“To me, feminism means the advocacy for women’s rights and the beautiful appreciation of all individuals as human!”
A review of the 2017-2018 Cultural Affairs Commission, an organization founded upon diversity, education, and activism.
“Children of Beqaa” tells the story of director Elias Matar’s journey to work with Salam LADC in the Beqaa valley in Lebanon, a region which millions of refugees have made their temporary home while fleeing the war. The film’s striking images and poignant narrative help illuminate the devastating but hopeful story of refugees fighting for their lives in the midst of losing nearly everything they have.
Join the UCLA Labor Center and UCLA Residential Life on May 30 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in De Neve Auditorium for a Nonviolence Teach-In led by Reverend James Lawson Jr.! The teach-in features Reverend Francisco Garcia, United Teachers of LA’s Ilse Escobar, and Black Worker Center’s Lola Smallwood Cuevas, among others. The event will be a timely reminder of the power of nonviolent social action and the need for training and solidarity in social justice spaces today.
The contemporary movement has adopted the term sex-trafficking in order to refocus on the violence that occurs within the sex industries. As Ribet noted in her lecture, language shapes truth. The ways we speak, when we speak, and who we allow to speak have a profound effect on how we define and discuss issues. Fortunately, survivors such as Ribet are beginning to shift the discourse.
“On Monday of Last Week” (2018) is about a Nigerian woman’s experience as a nanny for an interracial couple’s child. As the description may suggest, the short-story-turned-film is a startling experience—fraught with racialized, sensualized banter amongst the characters.
Young women are the future, and to provide them with the information and skills needed to continue this movement is critical.
It’s time we educate ourselves about the issues UC workers are facing so that we can show the administration that we will not put up with the way it’s treating the people who run this school. One concrete way in which we can do that right now is by showing our support for the strike happening Monday through Wednesday of this week, May 7th, 8th, and 9th.
This event was one-of-a-kind at UCLA because it was a combination of education and application of many underrepresented forms of healing.
“People are people and how they chose to define themselves is what they chose. No one has the right to define another person for them.”