Raise Your Voice in 2015

Looking Forward

As we begin 2015, our theme this year is “Raise Your Voice!” As the Congress and the legislature begin new sessions, we need you to Raise Your Voice for higher education. Raise your Voice to your representatives and help them understand the value that public higher education provides to all of us. Raise Your Voice and let them know that you support more funding for public higher education. Raise your voice and let them know that you are concerned about the future of our state. If you have not joined Bruin Caucus, please click here to sign-up.

Go Bruins!

Keith S. Parker, AVC

Keith S. Parker
Government & Community Relations
Assistant Vice Chancellor

2015 Joint Higher Education Event

East Los Angeles Higher Education

How can higher education help create a more effective pipeline to community success? On Thursday, April 9, 2015 leaders and community members from six higher education institutions met with elected officials at Cal State Los Angels for the Joint Higher Education Town Hall and Reception to discuss post-secondary education and community issues specific to the East Los Angeles area.

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Professor Jerry Kang Selected to be UCLA’s first Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Professor Jerry Kang

UCLA Law Professor Jerry Kang was selected as UCLA’s first Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Professor Kang will oversee the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and guide the campus strategy on maintaining a welcoming and supportive environment for all people. Professor Kang will work to address campus climate issues surrounding recent incidents of bias at UCLA.

Learn more about Vice Chancellor Kang:

Law professor named UCLA’s first vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion
UCLA Newsroom | March 31, 2015

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Los Angeles Leaders Advocate in Washington, D.C.

Supporting Southern California

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce held Access Washington, D.C., a Southern California public-private partnership advocacy event. Leaders from the civic, business, and educational sectors, as well as public officials met with members of Congress and representatives from the executive branch. The goal was to express the priorities for Southern California and discuss key issues.

(Pictured: Assistant Vice Chancellor Keith Parker with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti)


Immigration Roundtable Discussion

An Estimated 1.1 million Undocumented People Live in Los Angeles

UCLA Government and Community Relations would like to invite you to Senator Ricardo Lara’s Immigration Roundtable Discussion in the City of South Gate, featuring Marcelo Suaréz Orozco, Ph.D., Wasserman Dean & Distinguished Professor of Education, at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

As the U.S. waits to see the effects of President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration reform, the focus is on Los Angeles, which is home to an estimated 1.1 million undocumented people, one tenth of the nation’s total. The nexus between education and immigration has been noted as critical to understanding the future of workforce development and education in the U.S. Led by Senator Ricardo Lara, the discussion will focus on immigration policies taking place at the local, state, and national levels by engaging several experts in the fields of government, education, business, and community engagement.

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Thank You UC Day in Sacramento Advocates

Raise Your Voice!

On March 10, 2015, public higher education advocates traveled to Sacramento from across the state — representing all ten University of California campuses. Over two dozen UCLA advocates, comprised of parents, alumni, students, and donors met with legislators to ask for greater state support for the UC system.

UCLA advocates shared personal narratives of what UCLA has meant to them and their families and why protecting higher education in the state budget should be a priority.
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