Now through June 13, Fowler Museum on UCLA campus hosts an exhibition “Art, Activism, Access: 40 Years of Ethnic Studies at UCLA,” from Feb. 28 through June 13, explores the campus’s role in voicing the most significant issues of underrepresented communities within the fabric of American life. The exhibition’s lively display of murals, graphic art, films, photographs and ephemera from the archives of UCLA’s American Indian Studies Center, Asian American Studies Center, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, Chicano Studies Research Center and other campus collections captures key moments in this remarkable history and showcases the centers’ four decades of campus and community activism. Rare and out of print newspapers such as Gidra, Tozai Times, and Korea Times Weekly (English edition). Furthermore, treasured artifacts from legendary activist Yuri Kochiyama’s collection will also be on display. The works come from her special collection which was donated to the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and to the university. It includes historic handwritten speeches, original buttons from the 1960s, and fascinating flyers that capture the breadth of her community organizing experience in a range of causes, such as the fight to save the San Francisco International Hotel, Vietnam veterans against the war, the Free Nelson Mandela Campaign, and her work with Malcolm X.
Fowler Museum at UCLA is located on North Campus, near Parking lot 4. ($10.00 per day for visitors) Enter Campus at Westwood Blvd and Sunset Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1549. (310) 825-4361. Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays until 8 p.m. Admission is free.