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May 2020

Charly Palmer Regents Lecture

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
INSTAGRAM LIVE

UCLA Regents Lecturer Charly Palmer Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3PM (PST), 6PM (EST) Instagram LIVE @ucla_afam In this lecture series, Charly Palmer discusses the role of the artist in protest movements and how to use art to not only communicate a feeling but also directly impact the world. Q&A to follow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxgoY5hUp64&feature=youtu.be

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March 2020

“The Coming Mental Rage,” a Poetry Reading and Performance by Will Alexander.

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Green Room, Rm. 1230 Schoenberg Music Building

"The Coming Mental Rage," a Poetry Reading and Performance by Will Alexander Tuesday, March 10th 3-5pm Green Room, Rm. 1230 Schoenberg Music Building Poet, essayist, novelist, playwright, philosopher, visual artist, musician, Will Alexander has been hailed as one of the most important surrealist voices on the planet. A native of Los Angeles, he earned his BA in English and creative writing from the University of California–Los Angeles in 1972. Alexander’s books of poetry include Across the Vapour Gulf (2017), Compression & Purity (2011), The Sri…

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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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Thinking About Religion: Langston Hughes and a Literary Approach to the Study of African American Religious History

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Royce 306

Prof. Wallace Best will be giving a presentation on African American Religious History, with special attention given to Langston Hughe's insights into the subject. If you are interested in the event, please RSVP at www.religion.ucla.edu.

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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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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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Buy Back the Block: A Discussion About Nipsey Hussle and Gentrification in South L.A.

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bradley International Hall 300

The Common Experience Program and the Department of African American Studies presents: Buy Back the Block: A Discussion About Nipsey Hussle and Gentrification in South L.A. Facilitated by Marcus A. Hunter, Chair of African American Studies and Kevin Powell, Civil & Human Rights Activist and Public Speaker Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 6:00pm-8:00pm Bradley International Hall 300 Free food at the event!

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Black Excellence 2020

February 19 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bradley Internation Hall

Don't miss out on this chance to meet and network with successful black professionals in a variety of career fields! Check out the event HERE

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“And You Know Who I Am”: Paul Robeson in Concert

February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Royce 314 and Schoenberg Hall

“And You Know Who I Am”: Paul Robeson in Concert February 13, 2020 Royce 314 and Schoenberg Hall We are pleased to present “And You Know Who I Am”: Paul Robeson in Concert (see attached draft flyer) in Schoenberg Hall on February 13, organized by Shana Redmond and the Center for Musical Humanities. An afternoon symposium in Royce 314, "Everything Man: Author Meets Critics" will include scholars Tammy Kernodle (Miami U), Jeffrey C. Stewart (UCSB Pulitzer Prize winner), and Kevin…

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Melnitz Repertory presents: Passing Through w/ Larry Clark in person (16mm)

February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
James Bridges Theater, UCLA Melnitz 1409

One of the greatest jazz films ever made, screening in its original format, with director Larry Clark in person Thursday, February 13, 2020 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM James Bridges Theater, UCLA Melnitz 1409 Free screening! 16mm preservation print from the UCLA Film and Television Archive, co-presented by the UCLA Department of African-American Studies and the AMIA UCLA Student Chapter With director Larry Clark in person for a conversation with film curator Jheanelle Brown (LA Filmforum) REGISTER HERE The explosion…

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