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February 2020

QueerCurrent Lecture Series: “Dancing #BlackDeathMatters” by Shanté Smalls

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce 314

QueerCurrent Lecture Series: “Dancing #BlackDeathMatters: Transness, Femmness, and Public Protest” by Shanté Smalls February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Royce Hall 314 LGBTQ Studies cordially invites you to their lecture series QueerCurrent. This talk takes seriously the work that Black dance can do as both public protest against State violence and as an aesthetic performance of Black aliveness. It will also discuss how dance interrupts and revises possibilities for living under conditions of antiblackness in the US. Shanté Paradigm Smalls (they/them/theirs) is…

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March 2020

WHILE BLACK WITH MK ASANTE presented by Snapchat

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
James Bridges Theater

WHILE BLACK WITH MK ASANTE Monday, March 2, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm James Bridges Theater WHILE BLACK WITH MK ASANTE presented by Snapchat Best-selling author, filmmaker and educator MK Asante is bringing his hit Snapchat show WHILE BLACK WITH MK ASANTE on the road, visiting college campuses across the country. Joined by special guest speakers, Asante will bring the show's powerful messages to life, exploring what it means to be young, gifted and black in America. Don't miss out on this exciting…

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Thinking Gender 2020: Sexual Violence as Structural Violence: Feminist Visions of Transformative Justice

March 6 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Carnesale Commons, UCLA 350 De Neve Drive Los Angeles, CA 90095

This year marks Thinking Gender’s 30th anniversary! FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020 CARNESALE COMMONS, UCLA GENERAL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN Pre-Register by Friday, February 28, 2020. In-person registration will also be available on the day of the event. DETAILED SCHEDULE Thinking Gender 2020 will focus on feminist, queer, trans, anti-carceral, transnational, and intersectional approaches to sexual violence.  Recent #MeToo mobilizations against high-profile predatory sexual abusers including Harvey Weinstein, R. Kelly, and Jeffrey Epstein have heightened public conversation around sexual violence. While…

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June 2020

African American Studies Commencement 2020

June 13 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Lenart Auditorium in the Fowler Museum

Congratulations! The faculty and staff of the Department of African American Studies are looking forward to sharing this wonderful occasion with you. Date: Saturday, June 13, 2020 Time: 11:30 A.M. Location: Fowler Museum, Lenart Auditorium Ticket Information: Students may request up to 4 complimentary tickets for the Department of African American Studies Ceremony. An additional four tickets per student are available at $12.00/each. You should ONLY order tickets for your guests – you do not need a ticket for yourself. Depending on how many tickets are…

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