from Los Angeles County [LPPI Report]

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Earlier this year, in collaboration with Dr. Melissa Chinchilla, PhD, MCP, the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (LPPI) presented a critical look at the unique experience of Latino homelessness in Los Angeles County, the jurisdiction…