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 […]
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, […]
Bunche Center Circle of Thought Presents Alex W. Rodriguez “Jazz Listening and Global Scale” Thursday, April 27, 2017 153 Haines Hall – Black Forum NOON – 1 PM To download the flyer, click here.
Bunche Center Circle of Thoughts Presents Shena Sanchez TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 NOON-1PM @ Black Forum – 153 Haines Hall Shena Sanchez is a 3rd year PhD student in the UCLA School of Education & Information Studies. She will discuss “Urban Girls of Color on the Beaten Track.” Shena received her master’s degree in international education policy from the Peabody […]
With success of ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Fences,’ here’s a look at African-American representation in film
Read the Deseret News interview with Darnell Hunt, Bunche Center Director and Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at UCLA. As a teenager, Darnell Hunt enjoyed making films and dedicated much of his time to this hobby. When he applied to college, he considered the option of majoring in film and turning his hobby into a career. When he got […]
“From South Africa To Donald Trump’s America: A Comparative Perspective” Lecture featuring Xolela Mangcu
Don’t miss out on this special lecture – “From South Africa to Donald Trump’s America: A Comparative Perspective” – by Xolela Mangcu, Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town, on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 6275 Bunche Hall @ 2 PM. Speaker bio: Mangcu was the 2014 Oppenheimer Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. […]
Watch the documentary, Nana Dijo, for free on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 1 PM @ the History Conference Room – 6275 Bunche Hall. The screening will be followed by a discussion panel with the director, Bocafloja, and scholars of black consciousness in the Americas. Click Here for more information. To Download the flyer, Click Here.
Bunche Center Presents a Celebration of Black History Month Thurs, Feb. 2, 3 PM – 5 PM, Haines Hall 153 // Jack Willis Film Screening & Discussion Thurs, Feb. 9, 6:30 PM – 8 PM, Haines Hall 153 // The Revival: Women and the Word Film Screening Thurs, Feb. 16, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM, Haines Hall 153 // Blaxploitalian 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema Film Screening […]