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April 2019

Art & Law Festival

April 12 - April 14

Connecting ART & LAW FOR LIBERATION a CALL TO ACTION to end Mass Incarceration Join visionary artists, activists, attorneys, advocates and legal scholars at UCLA to share innovative, cutting-edge collaborations at the intersection of ART and LAW aimed at coming together in community to re-energize and play while simultaneously developing and disseminating new strategies to end mass incarceration. CALL FOR PROPOSALS! Deadline: January 15, 2019 Acceptance: March 4, 2019 This is a collaboration between UCLA’s Prison Education Program and the…

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February 2019

UCLA Center for the Study of Women Presents “Thinking Gender 2019: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State”

February 22
Luskin Conference Center, UCLA, 425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles,, CA 90095 United States
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Thinking Gender 2019: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State DATE: February 22, 2019 LOCATION: Luskin Conference Center, UCLA Call for Proposals Deadline: Sunday, October 28 at 11:59 PM (PDT) The UCLA Center for the Study of Women invites submissions of graduate student paper, roundtable presentation, and poster proposals, and undergraduate student poster proposals for our 29th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference. This year’s conference theme, Feminists Confronting the Carceral State, will focus on gendered regimes of captivity, state violence,…

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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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