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
2014-2015 The academic year 2014-15 is significant for a number of reasons. Not only does it mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 45th anniversary of the Bunche Center’s founding, but it also features key anniversaries for some important entertainment milestones associated with the Center’s most recent research initiative, the Race and Hollywood Project. […]
April 15, 2015 – On Friday, April 10th, UCLA faculty approved a proposal requiring all undergraduates to complete a course on diversity. To read the full story at the UCLA Newsroom, Click Here
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(Photo: UCLA Diversity Alumni Network) You are invited to attend the Forum to Reclaim Diversity, Thursday April 23rd from 3 pm to 8 pm at the Pauley Pavilion Clubhouse and Concourse. A group of students, faculty, and staff at UCLA are organizing this forum with the goal of developing and deepening understandings of what diversity work needs to accomplish on the UCLA […]
April 13, 2015 – The Bunche Center would like to congratulate Allyson Field on her promotion to Associate Professor. Field is in the department of Cinema & Media Studies and African American Studies, and is also a Bunche Center affiliated faculty member. Her book, Uplift Cinema: The Emergence of African American Film and the Possibility of Black Modernity, will be […]
The Bunche Center would like to congratulate Brenda Stevenson, who was one of four UCLA faculty selected to receive a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship. Stevenson is a UCLA history professor specializing African-American history, and a Bunche Center affiliated faculty member. To read the full UCLA Newsroom article, Click Here.
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Department of Ethnomusicology presents Spring Festival of World Music and Jazz 2015 May 15 – June 2, 2015 Schoenberg Hall, UCLA Friday, May 15, 7pm – Music of India Ensemble, Abhiman Kaushal and Rahul Neuman, co-directors Music of Bali Ensemble, I Nyoman Wenten, director Saturday, May 16, 7pm – Music of the Balkans Ensemble, […]
Learn more about applying for the IAC Research Grant Program in Ethnic Studies and the Shirley Hune Inter-Ethnic & Inter-Racial Studies Award. To download, Click Here.
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The musical, Hattie…What I Need You to Know, will be at the UCLA Schoenberg Theater in honor of Women’s History Month and the 75th Anniversary year of Hattie McDaniel becoming the first African American to win an Academy Award. Sponsored on campus by the UCLA Black Alumni Association (UBAA), and produced by UCLA Alum, Rasheeda Garner. Fri, Mar 20 – […]
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 – Kenny Burrell, Distinguished Professor and Director of Jazz Studies at UCLA, was interviewed for the Billie Holiday Centennial. Burrell who recorded with Billie Holiday, shared his remembrances. CBS will honor Holiday briefly on Tuesday, April 7, during the 6:30 p.m. national news program.