John A. Powell Presents the UCLA Bunche Center’s 25th Thurgood Marshall Lecture

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On April 1, the UCLA Bunche Center held its 25th Thurgood Marshall Lecture on Law and Human Rights to honor the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall. In past years, the annual event featured distinguished figures who had a substantial impact on the struggle for civil rights.  Past speakers include Elaine Brown, the former Chairwoman of the Black Panther Party, and …

Producer of “Dear White People” Visits the Bunche Center

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This last Thursday, I was given the opportunity to attend an info session with up-and-coming director Justin Simien and the talented producer/writer Lena Waithe at the Ralph J. Bunche Library. I was fairly excited to meet the masterminds behind the highly anticipated film, “Dear White People,” to hear them speak about their motivations for creating the project, and what sort …