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2013-2014 Community News VSU

Press Coverage: Campaign & Community Town Hall

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Photo by Joseph Chan, The Daily Bruin.

(Featured photo by Joseph Chan, The Daily Bruin)

UPDATES (2/24/14):

  • UCLA Chancellor Block calls on UCLA faculty to re-examine the creation of an undergraduate general education diversity requirement — and on the campus community to foster productive conversations about racial diversity and equity.
  • VSU is scheduled to meet with Chancellor Block on April 7, 2014.
  • A townhall is also scheduled with members of the faculty sometime in Spring Quarter.

Coverage of the Flyer Incident:

The Daily Bruin “UCLA groups call for support in response to offensive flier”
CBS Local News “Student Groups Denounce Racist Flier Sent To UCLA Asian American Studies Center”
KTLA Local News “Racist Rant Aimed at Asian Students Ignites Outrage at UCLA”
AsAm News “Hate flyer shocks students at UCLA”
Deepcor “UCLA Speaks Out Against Racist and Sexist Flyer”

Coverage of the Community Town Hall:

CBS Local News “USC, UCLA Students Uniting Against Racism In Response To Offensive Flyers”
KTLA Local News “Growing Concerns Over Racism at UCLA and USC Have Students on Edge”
ABC 7 Eyewitness News “Racist fliers at UCLA, USC target Asian women”
NBC Local News “USC, UCLA Student Leaders Team Up to Combat Racism on Campus”
89.3 KPCC “UCLA, USC students band together after racist fliers hit campuses”
The Daily Bruin “UCLA, USC student groups call for improved racial climate at town hall”
The Daily Trojan “UCLA and USC host town hall”

#BeyondTheStereotype Photos from the Town Hall:

2013-2014 Community VSU

UCLAxUSC: Community Town Hall Scheduled for Feb. 19th

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Thank you for standing with us last Monday at our press conference and rally. Your support is tremendously valuable in our ongoing response to the injustices that have affected our community here at UCLA and beyond.

But the dialogue is not over.

In response to the racist flyers that were sent to both the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and USC Asian Pacific American Students Services, the API students at both UCLA and USC are teaming up to host a town hall meeting. Here we will discuss what has happened, how we are moving forward, and how the community can help out. The crosstown campuses are standing in solidarity to demand the administrations at both institutions to look at current policies and programs (or lack thereof) and understand that these attacks on the API community stem from a lack of understanding of diversity and an abundance of misguided beliefs.

Faculty, student leaders, and community leaders across Los Angeles will be speaking up and facilitating discussions. Ideas and action items will be created to ensure administrative accountability with regards to our demands.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
6:00 PM ‒ 8:00 PM
Student Activities Center @ UCLA
220 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Facebook Event  |  #BeyondTheStereotype

2013-2014 Community VSU

#BeyondTheStereotype: Photo Campaign

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If you feel personally affected by the recent flyer incident, or if you would like to support our communities’ response, participate in our campaign by posting a photo of yourself (social media or otherwise) with a message on your arms that reflects your sentiments. We also encourage you to share your own narrative alongside the photo to describe how you feel.

A sample of photos is below. To view more photos from #BeyondTheStereotype, click here.