Past Events

April 24, 2022


"Social Determinants of Health and Their Impact on the African American Community"

Dr. Keith Norris will present on "Social Determinants of Health and Their Impact on the African American Community", for The Gailen and Cathy Reevers Center.

April 27, 2022

CREATE Symposium

Comparing Relevant Equity Advisor Tools to Empower (CREATE)

Dr. Keith Norris will be joining a panel on, "Examining Impacts to Develop the Professoriate: Examples of the UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Hiring Incentive and Best Practices on Faculty Hiring?"

March 14, 2022

DMPG Meeting

Enhancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Department of Medicine: Workshop

On March 14, the DOM EDI office presented at the DMPG Annual Retreat, on March 14, 2022.

February 7, 2022

JEDI Journal Club

Conversation with the Author - Calling Out Aversive Racism:Thriving in Academia

Join us for a candid conversation about the role of aversive racism. Challenging the hierarchy structure from residency selection to academic leadership. Access the article here. Sponsored by the Minority Housestaff Organization and Office for Justice, Equity and Diversity Inclusion. Contact with any questions or accommodations.

February 8, 2022


Health Affairs Briefing: Racism & Health Virtual Symposium

DYou are invited to join us on Tuesday, February 8, from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT for a virtual symposium at which panels of distinguished authors and experts will present their work and engage in discussions on the historical context, evolving research practices and policies, and the lived experience of populations whose health has been harmed by individual and structural racism.

February 10, 2022


Critical Race Theory: Theory, Politics, and Practice

Drs. Wendy Leo Moore and Glenn Bracey will describe some key tenants of Critical Race Theory and illustrate the importance of this work in the contemporary moment where CRT is the subject of state laws, school board debates, and a talking point for many politicians.

February 22, 2022

Scientific Racism

Scientific Racism: The Influence of Racism in Health Care on Present-day Health Inequities

On Feb. 22 at 5 pm, Harriet A. Washington, an American writer and medical ethicist, will give a talk on the influence of racism in health care.

February 24, 2022


Artivism in Healthcare: The Visual Arts as a Catalyst for Change

On Feb. 24 at 8 am, join Julian McNeil, anti-racism program manager, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, for a Zoom webinar on the use of visual arts as activism and change.

January 12, 2022


On Equity Story Slam

On January 12, the DOM EDI office sponsored the 4th annual, "On Equity Story Slam." Dr. Christina Harris led a panel of 8 physicians, who each told a personal story about a touching interaction with a patient.

January 19, 2022

MLK Talk

Martin Luther King Jr., Commemorative Celebration

Dr. Keith Norris was selected as the keynote speaker for UT Southwestern’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration. He gave a presentation on, "Race, Race Consciousness and Health Equity."

December 1, 2021


Managing Patient Discriminatory Behavior and Requests by Medell Briggs-Malonson, MD, MPH, MSHS

On December 1, 2021, Medell Briggs-Malonson, MD, MPH, MSHS, presented at DOM Grand Rounds on, "Managing Patient Discriminatory Behavior and Requests."

December 14, 2021


Cultural North Star Series: Part 2: Make Things Better

This speaker series invites our accomplished faculty and thought leaders in various domains of science and medicine to present work that is changing the world. The second installment of this speaker series focuses on the work of our faculty who have recently been inducted into the National Academy of Medicine. They will share ways in which the second pillar, “Make things better,” propels advances in science and medicine at UCLA.

December 17, 2021


MHO Holiday Gala

The Minority Housestaff Organization (MHO) honored winners of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion innovation and travel grants with an inaugural gala and reception, Dec. 17, hosted in part by the UCLA Department of Medicine’s EDI Office.

November 17, 2021

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Technical Foundations of Fairness in Medical Devices by Achuta Kadambi, PhD

On November 17, Achuta Kadanbi, PhD, presented at DOM Grand Rounds, on "Technical Foundations of Fairness in Medical Devices."

October 13, 2021

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Indigenous Health Flourishes Where Ancestral Love is Nourished by Andrea N. Garica, MD, MS

On October 13, Andrea N. Garcia, MD, MSc presented at DOM Grand Rounds, on "Indigenous Health Flourishes Where Ancestral Love is Nourished"

September 17, 2021

UCLA Caltech

UCLA Caltech Medical Scientist Training Program: 2021 ANNUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE

Join UCLA and Caltech for their 2021 Annual Research Conference, featuring Jonathan M. Metzl, M.D., Ph.D. and Kimberly Sue, M.D., Ph.D.

September 28, 2021


UCLA GME Office: Implicit Bias Interview Training Session

GME will once again be offering an Implicit Bias Training for Faculty Interviewers. If you are interested in having your program’s faculty interviewers participate, please forward on this announcement.

September 29, 2021


Fellowship Open House

Share this flyer and RSVP link with your fellowship applicants. 

August 31, 2021


Workshop Series: Addressing Health Equity through Data Disaggregation

Join us for a panel discussion on approaching the key considerations when choosing to expand racial/ethnic categories in health data sets. Health data leaders will discuss their decision-making on the who, what, and when: What categories to include? What question-wording gets at the information desired? What conditions should be present to trigger expanded racial/ethnic data disaggregation?

