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November 2017

Jennifer Skeem, UC Berkeley

November 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

“’What works’ for justice-involved people with mental illness” Abstract:  Each year, over 2 million people with serious mental illness are booked into U.S. jails. These people typically stay longer in jail than those without mental illness—and, upon release, are more likely to be reincarcerated. Today, over 300 counties have resolved to “step up” their efforts to reduce the number of people with mental illness in jail. In this presentation, I highlight research on “what works” to reduce re-offending among justice-involved…

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Film Screening: Dolores

November 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A special screening of Dolores, the new documentary film about activist Dolores Huerta. History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by leading the first farm workers’ union. But missing from this narrative is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who fought tirelessly alongside Chavez for racial and labor justice and became one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century. Like so many powerful women advocates, Dolores and her sweeping reforms were – and still are…

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Film Screening: Dolores

November 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A special screening of Dolores, the new documentary film about activist Dolores Huerta. History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by leading the first farm workers’ union. But missing from this narrative is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who fought tirelessly alongside Chavez for racial and labor justice and became one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century. Like so many powerful women advocates, Dolores and her sweeping reforms were – and still are…

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Nonny de la Peña, “Immersive Journalism, Breaking the Frame, and the Gender Struggle in Virtual Reality”

November 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

CSW is thrilled to feature Nonny de la Peña as part of Feminism and the Senses. RSVP for the Talk (Nov. 13, 4pm, Faculty Center): https://csw.ucla.edu/VR REQUEST an Individual Virtual Reality Appointment (Nov. 13, 10am-3:30pm): https://csw.ucla.edu/VR-Request Nonny de la Peña, named “The Godmother of Virtual Reality” by The Guardian and Engadget and one of the 20 most influential Latina/os in tech by CNET, is a pioneer of virtual reality and immersive journalism. As the founder and CEO of Emblematic Group…

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Victoria Baranov, University of Melbourne

November 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

“Mental health and women’s choices. Experimental evidence from a Randomized Control Trial. “ Abstract: We evaluate the long-term impact of treating maternal depression on women’s financial empowerment and parenting decisions by exploiting experimental variation induced by a cluster-randomized control trial which provided psychotherapy to perinatally depressed mothers in rural Pakistan. The trial, which is the largest psychotherapy trial in the world, was highly successful at reducing depression rates of mothers. We relocate mothers 6 years after the intervention concluded to evaluate the…

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UCLA Political Science presents the E. Victor Wolfenstein Memorial Lecture

November 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

E. VICTOR WOLFENSTEIN MEMORIAL LECTURE White State, Black Market: The Political Economy of Clarence Thomas presented by Dr. Corey Robin Associate Professor of Political Science Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center Tuesday, November 7, 2017 6:00 p.m. Charles E. Young Grand Salon Kerckhoff Hall UCLA Campus Click to RSVP: https://eventsrsvp.ucla.edu/Wolfenstein_Lecture/logon.aspx?NoID=Y Self-pay parking available in Structure 2

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Ranjani Mazumdar, “Technological Networks and Obsolescence in Contemporary Bombay Cinema”

November 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

A talk by Ranjani Mazumdar Professor, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Dehli, India Organized by the UCLA Center for India and South Asia This paper looks at the role of media and communication technologies in the sensorial imagination of urban spaces in contemporary Bombay cinema. If surveillance practices and their resultant structuring becomes one part of this imagination (No Smoking 2007, LSD 2010, Ugly, 2013), we also see the role of the Internet and social media in the framing…

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Tiphanie Yanique, “Belonging: Immigrating into Our Own Country”

November 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A reading by Caribbean feminist and author Tiphanie Yanique. Yanique will read from her novel Land of Love and Drowning which deals with U.S. imperialism through the lives of three generations of women on St. Thomas. Land of Love and Drowning won the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Award from the Center for Fiction, the Phillis Wheatley Award for Pan-African Literature, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Family Foundation Award, and was listed by NPR as one of…

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Rodrigo Soares, Columbia University

November 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

“Does Universalization of Health Work? Evidence from Health Systems Restructuring and Maternal and Child Health in Brazil“ Abstract: We investigate restructuring of the health system in Brazil motivated to operationalize universal health coverage. Using administrative data from multiple sources and an event study approach that exploits the staggered rollout of programmatic changes across municipalities, we find large reductions in maternal, foetal, neonatal and postneonatal mortality, and fertility. We document increased prenatal care visits, hospital births and other maternal and child hospitalization,…

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October 2017

Film Screening and Discussion: Silent Song of the Genjer Flowers

October 27, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This filmed stage play highlights the perspectives of women activists of Gerwani (Indonesian Women’s Movement) who were political prisoners from 1965, suffered sexual violence, and were stigmatized for decades as immoral women in Indonesia. During that time hundreds of thousands of members of the Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) or those considered close to the PKI were murdered and tens of thousands also also imprisoned. Out of this upheaval came the military backed New Order regime, under General Suharto. Scholars…

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