We remain deeply outraged and saddened by the ongoing police killings of Black and Brown people in the United States, including Andrew Brown, Jr., Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo and George Floyd, whose life was recently commemorated on the one-year anniversary of his murder. We cannot begin to imagine the pain and trauma that the parents, children, family and friends of these victims of police brutality are going through.

In a year of repeated incidents of police violence, mass shootings, and anti-AAPI hate violence in the U.S., on top of the coronavirus that took away so many lives with recent skyrocketing number of deaths in India, Brazil, Mexico and countries around the world, we affirm our strong conviction of a linked humanity, social justice and anti-racism.

Within the International Institute Community, we have sought to deepen our collective understanding of anti-Black state violence and the interlinked nature of struggles against racial oppression in the context of global histories of colonialism, imperialism and internationalism through our Black Lives Matter: Global Perspectives series. The series also represents our commitment to strive for a more equitable, diverse, inclusive and just world.

We recognize the toll that the incidents of violence and hate take on our sense of community and individual and collective well-being. Resources for Racial Trauma are available through UCLA’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office. Please take care of yourselves and each other, and please reach out if you need help or even just to talk.


Jennifer Chun (Interim Equity Advisor starting July 1, 2021)
Robin Derby (Equity Advisor)
Chris Erickson (Director, International Institute)
Cindy Fan (Vice Provost for International Studies and Global Engagement)

June 3, 2021
Please find the June 15, 2020 BLM Statement here

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.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
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