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Photographer Jamel Shabazz Talks Fashion Statements and Brooklyn Neighborhoods

By | April 8, 2017

Jamel Shabazz is a fine art, documentary, and fashion photographer whose work focuses on the African American experience. Before taking part in a Zócalo/Getty “Open Art” panel discussion at the Getty Center in Los Angeles to consider the question, “Does Art Capture Reality Better Than the News?” he chatted in the Zócalo green room about Kangol hats, Kool and the Gang, and the pleasures of …

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Hiroshi Motomura, UCLA Scholar of Immigration Law, Aspires to Be a Lead Guitarist

By | February 4, 2017

Hiroshi Motomura is a scholar of immigration and citizenship law at the UCLA School of Law. He is also the author of Americans in Waiting: The Lost Story of Immigration and Citizenship in the United States. Before taking part in a Zócalo/UCLA panel, presented in partnership with the Japanese American National Museum, entitled “What Does the Japanese American Experience Tell Us About the Proposed Muslim …

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Ann Burroughs, JANM Interim President, Is Inspired by Keith Richards and Her Grandmother

By | January 29, 2017

Ann Burroughs is interim president/CEO of the Japanese American National Museum and Chair of the Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA. Before moderating a Zócalo/UCLA panel, presented in partnership with the Japanese American National Museum, entitled “What Does the Japanese American Experience Tell Us About the Proposed Muslim Registry?” she reflected in the Zócalo green room on the wise words of Keith Richards and …

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Meet Ali Noorani, author of There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration

By | January 28, 2017

Ali Noorani is the Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum and author of the forthcoming book There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration. Before taking part in a Zócalo/UCLA panel, presented in partnership with the Japanese American National Museum, entitled “What Does the Japanese American Experience Tell Us About the Proposed Muslim Registry?” he chatted in …

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UCLA Molecular Biologist Bob Goldberg Talks Time Travel and Breakfast Foods

By | January 22, 2017

UCLA biologist Bob Goldberg, a former director of the Plant Genetics Program at the USDA, has been lauded for his scientific work in plant genomics and for his talents in the classroom, earning a spot on UCLA’s all-time “Top Twenty Professors.” Before instructing the audience as a panelist at the Zócalo/UCLA event “What’s So Bad About GMOs?” Goldberg took a seat in the green room …

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Meet Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, UCLA Anthropologist and Lover ’60s R&B

By | January 21, 2017

Lane Ryo Hirabayashi is a sociocultural anthropologist in UCLA’s Department of Asian American Studies, where he is also the George & Sakaye Aratani Chair in Japanese American Incarceration, Redress, and Community. Before taking part in a Zócalo/UCLA panel, presented in partnership with the Japanese American National Museum, entitled “What Does the Japanese American Experience Tell Us About the Proposed Muslim Registry?” he disclosed in the …

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