The Diversity Digest

Movements Continue

As we have stayed safer at home, we have seen many movements come to the forefront in the media, while others have faded into the periphery. Supporting women in Hollywood, Conservation Cultura in the Latinx community and the movement for social justice may not always remain in the spotlight, but Bruins are continuing these movements across the country. This week's digest offers opportunities to learn and engage in a movement. 

UCLA Black Alumni Association is hosting The Road to Social Justice, a series of monthly virtual discussions leading up to their 2021 Social Justice Summit. UBAA's "On The Record" panel discussion will include a conversation about race, misogyny and Black culture, featuring the survivors of sexual assault allegations against Def Jam Founder Russell Simmons.

Comic-Con@Home 2020 presents Women Rocking Hollywood 2020: Supporting Female-Helmed Film & TV, featuring Bruin alumnae Nisha Ganatra '93 (director: "Late Night," "The High Note"), Gina Prince-Bythewood '91 (writer/director: "Love and Basketball," director: "The Old Guard") and Alison Emilio UNEX '12 (director: "ReFrame").

RSVP by Aug. 3 to join in a virtual sake tasting with Asian Pacific Alumni of UCLA and Bruin Professionals . Participants will pick up their sake tasting packages in advance at Harajuku Taproom in Culver City and enjoy a virtual tasting on Aug. 11. 

Latinx Bruins took to Instagram to celebrate Latino Conservation Week and shared how Latinx communities embraced sustainability through Conservation Cultura, highlighting aspects of Latinx culture that are crucial in conservation efforts and environmental issues. 

From Dave Roberts '95 to Russell Westbrook '11, the 2020 class of the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame features fan favorites of Bruins everywhere.

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Keep moving,

UCLA Alumni Diversity Programs & Initiatives staff


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