Bunche Center Event Calendar
Fall Quarter 2014
Bunche Center Authors’ Series Lecture – Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Megan Ming Francis is the author of Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State (Cambridge University Press, 2014). This book examines the development of civil rights and the role of the NAACP in American politics. Francis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. Books will be available for purchase. This event will be held in the Bunche Library & Media Center – Haines Hall 135, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Introduction by Uri McMillan. The event is co-sponsored by the UCLA African American Studies Department.
UCLA Asian American Studies Center & Department Book Talk – Wed., November 5th, 2014
Jeff Chang discusses his new book, Who We Be: The Colorization of America, (St. Martin’s Press, 2014). Who We Be remixes comic strips and contemporary art, campus protests and corporate marketing campaigns, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Trayvon Martin into a powerful, unusual, and timely cultural history of the idea of racial progress. Chang co-founded CultureStr/ke and ColorLines. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University. This event is co-sponsored by the Bunche Center. For additional information, visit: http://www.aasc.ucla.edu/
Bunche Center Authors’ Series Lecture – Thursday, November 6th, 2015
Michael Datcher will discuss his forthcoming book, Americus. Datcher is the author of critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller Raising Fences. Datcher teaches poetry, literary nonfiction and journalism at Loyola Marymount University where he is a Clinical professor. He received his B.A. from UC Berkeley and his M.A. from UCLA. Books will be available for purchase. This event will be held in the Bunche Library & Media Center – Haines Hall 135, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.
Bunche Center Authors’ Series Lecture – Thursday, November 13, 2014 CHANGE OF DATE
Hiram Sims will discuss his book, PHOTOETRY: Poetry and Photography from South Central (Figueroa Press 2013), a collection of poetry and photography inspired by life in Los Angeles featuring the work of photographers Sam Bendall, Adam Tillman-Young, Ammer Espy, Kim Soria, and Charisse Sims. Sims is a poet, essayist and adjunct English Professor teaching Composition and Creative Writing at Cal State University Los Angeles, Long Beach City College, and Compton College and is Director of the Community Literature Initiative and founder of the Urban Poets Society. Books will be available for purchase. Introduction by UCLA Sr. Lecturer Paul Von Blum. This event will be held in the Bunche Library & Media Center – Haines Hall 135, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.
Institute of American Cultures Fall Forum & Reception – Tuesday, November 18, 2014
A reception will be held in honor of the 2014-2015 IAC Visiting Scholars, Graduate & Predoctoral Fellows, and Research Grant Awardees. The event will be from 4:30pm – 7:00pm, in the UCLA Faculty Center, California Room.
Images in Blackness – Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Images in Blackness – Oral History, Documentary, & Scripted Works Based on Real Life is a film series that will feature filmmakers and scholars whose work explores the impact and the absence of diverse artists has on the entertainment industry. The Bunche Center will curate this series, which will be organized as movie screenings/film clips followed by panel discussions about the films and current relevant research in the discipline. The first presentation in the series will feature Thomas Allen Harris discussing his documentary, Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People. The film is a unique examination of the way black photographers—and their subjects—have used the camera as a tool for social change from the time photography was invented to the present and examines the burden of representation and the redemptive powers of creativity. Harris is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has screened at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Biennial, Reina Sofia, the Corcoran Gallery, and on PBS, ARTE, and CBC as well as at the Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, Outfest, and FESPACO film festivals. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Rockefeller Fellowship, and has garnered nominations for several Emmy Awards and an Independent Spirit Award. This event will be held in the Bunche Library & Media Center – Haines Hall 135, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. This event is co-sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center, the Academic Advancement Program, and the Center for Oral History Research.
Bunche Center Authors’ Series Lecture – Tuesday, December 2, 2014 – CHANGE OF DATE
Karin Stanford will discuss Wayne Pharr’s memoir, Nine Lives of a Black Panther: A Story of Survival (2014: Chicago Review Press). Pharr was an active member of the Black Panther Party in Los Angeles in the 1970s. Dr. Stanford is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Pan African Studies Department at California State University Northridge. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase. The event will be held in the Bunche Library & Media Center – Haines Hall 135, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.
Unless otherwise noted, these programs are free and open to the public and no RSVPs are necessary. 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.
Please check the Bunche Center website regularly for additional event updates throughout the year.