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April 2018

Carol Anderson – “One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying our Democracy”

April 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
6275 Bunche Hall, 315 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University, will discuss her forthcoming book, One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy. Her previous book, White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial Divide, won the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. Her research has garnered substantial fellowships and grants from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Ford Foundation. Professor Anderson was a member of the U.S. State…

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March 2018

African American Community Health Research Symposium

March 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Haines Hall 153, 375 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

Tendayi Sithole Performs ‘Charles Mingus Workshop’ – A performance and poetic tribute to the great bassist/composer

March 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Haines Hall 153, 375 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

Dr. Tendayi Sithole teaches political science at the University of South Africa and is the author of Steve Biko: Decolonial Meditations of Black Consciousness (2016); and the forthcoming Meditations in Black: Essays from the Limits of Being. His forthcoming jazz poetry collections include Blue Scripts for Johnny Dyani and Charles Mingus Corpus Opus.

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February 2018

Images in Blackness with librecht baker, “vetiver”

February 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Haines Hall 153, 375 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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librecht baker reads and discusses poetry from her book, vetiver (Finishing Line Press, 2017). This event is free to the public and co-sponsored by Professor Robin D.G. Kelley and the UCLA Department of African American Studies.

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“Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women” by Susan Burton

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
UCLA School of Law Room 1347, 385 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Following the tragic accidental death of her five-year-old son, Susan’s world collapsed. Her loss snapped the final tether of resilience burdened by a past of pain and trauma. She descended into an emotional abyss of darkness and despair, yet was not offered the resources needed to heal. Without support, she turned to drugs and alcohol, which led to nearly 20 years revolving through cycles of incarceration. Drawing on her personal experiences, she founded A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project…

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“From the NFL to the Crenshaw Line: Black Workers Matter”

February 14 @ 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm
UCLA School of Law Room 1357, 385 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Please join us as Critical Race Studies Program and the Black Law Students Association Present “From the NFL to the Crenshaw Line: Black Workers Matter.” Presenters are Lola Smallwood-Cuevas, Founder and Director of Los Angeles Black Worker Center, Delvin Turner (’18), and UCLA Professor of Law, Noah Zatz. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP here. The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies is a proud co-sponsor of this event. To download the flyer, click here.

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A Book Talk with Manisha Sinha, author of “The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition”

February 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Haines Hall 153, 375 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

Manisha Sinha is the Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut. She will be giving a talk on her book, “The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition” (Yale University Press, 2016).

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The Bunche Library and Media Center Presents Images in Blackness: Pan African Film and Arts Festival 2017 Filmmakers

February 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Haines Hall 153, 375 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

Speakers include the filmmakers of ‘90 Days,’ ‘The Homecoming,’ and ‘Masters of Rhythm with addendum.’ This event is co-sponsored by Professor Robin D.G. Kelley, The Pan African Film and Arts Festival, and the UCLA Department of African American Studies. This event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

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Bunche Center Circle of Thought Presents Justin Dunnavant

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at noon in Haines Hall 153, as Justin Dunnavant, UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at UC Santa Cruz, talks about “Training the Next Generation of Archaeologists: The Society of Black Archaeologists and Sustainable Archaeology.”  

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December 2017

“The Rise and Fall of Africa’s Last Liberation Hero: The Story of Zimbabwe and Robert Mugabe”

December 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
10383 Bunche Hall, 315 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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You are cordially invited to the African Activist Association's presentation on "The Rise and Fall of Africa's Last Liberation Hero: The Story of Zimbabwe and Robert Mugabe" this Thursday, December 7, at noon in 10383 Bunche. To download the flyer, click here.  

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