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October 2019

Symposium: “On the Matter of Blackness in Europe: Transnational Perspectives”

October 10 - October 11
Kerckhoff Hall Grand Salon, UCLA
Los Angeles,

Organized by the UCLA Department of African American Studies A Symposium featuring Keynote Speaker Gloria Wekker, Professor Emerita at Utrecht University, The Netherlands Key Symposium questions will include: How do marginalized experiences of Blackness within Europe, especially the interventions of Black Muslims, LGBTQI*, and/or those rendered non-citizen (e.g., refugees or asylum seekers), challenge one-dimensional conceptualizations of Blackness? How have contemporary contributions to the transnational continuations of the Black Radical and Black feminist traditions been brought to bear in various European…

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June 2019

Sharing Knowledge, Taking Action at UCLA

June 7 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Covel Commons, UCLA + Google Map

Organized by the Health Equity Network of the Americas This event will explore pathways to improve policies related to Violence Against Women, Immigrant Health, and Primary Care. Date: June 7, 2019 Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, registration begins at 8:00 AM Location: Covel Commons, UCLA RSVP online For more information, contact Tanya Honey. Speakers: Eve Sheedy, Executive Director, Domestic Violence Council, LA County Department of Public Health Steven Wallace, Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health James Macinko, Professor,…

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Daughters of Whitman

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd
Venice, CA 90201 United States
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Organized by UCLA Writing Programs Part of Whitmania! Songs of Ourselves: Celebrating the Radical Optimism of Walt Whitman and UCLA Womxn literary and performing artists explore the legacy of the father of American Poetry. This free performance will include poetry, puppetry, music and more, followed by a reception with cake in honor of Walt's 200th birthday. Participants will include: bridgette bianca, Audrey Densmore, Dominiqua Dickey, Susannah Rodríguez Drissi, Cecelia Fairchild,Heather Nagami,Vickie Vertiz, Amber West   Date: June 2, 2019 Time:…

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May 2019

The OpEd Project presents “Write to Change the World”

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rolfe 2125

CSW is  thrilled to announce that we are partnering with The OpEd Project to bring a special day-long seminar to UCLA! Learn how to write, pitch, and publish op-eds; assert your expertise; and increase the range of voices and ideas that we hear from in our media.   "Write to Change the World" will bring emerging voices together for an interactive day of live experiments around expertise, credibility, ideas and impact. The seminar is designed to test assumptions about our individual knowledge, and…

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Aurora Levins Morales, “Medicine Stories: Essays for Radicals”

May 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hacienda Room, Faculty Center

Organized by the Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair Aurora Levins Morales is an internationally known Puerto Rican Jewish feminist writer and lifelong arts-based organizer. She is the author of six books, including Kindling: Writings on the Body, Getting Home Alive, Remedios: Stories of Earth and Iron from the History of Puertorriquenas, and Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios. She has been active in many social justice movements and she is a historian who turns history into stories with the intention…

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April 2019

I Am Not My Trauma: Word On Wednesday Spoken Word and Poetry Night

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kerckhoff Hall Art Gallery, UCLA + Google Map

Part of the UCLA CARE Program's Sexual Assault Awareness Month A special edition of the UCLA Cultural Affairs Comission's Word on Wednesday poetry and spoken word series, recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM Location: Kerckhoff Art Gallery Don't miss the other Sexual Assault Awareness Month events! Download a PDF of the calendar here.  

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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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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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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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LA Women: Female Voices in Audio

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Moore Hall Reading Room, UCLA + Google Map

Organized by the Student Chapter of ARSC at UCLA. The Student Chapter of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) at UCLA welcomes current graduate students, faculty, and staff to benefit from the perspectives of four professionals from the field of music librarianship, audio archiving, and sound preservation for a panel discussion about being female in a traditionally male-dominated profession. Each woman will share the path to her current position, the challenges they have faced, and details from situations they…

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