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Center Talk! Reactions to the Zimmerman Verdict

Center Talk!  Reactions to the Zimmerman Verdict

Last February, George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, shot an unarmed teen, Trayvon Martin, after getting into an altercation with him in his Florida neighborhood.  Zimmerman claimed Martin attacked him and that he acted in self-defense.  Saturday, July 13, after 16 hours of deliberation, a jury reached a verdict in the case, finding Zimmerman not guilty.  Those words, “Not Guilty,” have […]

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Center Talk! Hector Myers to Join Faculty at Vanderbilt

Center Talk!  Hector Myers to Join Faculty at Vanderbilt

  Hector F. Myers, recently left UCLA and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to take a position at Vanderbilt University.  Professor Myers will join the faculty in the Medicine, Health & Society Program with a secondary appointment in the Psychology Department.  At UCLA, Myers was professor and director of clinical training in the psychology department, and a Bunche Center affiliated faculty member. […]

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Center Talk! Edmond Keller Retires After 30 Years in UC System

Center Talk!  Edmond Keller Retires After 30 Years in UC System

Edmond J. Keller, Research Professor of political science, and former Director of the UCLA Globalization Research Center-Africa and of the James S. Coleman African Studies Center UCLA, will be retiring after 23 years at UCLA, 30 years total in the UC system.  Keller, who specializes in comparative politics with an emphasis on Africa, received his BA in Government from Louisiana […]

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Center Talk! Leimert Park Book Fair

Center Talk!  Leimert Park Book Fair

2013 Leimert Park Village Book Fair   Join the Bunche Center at the 2013 Leimert Park Village Book Fair on Saturday, June 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The Bunche Library and Media Center will co-host a booth with UCLA’s department of Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools on the Vision Theatre back lot in historic Leimert Park.  The […]

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Center Talk! Country’s Oldest Black Bookstore Struggles to Stay Open

Center Talk!  Country’s Oldest Black Bookstore Struggles to Stay Open

June 18, 2013 – Marcus Books, oldest Black bookstore in the country, on the brink of closure.  Click Here.  Check out the list of 50 books that every African American should read:  http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/22799.50_Books_That_Every_African_American_Should_Read_Huffington_Post_List_

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Center Talk! Summer Humanities Institute 2013 Cohort

Center Talk!  Summer Humanities Institute 2013 Cohort

Summer Humanities Institute Funded through generous grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Office of the University of California, starting this month, the UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies will host its thirteenth Summer Humanities Institute (SHI) from Sunday, June 23 to Saturday, August 17, 2013.  SHI caters to high-achieving students from historically under-represented groups in their […]

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Center Talk! UCLA Freedom Riders Honored

Center Talk!  UCLA Freedom Riders Honored

Plaque to Honor UCLA Freedom Riders The UCLA Undergraduate Students Association Council will dedicate a plaque in honor of the UCLA Freedom Riders on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM in Kerckhoff Hall 417, 308 Westwood Plaza.  The event will take place on the same day as the burning of a Freedom Rider’s bus in Anniston, Alabama, which occurred […]

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Center Talk! Where Are They Now?

Center Talk! Where Are They Now?

April 25, 2013 Summer Humanities Institute Participants Where are They Now? Funded through generous grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Office of the University of California, the UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies is hosting its thirteenth Summer Humanities Institute from Sunday, June 23 to Saturday, August 17, 2013, under the umbrella of the UCLA Summer […]

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Center Talk! Archive

Center Talk!  Archive

April 22, 2013 Images of Blackness: Black Women Filmmakers and the Normalization of Inequality features filmmakers and scholars whose work explores the impact the absence of black women visual artists has on creative and social representation.  The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA will curate this film and discussion series during Spring Quarter 2013 (May 15th) […]

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Staff

Ralph J. Bunche Center Staff Members Kelly Lytle Hernandez Interim Director 160 Haines Hall 310.205.7462 hernandez@history.ucla.edu Jan Freeman Manager 160 Haines Hall 310.206.8009 jfreeman@bunche.ucla.edu Veronica Benson-Cole Business Coordinator 143 Haines Hall 310.206.5293 vbenson@bunche.ucla.edu Yolanda Jones Front Office Coordinator 160 Haines Hall 310.825.7404 yjones@bunche.ucla.edu Dalena Hunter Librarian 135 Haines Hall 310.825.6060 310.825.5019 (fax) dhunter@bunche.ucla.edu Jeannette Chi Social Media Coordinator 143 Haines […]

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