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October 2019

On the Matter of Blackness in Europe: Transnational Perspectives

October 10 - October 11
UCLA Charles E. Young Grand Salon (Kerckhoff Hall)

A Two-Day Symposium On the Matter of Blackness in Europe: Transnational Perspectives Thursday, October 10th, 2019 and Friday, October 11th, 2019 UCLA Charles E. Young Grand Salon (Kerckhoff Hall) (308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095) CLICK HERE TO RSVP “On the Matter of Blackness in Europe: Transnational Perspectives” is a two-day international symposium taking place at UCLA on October 10-11, 2019. The symposium seeks to dismantle the perceived homogeneity of Black transnational and anticolonial experiences by attending to how various struggles…

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Join Ignite at UCLA!

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Interested in how you can be more politically involved? Come to the first meeting of Ignite at UCLA, where young college women can be provided opportunities to improve their community through political activism!

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Black Convocation 2019

October 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palisades Room, Carnesale Commons at UCLA

Black Convocation 2019 Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 5:00pm-8:00pm Palisades Room, Carnesale Commons at UCLA Join us for the 2019 Black Convocation event at UCLA! Good food, live entertainment, and a welcoming community. We hope to see you there! 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,…

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3rd Annual Ethnic & Indigenous Studies Welcome

October 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rolfe Hall Courtyard

3rd Annual Ethnic & Indigenous Studies Welcome October 1st, 2019 4:00pm-6:00pm Rolfe Hall Courtyard Explore African American Studies, Asian American Studies, American Indian Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Gender Studies, Labor Studies and more at our event. Enjoy food, music, giveaways with fellow students, faculty, and staff. Learn how your Ethnic & Indigenous Studies fits into your UCLA experience and beyond.   RSVP HERE: EIS2019.eventbrite.com

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August 2019

The Intersection: Woke Black Folk

August 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Skirball Cultural Center

THE INTERSECTION Woke Black Folk Friday, August 9th, 2019 Skirball Cultural Center 8:00 pm Buy Tickets HERE Nigerian American scholar, playwright, artist, and performer Funmilola Fagbamila presents a spoken word theater piece that explores and deconstructs black political identity. While demonstrating the deep differences and divides within black communities, this one-woman show also calls into question the partisanship and groupthink that often inform discussions about social justice in these times. Called “timely, brilliant, and necessary” by Angela Davis, The Intersection is a story about how…

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June 2019

Department of African American Studies Commencement Celebration 2019

June 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
UCLA Fowler Museum, Lenart Auditorium 308 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90024

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 15, 2019 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…

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May 2019

Book Celebration with Kyle T. Mays “Hip Hop Beats, Indigenous Rhymes”

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
153 Haines Hall

Book Celebration with Kyle T. Mays Hip Hop Beats, Indigenous Rhymes Modernity and Hip Hop in Indigenous North America Expressive culture has always been an important part of the social, political, and economic lives of Indigenous people. More recently, Indigenous people have blended expressive cultures with hip hop culture, creating new sounds, aesthetics, movements, and ways of being Indigenous. This book documents recent developments among the Indigenous hip hop generation. Meeting at the nexus of hip hop studies, Indigenous studies,…

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Special Advance Screening of ‘Bolden’

May 1 @ 6:00 pm
Landmark’s Regent Theater, 1045 Broxton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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Special Advance Screening of Bolden Where the Music Began Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 6:00PM Landmark's Regent Theater | 1045 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 BOLDEN, an upcoming drama directed by Dan Pritzker, imagines the compelling, powerful and tragic journey of Buddy Bolden, the unsung American hero who invented Jazz. With little biographical information known and no found recordings of his music, the film’s narrative comprises fragmented memories of his past, against the political and social context in which his revolutionary…

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April 2019

Exclusive Screening & Conversation of “THE RED LINE”

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UCLA Fowler Museum, Lenart Auditorium 308 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90024

The Department of African American Studies and the Warner Bros. Television & CBS Television Network Presents AN EXCLUSIVE SCREENING AND CONVERSATION OF “THE RED LINE” Thursday, April 25th, 2019 6:00pm-8:30pm Door Opens at 5:30pm (seating on a first come, first served basis) UCLA Fowler Museum, Lenart Auditorium | 308 Charles E Young Dr. N Event is Free and Open to All The Red Line follows the lives of three vastly different Chicago families whose stories of loss and tragedy intersect in…

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A Reading with Roxane Gay

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Black Forum Room; Haines Hall 153

We would like to invite you to a reading by critically acclaimed writer, editor, and commentator Roxane Gay. She has written numerous bestsellers such as "Bad Feminist.", "Difficult Women.", and "Hunger, a Memoir of my Body." Come through TOMORROW from 12-1pm in Haines Hall 153.

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