August 18, 2021

Grand Rounds

The Myth of Meritocracy: How our selection processes perpetuate inequality and steps we can take to rectify it

Featuring Jennifer Spicer, M.D., M.P.H., followed by a Q+A with David McIntosh, Ph.D., M.A., Lisa Skinner, M.D., Christina Harris, M.D., moderated by Tara Vijayan, M.D., M.P.H.

July 27, 2021


Cultural North Star Series: Part 1: Do What's Right

JThis speaker series invites our accomplished faculty and thought leaders in various domains of science and medicine to present work that is changing the world. To kickoff this series, our esteemed faculty will highlight big ideas and projects that embody the first of these pillars: Do What’s Right.

June 9, 2021

Translating COVID

Translating COVID-19: Resources for Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders

The COVID-19 Multilingual Resource Hub is a collection of online links and materials to help equip our diverse language communities, especially the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, with important information about (COVID-19).

June 15, 2021

Conversations with Leadership

Conversations with Leadership: Steps to Racial Equity

The event is hosted by Vice Chancellor John Mazziotta, President Johnese Spisso and Dean Kelsey Martin and includes panelists Clarence Braddock, Executive Vice Dean, DGSOM and Medell Briggs-Malonson, Chief, Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UCLA Hospital System.

June 24, 2021

UCLA Pride

Out, Proud and Well: The UCLA Health PRIDE Drag Showcase

A virtual celebration to highlight inclusion, our LGBTQ+ programs and the fierce Drag talent LA is known for. #OutProudAndWell

May 6, 2021

LGBTQIA+ Spring Nurses Panel

LGBTQIA+ Spring Nurses Panel

Broad Spectrum is hosting an event called LGBTQIA+ Spring Nurses Panel on Thursday, May 6th @ 6:00PM to bring to you some incredible examples of nurses that are dedicating their lives to improving care for the LBGTQIA+ population.

May 7, 2021

Structural Racism in Biomedical Research

Structural Racism in Biomedical Research

Please join us for an educational webinar on Friday, May 7th at 12:30-2pm PDT. Dr. Nanibaa’ Garrison and Dr. Terence Keel will each present on this topic based on their own scholarship. Talks are to be followed by remarks from Dr. Keith Norris, discussant, and then Q&A. This event is free. Registration is required.

May 13, 2021

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The Use of Race Correction in Clinical Algorithms and Formulas: eGFR and Beyond

Join us for a presentation on "The Use of Race Correction in Clinical Algorithms and Formulas: eGFR and Beyond" with Keith C. Norris, MD, PhD and Susanne B. Nicholas, MD, MPH, PhD. 

May 14, 2021

Imposter Thoughts: Let's Talk About Them

Imposter Thoughts: Let's Talk About Them

On May 14th, Drs. Ericka Boone and Roland J. Thorpe, Jr. will present their perspectives on imposter syndrome, including how systemic/structural issues play a role in impostor thoughts. RCMAR scientists, Drs. Brandon Brown and Mirella Diaz-Santos will serve as panelists, sharing their experiences with imposter syndrome.

May 16, 2021

Health Equity Workshop

Health + Equity Workshop

RSVP for the Health + Equity Workshop, featuring a virtual discussion on mental health and wellness healing through the arts.

May 18, 2021

SNMAIM Webinar

Shine Bright Like a Diamond: Advice from an Internal Medicine Residency Recruitment Director


Join us for a candid conversation with program leadership from the UCLA Internal Medicine Residency Program as we discuss how to stand out from the crowd during the residency selection process.

May 25, 2021

UCLA Health Equity and Justice Action Series

UCLA Health Equity and Justice Action Series: Law Enforcement in the Health Care Setting

In commemoration of the anniversary of George Floyd’s death, the next Equity and Justice Action series will be dedicated to discussing how to become stronger advocates in the intersection between health care and law enforcement.

April 27, 2021

Join us for a virtual fireside chat with Dr. Ayana Jordan

Join us for a virtual fireside chat with Dr. Ayana Jordan

We invite students, residents, and fellows to join us for a real talk conversation with Dr. Ayana Jordan about life, career, and community. We hope you can take a break, look up, and look forward as you prepare for an equity-focused career.

April 21, 2021

Zoomside Chat with Dr. Mimiaga

Zoomside Chat with Dr. Mimiaga

Join Professor Matthew Mimiaga for an overview of the health of the LGBTQ population in Los Angeles and to discuss a few examples of how C-LARAH’s research is engaging the community and leading to evidence-based strategies to improve public health. 

Sept 30, 2020-Mar 24, 2021

LGBTQ Residency Noon Conference Series

LGBTQ Residency Noon Conference Series

UCLA Health's LGBTQ Clinician Education and Training Work Group aims to improve availability and visibility of LGBTQ-focused educational opportunities to our entire UCLA Health and DGSOM community. We appreciate your interest.

March 2021

March is Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month.

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. 

March 2021

PBS What to Watch Women's History Month

Celebrate Women's History Month

Celebrating the accomplishments and vital contributions of women in history with documentaries and stories that center women's experiences in history. Everyone can enjoy and learn something new from this collection of stories by women and about women. 

February 25, 2021

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Racist Patients: Taking Action on Harmful Bias and Discrimination in Clinical Learning Environments

On Thursday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation will host a webinar on addressing bias, discrimination, and racism from patients in the clinical learning environment. Harmful bias and discrimination continue to be pervasive in health care, fueling inadequate treatment of patients. But it’s not just patients who suffer. Health care professionals and students also experience prejudice and discrimination, sometimes from their patients, that cause harm and limit their career opportunities. 

