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The mission of the UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies is to train a new generation of scholars to research and analyze the life, history, and culture of Mexican-origin people within the United States, as well as of other Latino/a and indigenous populations in the Americas. Addressing local, national, and transnational contexts, the Chicana/o Studies curriculum at UCLA explores race, class, gender, and sexuality paradigms as they have shaped the history of the field, as well as new directions in the study of Chicana/os and Latina/os, including 
  1. Border and Transnational Studies;
  2. Expressive Arts;
  3. History, Language, and Culture of the Americas;
  4. Labor, Law, and Policy Issues



Announcing the 2014 César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies Departmental Graduation!

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Congratulations!  The Faculty and Staff of the César E. Chávez Chicana and Chicano Studies Department are looking forward to sharing this wonderful occasion with you.

Our DEPARTMENTAL GRADUATION celebration will take place on

Saturday, June 14, 2014
10:00 am -12:00 pm
Covel Commons, UCLA


*This is the only graduation ceremony at which you’ll be individually recognized.

The Departmental Celebration will include:

• Procession of faculty, instructional staff, guests and graduating majors and minors 
• Naming of each graduating student (majors and minors)  
• Recognition of honors thesis  
• Each student will have 1 ½  minute to say a few words
• Closing remarks by the chair
• Group picture at end of ceremony 

For More Information, Click Here

Events, News & Resources:


The Second Annual UCLA Blum Center Spring Conference on Poverty and Health in Latin America

Connecting International Partners
to Strengthen Health Systems and Their Workforces
May 6-7, 2014
De Neve Auditorium, UCLA Campus

The UCLA Blum Center Annual Spring Conference on Poverty and Health in Latin America is designed to advance knowledge on policy and programming solutions aimed at creating more equitable health in Latin America. The UCLA Blum Center hosted its Inaugural Spring Conference on May 1st, 2013 in DeNeve Auditorium on the UCLA campus. The theme of the conference was Informing Responses to Reduce Poverty and Improve Health in Latin America and the event attracted more than 150 researchers, students and medical professionals to participate in a robust program.

Only 6 Days Left to Register!

7th Annual Immigrant Youth Empowerment Conference

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Where: UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor | 
308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90024

When: Saturday, May 24th | 9am - 5pm


This daylong event consists of various workshops that will educate, motivate, and provide attendees with the information on how undocumented youth can pursue a higher education and become agents of positivity in their own communities. The conference will also provide immigrant youth with the opportunity to meet one another and become part of the nationwide network of undocumented students and allies.

This event provides volunteer opportunities to those in need of hours for Raza Graduation.

Only 7 Days Left to Register and Request Transportation!



Volunteer for the 29th Annual UCLA Powow!


Happening on May 3rd & 4th Next Week, the annual UCLA Powow is a great opportunity to volunteer if you still need community service hours for Raza Graduation! Sign up by filling out the volunteer registration form here!


 MECHA de UCLA Raza Graduation 2014

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Dear UCLA Community,

MEChA de UCLA is happy to announce that we are now accepting applications to the 41st annual RAZA GRADUATION! This graduation is open to all undergraduate and graduate UCLA students that want to be a part of this celebration.

Click on this link to find the registration and requirements for this ceremony: 


Join our Committee Meetings! Help us plan this year’s graduation
 Every Thursday, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Campbell Hall 1224
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