Gender

Our Nikkei LGBTQIA+ Journeys

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.

"Women peace and security through a vernacular frame: Global/local frictions in Solomon Islands and Bougainville" by Dr. Nicole George, University of Queensland

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.

QGrad 2017, Radical Imaginaries: Scholar-Activism Dismantling the Politics of Hate

UCLA’s QGrad is the oldest, interdisciplinary queer research conference in the United States. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of LGBTQ Studies at UCLA, the 2017 QGrad Conference will focus on how LGBTQ Studies and trans and queer art and activism have transformed the world in the last 20 years. How have undocumented, Black and Brown, Indigenous, Afro-Latinx, Muslim, Fat, Disabled, incarcerated, Transgender and Gender Non-conforming communities/scholar- activists impacted LGBTQ studies?

A Performance and Conversation with Merlinda Bobis

Through performance and conversation with Distinguished Professor Sherene Razack, award-winning poet, novelist and dramatist Merlinda Bobis reflects on Philippine indigenous values of kinship and the intertwined journey of writer-and-characters in her novels Locust Girl. A Lovesong (2016 Christina Stead Prize for Fiction) and Fish-Hair Woman (2014 Philippine National Book Award), and in her new poetry book Accidents of Composition (Spinifex 2017).

A Performance and Conversation with Merlinda Bobis

Through performance and conversation with Distinguished Professor Sherene Razack, award-winning poet, novelist and dramatist Merlinda Bobis reflects on Philippine indigenous values of kinship and the intertwined journey of writer-and-characters in her novels Locust Girl. A Lovesong (2016 Christina Stead Prize for Fiction) and Fish-Hair Woman (2014 Philippine National Book Award), and in her new poetry book Accidents of Composition (Spinifex 2017).

Democratizing Research Access: Overcoming Exclusion from Well-Resourced University Research Libraries

For a growing number of scholars, gaining access to adequate library resources–both books and digital– has become increasingly challenging. The problem of unequal research access is exacerbating larger problems of inequity across academia, by creating barriers for those working outside of large, well-resourced universities. This group includes independent scholars, faculty at under-resourced institutions, and others occupying positions of “career diversity,” a contingent likely to expand in the coming years.

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