February 20, 2021

Pre-Screening of 41st & Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers

Pre-Screening of 41st and Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers

As a tribute to the late filmmaker, Gregory Everett, who tragically lost his battle with COVID-19 on January 24 of this year, PAFF will host a global screening fundraiser supporting his family on Saturday, February 20 at 5 p.m. PT. 41st and Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers was the first part in a documentary series that follows the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense from its glorious Black Power beginnings through to its tragic demise. The film explores the Black Panther ethos, its conflict with the L.A.P.D. and the U.S. Organization, as well as the events that shaped the complicated and often contradictory legacy of the L.A. chapter. 

February 2021

Black History Month 2021 to Highlight the Black Family, Leadership and Service

Black History Month 2021 to Highlight the Black Family, Leadership and Service

Every February, people across the nation come together for events and activities to celebrate Black History Month. It’s a time for us to continue our collective journey of honoring and deepening our knowledge of the history and contributions of African Americans and people of African descent that have been marginalized from mainstream curricula and discussions because of our country’s legacy of slavery, and institutional and structural racism. 

February 16, 2021

A Special fireside chat with: Nikole Hannah-Jones

A Special fireside chat with Nikole Hannah-Jones

We are so incredibly pleased to announce a keynote speaking event featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones, a MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter covering racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine and creator of the landmark 1619 Project.
This will be one of many 2021 events to reflect on and explore Blackness, not only in our nation's history but in the professions of medicine and science. Additional information will follow but please hold the date in your calendars for this exciting event.

February 11, 2021

DGSOM EDI Journal Club at 6 PM

DGSOM EDI Journal Club at 6 PM

The Black Men in White Coats Movie will restart the DGSOM EDI Journal Club on February 11th, along with a supporting article, An American Crisis: The Lack of Black Men in Medicine. The film will be available to view on February 6th, 7th and 8th. If you are interested in viewing this amazing film please click here to sign up. Additional instructions will be sent to those who RSVP by January 26.

February 10, 2021

UCLA Law Black History Month Lecture

UCLA Law Black History Month Lecture

“The N-Word: Race, Language and the University Classroom” with Prof. Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, who is associate professor of history at Smith College and the author of an award-winning article, “The Etymology of [N-Word] Resistance, Language and the Politics of Freedom in the Antebellum North” and 2016’s monograph Colored Travelers Mobility and the Fight for Citizenship before the CiviI War. Her new project is an historical and pedagogical study of the n-word framed by her experience as a biracial woman in the United States.

Sept 30, 2020-Mar 24, 2021

LGBTQ Residency Noon Conference Series

LGBTQ Residency Noon Conference Series

UCLA Health's LGBTQ Clinician Education and Training Work Group aims to improve availability and visibility of LGBTQ-focused educational opportunities to our entire UCLA Health and DGSOM community. We appreciate your interest.

Dec 3, 2020-Jan 10, 2021

Educate Yourself: Online Racial Equity Workshops

Educate Yourself: Online Racial Equity Workshops

These online events will help you learn more and provide a platform for conversations on racial injustices and inequality.

Dec 15, 2020-Feb 19, 2021

IM REDI Health Equity Lecture Series

IM REDI Health Equity Lecture Series

The curriculum sub-committee continuously helps to create innovative change in our curriculum with a longitudinal inpatient lecture series and our outpatient didactics that seamlessly integrate into our systems-based lectures.

January 25, 2021

UCLA Alumni

Sounds of Silence: Does the First Amendment have a Race Problem?

This panel proposes to address the several contradictions and absences in the legal, political and social dialogue around race and the First amendment.

January 26, 2021

UCLA Alumni

UCLA Undocumented Alumni Association General Body Meeting

Join the UCLA Undocumented Alumni Association for their first general body meeting of the year. Learn more about upcoming programs, events and initiatives as well as volunteering opportunities as the board members discuss their roles and the various committees that are available to sign up for.

Dec 3, 2020-Jan 10, 2021

Educate Yourself: Online Racial Equity Workshops

Educate Yourself: Online Racial Equity Workshops

These online events will help you learn more and provide a platform for conversations on racial injustices and inequality.

January 6-9, 2021

UCLA Black Alumni Association’s Social Justice Summit

UCLA Black Alumni Association Social Justice Summit

This series will cover topics such as: resume and cover letter development, job searching, networking, LinkedIn, interviewing and more. Additionally, this program will demonstrate careful consideration of how your LGBTQ+ identity impacts your experience in the workplace, and highlight how to use your diversity as a strength to employers.

January 12, 2021

UCLA Lambda Alumni Association: LGBTQ+ Alumni Career Launchpad

UCLA Lambda Alumni Association: LGBTQ+ Alumni Career Launchpad

This series will cover topics such as: resume and cover letter development, job searching, networking, LinkedIn, interviewing and more. Additionally, this program will demonstrate careful consideration of how your LGBTQ+ identity impacts your experience in the workplace, and highlight how to use your diversity as a strength to employers.

January 12, 2021

Belonging and non-belonging in Higher Education Webinar

Belonging and non-belonging in Higher Education Webinar

In this workshop, participants will develop an understanding of how we can support students to belong (particularly in view of the challenges of Covid-19 and hybrid learning) but will also consider and critique assumptions around belonging including when belonging might be undesirable or problematic. We will also discuss the ways in which staff may (or may not) experience belonging and connection in higher education.

