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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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A Reading with Roxane Gay

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

A Reading with Roxane Gay Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 12:00pm-1:00pm Black Forum Room, Haines 153 (lunch will be provided) Roxane Gay’s writing appears in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018, Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, Harper’s Bazaar, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others. She is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. She is the author of the books…

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March 2019

Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace: From Watts to Detroit

March 24 - March 25
California NanoSystems Institute

“Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace: From Watts to Detroit” Sunday, March 24th, 2019 | 4:30pm-7:30pm Screening of “Amazing Grace” and Discussion Monday, March 25th, 2019 | 10:00am-4:30pm Discussions, Music & Celebration Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace: From Watts to Detroit is a two-day event held on the Queen of Soul’s 77th birthday. The event will reflect on the influence and impact of Aretha Franklin’s groundbreaking gospel album, “Amazing Grace,” recorded in Los Angeles with the late Reverend James Cleveland and The Southern…

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Gender, Slavery, and Freedom

March 15 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Royce Hall 306

Join us for an insightful discussion on the topics of Gender, Slavery, and Freedom, with a host of speakers ready to share their thoughts and views. The event will take place In Royce Hall room 306, from 10:00am-3:30pm, with a light breakfast provided at 9:30am. We hope to see you there!

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Free LA: The New Frontier of Abolition?

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
California African American Museum

We are excited to announce a performance and public dialogue with Bryonn Bain, the creator and lead performer of the award-winning "Lyrics from Lockdown." The event, "Free LA: The New Frontier of Abolition?" will be held Thurs, 7-9pm at the California African American Museum.

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