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July 2018

HBCU Kickback

July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fowler Museum Courtyard, 308 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90024

This is a reception for HBCU students involved with STEM research programs at UCLA.

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June 2018

UCLA Community & Local Government Relations presents Learn at Lunch featuring Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernandez

June 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
LA City Hall, 4th Floor Media Room, 200 N Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

For more information and to RSVP, go to advocacy.ucla.edu/event/lunch.

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Steven Loza Book Talk

June 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Schoenberg Music Building at UCLA, Room 1230, 445 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

Steven Loza, Professor and Chair of the Department of Ethnomusicology and Director of the Center for Latino Arts, will be speaking about his most recent books, The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson (University Press of Mississippi, 2018) and Musicología Global: Pensamientos clásicos y contemporáneos sobre la etnomusicología (CENIDIM and the UCLA Latin American Institute, in conjunction with UCLA Ethnomusicology Publications, 2018). Reception to follow. The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, click here. Click here to download the…

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May 2018

Film Screening & Discussion “Tales of the Grim Sleeper”

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room 33-105 CHS, 650 Charles E Young Dr S
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772 United States

The Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice, and Health presents a film screening and discussion of “Tales of the Grim Sleeper” by Nick Broomfield. This film digs into the case of the notorious serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper, who terrorized black and other women in South Central LA over 25 years. Featured panelists are Margaret Prescod of KPFK Radio and Nana Gyamfi, human & civil rights attorney. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is co-sponsored by the Ralph J.…

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Walter Thompson-Hernández talk – “The Role of Public Scholarship in 2018”

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Haines Hall 153, 375 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

New York Times visual reporter, Walter Thompson-Hernández, will give a talk on “The Role of Public Scholarship in 2018.” Kelly Lytle Hernández, Professor of History and African American Studies at UCLA and Interim Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, will moderate this discussion about reaching broad audiences and doing public scholarship. Lunch will be provided. RSVP requested due to limited seating. Speaker bio: Walter Thompson-Hernández is part of a new initiative at The New York Times called “Surfacing” which explores subcultures around the world…

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Discussion with Vaughn Rasberry, author of Race and the Totalitarian Century: Geopolitics in the Black Literary Imagination

May 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
6275 Bunche Hall, 315 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Join us for a discussion with Vaughn Rasberry, author of Race and the Totalitarian Century: Geopolitics in the Black Literary Imagination (Harvard University Press, 2016). Vaughn Rasberry is an Associate Professor of English at Stanford University. He works on African American and African Diaspora literature, 20th-century U.S. fiction, postcolonial theory, and philosophical theories of modernity. Justin Desmangles, the director of the Before Columbus Foundation and host of the radio broadcast New Day Jazz, will moderate the discussion. Winner of the Ralph J. Bunche…

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Monique Bedasse Book Talk – “Jah Kingdom: Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the Age of Decolonization”

May 2 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Haines Hall 153, 375 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

Winner of the Anna Julia Cooper and C.L.R. James Award from the National Council for Black Studies, Jah Kingdom uses Rastafarian repatriation to Tanzania to examine the transnational politics of pan-African ideas and praxis following the rise of independent nation-states across the Caribbean and Africa. “Jah Kingdom is the work of a talented, imaginative historian whose innovative approach to Rastafari and black internationalism captures a neglected stream in the long history of Pan-African political aspirations and anticolonial struggles.”—Minkah Makalani, University of Texas at Austin Professor Bedasse holds…

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April 2018

Ula Taylor Book Talk – “The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam”

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
6275 Bunche Hall, 315 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The patriarchal structure of the Nation of Islam (NOI) promised black women the prospect of finding a provider and a protector among the organization’s men, who were fiercely committed to these masculine roles. Black women’s experience in the NOI, however, has largely remained on the periphery of scholarship. Here, Ula Taylor documents their struggle to escape the devaluation of black womanhood while also clinging to the empowering promises of patriarchy. Taylor shows how, despite being relegated to a lifestyle that…

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The Bunche Library and Media Center Presents IMAGES IN BLACKNESS: “41st and Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers”

April 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Haines Hall 153, 375 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

“41st & Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers,” directed by Gregory Everett, is the first part in a documentary series that follows the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party from its glorious Black Power beginnings to its tragic demise. Join us for a free screening and discussion following the film. The event is free and open to the public.

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Aaron Kamugisha Lecture – “Beyond Coloniality: Freedom in the Caribbean Intellectual Tradition”

April 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Haines Hall 153, 375 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

Aaron Kamugisha is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. He is the editor of Caribbean Political Thought: The Colonial State to Caribbean Internationalisms (2013), Caribbean Political Thought: Theories of the Post-Colonial State (2013), (with Yanique Hume) Caribbean Cultural Thought: From Plantation to Diaspora (2013) and Caribbean Popular Culture: Power, Politics and Performance (2016), and with Jane Gordon, Lewis Gordon and Neil Roberts, Journeys in Caribbean Thought: The Paget Henry Reader (2016). His work has been published in journals such as Race & Class, Small…

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