Staff

Recent posts that document the contributions of our staff.

LA Social Science Presents “Conversations with Changemakers” Featuring Bryonn Bain and Rosie Rios - Part 2

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By Lara Drasin Read Part 1 of this interview HERE. Bryonn Bain is a UCLA professor jointly appointed in the African American Studies and World Arts and Cultures/Dance departments, as well as a prison activist, spoken word poet, hip-hop…

LA Social Science Presents “Conversations with Changemakers” Featuring Bryonn Bain and Rosie Rios

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By Lara Drasin Bryonn Bain is a UCLA professor jointly appointed in the African American Studies and World Arts and Cultures/Dance departments, as well as a prison activist, spoken word poet, hip-hop artist, actor and author. He is the founder…

Celebrating Reverend Lawson’s Enduring Contributions at UCLA

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By Kent Wong Director, UCLA Labor Center Rev. James Lawson Jr., a nationally known and celebrated leader of the civil rights movement, turned ninety years old on September 22. The UCLA community has been very fortunate to have Rev.…

When They Call You a Criminal

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By Rosie Rios, Administrative Director, UCLA Prison Education Program “We, the people. We are not criminals. I am not a criminal. I am Arlena. I am beautiful. I am stardust.”                                                                                         …

UCLA Dream Resource Center Sponsors Hackathon

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By Kent Wong Director, UCLA Labor Center The UCLA Labor Center’s Dream Resource Center (DRC), in partnership with Netflix employees and DREAMer’s Roadmap (a program to support undocumented student access to higher education), sponsored…

Undocumented Stories Exhibit Visits Museum of Latin American Art

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By George Chacon Dream Resource Center Project Manager, UCLA Labor Center When people are allowed to tell their own stories, they can provide insight into and connection with groups of people we may not ordinarily interact with. But…

Do Legislative Bills Build Housing?

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By Jan Breidenbach Senior Fellow, UCLA Department of Urban Planning This was the question addressed by the 2018 Community Scholars project. A joint initiative of UCLA’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Labor Center,…

"Janus" Challenges Unions to Organize

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By Kent Wong Director, UCLA Labor Center The Supreme Court decision in the Janus case is being celebrated by the Trump Administration as a major setback for the US labor movement, one that will undermine the last bastion of strength…

Reflecting on an Evening of Art, Health, & Thinking Gender

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By Drew Westmoreland, MSPH, PhD 2018 Thinking Gender Coordinator Thinking Gender, now in its 28th year, is an annual graduate student research conference organized by the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) that features original…