The Diversity Digest

Get Out the Vote

We are just 42 days from election day. Do you feel informed about the current candidates and ballot measures? Do you know if you are registered to vote? It's not too late to learn more and find out. UCLA Alumni diversity networks will be participating in get-out-the-vote campaigns in the days leading up to the election. You can be a part of the movement by checking your voter status or registering to vote today.

California voters, click here.

Voters in other states, click here.

Be sure to follow UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association on Facebook and Instagram for their #YouVoteWeDance campaign as well as our other networks for ways you can help get out the vote. To stay civically and culturally engaged, here are this week's offerings.

UCLA's new student welcome, This is Bruin Life, will feature alumni including American Indian Alumni of UCLA Vice President Kenny Ramos '13 and comedian Kristina Wong '00. Watch the livestream on Facebook on Thursday and join us for a discussion led by UCLA Alumni Diversity Programs & Initiatives on Friday, Oct. 9.

About "This is Bruin Life": Using art and storytelling, Bruins share what they have learned at UCLA, how they have grown, intervened and worked to create the Bruin life they want to see — and the world they believe ought to be. 

Want to learn more about the ballot measures in California? Attend one of the Hammer Museum's upcoming events leading up to Election Day 2020.

In 2019, the campus community celebrated "UCLA's Latino Forefather." Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by reading Reginaldo Francisco del Valle: UCLA's Forgotten Forefather to learn about his life, influence and impact in the creation of UCLA. 

Join the UCLA Asian American Studies Center (AASC) for Our Poetry is the / Best Part of Our Struggle: Reflections on Al Robles, in celebration of Filipino American History Month.  As part of this event series, UCLA AASC is also presenting a poetry writing workshop with writer and housing justice advocate Tony Robles, nephew of Al Robles, on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Learn how to prepare lumpia, or "Pilipino egg rolls," from Janna Macatangay '16 and her mother on Buzzfeed's Tasty Instagram.

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Stay engaged,

UCLA Alumni Diversity Programs & Initiatives staff


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