LOS ANGELES — The University of California at Los Angeles, Asian American Studies Department has organized the four Ethnic Studies research centers and the Institute of American Cultures for “Beyond the Elections: Political Impacts on Communities of Color,” a discussion on the elections and looking forward into the future.
The panel and reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library, 144 Haines Hall.
What can we learn from this election season and how can we use this knowledge to advance racial and political equity? Featuring a panel of UCLA scholars and researchers, this critical discussion will address local, state, and national discourse and referenda and their impact on communities of color. In addition to candidates for elected office, several propositions will be on the November ballot that may significantly affect underprivileged populations, including the poor, immigrant, and those imprisoned for non-violent crimes. A reception will follow the discussion in 153 Haines Hall.
Randy Akee is an assistant professor of public policy at the Luskin School. His main research interests are labor economics, economic development, and migration, ethnicity, and development politics.
Matt Barreto is a professor of political science and Chicana/o studies and cofounder of the research and polling firm Latino Decisions. His research includes the political participation of racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S.
Lorrie Frasure-Yokley is an associate professor of political science. Her research interests include racial and ethnic politics, political behavior, state and local governance and the political economy of metropolitan areas.
Paul M. Ong is a professor at the Luskin School of Public Affairs and in the Asian American Studies Department, and he directs the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge. His research includes civic and political participation, economic status of minorities, and environmental inequality.
Jonathan Collins, doctoral candidate of political science, UCLA
Sponsored by the UCLA Institute of American Cultures.
Organized by the Asian American Studies Center, the American Indian Studies Center, the Bunche Center for African American Studies, & the Chicano Studies Research Center.
Parking ($8) is available (after 4:30pm) at the pay stations in Structure 2 (south entrance, levels 1 & 2) or Structure 3 (north entrance, levels 1-3). Enter UCLA campus at Hilgard and Westholme Avenues. For more information on parking at UCLA, visit bit.ly/parkucla.