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October 2018

Beauty Bites Beast: The Missing Conversation About Ending Violence

October 24 @ 5:00 pm
208 Kaufman Hall

Beauty Bites Beast: The Missing Conversation About Ending Violence Organized by the Department of World Arts and Culture/Dance Featuring Director Ellen Snortland Date: October 24, 2018 Time: 5:00 - 8:00 PM Location: 208 Kaufman Hall Beauty Bites Beast is a documentary film that tracks women's empowerment self-defense training in three national locations, the US, Mexico, and Israel. The film treats violence against women as a tool of social control and examines the ways in which women have been systematically denied…

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New Directions in Black Atlantic Religion

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
10383 Bunche Hall, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
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Organized by the African Studies Center and presented by UC Multi-campus Research Group on New Approaches to Black Atlantic Religions and University of California Office of the President Multi-campus Research Programs & Initiative Funding (MRPI) Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: 10383 Bunche Hall Program: http://www.international.ucla.edu/asc/event/13430 Free and open to the public! This multidisciplinary group composed of faculty from multiple UC campuses will critically assess the current state of scholarship on Black Atlantic belief…

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November 2018

#masshysteria. Hysteria, Politics, and Performance Strategies

November 1 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Royce 306

#masshysteria. Hysteria, Politics, and Performance Strategies A conference organized by the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies and the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies Date: November 1, 2018 Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Location: 306 Royce Hall RSVP: https://french.ucla.edu/event/masshysteria-hysteria-politics-and-performance-strategies-conference/ In Europe, especially in Vienna and Paris, around 1900, the hysterical girl was a well-studied object in arts and sciences; she re-appeared, a hundred years later, in countless manifestations in US mainstream horror films. In addition, key…

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A Time to Stir: The 1968 Columbia Student Uprising

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Melnitz 1409: James Bridges Theater

Screening and Conversation with Director Paul Cronin   Organized by Susan Slyomovics, UCLA Department of Anthropology Date: November 4, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Location: James Bridges Theater A screening of the seven-hour-long documentary film, with discussion with director Paul Cronin.     Co-Sponsored by: Center for the Study of Women Department of French and Francophone Studies Division of Social Sciences Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance Department of English School…

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#masshysteria. trans*: Hystories, Bodies and the Unbuilding of Worlds

November 5 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
10383 Bunche Hall, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
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Guest Lecture by Jack Halberstam Professor of English, Comparative Literature and Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Columbia University. This guest lecture is part of the UCLA event series #masshysteria. Hysteria, Politics, and Performance Strategies organized by the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies. Date: Monday, November 5, 2018 Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Location: 10383 Bunche Hall FREE ADMISSION While transgender has mostly been discussed in the last decade in terms of making bodies and selves, Jack Halberstam will discuss…

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Black Feminism and the Practice of Care

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sequoia Room, Faculty Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, 90024
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A one-day symposium on black women's care, wellness, and healing presented by the UC Consortium for Black Studies in California. This event explores the relationship between individual practices of care and care as an investment in communities (particularly those haunted by precarity and disposability), and reimagines care (and harm and depletion) as emerging not just from late capitalist phenomena like stress and work burn-out, but also from racist institutions, historical violence, structural neglect, and familial wounds. Closing Reception will be held from…

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Faculty Writing Retreat

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Young Research Library, Conference Room, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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DATE: Friday, November 30, 2018 TIME: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM LOCATION: Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room RSVP: http://humanities.ucla.edu/events/writing-retreats/ Do you want to block out a day for writing and contemplation? The quarterly Faculty Writing Retreat is your solution. Join us for a day-long retreat where you can concentrate on your own work alongside like-minded colleagues—we will hold the world at bay for you. Breakfast, lunch and coffee/tea will be provided in the beautiful setting of Royce…

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January 2019

Faculty Writing Retreat

January 18, 2019
Royce 306

Date: January 18, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Royce 306 RSVP: http://humanities.ucla.edu/events/writing-retreats/ Do you want to block out a day for writing and contemplation? The quarterly Faculty Writing Retreat is your solution. Join us for a day-long retreat where you can concentrate on your own work alongside like-minded colleagues—we will hold the world at bay for you. Breakfast, lunch and coffee/tea will be provided in the beautiful setting of Royce Hall. The writing retreat provides a peaceful…

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February 2019

Thinking Gender 2019: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State

February 22, 2019

Thinking Gender 2019 will focus on gendered regimes of incarceration, and feminist, queer, abolitionist, and intersectional interventions. The US justice system is a site of widespread gendered and race-based violence.  The U.S. currently incarcerates nearly a third of all female prisoners in the world, and between 1977 and 2004, the number of women in U.S. prisons increased by an unprecedented 757%. As a 2015 CSW co-sponsored report revealed, women suffering from mental illness in LA County jails are routinely denied…

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April 2019

Faculty Writing Retreat, October 6, 2017

April 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Royce 306

Date: April 19, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Royce 306 RSVP: http://humanities.ucla.edu/events/writing-retreats/ Do you want to block out a day for writing and contemplation? The quarterly Faculty Writing Retreat is your solution. Join us for a day-long retreat where you can concentrate on your own work alongside like-minded colleagues—we will hold the world at bay for you. Breakfast, lunch and coffee/tea will be provided in the beautiful setting of Royce Hall. The writing retreat provides a peaceful…

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