The Diversity Digest

Civically Engage

Election day, the biggest opportunity for nation-wide civic engagement, is just 70 days away. For Bruins, civic participation goes beyond voting. It is understanding current community issues like housing displacement and the impact of race on the law. This week's digest features Bruins civically engaging on issues they find most impactful to our community.

Denea Joseph '17 interviews California State Senator Holly Mitchell about the pandemic, USPS and running for public office on her Undocumented Black Girl podcast.

UCLA Law alumni Kristen A. Johnson, J.D. '13, Priscilla Ocen, J.D. '07, Kelly Orians, J.D. '15, and Jason Wu, J.D. '10, discuss anti-racist lawyering in the current moment in Dismantling Racism: Critical Race Studies in Action.

UCLA Latino Alumni Association and Undocumented Alumni Association of UCLA are currently seeking committee members. Contact one of our diversity alumni networks to see how you can get engaged in the events, advocacy and student scholarship programs that directly impact our Bruin community.

Black and Latino renters are more likely to face housing displacement during the current pandemic. The UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy and UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge help us understand why in a recent report, Systemic Racial Inequality and the COVID-19 Renter Crisis.

Powell Library's Anti-Racist Reading Club series lists reading opportunities you can access remotely. Get started with comics, poetry and science fiction suggestions that have already been lined up.

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Stay engaged,

UCLA Alumni Diversity Programs & Initiatives staff


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