January 14, 2021

UCLA Health: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Health Symposium

Confidence in Crisis: Strengthening Medical Trust within the Black Community during the COVID Pandemic

The UCLA Health Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Health Symposium is dedicated to highlighting important topics and efforts to advance justice in health care. 

January 15, 2021

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TEDxCrenshawSalon: Health & Hope

It's 2021 and we will start to see the long-term effects of COVID-19 on our mental, physical and emotional health. Listen to these three doctors give us the facts, big ideas, and hope for the future while we live in a pandemic-ridden world.

December 20, 2020

Braiding Brave Belonging

Braiding Brave Belonging

LaDasha-Diamond Berry and Rachel Fryke invite you to join us in co-creating a brave healing space to collectively share our experiences, express our emotions, listen to and receive one another with presence and openness, and create solutions together in unity.

December 17, 2020

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Festivals in the City of Angels: Kwanzaa in Leimert Park Village

The Fowler has partnered with We Love Leimert for a program honoring Kwanzaa and its seven principles and symbols rooted in the sacred teachings of Asante and Zulu harvest celebrations. We’ll hear from cultural bearers and figures from the Leimert Park Village community who are organizing for Black liberation and self-determination.

December 9, 2020

Anti-Racism and Systemic Change: How You Can Be Part of the Solution

Anti-Racism and Systemic Change: How You Can Be Part of the Solution

A panel of UCLA experts will help attendees understand our own implicit biases and how our individual actions can affect systemic change.

December 9, 2020

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Patient Bias Prevention Policy and Strategy Forum

Join leaders from Penn State Health, along with medical professionals from across the Country, to discuss the need to address patient bias prevention, lessons learned, ethical considerations of patient bias policies, and much more.

December 9, 2020

“The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health” by Dr. Rheeda Walker

“The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health” by Dr. Rheeda Walker

An exploration of Black mental health in today’s world, the forces that have undermined mental health progress for African Americans, and what needs to happen for African Americans to heal psychological distress, find community, and undo years of stigma and marginalization in order to access effective mental health care.

December 9, 2020

“The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health” by Dr. Rheeda Walker

“The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health” by Dr. Rheeda Walker

An exploration of Black mental health in today’s world, the forces that have undermined mental health progress for African Americans, and what needs to happen for African Americans to heal psychological distress, find community, and undo years of stigma and marginalization in order to access effective mental health care.

December 4, 2020

UCLA Alumni

Building Qmmunity: Black Bruin LGBTQ+ Gathering

The Building Qmmunity: Black Bruin LGBTQ+ gathering is a virtual event for Black undergraduates, graduate students, alumni, faculty and staff to meet one another and share space in an informal community environment. We are here, present, and occupy significant roles. Bring your dinner!

December 1, 2020

Bias in AI

Bias in AI

A 60-minute overview of how artificial intelligence can perpetuate biases and how we can mitigate the risks.

November 24-27, 2020

Native Cinema Showcase

Native Cinema Showcase

The National Museum of the American Indian’s Native Cinema Showcase is an annual celebration of the best in Native film. The showcase provides a unique forum for engagement with Native filmmakers and stories from Indigenous communities throughout the Western Hemisphere and the Arctic.

November 23, 2020

UCLA spectrum coffee hour

UCLA Spectrum's Coffee Hour: LGBTQ Representation in Critical Care

Join Spectrum’s Coffee Hour sponsored by Internal Medicine Residency Equity Diversity and Inclusion (IM REDI). Social distance refreshments will be provided. RSVP by 11/21 to

November 20, 2020

critical race theory

10-Year Anniversary of “Critical Race Theory, Race Equity, and Public Health: Toward Antiracism Praxis” fall symposium

Join Dr. Terence Keel, Associate Director for Critical Theory at the UCLA Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice, & Health, as he hosts a discussion with Dr. Ford and Dr. Airhihenbuwa about the origins and impact of their groundbreaking work, its continued importance and the future of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in public health and biomedicine.

November 19, 2020

Stronger Together: Black Liberation and Asian Solidarity

Stronger Together: Black Liberation and Asian Solidarity

Join a discussion on this historic moment in the movement for Black lives and the importance of cross-movement solidarity and coalitional consciousness. Our panelists will reflect on the history of Black-Asian solidarity and what we can learn from the past in order to live in a liberated future.

November 19, 2020

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Women In Academic Medicine: Leadership And Intersectionality Matter

The Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation will recognize the achievements of Vivian W. Pinn, MD, with the presentation of the Alma Dea Morani, MD Renaissance Woman Award. Past recipients include Margaret Hamburg, MD; Mary-Claire King, PhD; Barbara Barlow, MD, FACS; and Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH. 

November 19, 2020

Antiracist Education through Digital Local History: A Virtual Roundtable

Antiracist Education through Digital Local History: A Virtual Roundtable

The public health crisis caused by COVID-19 and the nationwide uprisings regarding racial and social justice have challenged public history professionals. Practitioners have had to expand their use of technology without training while urgently considering how to effectively create antiracism within their practice. For these reasons, we are offering a virtual roundtable that will bring together experts in local public history, archives, museums, and digital history.

November 18, 2020

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EmPower Hour: Activating the Activist

Hear from activist and infectious disease scientist, Ayesha Khan '15, Ph.D., about re-envisioning student activism through a radical lens and as a tool to build community power.

