Special Projects and Programs

Special Projects

Special Projects

  The Special Projects Unit is responsible for the development and implementation of cultural and informational programming that enriches the experiences of the UCLA and broader Los Angeles communities through a variety of outreach vehicles. A central component of Special Projects is an active symposium and lecture series focusing on topics of local, national, and international significance. Among the events […]

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Thurgood Marshall Lecture

Thurgood Marshall Lecture

To highlight the importance of celebrating and maintaining the civil rights tradition, in 1986 the Bunche Center inaugurated the Thurgood Marshall Lecture Series on Law and Human Rights. Named for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the series pays tribute to his brilliant record of civil rights advocacy by presenting an annual public lecture by a distinguished scholar, legal practitioner, or […]

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Black Convocation

Black Convocation

  The Black Convocation is an annual event programmed to expose the richness and breadth of the black community on campus to incoming freshmen and transfer students.  It orients the new students to the services, resources, and people on campus that are here to be a part of their UCLA Community experience.  This event is attended by over one hundred […]

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Bunche Chair Lecture

Bunche Chair Lecture

    The Bunche Chair Lecture series was inaugurated in 2006 and is held most years to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Ralph J. Bunche. The Ralph J. Bunche Endowed Chair in International Studies (currently unfilled) was supported by a major donor and hundreds of alumni and community members in the name of one of the truly monumental figures in […]

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Black History Month 2012

Black History Month 2012

  Historian Carter G. Woodson initiated Black History Week in 1926.  In 1976, during our nation’s bicentennial, the annual celebration was expanded to a month.  A recent article in the Los Angeles Times explores a simmering controversy over the merits of Black History Month.  Some argue that relegating the celebration to just one month out of the year diminishes the […]

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