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December 2018

Festival of Freedom

December 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Connect with Organizations Fighting Mass Incarceration! December 1, 2018 12PM-5PM Come celebrate a day of family fun, social justice films, art, healing, music, spoken word and so much more! For more information or to RSVP: Email 2018beyondthebars@gmail.com  

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November 2018

Transformation: Lectures, Conversations and Storytelling About Healing and Social Action

November 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S Grand Ave #240
Los Angeles, 90007
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"Transformation: Lectures, Conversations and Storytelling About Healing and Social Action." The event will be proceeding from August-February, with seven events in total. Each event has a one-word theme/title, and these are: Resilience, Hope, Imagination, Clarity, Integrity, Trust, and Solidarity. Each event features several guest storytellers, who will be sharing life or community stories related to the event theme. All events in the series are free and open to the public. Clarity: Stories by Jerrika Hinton, Susan Burton, Dean Tutulu Steckman, Gabriela…

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“Black Feminism and the Practice of Care”

November 16, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
UCLA Faculty Center, Sequoia Room, 480 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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BLACK FEMINISM AND THE PRACTICE OF CARE Friday, November 16th, 2018 9:00am-4:30pm 9:00am Breakfast, 9:30am Discussions , 4:30pm Closing Reception UCLA Faculty Center, Sequoia Room Audre Lorde famously maintained that “caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” This gathering explores the concept of care against the backdrop of Lorde’s quote, through the lens of black feminist epistemology and praxis. It understands care as a community practice of generating power, as…

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Film screening and Q&A with director Boots Riley of “Sorry to Bother You”

November 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lenart Auditorium (A103B), 308 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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UCLA Department of Anthropology, Undergraduate Program, Luskin School of Public Affairs and the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies present director Boots Riley and his film Sorry to Bother You. Q&A follows with H. Samy Alim, Gaye Theresa Johnson, Boots Riley, Kelly Lytle Hernandez, and Robin D.G. Kelley. To download the flyer, click here!

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The Black Blackout: New Media Erasures of Black and Brown Narratives – And How to Fight Back. A discussion with Esther Iverem.

November 1, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Haines Hall 153, 375 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Please join us for a discussion with Esther Iverem on “The Black Blackout: New Media Erasures of Black and Brown Narratives – And How to Fight Back.” To download the flyer, click here!

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October 2018

“New Directions in the Study of Black Atlantic Religions”

October 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
10383 Bunche Hall, 315 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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UC Multi-campus Research Group on New Approaches to Black Atlantic Religions University of California Office of the President Multi-campus Research Programs & Initiative Funding (MRPI) present a conference on “New Directions in the Study of Black Atlantic Religions” Free and open to the public RSVP requested to sbreeding@international.ucla.edu This multidisciplinary group composed of faculty from across UC campuses will critically assess the current state of scholarship on Black Atlantic belief systems and theorize new methodologies and analytic orientations for comparative and regional…

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UCLA Institute of American Cultures Annual Fall Forum 2018

October 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
James West Alumni Center, 325 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, 90095
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Featuring the 2018–19 IAC visiting researchers and scholars, graduate and predoctoral fellows, and research grant awardees at UCLA’s four ethnic studies centers: Asian American Studies Center American Indian Studies Center Bunche Center for African American Studies Chicano Studies Research Center Hear directly from four scholars- one representing each center- about their innovative work, ideas, and goals. Each will be interviewed by a mentor. Josen Diaz, Ph.D., IAC Visiting Scholar, Asian American Studies Center Topic: Memory as Anti-History: National Culture and Other…

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Black Convocation 2018

October 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Carnesale Commons – Palisades Room, 251 Charles E Young Drive West
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

The Black Convocation is an annual event that welcomes new and returning students to the UCLA campus and makes them aware of the different organizations, departments, and resources available to serve them. It is an evening full of Bruin pride, providing encouragement, anecdotes about the past, and a glimpse of the future from UCLA faculty, staff, and alumni dedicated to supporting all students. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP at https://uclablackconvocation2018.eventbrite.com. To download a printable version of…

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Italy and the Geopolitics of Migration: Aesthetic Approaches

October 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

RSVP Presented by the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media and the Department of Italian The recent formation of the Five Star Movement and the League coalition government (May 2018) has catapulted Italy again into the forefront of European conservative politics marked by populism, national retrenchment, anti-immigration sentiment, and skepticism toward joint ventures and platforms of the European Union. At this moment it is worth revisiting the real consequences of continental migration and to explore Italy as a plural,…

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Invitation: (2nd ever!) Ethnic and Indigenous Studies Welcome (10/1, 4-6pm @ James West Alumni Center)

October 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
James West Alumni Center, 325 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, 90095
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African American Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Chicana/o Studies host the 2nd Ethnic and Indigenous Studies Welcome to be held on Monday, October 1, 2018, from 4:00PM-6:00PM at James West Alumni Center.  Explore Ethnic and Indigenous Studies at UCLA. This event gathers ethnic and indigenous studies academic units, organized research units, affiliated identity student groups, and affiliated units together to welcome students to campus. Participating units: American Indian Studies Center American Indian Studies IDP Asian American Studies Center Asian American Studies…

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