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Sep 2018

World Languages Day 2018

Sep 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bruin Plaza, 308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Bonjour! Hallo! Ciao! Did you know that there are more than 40 different languages taught at UCLA? World Languages Day offers an opportunity to discover language programs offered on campus, as well as language clubs and other cultural activities you can get involved in. All undergraduate students are invited to attend. Those present will have the chance to play games and win great prizes. Stop by Bruin Plaza on September 28th between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to participate in this free…

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Oct 2018

Fall 2018 Welcome Reception

Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Royce Hall 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Faculty and graduate students are invited to join us. Please RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/DGDdr8BSzEHQhYSQ2

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Italy and the Geopolitics of Migration: Aesthetic Approaches

Oct 4

Presented by the Department of Italian & the Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media Filmmakers Andrea Segre and Medhin Paolos Writer Ubah Cristina Ali Farah Theorists Alessandro Dal Lago and Alessandra Di Maio The recent formation of the Five Star Movement and the League coalition government (May, 2018) has catapulted Italy again into the forefront of European conservative politics marked by populism, national retrenchment, anti-immigration sentiment, and skepticism toward joint ventures and platforms of the European Union. At this moment…

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Asmarina: Voices & Images of a Postcolonial Heritage (Screening and Q&A with filmmaker Medhin Paolos)

Oct 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Darren Star Theater (Melnitz Hall 1422), 225 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Filmmaker and citizenship rights activist Medhin Paolos will screen her film, Asmarina: Voices and Images of a Postcolonial Heritage (2015), a documentary on the Eritrean and Ethiopian communities in Milan, Italy. In contrast to media narratives that portray African immigration to Italy as a recent phenomenon, Asmarina offers another vision of the African diaspora in Italy, one that demonstrates the long-standing presence of Eritrean and Ethiopian communities, as well as their contributions to the development of Italian postwar national identity.…

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