Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon: Deconstructing Gender Bias

On March 3rd, people of all gender identities were warmly welcomed into the UCLA Arts Library to deconstruct this gender bias and contribute to the fair representation of women at the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon. This event was held by voidLab, a feminist collective that meets weekly at UCLA to discuss intersectional feminism and organize events and exhibitions. This event focused on writing articles about female artists to help increase their representation within Wikipedia.

Feedback Sundays: What Does Black History Mean to You?

Inside an unassuming church in Koreatown, ANSWER Coalition’s LA chapter held its monthly open-mic event, Feedback Sundays. ANSWER, which stands for Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, has organized and engaged in numerous demonstrations for social and economic issues ranging from domestic police brutality to US military belligerence abroad. Feedback Sunday aims to provide a communal space for artists of all backgrounds to share their original poetry and music in a new series of open-mic events. This month’s theme paid homage to Black History Month on the 5th anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death.

Poetry From Another Land: 7 Poems Written by Women From the Countries Affected By Trump’s Travel Ban

Poetry as a medium allows the poet to transform their realities into something universal; something raw and unfiltered that is accessible to all of us. Listed below are seven poems written by women from each of the countries affected by Trump’s ban. Each poem lays bare the bodies and souls of the women behind them, offering a glimpse into a feeling or experience most of us will never have. These haunting poems provide us with what we need during this dark moment in America—the opportunity to empathize.