Tales of the Grim Sleeper: Film Screening and Discussion
May
18
12:00 PM12:00

Tales of the Grim Sleeper: Film Screening and Discussion

In the documentary, Tale of the Grim Sleeper, Nick Broomfield digs into the case of the notorious serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper, who terrorized black & other women in South Central LA over 25 years. Join us for a screening followed by a discussion with Margaret Prescod of KPFK Radio and Nana Gyamfi, human & civil rights attorney.

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Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Conference
May
17
to May 19

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Conference

From May 17-19, 2018, the American Indian Studies Center at University of California, Los Angeles and its Southern California co-hosts will welcome NAISA, the largest scholarly organization devoted to Indigenous issues and research, to Yaanga (Downtown Los Angeles) on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Tongva.

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Black, Brown, and Powerful: Freedom Dreams in Unequal Cities
Apr
26
to Apr 27

Black, Brown, and Powerful: Freedom Dreams in Unequal Cities

Join the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin, to share and discuss research and activism to analyze structures of urban displacement, racialized policing, and the mass supervision and control of youth. The event will also shine a light on organizing frameworks and resistance strategies that challenge exclusion.

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Michelle Morse: The Need for an Anti-Racist Campaign in Global Health: Challenging the Savior Complex
Feb
2
12:00 PM12:00

Michelle Morse: The Need for an Anti-Racist Campaign in Global Health: Challenging the Savior Complex

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Michelle Morse, MD, MPH is an Associate Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity and Assistant Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In this talk, Dr. Morse will talk about the need for an anti-racist campaign in the glocal health movement. 

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Ghost in the Machine: How Christianity Haunts the Biological Sciences
Jan
31
12:00 PM12:00

Ghost in the Machine: How Christianity Haunts the Biological Sciences

  • La Kretz Garden Pavillion Room 100 (map)
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In this talk, Keel argues that the enduring belief that race comes from “Nature” reflects the haunting influence of Christian intellectual history on the development of modern scientific thinking about human ancestry. Keel suggests this unavoidable convergence of science and religion has consequences for our ability to recognize the social factors that produce and maintain human biological differences.

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Faculty Affiliates Meeting - all faculty encouraged to attend
Jan
25
12:00 PM12:00

Faculty Affiliates Meeting - all faculty encouraged to attend

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Calling all interested faculty!

Please bring the following to the meeting:

  • €Your appetite.
  • €Your calendar. Please either review it in advance or bring it to the meeting so we can settle on regular dates for our activities€
  • Any announcements that may be of interest to this group
  • Some symbol of your relationship to racism, social justice or health that you feel comfortable sharing with the group. This may be something material (e.g., a recent publication or award) or non-material (e.g., a memory).
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Breakfast with Douglas Massey
Jan
10
9:15 AM09:15

Breakfast with Douglas Massey

  • Room 36-070A, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (map)
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Doug Massey is Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, with a joint appointment in the Woodrow Wilson School. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, he is the current president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and is a member of the Council of the National Academy of Sciences and co-editor of the Annual Review of Sociology. He currently serves as Director of the Office of Population Research. Massey’s research focuses on international migration, race and housing, discrimination, education, urban poverty, stratification, and Latin America, especially Mexico. He is the author, most recently, of Brokered Boundaries: Constructing Immigrant Identity in Anti-Immigrant Times, coauthored with Magaly Sanchez and Published by the Russell Sage Foundation.

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