The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, founded in 1969 as the Center for Afro-American Studies (CAAS), was renamed after Nobel Prize winner, scholar, activist, and UCLA alumnus Ralph J. Bunche in 2003, in commemoration of the centenary of his birth. The Bunche Center is the result of the struggle by black students at […]continue reading
2016-2017 In 1968, UCLA students championed a proposal to create a Center for Afro-American History and Culture on the largely white, Westwood campus. “From the very beginning of American history,” the proposal began, “Afro-Americans have formed an economically, socially, and culturally significant part of America. Despite the obvious importance of Afro-Americans,” the proposal continued, “neither the public at large nor […]
“The Political Science department is sad to share the news of the passing of our colleague Mark Q. Sawyer, Professor of Political Science and African-American Studies. Professor Sawyer was an internationally renowned scholar who’s work on race and racism in Latin America, and racial attitudes in the United States earned him multiple awards and recognition. He was a member the […]
Bunche Center Circle of Thought Presents Jonathan E. Collins PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at UCLA Tuesday, May 9, 2017 NOON-1PM 153 Haines Hall Jonathan E. Collins will give a talk, “From Politics to Protest and Social Media? The Role of Age Cohort in Explaining Black Political Efficacy in the Dawn of the Obama Presidency.” TO DOWNLOAD […]
Bunche Center Circle of Thought Presents Elijah Anderson Professor of Sociology at Yale University Discussing “Race Matters: the Ethnography of an Idea” Wednesday, March 22, 2017 3 PM @ the Black Forum – 153 Haines Hall To download the flyer, click here.
BaddDDD SONIA SANCHEZ FILM SCREENING Monday, March 13, 2017 4PM – 7 PM at the California NanoSystems Institute @ UCLA Film Screening will be followed by a discussion with Sonia Sanchez, Reception and Book Signing Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to meet Sonia Sanchez, African-American poet prominently known for her involvement with the Black Arts Movement. To download the […]
Following the 2017 Oscars telecast, a series of articles corroborating findings from the Bunche Center’s 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report point to the increasing prominence of diversity concerns in the industry: Diverse Oscar nominations lead to increase in diverse viewers. Smaller Hollywood films see big returns. Up-and-coming filmmakers weigh in on Hollywood’s future.
Bunche Center Circle of Thought Presents Kimberly Chantal Welch Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at noon in 153 Haines Hall Kimberly Chantal Welch, a doctoral candidate in the Theater and Performance Studies Program at UCLA, will discuss, “Revisiting Nkombo: Performance, Gal-boy Prisoners, and the Politics of Black Femininity.” Her research explores the intersections of performance, homelessness, and incarceration with an emphasis […]
NOW AVAILABLE! 2017 HOLLYWOOD DIVERSITY REPORT: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT To download the full report, please CLICK HERE. The Bunche Center released its fourth annual Hollywood Diversity Report examining diversity and the bottom line in the entertainment industry. To read the UCLA Newsroom story, Click Here. To view a UCLA Optimists discussion with the authors, Click Here. For background information about the Bunche […]
The 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report will be released February 21, 2017 at 8 am. Please visit this website to access the download link for the full report.
Don’t miss out on the 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report Release Event on Thurs., Feb. 23., at noon in the Black Forum (Haines Hall 153). Dr. Darnell Hunt, Bunche Center Director and lead author of the report, will discuss the latest findings with co-authors Dr. Ana-Christina Ramon, Bunche Center Assistant Director, Dr. Vanessa Diaz, Visiting Scholar, and Michael Tran & Amberia Sargent, […]