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Dr. Scot Brown, Professor of African American Studies at UCLA, interview on Funk Chronicles

Dr. Scot Brown, Professor of African American Studies at UCLA, interview on Funk Chronicles

Click here to watch the recent televised interview of Dr. Scot Brown, Professor of African American Studies at UCLA, with host Rhine McLin, the former mayor of Dayton, OH. Dr. Brown covers the subject of the sociology of funk music, African American community and Dayton, OH.

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Could the LA Riots happen again?

Could the LA Riots happen again?

Listener Johnny Moreno asked us this question via SoCal. So Curious. It’s a complicated one to answer because there were many factors that led up to the unrest, and it was more than just the verdict in the Rodney King case. Racial tension had been building up in the area, for example. Unemployment was rampant on the streets, too. Plus, there […]

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Interview with Ford Foundation Postdoc Fellow, Dr. Vanessa Díaz

Interview with Ford Foundation Postdoc Fellow, Dr. Vanessa Díaz

The Bunche Center interviewed Dr. Vanessa Díaz, an interdisciplinary ethnographer, filmmaker, and journalist, to discuss her research on celebrity media and her dissertation-based book manuscript, Manufacturing Celebrity: How Women Reporters and Latino Paparazzi Build the Hollywood Industrial Complex.

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May 2017 Bunche Center Newsletter now available!

May 2017 Bunche Center Newsletter now available!

The Bunche Center newsletter for May 2017 is now available! Stay up to date with the latest Center news and announcements. Click on the image below!  TO DOWNLOAD the newsletter, click here. 

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Scholars Still Sorting Through Aftermath of L.A. Uprising

Scholars Still Sorting Through Aftermath of L.A. Uprising

by Lydia Lum (Diverse Issues in Higher Education) With his camcorder in tow, Dr. Darnell Hunt began exploring Los Angeles soon after mass unrest began on . The uprisings by frustrated Angelenos followed the acquittals earlier that day in the trial of four L.A. police officers on charges of use of excessive force in the arrest and beating of unarmed, […]

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Tomorrow! Dr. Maryse Narcisse talk – “Grassroots Community Organizing for Women’s Health”

Tomorrow! Dr. Maryse Narcisse talk – “Grassroots Community Organizing for Women’s Health”

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 25th, at noon, Dr. Maryse Narcisse, who is at the forefront of a burgeoning movement for women’s rights and women’s health in Haiti, will give a talk, “Grassroots Community Organizing for Women’s Health.” Please join us at the UCLA Marion Davies Children’s Health Center at Room 12-407.  To download the flyer, click here.

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Under what conditions can diversity related courses succeed in fostering academic and social benefits? An Interview with UCLA Professor, Tiffany Brannon

Under what conditions can diversity related courses succeed in fostering academic and social benefits? An Interview with UCLA Professor, Tiffany Brannon

On April 4, 2017, the Bunche Center interviewed UCLA professor of social psychology, Tiffany Brannon, to discuss her research on diversity science, a relatively new concept in psychology that explores when and how diversity works. She examines diversity initiatives that target historically underrepresented groups (e.g., ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, women in STEM fields) that have a positive social impact […]

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Latest “Fast and Furious” Release Proves Again Diversity Sells

Latest “Fast and Furious” Release Proves Again Diversity Sells

April 17, 2017 — The latest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, which features a diverse set of leads and black director F. Gary Gray at the helm, is on pace to become the biggest global opening film of all time.  Fate of the Furious opened number one at the domestic box office last weekend, with an estimated $100.2 million, […]

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Bunche Director Candidate, Eve Dunbar

Bunche Director Candidate, Eve Dunbar

Please join us on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 4 PM in 153 Haines Hall to hear Bunche director candidate, Eve Dunbar (Vassar College) speak about “Monstrous Work: Zombie Ethnography, Archives, and Gatekeeping” and on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 1 PM in 153 Haines Hall, for a Bunche Center Vision Talk, “Describe, Disrupt, and Produce: Collective Visioning at the Bunche Center,” with a reception to […]

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Flash Point 2017: Twenty-Five Years After the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising

Flash Point 2017: Twenty-Five Years After the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising

Don’t miss out on panel discussions, art, films and media exhibits that examine the 1992 L.A. Uprising. This 3 day event will be on April 28-30 (Fri-Sun), 2017, at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center in Westwood and in Little Tokyo with the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Many of these events are free with registration. For program details and to RSVP, […]

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