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May 2017

Film Screening & Discussion of: BaddDDD, Sonia Sanchez

May 17 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

RESCHEDULED TO MAY 17th, 2017 Film Screening & Discussion of: BaddDDD, Sonia Sanchez Screening will be followed by a Discussion with Dr. Sonia Sanchez + Book Signing and Reception. Date: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 Time: 4:30pm-7:00pm Location: CNSI Auditorium (South Campus) RSVP HERE  

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Costume Designer, Ruth E Carter: Design for the Decades

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Design for the Decades with Ruth E. Carter, UCLA TFT Copley Center’s Swarovski Designer-in-Residence UCLA Bridges Theater Monday, May 15th, 2017 7:00pm-9:00pm (reception to follow) Ruth E. Carter’s unparalleled ability to develop an authentic story through costume and character has made her one of the most sought after and renowned costume designers today. She has garnered two Academy Award (Oscar) nominations for “Best Costume Design,” for Spike Lee’s Malcolm X (1992) and Steven Spielberg’s Amistad (1997). Ruth Carter holds a…

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A Talk with Richard C. Brown: From Appalachia to the Academy

May 9 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

A Talk with Richard C. Brown: From Appalachia to the Academy Join us in a colloquia to hear Richard C. Brown speak about his experience growing up black in Appalachia during the Civil Rights Era, his journey migrating to New York during the height of the African-American Great Migration, and his experience collaborating with his daughter, Professor Karida L. Brown (UCLA Sociology), on her research project on the African American experience in and through central Appalachia. Date: Tuesday, May 9th,…

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Emancipation and Empire Series: Professor E. Kwame Otu

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Emancipation & Empire: Africa and the Project of Black Studies presents Professor E. Kwame Otu Carter G. Woodson Center for African-American and African Studies, University of Virginia at the Black Forum at the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies; UCLA 153 Haines Hall Monday, May 8th, 2017 12:00pm-2:00pm All workshops will be based on a pre-circulated paper. Hardcopies are available at the African Studies Center, the Department of African American Studies, and the Ralph J. Bunche Center. For more information…

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April 2017

Emancipation and Empire Series: Professor Siba N’Zatioula Grovogui

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Emancipation & Empire: Africa and the Project of Black Studies presents Professor Siba N'Zatioula Grovogui Africana Studies and Research Center, Cornell University at the Black Forum at the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies; UCLA 153 Haines Hall Monday, April 24th, 2017 12:00pm-2:00pm All workshops will be based on a pre-circulated paper. Hardcopies are available at the African Studies Center, the Department of African American Studies, and the Ralph J. Bunche Center. For more information contact: Eboni Shaw: eshaw@afam.ucla.edu

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Obsesion Cuban Hip Hop Duo In Residence at UCLA

April 12 @ 3:00 pm - April 13 @ 5:00 pm

Obsesion- Cuban Hip Hop DuoIn Residence at UCLA Wednesday-Thursday, April 12-13 Wednesday, April 12, 3-5 p.m Cuban Hip Hop: Desde el principio Schoenberg Music Building, Room 1100 (Schoenberg Auditorium) Documentary screening followed by a Q&A with Obsesion and filmmaker Vanessa Díaz (Visiting researcher at Chicano Studies Research Center) Co-sponsor: Department of Ethnomusicology Thursday, April 13, 5-7 p.m Public Conversation with Obsesion on Hip Hop, Race, and Gender Powell Library Rotunda Moderated by Aisha Finch, UCLA Professor of African…

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Winston C. Doby Distinguished Lecture featuring U.S. House of Representative John Lewis

April 10 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Monday, April 10th, 2017 11:30pm-1:00pm UCLA Royce Hall The UCLA Academic Advancement Program Proudly Presents The 5th Annual Winston C. Doby Distinguished Lecture featuring THE HONORABLE JOHN LEWIS United States House of Representatives Tickets are free of charge Available from the UCLA Central Ticket Office in person or by phone (310) 825-2101 Click Here for More Information

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March 2017

What It Iz! The Spokenwordical

March 17 - March 18
Los Angeles Theater Center,

A fusion of traditional musical theatre, hip-hop, and spoken-word poetics, this "spokenwordical" is inspired by the 1975 musical The Wiz. What It Iz is a journey of self-discovery from the birth of hip-hop through the social and political corruption that fuels the current incarceration epidemic. Poignant and humorous, mesmerizing and musical, come see What It Iz! To RSVP: what-it-iz.eventbrite.com Suggested Donations General Admission: $20 per ticket Groups of 5 or more: $10 per ticket To donate to the UCLA Department of…

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Film Screening of: BaddDDD, Sonia Sanchez

March 13 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
California NanoSystems Institute,

Screening will be followed by a Discussion with Dr. Sonia Sanchez + Book Signing and Reception. All are Welcome!

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Uri McMillan: Author Meets Critic

March 6 @ 4:00 pm - March 7 @ 5:00 pm
Humanities Building, Room 193,

In Celebration of Professor Uri McMillan’s multiple award-winning book Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art & Performance   Featuring Guest Speakers: Amber Musser, Washington University Jessica Johnson, Johns Hopkins Patrick Anderson, UC, Irvine Josh Chambers-Letson, Northwestern University Roy Perez, Willamette University Jayna Brown, UC, Riverside

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