Updated – 2014 Bunche Center Event Calendar

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2014 Bunche Center Event Calendar

UPDATED 4/21/14

April 2014

Bunche Center Circle of Thought Lecture – Thursday, April 24, 2014

Terrion L. Williamson will present a Circle of Thought Lecture, “In the Life: Black Women and Serial Murder.”  Williamson is an Assistant Professor of African American Literature and Cultural Studies at Michigan State University.  Her research interests include critical black cultural studies and critical race theory, black feminist theory, femicide and gendered violence, legal constructions of deviance and outlawry. She is currently working on a manuscript culled from her dissertation project entitled Scandalize My Name: Black Feminist Practice and the Making of Black Social Life. This event, co-hosted by Robin D. G. Kelley and the UCLA History Department will be held the Bunche Library & Media Center – Haines 135 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.

May 2014

Bunche Center Circle of Thought Lecture – Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 (change of date)

Price featured 3Zachary Price, Bunche Assistant Researcher on the Race & Hollywood/Hollywood Advancement Project, will discuss his work, “Transcultural Performance Disciplines: Embodying AfroAsia Through Martial Arts in Theater, Film and Everyday Practice,” which looks at performance as a strategy for political survival and transformation.  Dr. Price has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Theater and Dance, an M.F.A. in Playwriting from the New School University, a B.S. in performance studies from Northwestern University. The event will be in Haines 135 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.


Angela Davis UC Regents’ Lecture – May 8, 2014

Through her activism and her scholarship over the last decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in our nation’s quest for social justice. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender equality.  Davis is Professor of History of Consciousness, an interdisciplinary PhD program, and Professor of Feminist Studies at University of California, Santa Cruz, and is the author of eight books.  The event is sponsored by the Gender Studies Department and will be held at 5:30pm in Royce Hall.  Click here to order your free ticket via Ticketmaster.  Tickets required and seating is general admission.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m.


densmoreBunche Center Authors’ Series Lecture – Thursday, May 15th, 2014 (Change of Venue)

In his new book, The Doors: Unhinged, John Densmore, the drummer of the legendary rock band writes about the conflict between him and his band mates as they fought over the right to use The Doors’ name.  At the same time, Densmore examines how this conflict mirrors and reflects a much larger societal issue – that no amount of money seems to be enough for even the wealthiest people.

An original and founding member of the musical group “The Doors,” John co-wrote and produced numerous gold and platinum albums and toured the United States, Europe, and Japan.  He has written numerous articles for Rolling Stone, London Guardian, The Nation, LA Times, Chicago Tribune and Utne reader, and his autobiography, “Riders on the Storm,” was on the New York Times bestseller list.  John was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.  In academic year 1991-92, Densmore also established an endowment at the Bunche Center to support UCLA undergraduate students who major or minor in Afro-American Studies.  This event is free and open to the public.  Books will be available for purchase.  The event will be held in the Downstairs Lounge of the UCLA Faculty Center [Map] from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.  To RSVP, Click Here.


Images of Blackness Film Series – #3 – Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 gaye hamilton

Images of Blackness film series will feature Lisa Gay Hamilton, television and theater actress who received two Obie awards and directed the documentary film Beah: A Black Woman Speaks.  The event will be held the Bunche Library & Media Center – Haines 135 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.




Please check the Bunche Center website regularly for additional events throughout the year.  Unless noted, these programs are free and open to the public. All-day parking ($12) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lots 2, 3 or 4 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues). UCLA is smoke-free and tobacco-free. The use of cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and all other tobacco products, as well as electronic cigarettes, will be prohibited on UCLA’s campus and at sites owned or fully leased by the university. For more information, please visit: https://ccle.ucla.edu/course/view/UCLA_tobacco_free_task_force.