Beyond the Elections: Political Impacts on Communities of Color

Event Information

Thursday, October 27, 2016
5:30 - 8:00 PM
144 Haines Hall (Chicano Studies Research Center Library)

What can we learn from this election season and how can we use this knowledge to advance racial and political equity? Featuring a panel of UCLA scholars and researchers, this critical discussion will address local, state, and national discourse and referenda and their impact on communities of color. In addition to candidates for elected office, several propositions will be on the November ballot that may significantly affect underprivileged populations, including the poor, immigrant, and those imprisoned for non-violent crimes.

A reception will follow the discussion in 153 Haines Hall.


  • Randy Akee is an assistant professor of public policy at the Luskin School. His main research interests are labor economics, economic development, and migration, ethnicity, and development politics.
  • Matt Barreto is a professor of political science and Chicana/o studies and cofounder of the research and polling firm Latino Decisions. His research includes the political participation of racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S.
  • Lorrie Frasure-Yokley is an associate professor of political science. Her research interests include racial and ethnic politics, political behavior, state and local governance and the political economy of metropolitan areas.
  • Paul M. Ong is a professor at the Luskin School of Public Affairs and in the Asian American Studies Department, and he directs the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge. His research includes civic and political participation, economic status of minorities, and environmental inequality.

  • Moderator:
    Jonathan Collins, doctoral candidate of political science, UCLA

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the UCLA Institute of American Cultures
Organized by the Asian American Studies Center, the American Indian Studies Center, the Bunche Center for African American Studies, and the Chicano Studies Research Center
Parking ($8) is available (after 4:30pm) at the pay stations in Structure 2 (south entrance, levels 1 & 2) or Structure 3 (north entrance, levels 1-3). Enter the UCLA campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues.

UCLA is a tobacco-free campus.