David K. Yoo, Vice Provost, UCLA Institute of American Cultures
On Saturday, May 18, 2019, UCLA will officially launch its centennial during Alumni Weekend. As UCLA turns 100 years old, the Institute of American Cultures and the ethnic studies centers celebrate fifty years (1969-2019). This convergence of timelines can be seen from multiple angles, but I would like to highlight a couple of themes. The first is that UCLA is a university with a public mission. That mission involves many things, but certainly a core element is that the university exists for the people of California – all the peoples of California, especially for those whose access to higher education has been severely diminished by structural forms of inequality. The flip side, dramatically played out in recent news about college admissions, is that structural forms of inequality are also about structural forms of privilege and power.
50 Years of Advancing Research for Social Justice
Asian American Studies Center addresses unique plight of today’s immigrant
America as a land of hope and refuge for the persecuted and oppressed is the subject of two talks hosted by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center (AASC). Learn more about the Stanley Kwok Lau & Dora Wong Lau Distinguished Lecture Series through the links below.
"Mother of Exiles" Refugees in American Myth and History by Professor Mae Ngai (pictured)
Southeast Asian Deportation Awareness
Collisions at the Crossroads
The Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) congratulates Genevieve Carpio, assistant professor of Chicana/o studies and CSRC faculty advisory committee member, on the publication of her first book, Collisions at the Crossroads: How Place and Mobility Make Race (University of California Press, 2019). Carpio examines how the ability or inability of people to travel influenced the racial formation of Los Angeles’s eastern suburbs as well as the Inland Empire throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Book signing and reception 4:00–6:00 p.m., Thurs., May 30, in the CSRC Library (Haines 144).
Congratulations to Shannon Speed, director of the American Indian Studies Center, who has been promoted to full professor.
Welcome to Joy Holland, who has joined the American Indian Studies Center as new librarian.
Congratulations to Kelly Lytle Hernandez, Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, and the Million Dollar Hoods graduate student research team for being honored by CADRE at their annual gala. CADRE is a south LA community-based, independent, parent-led organization.
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