November 18, 2020

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UCLA Global Conversation: “Global Racism and the Role of Education”

In this talk Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Anna Spain Bradley, a legal scholar and human rights advocate, will critically engage how education can address racism in the United States and abroad. What role must educators play in shaping a less racist future?

November 18, 2020

Anti-Racism Taskforce Faculty Panel Anti-Racism Taskforce Faculty Panel

Panelists will discuss the impact of racism and systems of oppression on
marginalized communities' health and well-being and how epidemiology, health
sciences, and health policy should respond. Further, the speakers will discuss how
public health education, research, and practice can align with anti-racism and social justice.

Sept 1-Nov 17, 2020

IM REDI lecture series

IM REDI Health Equity Lecture Series

Tune in to Internal Medicine Residency's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (IM REDI) noon conference series this Fall. Click here for more info.

November 12, 2020

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Pronouns Matter Presentation

Join us for a virtual presentation designed to increase awareness about the importance of using gender inclusive language & personal pronouns to promote diversity and show respect.

November 11, 2020

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Dr. Angela Davis & Issac Julien In Conversation

Activist and scholar Angela Davis joins artist Isaac Julien for a conversation about the influence of Frederick Douglass on contemporary movements for racial justice.

November 9, 2020

LGBTQ allyship training

Student LGBTQ Allyship Training

The LGBTQ Ally Program is a two-hour program designed to help participants learn: + LGBTQ terminology and the importance of continued post-training education + How to recognize stereotypes, privileges, and intersectional identities + Effective allyship strategies to support LGBTQ people on and off campus + LGBTQ resources on campus

November 9, 2020

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Diversity Programs & Initiatives Dial-in Check-in

Join the UCLA Alumni Diversity Programs & Initiatives team for a post-election community check-in.

November 7, 2020

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Women’s Leadership Conference

One-day Zoom conference bringing women of color together to check-in and gain access to professional development content and facilitated discussions around the biggest challenges that professional Black women are facing.  We seek to gather women from various industries and levels of experience to share their various perspectives on how to grow and scale our careers and businesses.

November 6-10, 2020

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WPATH 26th Scientific Symposium

Join the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) for their 26th Scientific Symposium. View the full schedule of events here.

November 5, 2020

first-gen professional development

First Generation Professional Development

First-generation professionals are pioneers in their career path. Learn from fellow UC graduates who were first in their families to graduate from college as they share their stories, tips and advice for navigating the professional workplace.

November 5, 2020

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Part 2 of Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Advice from FSPH Alumni

We will have the opportunity to hear from FSPH Alumni about their experiences with Imposter Syndrome while at FSPH and how they still may be navigating it post-graduation. This will be a space where the panelists will share tips on how to manage the feelings that come with Imposter Syndrome.

November 5, 2020

A Conversation on Community

A Conversation on Community

As we navigate 2020, please join the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for a special event – exploring and reaffirming UCLA’s commitment to inclusion and dignity for all.

November 4, 2020

implicit bias virtual grand rounds

Implicit Bias Virtual Grand Rounds Presented by Dr. Cristina Gonzalez

Don’t miss this combined Grand Rounds co-hosted by UCLA Department of Medicine Office of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion and Olive View-UCLA Department of Medicine. Click to register.

October 28, 2020

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Narrowing the Health-Wealth Gap: Among Women of Color during COVID-19 & Beyond

Join the Women and Girls Initiative in a discussion on Narrowing the Health-Wealth Gap: Among Women of Color during COVID-19 & Beyond. The mission of the Women and Girls Initiative is to establish Los Angeles County as a leader in creating opportunities and improving outcomes for all women and girls.

October 28, 2020

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Event 1: Racism and Racial Bias in Medicine

Join clinical experts, thought leaders, and advocates for a collaborative discussion on the issues of health disparities, structural racism, and medicine as we examine specific dermatologic diseases in a series of four free and open educational webinars. 

October 27, 2020

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Part One: What Is Imposter Syndrome and How Do We Overcome It?

Have you ever felt like a fraud, like you don't belong, or that you're not as capable as people think you are? You may be experiencing Imposter Syndrome. Please join the FSPH Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for Part One of addressing Imposter Syndrome, “What Is Imposter Syndrome and How Do We Overcome It?”

October 23, 2020

global BLM conversation

Contextualizing BLM in the History of Slavery and Segregation

The UCLA International Institute global perspectives webinar series aims to provide a platform for scholars, students and activists to deepen our collective understanding of the structure and experience of racial oppression and the long struggle for racial justice, as well as to draw connections among unique, but interlinked antiracist struggles in the context of global histories of colonialism, imperialism and internationalism.

October 22, 2020

Lingua Franca

'Lingua Franca' Virtual Screening and Discussion

UCLA Lambda Alumni Association, UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association, Asian Pacific Alumni of UCLA and Undocumented Alumni Association of UCLA will be hosting a joint event in celebration of our intersectional community. Join us for a virtual screening followed by a panel discussion.

October 17, 2020

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Celebrating National #Standing4BlackGirls: Community Action To End Rape Culture And Sexual Violence

During Domestic Violence awareness month, the Women’s Leadership Project and other community partners will launch an outdoor community action on disrupting rape culture and sexual violence against Black girls and women.

