The UCLA International Institute stands in solidarity with African Americans, people of color and all who are direct and indirect victims of systemic racism, discrimination, inequity and injustice.

The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others — and the disproportionate number of deaths among Blacks due to Covid-19 — are vivid reminders that deep-rooted and structural flaws in our society do not just threaten the life chances, but take the lives, of our fellow citizens. This is horrifying, unjust and violates the fundamental values that make us human.

Racism is global, as witnessed in the marches that have taken place worldwide in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The UCLA International Institute pledges to continue to promote research, education and service that strive for a more equitable, diverse, inclusive and just world, and we pledge to care about peoples near and far with kindness and compassion.

Please find the International Institute’s EDI Committee Statement on Black Lives Matter here.
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Black Lives Matter: Global Perspectives

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About Us

We are in a moment of intersecting crises. Overt racial discrimination, police brutality and structural racism – all longstanding features of the global landscape – have been given renewed license by the resurgence of nationalism, xenophobia, and white supremacism, and further exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic and the climate crisis. read more …

Events on Black Lives Matter: Global Perspectives

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Articles & Resources on Black Lives Matter: Global Perspectives

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Christine Hong and Ann Garland Mahler examined past social justice movements that explicitly linked racism to capitalism, fascism and imperialism. These movements of the 20th century, they argued, offer a powerful transnational solidarity framework for racial justice movements today.

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Anna Spain Bradley, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, spoke on “Global Racism and the Role of Education” at the virtual UCLA Global Conversation on November 18. Her remarks affirmed that embracing and enacting human dignity — the core principle of human rights — offers a powerful antidote to racism.

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The UCLA International Institute's “Black Lives Matter: Global Perspectives ” webinar series will draw connections among unique, but interlinked, anti-racist struggles in the context of the global histories of colonialism, imperialism and internationalism.

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UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration

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A symposium on Blackness in Israel drew scholars from the U.S. and abroad to a packed conference room on the UCLA campus.

Campus Events
UCLA Political Science
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
3:00 PM
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