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Welcome Reception for 2019 UCLA Activists-in-Residence

Jan 16 @ 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

- Free

With a shared commitment to advance democracy through research and alliances with civil rights organizations and progressive social movements, the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin and the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, in this third year of the UCLA Activist-in-Residence Program, are excited to welcome Micah White, Yusef Omowale, and Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed as the 2019 UCLA Activists-in-Residence.

Please join us in warmly welcoming our activists to UCLA. Come mix and mingle with them over drinks and food. These residencies were made possible through the generous support of the James Irvine Foundation and the Yuji Ichioka and Emma Gee Endowment in Social Justice and Immigration Studies.

The Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin advances radical democracy in an unequal world through research, critical thought, and alliances with social movements and racial justice activism. The work of the institute analyzes and transforms the divides and dispossessions of our times, in the university and in our cities, across global South and global North. Launched in February 2016, the Institute support research developed in partnership with social movements and community-based organizing.

For nearly 50 years, the UCLA Asian American Studies Center has enriched and informed not only the UCLA community, but also an array of broader audiences and sectors in the state, the nation, and internationally about the long neglected history, rich cultural heritage, and present position of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in our society.