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Soon after his ascent with Beatrice into the Empyrean, Dante-pilgrim finds himself in the in the center of a celestial rose, reeling beneath the newly unmasked souls seated on its petals. Shortly thereafter, St. Bernard provides him with a visual tour of the elect, bidding him to focus on one face in particular:
“Look now at the face that most resembles
Christ, for its brightness alone can enable you
to see Christ.” (Par. 32.85-87)
A talk by Kristine Gunnell, Research Affiliate, UCLA Center for the Study of Women
Calculating Violence Against Women: Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) and the World Bank Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study
Laura Hyun Yi Kang, Professor, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Comparative Literature and English, School of Humanities, UC Irvine
A book talk by Maria Josefina Saldaña-Portillo
Thursday, April 12, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Charles E. Young Research Library
Main Conference Room
Los Angeles, CA 90095
The UCLA Nikkei Student Union will be hosting an event in collaboration with Okaeri where different speakers from the Japanese American community, representing different parts of the LGBTQIA+ communities, will talk about their own experiences and how to best support these communities. This educational event will be a safe space for anyone who is interested in hearing the panelists' stories and/or would like to participate in group discussions about LGBTQIA+ experiences within a Japanese American/Asian community.
Maria Josefina Saldaña Portillo is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU and Visiting Professor of English at UC Berkeley. She is the author of The Revolutionary Imagination in the Americas and the Age of Development (Duke University Press, 2003). Indian Given was awarded the Best Book Award from the National Association for Chicano and Chicana Studies (NACCS) in 2017.
Professor Saldaña's presentation addresses the imbrication of NAFTA, narcos, and the legacy of the indio bárbaro.
Since the early 2000s, United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Women Peace and Security, and particularly UNSCR 1325, have become a key focus of policy-making and gender advocacy for promoting women’s roles in conflict resolution and transition in the western Pacific Islands region. But in these contexts, arguments about the rights of women to be recognized as those who bear specific sorts of burdens in times of instability come into friction with vernacular notions of security and localized sentiments about the safe ordering of community.
A new symposium series to engage cross-campus collaboration at UCLA in the area of women's health scholarship and research, in particular connecting the College and the Health Sciences to solve complex problems involving women's health and wellness. This series includes both trainees and faculty and is the result of a previous strategic planning conference to promote "North and South" collaboration to improve women's health. Faculty of all disciplines can present their work-in-progress.
This award provides funding for a symposium, lecture, and workshop, which will convene a group of researchers, scientists and community-based researchers, artists, documentarians, and policy makers to assess the gendered impacts of (primarily endocrine-disrupting) chemicals on human populations. By marshaling a variety of perspectives—laboratory, ethnographic, epidemiological, and narrative, this transdisciplinary collaboration will seek to explore how gender has made a difference in the public’s knowledge with regard to the cumulative effects of environmental toxins.