October 16, 2020

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The Purpose of Power: Building Movements in a Time of Pandemic

Join the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) for a special virtual event to honor the center’s accomplishments, student award recipients, and this year’s Distinguished Leader in Feminism Award honoree, Alicia Garza! Garza is an innovator, strategist, and organizer, and the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter.

October 16, 2020

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Celebrating National Coming Out Day

We invite you to join the UCLA Health PRIDE Network meeting to celebrate National Coming Out Day. The Zoom meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 16, at noon. We will debut a video specially produced for this event. Register here.

October 15, 2020

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Reckoning with Structural Racism and Sexism, COVID-19, and the Urgent Need for Diverse Leaders in Academic Medicine

Please join for a conversation about SEA Change Biomedicine as an initiative that offers an opportunity for systemic transformation on the journey to dismantling racism and sexism, addressing health inequities amplified by COVID, as well as serving as the infrastructure for supporting diverse and inclusive leadership in academic medicine.

Sept 15 - Oct 15, 2020

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About National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Sept 15 - Oct 15, 2020

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UC celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month — a time for recognizing the extraordinary contributions and lasting influence of Hispanic Americans. Test your UC Latinx knowledge by taking our fun quiz about the UC community’s contributions to our nation’s Hispanic heritage. And, check out our roundup of virtual events related to Hispanic Heritage Month throughout UC.

October 10, 2020

distinguished psychiatrist speaker series

Marketing of Whiteness in Addiction Medicine: Lessons for COVID as Co-Occurring Racialized Condition

The lecture will be held as a webinar is free and open to all mental health professionals. (2 hours of CME credit)

To RSVP email Lela DeGolia at

October 9-10, 2020

women in medicine summit

Women in Medicine Summit: An Evolution of Empowerment


A conference designed to amplify the lives of women in medicine and work towards gender parity in healthcare through: skills development, action plans, advocacy, professional growth, education and inspiration...

October 6, 2020

Reclaiming our Rights

Conversations with Leadership: Steps to Advance Racial Equity

The UCLA Health leadership would like to remind you that the second “Conversations with Leadership: Steps to Advance Racial Equity” session will occur on Tuesday, October 6 at 11am. We will share the preliminary UCLA Health equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) survey results, provide organizational updates and continue to share our steps to achieve racial equity through anti-racist efforts. In addition, we will answer live questions directly from audience members. 

October 1, 2020

safe black space

Safe Black Space Community Healing Circle

2020 is hard on the mind, heart, and soul. You know it! More people are experiencing pain and tragedy than ever before, especially African Americans. If you need space to breathe and rest, to be heard, listened to, valued, and respected, then Safe Black Space is the place for you. Because “we are each other’s medicine” (Mama Rashida Forman-Bey).

September 30, 2020

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UCLA Internal Medicine: Women in Medicine Kick-off Event

@uclaimchiefs: Capping off women in medicine month with our first Women In Medicine meeting of the year. Connect with other residents, fellows attendings and guest speaker Dr. Suzanne Koven to discuss her letter published in NEJM "Letter to a Young Female Physician."

September 29, 2020

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Racial Healing for Ourselves, Our Communities and Our Future

The fourth webinar in APHA's Advancing Racial Equity series will discuss racial healing as essential for dismantling racism and advancing racial equity.

September 27, 2020

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The Africa Leadership For Women Forum

Join us online for our first ever Africa Leadership For Women Forum featuring an expert panel of speakers on female leadership development. This forum will feature conversations designed to boost self-awareness, self-confidence and self-development in business and career. Leadership is not about job titles or financial authority, it is simply the ability to impact and influence others

September 24, 2020

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Searching for Your Indigenous Roots in Mexico

Lecturer John Schmal will give a presentation on searching for your indigenous roots in Mexico. In addition to showing examples of Indian baptisms and marriages from various parts of the country, he will discuss the issue of tribal identity and the use of the generic term "indio" in Catholic Church records as early as the 1600s. Some of the challenges of tracing indigenous families beyond several generations will be discussed.

September 24, 2020

EID Welcome Day

2020 Virtual Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Welcome

EID Graduate Welcome focuses on issues that are particularly challenging to underrepresented students. The goal is to help new graduate students make personal connections and to promote an inclusive campus climate, personal well-being, and academic success.

September 23, 2020

VFC Health + Justice Series: Maternal Mortality

Birth in the USA: Maternal Mortality and Communities of Color

Why is the United States the deadliest place in the developed world for Black mothers to give birth? Together we’ll examine our country’s maternal mortality rate among BIPOC women and address solutions to these devastating—and largely preventable—outcomes.

September 20, 2020

Road to Residency

Road to Residency 2020

This program gives medical students the opportunity to learn about residency programs at UCLA, meet residents and faculty of historically underrepresented backgrounds, and engage with leadership from multiple departments.

September 18, 2020

Chandra Ford

Webinar: Reflecting on Racism: Science & Tools for the Public Health Professional

In this webinar on September 18 at noon (PST), Chandra Ford, PhD, MPH, MLIS, who co-edited the book with Derek Griffith, PhD, Marino Bruce, PhD, and Keon Gilbert, DrPH, shares selected passages and reflects on the experience of producing an influential public health book on racism in the current socio-political climate.

September 17, 2020

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Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) is hosting a virtual symposium on the impact of COVID-19 among minority communities. The symposium will feature promising practices, programs, and strategies for combatting the pandemic in order to achieve health equity in communities of color.

