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March 2019

Aretha’s Amazing Grace: From Watts to Detroit

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
California Nanosystems Institute, UCLA + Google Map

Organized by the UCLA Department of African American Studies This symposium will celebrate the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin's ground breaking and historic Album, Amazing Grace. Topics will include: How Sweet the Sound: Blues Ministry and Black Power Soul Print: Music, Place and Albums The People's Queen: Queering Aretha's sound Speakers will include: Marcus Anthony Hunter, UCLA Lynee Denise, Music Scholar, DJ, CSULA Bishop Kenneth Ulmer, Faithful Central Bible Church Scot Brown, UCLA Zandria Robinson, Rhodes College Salamishah Tillet, Rutgers…

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April 2019

Women as Writers of Heroic Poetry in Renaissance Italy: An Epic Micro-tradition?

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
306 and 314 Royce Hall, UCLA + Google Map

Organized by the UCLA Department of Italian "Women as Writers of Heroic Poetry in Renaissance Italy: An Epic Micro-tradition?" explores all facets of heroic poetry as written by Italian Renaissance women. Moreover, this conference aims to spotlight their heroic poems and place them in an tradition that has for the most part ignored their work. We are also interested in the ways these women authors handle specific conventions of the genre such as the difference between the romance and epic modes,…

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Faculty Writing Retreat

April 19 @ 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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May 2019

Marathon Reading of The Handmaid’s Tale and Earthseed

May 10 @ 9:00 am - May 11 @ 5:00 pm
Powell Courtyard

The UCLA Marathon Reading is a cultural initiative that promotes literacy and community building by presenting a novel or novels aloud in their entirety. The event is free and open to the public beyond campus. Audience members come and go throughout the two-day event, and there are booths with tie-in activities. This year, we have chosen a women in sci-fi theme: Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale and Octavia Butler's Earthseed series, Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents. This…

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Gender and Water: Andrea Ballestero, Book Talk

May 16 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
352 Haines Hall

Hosted by UCLA Department of Anthropology Culture, Power, and Social Change Interest Group. Part of Gender and Water Andrea Ballestero is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Rice University. Ballestero's work looks at the unexpected ethical and technical entanglements through which experts understand water in Latin America. Ballestero's first book, A Future History of Water (Duke University Press, 2019) asks how the difference between a human right and a commodity is produced in regulatory and governance spaces that purport to be…

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Gender and Water: Research Masterclass with Andrea Ballestero

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
352 Haines Hall

Part of Gender and Water At this Research Masterclass, students from the Gender and Water Research team will discuss research findings and forthcoming papers with visiting facilitator Andrea Ballestero, who will provide commentary and feedback.  Observers are welcome. Andrea Ballestero is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Rice University. Ballestero's work looks at the unexpected ethical and technical entanglements through which experts understand water in Latin America. Ballestero's first book, A Future History of Water (Duke University Press, 2019) asks how…

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Awards and Benefit Reception 2019

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, Legacy Room, 425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Join the UCLA Center for the Study of Women for a special end of the year event to honor the Center’s accomplishments, student award recipients, and this year’s Distinguished Leader in Feminism Award honoree! FEATURING THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS Organizing in a Time of Hate: Leading with Love By Ai-Jen Poo Founder & Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) Co-Director, Caring Across Generations This year, CSW has selected Ai-jen Poo as the recipient of the Center for the Study of Women's…

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