Love Shouldn’t Be Scary! Bruin Consent Coalition’s Halloween Themed Photo-Campaign

On Monday, Oct. 8, UCLA’s undergraduate student club Bruin Consent Coalition (BCC) debuted their week-long photo-campaign “Love Shouldn’t Be Scary,” taking a more wholesome and Halloween-themed approach to commemorate October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to facilitate dialogue around relationship violence — a topic that many struggle to address.

Children of Beqaa

“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.

Nonviolence Teach-In

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.