September 15, 2020

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Making Black Lives Matter In and Out of the Classroom

This workshop, facilitated by veteran activist and public education advocate Zakiya Sankara-Jabar, examines the emerging context for teachers and addresses how educators can and must support Black students and families urgently demanding safety, justice, dignity, and educational opportunity.

September 14, 2020

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Claudia Rankine In Conversation With Robin DiAngelo

In Just Us, her follow-up to the award-winning collection Citizen, Claudia Rankine creates another powerfully provocative and genre-defying work of poetry, essays and images inviting readers to take part in a much-needed conversation about race in America. She will be joined in conversation by Robin DiAngelo, the author of White Fragility.


September 10, 2020

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Historically Speaking: Intersecting Race, DNA And Demography

Join the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) online for an insightful conversation about advancements in genetic research and its implications for understanding race.

September 8-9, 2020

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Scholar Strike to Protest Police Violence

We are calling for a Scholar strike #Scholarstrike to protest ongoing police violence and murders in America. If you are in higher-ed professor administrator adjunct or grad student, join us by signing up here

September 5, 2020

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Black Women’s Wellness: Household Essentials For Your Health

In this monthly virtual gathering, Deja Heckerd, ND shares her insights as a naturopathic doctor with a heart for the Black community. Each month, she will help us explore new ways to prioritize our healing and self-care. In September, she shows us how to incorporate simple household items into our healing regimen.

September 3, 2020

UCLA Black Alumni Association

The Road to Social Justice: A Candid Conversation with Jane Elliott on Race and Power

Join UCLA Black Alumni Association, UCLA Alumni Diversity Programs & Initiatives and Bruin X in a candid conversation with Jane Elliott on race and power.

September 2-3, 2020

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Educational Pathways for Blacks in Science, Engineering, and Medicine: Exploring Barriers and Possible Interventions: A Workshop

This workshop will examine (1) current educational pathways for Blacks in science, engineering, and medicine (SEM); (2) the barriers and inadequacies that exist along those pathways, including financial barriers; and (3) promising interventions to overcome the barriers.

September 2, 2020

Still First

We're Still First: Celebrating the First Gen Professional Identity

We hope you will join us for part one of this new series, where we will celebrate the professional experiences of our first gen alumni and discuss the nuances of the first gen professional identity. Our goal is to help everyone who attends be better prepared to achieve their professional goals and realize the value and significance of their story.

August 31, 2020

Reclaiming our Rights

Conversations with Leadership: Steps to Advance Racial Equity

On Monday, August 31, 2020 at noon, Vice Chancellor John Mazziotta, President Johnese Spisso and Dean Kelsey Martin will host the first of several “Conversations with Leadership: Steps to Advance Racial Equity” sessions with the entire UCLA Health organization. We will share our preliminary plans for steps to achieve racial equity through anti-racist efforts, while also hearing recommendations and ideas from the broader UCLA Health community.

August 30, 2020

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Social Justice Conversation

Join this Instagram live session on 8/30 with Q&A with legal experts on your rights when interacting with police.

August 27, 2020

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Hidden No More: Unmasking Data for Health Equity

COVID-19 has not only devastated communities, it has illuminated the inequities in our health care system. And for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) — who are seeing rates of infection up to five times that of white people in L.A. County alone — a lack of disaggregated race and ethnicity data has made them invisible.

August 25, 2020

Antiracist Teach-in

Trauma-Informed Care and Services for Immigrant Families: Part II

Part II: How health systems and providers can deliver trauma-informed care to immigrant families. The second symposium will highlight leaders’ perspectives on this topic, including a panel of experts that will discuss the delivery of trauma-informed care and the implications for practice and policy.

August 20, 2020

Antiracist Teach-in

What Now: An Antiracist Teach-In with Ibram X. Kendi and Brit Bennett

WHAT NOW: An Antiracist Teach-In is a weeklong virtual conversation series featuring dialogues between Professor Kendi and other prominent thought leaders and activists. Through these conversations, we hope to listen, learn, and reflect as Americans chart a path forward for our country—and ourselves. Each ticket comes with a book, fulfilled by a different Black-owned bookstore each night, and admission to that evening’s conversation.

August 19, 2020

Odds with Patients

Equal Health Outcomes for All

Cancer does not discriminate, but cancer care and treatment options do. Join UCLA Alumni and Be The Match as we explore how we hold the power to disrupt one of the biggest health disparities in our country today. While a blood stem cell transplant cures over 70 different life-threatening diseases, patients of color have a dramatically lower chance of finding a genetically matched donor.

August 8, 2020

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Jazz Musicians UNITE Against Racism Livestream

The World Stage and Just Jazz TV present; Jazz Musicians UNITE Against Racism Livestream Concert on Saturday, August 8, 2020. All donations will help support The World Stage and Just Jazz TV in its efforts to bring you the best in jazz music during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

August 4, 2020

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The Artistry Of Black Organizing In The 21st Century

Join in for a conversation with leading Atlanta-based organizers about the deep, intersectional, and transformative struggle for Black liberation. Much of the organizing that has made the current rebellion and political moment possible goes unseen. People often think that protests and marches define organizing. However, so much of what Black organizers do involves more mundane work.

July 29, 2020

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Where Do We Go From Here? Creating an Anti-Racist Climate of Support

RSVP to attend. The conversation addresses questions from allies on how to make academic departments, classroom environments and other spaces more inclusive and racially conscious.

