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Carlos Moore Discussion and Book Signing

The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies presents a talk by scholar Dr. Carlos Moore. Dr. Moore is internationally known for his work on the impact of race and ethnicity on domestic politics and inter-state affairs.

Monday, February 02, 2009
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
135 Haines Hall
UCLA campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Carlos Moore is an Honorary Research Fellow at the School for Graduate Studies and Research, University of the West Indies.

"I´d rather be damned for mistakes made while resisting oppression, than praised for an acquiescent passivity before injustice." --Dr. Carlos Moore

Carlos Moore is the author of Pichon: Race and Revolution in Castro’s Cuba: A Memoir.  An ethnologist and political scientist with two doctorates from the prestigious University of Paris-7, France, Moore was banished for three decades from his native Cuba as a result of his opposition to the racial policies of the Castro regime.  Fluent in five languages, he lived and worked in many lands throughout his 34-year exile, and traveled extensively on ethnological research projects in South-east Asia, Africa and the South Pacific.  His political and professional career began in 1962, when at age nineteen, he was recruited into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a translator in the Asian Division.  In late 1963, he fled Cuba, with the assistance of the embassy of Guinea, where he took refuge.  He went on to specialize in African, Latin-American and Caribbean affairs, and while residing in France developed a prolific career in journalism, serving as in-house journalist for France’s national news agency, Agence France-Presse, and as a specialist on West African affairs for the international weekly Jeune Afrique.  Most of his academic life has been devoted to research on the impact of race and ethnicity on domestic politics and inter-state affairs.
 
The confluence between Moore's academic and political life occurred in 1975 when the distinguished African scholar, Cheikh Anta Diop, invited him to take up residence in Senegal and assist with several political projects.  One of these involved the setting up of a World Black Researchers Association (WBRA), in 1976.  He remained in Senegal until 1980.
 
In 1982-1983 Moore was personal consultant to the Secretary General of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) currently African Union).  He was involved with the initial phase of the Festival of Black & African Arts and Culture of 1977 (FESTAC), working in Lagos, Nigeria, where he came into contact with legendary pan-Africanist and musical genius, Fela Kuti, whose biography (This Bitch of a Life) he wrote in 1982.  While teaching at Florida International University, he organized in 1987 an international three-day conference in homage to Aime Cesaire, one of the chief founders of the Black consciousness movement known as Negritude.  In 2000, he resigned his post at the University of the West Indies, where he continues to be Honorary Research Fellow in the School for Graduate Studies and Research, in Kingston Jamaica, and retired to Brazil with his family to write his memoirs and continue his research work on race in Latin America.  His books are: Pichon. Race and Revolution in Castro´s Cuba (Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 2008); A Africa que Incomoda (Belo Horizonte: Nandyala Editora, 2008); Racismo e Sociedade (Belo Horizonte: Mazza Edições, 2007); African Presence in the Americas (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1995), principal editor; Castro, the Blacks, and Africa (Los Angeles: CAAS/UCLA, 1989); Fela: This Bitch of a Life (London: Allison & Busby, 1982); Cette Putain de Vie (Paris: Karthala, 1982).
 
For more info about Carlos Moore, visit http://www.drcarlosmoore.com/
 
This event is part of the Bunche Center Authors' Series.

Other scheduled Bunche Center events (subject to change):

Wednesday, February 11, 2009
12 Noon – 1 PM
Haines Hall 135
Bunche Center Authors’ Series: Crossing Learning Boundaries By Choice: Black People Must Save Themselves – A Memoir
Dr. C. Z. Wilson
Former Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, UCLA
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Thursday, February 12, 2009
12 Noon – 2 PM
Young Research Library - Library Presentation Room (Room # 11348) 
Film Screening and Discussion – The Eastsiders: A Celebration
Co-sponsored with the UCLA Library’s Center for Oral History Research, Eighth & Wall Incorporated, the Afrikan Student Union at UCLA, and the UCLA Black Staff & Faculty Association.

An introductory celebration of the generation of African Americans who grew up in the Central Avenue corridor of the eastside of Los Angeles from the 1920s to 1965.

*There will be a Q&A immediately following with Executive Producer William C. Beverly.  PLEASE RSVP to 310-825-4932 by Friday, February 6, 2009.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009
12 Noon – 2 PM
Young Research Library - Library Presentation Room (Room # 11348)
Film Screening and Discussion – Leimert Park: The Story of a Village in South Central Los Angeles
Co-sponsored with the UCLA Library’s Center for Oral History Research, the Afrikan Student Union at UCLA, and the UCLA Black Staff and Faculty Association.

*There will be a Q&A immediately following with Producer/Director Jeannette Lindsay and Director of Photography Zan Zetina.  PLEASE RSVP to 310-825-4932 by Friday, February 6, 2009.
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Thursday, February 19, 2009
12 Noon – 1 PM
Haines Hall 135
Bunche Center Authors’ Series: Freshwater Road
Denise Nicholas
Actress / Author
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
UCLA James Bridges Theater, Meltnitz Hall
Film Screening and Discussion – Black On Black
Co-sponsored with the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s Research and Study Center

In celebration of Black History Month these sponsors present a special screening of Los Angeles station KNXT's groundbreaking television documentary, Black on Black.  First broadcast during the tension-filled summer of 1968, Black on Black gave African-American residents of South Central Los Angeles a chance to speak for themselves, without narrator, host, reporter, script or commercial interruption.  Winner of numerous awards, including an Emmy and the first NAACP Image Award.

Screening introduced by Dan Einstein, Television Archivist.  A panel discussion with Black on Black Producer Joe Saltzman and Executive Producer Dan Gingold, moderated by Dr. Darnell Hunt, Director of the Bunche Center, will follow the screening.
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Thursday, February 26, 2009
12 Noon – 1 PM
Haines Hall 135
Bunche Center Authors’ Series: Race Law Stories
Dr. Devon Carbado
Professor, School of Law, UCLA

 

For directions, campus map, and transportation options to UCLA, visit www.ucla.edu/map.


Cost : Free and open to the public; pay-by-space and all-day ($9) parking available.

Ralph J. BuncheCenter for African American Studies
310-825-7403 or 310-206-8267
www.bunchecenter.ucla.edu

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