The Diversity Digest

Your Vote Matters

We are just 35 days from election day. We hope that last week's digest provided you with the tools to check your voter status and prepare for the 2020 election. This week you will find events and opportunities that prove why your vote matters. From discovering what Prop. 16 means for the AAPI community to the importance of Ruth Bader Ginsberg's legacy and the vacancy on the Supreme Court, we hope you will join us this week in participating in these engaging discussions.

Be sure to follow UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association on Facebook and Instagram for their #YouVoteWeDance campaign as well as join UCLA Mixed Alumni Association President Andrew Lewis '10 on UCLA Volunteer Day for a panel discussion on voter registration and voter suppression. To stay civically and culturally engaged, here are this week's offerings.

UCLA's Black Staff and Faculty Association, in conjunction with UCLA Government & Community relations, will be hosting a forum on 2020 California Ballot Measures on Oct. 5 from noon to 1 p.m. Join in to hear about why voting maters today and to learn about the ballot measures.

Join UCLA Law faculty members Devon Carbado '91, Cheryl Harris and Kimberlé Crenshaw for a panel discussion this Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 5 p.m. " Why the Court Matters: RBG's Legacy and the Fight She Leaves Behind" will examine the relationship between the law and social justice.

Did you miss "This is Bruin Life" on Facebook last week? Join UCLA Alumni Diversity Programs & Initiatives for a re-screening and discussion of the program on Oct. 9.

Unearth the voices of gente and health with Dr. David Hayes-Bautista on a podcast from UCLA Health's Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture. " Gente & Health" highlights Latino narratives and discusses the situation of Latinos in California, from the foundations of Cinco de Mayo to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join the UCLA Asian American Studies Center on Oct. 6 for "Proposition 16: Confronting Myths & Dilemmas in the AAPI Community." Hear researchers, policymakers and organizers on the facts and future impacts of Proposition 16 in preparation for the November vote.

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Stay engaged,

UCLA Alumni Diversity Programs & Initiatives staff


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