UCLA Institute of American Cultures Fellowships & Grants Applications Now Open

UCLA Institute of American Cultures Fellowships & Grants Applications Now Open

http://www.iac.ucla.edu/fellowships-grants/overview APPLICATIONS OPEN for IAC Fellowships & Grants programs. Apply to be a Visiting Scholar, Grad/Predoc Fellow, or grantee! The IAC has made funds available annually through its visiting scholar and fellowship programs and its research grants. These awards have resulted in the publication of hundreds of books, monographs, and articles as well as the completion of many dissertations, master’s […]

“Masks of Blackness: Reading Iconographic Representations of Black People in Classical Greece”

“Masks of Blackness: Reading Iconographic Representations of Black People in Classical Greece”

Save the date! Next Monday, November 13th, at 5 PM in Dodd 248, Sarah Derbew, a graduate student from Yale University, will give a talk, “Masks of Blackness: Reading Iconographic Representations of Black People in Classical Greece.” To download the flyer, click here! 

TOMORROW – – INDIVISIBLE and the Resistance

TOMORROW – – INDIVISIBLE and the Resistance

We invite you to join us at INDIVISIBLE and the Resistance at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in room 2355 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Speakers: Billy Fleming, Indivisible Guide Co-Author Zacharie Boisvert, Southern California Organizer, Indivisible Moderated by: Ananya Roy, Professor of Urban Planning, Social Welfare, and Geography; Director, Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin […]

Bunche Center Newsletter – November 2017

Bunche Center Newsletter – November 2017

The November 2017 Bunche Center newsletter is now available! Stay up to date with the latest Bunche Center news and announcements. To download the newsletter, click here or click on the image below.

Images in Blackness with Imani Tolliver

Images in Blackness with Imani Tolliver

The Bunche Library and Media Center presents Images in Blackness with Imani Tolliver, author of Runaway: a Memoir in Verse. Please join us on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 2 PM in Haines Hall 153 for this talk. To download the flyer, click here. Our Images in Blackness 2017-18 calendar is listed below. To download the calendar, click here.


History & Mission

Bunche Center Mural (1970)

History & Mission

    The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, founded in 1969 as the Center for Afro-American Studies (CAAS), was renamed after Nobel Prize winner, scholar, activist, and UCLA alumnus Ralph J. Bunche in 2003, in commemoration of the centenary of his birth.   [slideshow_deploy id=’5672′]   The Bunche Center is the result of the struggle by black […]

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Race and Hollywood

NEW:  2017 Hollywood Diversity Report

NEW: 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report

NOW AVAILABLE! 2017 HOLLYWOOD DIVERSITY REPORT: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT To download the full report, please CLICK HERE. The Bunche Center released its fourth annual Hollywood Diversity Report examining diversity and the bottom line in the entertainment industry. To read the UCLA Newsroom story, Click Here. To view a UCLA Optimists discussion with the authors, Click Here. For background information about the Bunche […]

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Diversity Issues

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action

June 23, 2016 -Today, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, upholding the University of Texas’ affirmative action program, and determining that using race as a factor in the admissions process to achieve greater diversity is constitutional. The ruling also finds that affirmative action is necessary and appropriate for creating diversity and sets reasonable standards […]

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Black Los Angeles

Black Los Angeles Project

Black Los Angeles Project

July 6, 2012 — The Los Angeles Times features a story on the major renovation of a Black Los Angeles landmark, the Dunbar Hotel.  You can access the story by clicking HERE.  A fuller discussion of Los Angeles’s historic Crenshaw Corridor is presented in Chapter 2 of the Bunche Center’s edited volume Black Los Angeles:  American Dreams and Racial Realities. ——————- […]

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Recent Posts

A Message from the Director

A Message from the Director

2016-2017 In 1968, UCLA students championed a proposal to create a Center for Afro-American History and Culture on the largely white, Westwood campus.  “From the very beginning of American history,” the proposal began, “Afro-Americans have formed an economically, socially, and culturally significant part of America.  Despite the obvious importance of Afro-Americans,” the proposal continued, “neither the public at large nor […]

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UCLA Institute of American Cultures Fellowships & Grants Applications Now Open

