• Arbitraging Identity
    Leslie Salzinger, Associate Professor, University of California Berkeley, will be presenting a paper on masculinity on Mexico City's peso exchange markets.

    Friday, April 28, 2017
    Haines Hall
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • In the Fields of the North
    A book presentation with author, and photojournalist David Bacon.

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    Chicano Studies Research Center
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Balancing artist and activist: Race and hip-hop in Cuba
    Magia López and Alexey Rodriguez of the Cuban rap group Obsesión visited UCLA's Powell Library on April 13 to participate in a public conversation on race, gender and hip-hop in Cuba.

  • ELIS: Bringing a Brazilian icon to life
    Following a screening of his film “Elis,” Brazilian director Hugo Prata joined UCLA's Randal Johnson in a discussion of the life and times of Elis Regina and the difficulty of making accurate films about historic figures.

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Balancing artist and activist: Race and hip-hop in Cuba

Magia López and Alexey Rodriguez of the Cuban rap group Obsesión visited UCLA's Powell Library on April 13 to participate in a public conversation on race, gender and hip-hop in Cuba.

Zika seminar hosted at UCLA

A recent seminar on the Zika virus drew researchers from Brazil and throughout California.

ELIS: Bringing a Brazilian icon to life

Following a screening of his film “Elis,” Brazilian director Hugo Prata joined UCLA's Randal Johnson in a discussion of the life and times of Elis Regina and the difficulty of making accurate films about historic figures.

UC moving forward with Mexican initiative

The Los Angeles Times reports on UC President Janet Napolitano's commitment to continuing the UC-Mexico Initiative begun in 2014, regardless of Trump's policies.

Agriculture and gender in the Colombian peace agreement

Law professor Helena Alviar argued that the second peace agreement concluded between the government of Colombia and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolutionarias de Colombia (FARC) had limited redistributive agrarian policies and gender equity gains.

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