The Diversity Digest

Uplifting Communities

UCLA Alumni Diversity Programs & Initiatives aims to uplift our diverse UCLA alumni community as Bruins navigate their career and life beyond our campus. Whether it's by leading a protest or starting a podcast, Bruins are finding ways to use their platform, big or small, to make a positive impact in their community.

UC Hastings Professor of Law Alina Ball, J.D. '08, initiated a new project, Black Hastings Speaks, to preserve and present authentic stories of Black experiences within the UC Hastings community.

Watch Alayssia Townsell Exp. '23 of Stockton, Calif., in a series of short videos addressing racial justice on a local level, produced by PressConnect for the " Justice in My Town" series.

The Daily Bruin interviews Jackie Cox (Darius Rose '07) about her experience on "RuPaul's Drag Race," the birth of her onstage personality and how she aims to utilize her growing platform for activism.

Join UCLA's Fowler Museum in uplifting L.A.'s international restaurants through virtual cooking lessons. Jitlada Thai Restaurant kicks off the global cuisine cooking lessons.

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) to Asian Pacific Alumni of UCLA's Silent Reading Party. Join in on Sunday for this virtual reading hour.

Explore how we hold the power to disrupt one of the biggest health disparities in our country by joining UCLA Alumni and Be The Match in a conversation about blood stem cell donation and equal outcomes for all.

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Uplift each other,

UCLA Alumni Diversity Programs & Initiatives staff


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