July 21, 2020

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Racism is a Public Health Issue

Panelists include Eraka P. Bath, MD, Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Psychiatry at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA; Ava DuVernay, Filmmaker and Founder, ARRAY; Darnell Hunt, Professor and Dean of Social Sciences, UCLA; and artist Rashid Johnson.

July 17-20, 2020

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UCLA Health Care Workers - Black Lives Day of Action

On Fri, 7/17 - Mon, 7/20, we gather again (in the words of SEIU) "to declare that Black Lives Matter and to illustrate all the ways our fights for racial, economic, healthcare, immigration, climate and other areas for justice are connected." *Register to access the livestream links for Mon, 7/20*

July 11, 2020

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Reflections And Affirmation: Thoughts On Race And Medicine In The Age Of COVID-19 And Justice Reform

Dr. Rio Dickens-Celestin, will discuss the relationship of the healthcare system and African American women access to quality healthcare, current social justice issues and their effects on our health and a future look at how we can develop coping mechanisms and strategies to strengthening the well being of black women.

July 3, 2020

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Renaissance: Noir

UTA Artist Space, together with Baltimore curator Myrtis Bedolla, has launched its first-ever virtual exhibition with beautiful and powerful paintings by 12 emerging black artists.

June 27, 2020

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Advance The Culture: A Juneteenth Celebration

Join COACH Foundation as we continue in tradition with a celebration of History, Culture, Music, and knowledge to uplift our black communities.

June 20, 2020

Inside Pride Parade

UCLA Lambda Alumni Association Presents: Inside Pride Parade

UCLA Lambda Alumni is filling the gap of canceled Pride events with an Inside Pride Parade featuring desktop floats, Grand or GRAD Marshals, and performing groups

June 19, 2020

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Step Afrika! Juneteenth Virtual Celebration

Step Afrika! embodies the rhythm, spirituality & resistance of the African American community through dance and song in honor of Juneteenth (June 19, 1865) and the true end of slavery.

June 17, 2020

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Lunch&Learn: Queer Lenses- Using Photography to Break Binaries

Join a conversation between queer photographers on how documenting the queer experience and creating images is an artistic tool to break binaries and reject heteronormative and patriarchal ideals.

June 14, 2020

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L.A. Pride Announces Black Lives Matter Solidarity Protest March

This year’s L.A. Pride will be a peaceful protest march in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, organizers announced. It will take place June 14 starting at Hollywood and Highland.

June 12-16, 2020

Summer Institute Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research

A five-day Summer Institute designed to showcase the opportunities and need for minority researchers in cancer disparities. Through the Institute, 20-25 participants will acquire the motivation, skills, and resources needed to apply to a doctoral program.

June 12, 2020

UCLA Health Celebrates PRIDE!

A newly formed group for self-identified LGBTQ UCLA Health employees, faculty and trainees invites you to celebrate 2020 Pride over a virtual lunch hour.

June 11, 2020

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Say Her Name: Racial Profiling of Black Women During the Pandemic

In light of the national call for racial justice for Breonna Taylor, we are inviting you to a virtual gathering of leaders and call to action. This call to action focuses on unpacking the structural, policy, and systems solutions necessary to address anti-Black violence and its gendered impacts.

June 10, 2020

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#ShutDownAcademia #ShutDownSTEM 

Share your detailed plans and actions with the global community using these hashtags. Our collective efforts will lead to eradicating anti-Black racism because Black lives depend on it.

June 5-7, 2020

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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Film Festival​

NFMLA showcases and champions emerging filmmakers and diverse storytellers from around the world.  This edition will include panels and selections from our InFocus initiative which combats the lack of diversity in media.​

June 5, 2020

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UCLA Health Interfaith Service for Peace and Unity

We want to offer a way to come together to express sorrow and acknowledge the devastating impact racial injustice has had across our nation. We invite you to join us for a moment of silence and brief reflection as we all try to process our collective grief.

June 5, 2020

UCLA Health Care Workers in Support of Black Lives Matter​

Join CDU/DGSOM medical students, residents, and fellows as we stand in solidarity with those protesting, and together commit to change.

June 3, 2020

SNMA Safe Spaces

A gathering of the black DGSOM/UCLA Health Community to reflect, grieve, and heal.

May 13, 2020

Spring 2020 Undergraduate Check-In Bingo Night

Join UCLA's Asian American Studies Department and Asian Pacific Coalition for bingo night with key figures, events, and ideas from Asian American Studies, all while quizzing each other on random facts and trivia from our field. Who says studying can’t be fun?

May 2, 2020

“We Are UCLA” Art Gallery

“We Are UCLA” will provide a platform for student artists, both undergrad and graduate, to express what being a Bruin means to them.  In particular, we are looking for pieces that reflect the way your experience intersects with any and all other identities that you have.

April 8, 2020

Help Us Recruit a Diverse Class of 2024 - Virtually

Share your UCLA experiences with admitted students from historically underrepresented communities. Help our Bruin family create spaces of support and community to welcome our diverse admitted students.

March 17, 2020

Equity and Diversity Inclusion Journal Club (EDI-JC)

The EDI-JC aims to build community amongst faculty, staff, and trainees while reviewing literature of equity and diversity inclusion affecting URiM groups in academic medicine and healthcare.