Dear Friends of the Asian American Studies Center:
With a shared commitment to advance democracy through research and alliances with social movements and racial justice activism, the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, in the third year of the UCLA Activist-in-Residence Program, are excited to welcome Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed, Micah White, and Yusef Omowale as the 2019 UCLA Activists-in-Residence. The UCLA activists will be in residence during the Winter Quarter 2019 at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
UCLA Asian American Studies Center Activist:
Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed, Campaign Strategist at 18MillionRising, will work on an Asian American history and advocacy podcast called, “The Subaltern Speaks” which will have a tight focus on the issues, stories, and movement moments that affect Asian Americans.
Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin Activists:
Micah White, author, public speaker and lifelong activist who co-created Occupy Wall Street; Micah is co-teaching “Housing Justice Activism & Protest: Past, Present, Future,” a core course for Activist Graduate School, at the Luskin School of Public Affairs in Winter 2019.
Yusef Omowale, Executive Director at the Southern California Library, will work to articulate a critical archival practice that calls for inclusion and diversity and will document the everyday lived realities of our communities, specifically those suffering policing and gentrification.
Please join us in warmly welcoming our activists to the UCLA community!
Welcome Reception for 2019 UCLA Activists-in-Residence
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
3rd Floor Commons