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January 2021

Join us for the UCLA Black Bruin Resource Center Focus Groups!

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - January 27 @ 6:00 pm

  Hello Black Bruin Community, It is with great excitement that we announce the opening and development of UCLA's First Black Bruin Resource Center. This achievement could not be done without your advocacy, persistence, hard work, and dedication to the development of further resources for the Black community. As key stakeholders and collaborators of this center, we invite you to share your input on how to shape the center to fit our students’ needs and essential resources. For us to ensure we are…

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UCLA Black Alumni Association’s Social Justice Summit

January 8 @ 8:00 am - January 10 @ 11:00 am

UCLA Black Alumni Association’s Social Justice Summit January 7th-10th, 2021 Register HERE UCLA Black Alumni Association’s Social Justice Summit is going virtual. Following a tumultuous year which laid bare the country’s racial inequity, UBAA plans to bring thought leaders, activists, entertainers and Black Bruin professionals together to discuss the most pressing issues facing the Black community today. Watch the promo video here or below: https://vimeo.com/494610445 Schedule of Events: Thursday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. A Love Song for LaTasha – Panel…

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December 2020

FESTIVALS IN THE CITY OF ANGELS: KWANZAA IN LEIMERT PARK VILLAGE

December 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

FESTIVALS IN THE CITY OF ANGELS: KWANZAA IN LEIMERT PARK VILLAGE Thursday, December 17, 2020   |   5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Kwanzaa is a relatively new holiday, created in 1966, following the Watts Rebellion, to bring the Black community together. Today, it is celebrated annually around the world, most notably on the West Coast in Leimert Park Village, the vibrant heart of Black culture in Los Angeles. The Fowler has partnered with We Love Leimert for a program honoring Kwanzaa…

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Career Day with the Lakers

December 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us this Friday, Dec 11th, 2020 for a panel discussion featuring staff from the LA Lakers and the broad range of career paths that exist within professional supports. Hosted by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies in partnership with the Lakers Black Action Network. Register Here

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Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration 2020 with Dr. Scot Brown (Keynote Speaker)

December 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) and Syracuse University's Department of African American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences invites you to virtually celebrate a Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration event! Special guest performers include: the Adanfo Ensemble ( African Drumming and Dance), Dr. Joan Hillsman ( Joan Hillsman Network), Alice Queen (Vocalist) and Dr. Scot Brown (Keynote Speaker). The concert will be live-streamed from CFAC, with virtual doors opening at 7 p.m EST/ 4 p.m. PST Register Here

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Homegoing: The Technology of Living Data and Black Public Mourning in the Age of COVID-19

December 10, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

UCLA’s Digital Humanities program, Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (c2i2), and the Department of Information Studies’ Graduate Student Colloquium present:  Homegoing: The Technology of Living Data and Black Public Mourning in the Age of COVID-19 A lecture by Professor Kim Gallon (Purdue University) Thursday, December 10, 2020  3:00pm (PST) Kim Gallon is an Associate Professor of History. Her work investigates the cultural dimensions of the Black Press in the early twentieth century. She is the author of many articles and…

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Black Lives Matter in Brazil

December 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Like in the United States, police violence against people of color is pervasive in Brazil, the country with the world’s second-largest Black population. This interdisciplinary panel of scholars from Brazil and the U.S. will trace the history of Black Brazilian mobilization against state-sanctioned violence; compare police violence against people of color in Brazil, the U.S., and South Africa; and examine the particular impacts of police violence on Black LGBTQ+ Brazilians. Thursday, December 10, 2020 11:00AM PDT Click Here for the…

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November 2020

“Lena Horne, Stormy Weather, and the Hollywood Supernova” by Dr. Philana Payton (UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow)

November 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Lena Horne, Stormy Weather, and the Hollywood Supernova" A Talk by Dr. Philana Payton (UC Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow) November 20, 2020 at 4PM PST Register Here

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10-Year Anniversary of “Critical Race Theory, Race Equity, and Public Health: Toward Antiracism Praxis” Fall Symposium

November 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice, & Health presents the “10-Year Anniversary of “Critical Race Theory, Race Equity, and Public Health: Toward Antiracism Praxis” Fall Symposium Friday, November 20, 2020 at 12PM PT/3PM ET Ten years ago, Dr. Chandra Ford and Dr. Collins Airhihenbuwa published, “Critical Race Theory, Race Equity, and Public Health” and "The Public Health Critical Race Methodology: Praxis for Antiracism Research”, revolutionary pieces of work that transformed the study of race within the field…

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“Black Lives Matter—Past, Present, and Beyond” lecture series featuring Christopher Lebron

November 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

"Black Lives Matter—Past, Present, and Beyond" lecture series featuring Christopher Lebron Associate Professor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University The Beautiful Ugly Struggle: How Black Lives Mattered to Angela Davis and Amiri Baraka Friday, November 20, 2020 at 9:00am PST Live Streaming via Zoom RSVP Here

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