UCLA Institute of American Cultures Fellowships & Grants Applications Now Open

http://www.iac.ucla.edu/fellowships-grants/overview APPLICATIONS OPEN for IAC Fellowships & Grants programs. Apply to be a Visiting Scholar, Grad/Predoc Fellow, or grantee! The IAC has made funds available annually through its visiting scholar and fellowship programs and its research grants. These awards have resulted in the publication of hundreds of books, monographs, and articles as well as the completion of many dissertations, master’s […]

read more

“Masks of Blackness: Reading Iconographic Representations of Black People in Classical Greece”

“Masks of Blackness: Reading Iconographic Representations of Black People in Classical Greece”

Save the date! Next Monday, November 13th, at 5 PM in Dodd 248, Sarah Derbew, a graduate student from Yale University, will give a talk, “Masks of Blackness: Reading Iconographic Representations of Black People in Classical Greece.” To download the flyer, click here! 

read more

TOMORROW – – INDIVISIBLE and the Resistance

TOMORROW – – INDIVISIBLE and the Resistance

We invite you to join us at INDIVISIBLE and the Resistance at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in room 2355 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Speakers: Billy Fleming, Indivisible Guide Co-Author Zacharie Boisvert, Southern California Organizer, Indivisible Moderated by: Ananya Roy, Professor of Urban Planning, Social Welfare, and Geography; Director, Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin […]

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Bunche Center Newsletter – November 2017

Bunche Center Newsletter – November 2017

The November 2017 Bunche Center newsletter is now available! Stay up to date with the latest Bunche Center news and announcements. To download the newsletter, click here or click on the image below.

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Images in Blackness with Imani Tolliver

Images in Blackness with Imani Tolliver

The Bunche Library and Media Center presents Images in Blackness with Imani Tolliver, author of Runaway: a Memoir in Verse. Please join us on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 2 PM in Haines Hall 153 for this talk. To download the flyer, click here. Our Images in Blackness 2017-18 calendar is listed below. To download the calendar, click here.

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Bunche Center Authors’ Series Presents Paul Von Blum

Bunche Center Authors’ Series Presents Paul Von Blum

Join us on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 12:30 PM in Haines Hall 153 as Paul Von Blum, Senior Lecturer in African American Studies and Communication at UCLA, will discuss his book, “Creative Souls : African American Artists in Greater Los Angeles.” To download the flyer, click here.

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City of Inmates Book Talk and Signing with Kelly Lytle Hernandez on Tuesday, October 24

City of Inmates Book Talk and Signing with Kelly Lytle Hernandez on Tuesday, October 24

CITY OF INMATES BOOK TALK AND SIGNING WITH KELLY LYTLE HERNÁNDEZ  Tuesday, Cctober 24th, 2017 4:00pm to 6:00pm @ UCLA Ackerman Student Union Bruin Viewpoint Room RSVP Link – http://bit.ly/2ffr5kE  Featuring discussants GAYE THERESA JOHNSON, Professor, Departments of Chicana/o Studies and African American Studies, and MANUEL CRIOLLO, The Labor/Community Strategy Center   To download the flyer, click here. 

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UCLA Institute of American Cultures Fall Forum and Reception on Thursday, November 2, 2017

UCLA Institute of American Cultures Fall Forum and Reception on Thursday, November 2, 2017

Join us in honoring the 2017-2018 IAC Visiting Scholars,Graduate & Predoctoral Fellows, and Research Grant Awardees! Thursday, November 2nd 4:00PM to 6:30PM UCLA James West Alumni Center RSVP Link – http://bit.ly/2gq1qWV To download the flyer, click here.

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“New leader of Bunche Center at UCLA shines spotlight on justice, employment for African-Americans”

“New leader of Bunche Center at UCLA shines spotlight on justice, employment for African-Americans”

The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA is under new leadership for the first time in 16 years with the appointment of history professor Kelly Lytle-Hernández as interim director. Under her direction, the center will focus on supporting research that centers around two critical themes of life and struggle in the modern black world — work […]

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Bunche Center Authors’ Series Presents Khary Lazarre-White Oct 16

Bunche Center Authors’ Series Presents Khary Lazarre-White Oct 16

SAVE THE DATE! On Monday, October 16, 2017, Khary Lazarre-White, Executive Director and co-founder of The Brotherhood/ Sister Sol, will talk about his novel, Passage, which tells the story of a young black man in Harlem and Brooklyn in 1993. Pedro Noguera, UCLA Professor of Education, and Khary Lazarre-White will discuss their work with The Brotherhood/ Sister Sol. The event is […]

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