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April 2021

Save the date: Join the UCLA Legacy 2021!

April 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

With great excitement, we invite you to join us on the evening of Tuesday, April 6th, for Join the UCLA Legacy, a virtual event honoring our African American admits for the Fall class of 2021. Save the date to connect with faculty and staff to learn more about the many benefits of becoming a Bruin! Our success speaks for itself through these student responses. --"I especially enjoyed being able to discuss with the department chairs and their willingness to make…

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March 2021

Dean’s Salon, “Ethnic Studies at UCLA: Scholarship for Social Justice”

March 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us on March 23rd at 4:00pm for the UCLA College of Social Sciences for the Dean's Salon,"Ethnic Studies at UCLA: Scholarship for Social Justice" This event is a conversation with   Leisy Abrego Chair and Professor UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o and Central American Studies Randall Akee Chair and Associate Professor, UCLA Department of American Indian Studies Associate Professor, UCLA Department of Public Policy Cheryl Keyes Chair and Professor, UCLA Department of African American Studies Professor, Ethnomusicology and Global…

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February 2021

Black Excellence: Celebrate and Network with Successful Professionals

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

You are invited to participate on Thursday, February 25th and celebrate with UCLA's Black Bruin legacy & history in the making. Featuring: Celebration of the history & legacy of Black Bruins through the formal recognition of historical icons, contemporary alumni, staff, and faculty who have exhibited exceptional career success. Panel of distinguished UCLA alumni, staff and faculty focusing on Academic & Career Achievement and providing solutions to contemporary issues with focus on intersection with diversity and social justice. Networking with…

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TED X UCLA and UCLA African American Studies present Bryonn Bain an IG LIVE Q&A

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Join us!! On our IG Live this Monday. We are collaborating with TED X UCLA to deliver a very special black history month event!! Prison activist, actor, hip hop theatre pioneer, and @ucla_afam faculty member, Bryonn Bain will be participating in a Q and A on the meaning of black history month, prison reform, resilience and more. Don’t miss out! This Monday at 12pm PST!! . . . Bryonn Bain is Brooklyn’s own hip hop theater innovator, spoken word poetry…

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‘Blues for the 1980s’: Funk Bands in Dayton, Ohio

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We are proud to announce that one of our esteemed faculty members Dr. Scot Brown will be apart of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music's Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy Colloquium Series. Dr. Scot Brown is an associate professor of African American Studies and History at UCLA. Brown is the author of the book Fighting For Us and has penned numerous articles on African American history, social/political movements, music, and popular culture. He is a contributing author and the editor of the book, Discourse on…

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A Road Map to Black Homeownership & Black Entrepreneurship in Real Estate: How to Get Started

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - February 17 @ 7:00 pm

Are you interested in learning how to invest in real estate without a large down payment or getting your hands too dirty? Hear from our panelists, who found creative ways to build generational wealth through real estate.   Join us on February 16th and 17th for this two part panel series on black homeownership and entrepreneurship! You don't want to miss this incredible opportunity to get advice from successful black entrepreneurs and real estate agents. This event was organized by…

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The Elephant in the Room: BIPOC Artistic and Intellectual Presence in Music Studies

February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

February 10, 2021 - Danielle Brown: "The Elephant in the Room: BIPOC Artistic and Intellectual Presence in Music Studies" The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and The UCLA Department of African American Studies are proud to welcome multi-disciplinary artist, scholar, and Founder of of My People Tell Stories, LLC, Danielle Brown. In this presentation, Dr. Brown will discuss her efforts to address issues of equity, diversity and inclusion to create positive change through her work at My People Tell Stories and her social…

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BLACK MINDS MATTER: Exploring Traumas Dispelling Stigmas and Promoting Wellness

February 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

BLACK MINDS MATTER: Exploring Traumas Dispelling Stigmas and Promoting Wellness Please join us for an engaging and thought provoking panel discussion on mental health in the black community. Panelists names and information is displayed in the flyer! Register Now!!

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Black Excellence: Celebrate and Network with Successful Professionals

February 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

You are invited to participate on Thursday, February 25th and celebrate with UCLA's Black Bruin legacy & history in the making. Featuring: Celebration of the history & legacy of Black Bruins through the formal recognition of historical icons, contemporary alumni, staff, and faculty who have exhibited exceptional career success Panel of distinguished UCLA alumni, staff and faculty focusing on Academic & Career Achievement and providing solutions to contemporary issues with focus on intersection with diversity and social justice Networking with…

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Gender, Race, and Age Behind Bars: Impacts of Long-term Sentencing

February 3 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

UCLA CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN PRESENTS GENDER, RACE, AND AGE BEHIND BARS: IMPACTS OF LONG-TERM SENTENCING CO-HOSTED BY THE UCLA CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM AND THE LA COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE DATE: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 TIME: 12:15 PM-1:30 PM LOCATION: Zoom Webinar (RSVP) This event is free and open to the public with registration. Join us for a rare opportunity to hear from two formerly-incarcerated women activists on the compounded adverse impacts of long-term sentencing on the elderly,…

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