UCLA IS BRINGING THE BEST in arts and culture, community events and entertainment. From panel discussions to documentary screenings, January is full of exciting experiences for Bruins. For more UCLA events, visit community.ucla.edu.

JANUARY 12 | 7 P.M.

LGBTQ+ Alumni Career Launchpad

The first session of this four-week program will cover key career management and professional development topics to help you clarify your career goals, expand your Bruin network and refine your professional brand. Additionally, this program will demonstrate careful consideration of how your LGBTQ+ identity impacts your experience in the workplace, and it will highlight how to use your diversity as a strength to employers.

JANUARY 14 | 5 P.M.

UCLA Alumni Town Hall

UCLA Alice and Nahum Lainer Family Director of Athletics Martin Jarmond took the helm at UCLA Athletics amidst a sea change in college sports. Tune in for this one-on-one discussion, as he covers a range of topics and answers Bruins’ questions.

JANUARY 14 | 6 P.M.

Looking Ahead: Science, Facts and the Public Debate

UCLA experts discuss the role that institutions of higher learning will play in addressing today’s crises, including the pandemic, persistent inequality, climate change policy and misinformation. Moderated by storyteller and curator Chon Noriega, the panel will feature UCLA environmental humanities scholar Ursula Heise, public health researcher Gilbert Gee, and internet and society expert Safiya Noble.

JANUARY 16 | 7 P.M.

Kindred Spirits

UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance will host a special evening with legendary saxophonist Charles Lloyd on its online channel, CAP UCLA Online. Lloyd will perform from his most recent album, Kindred Spirits, with an astonishing group of musicians, including pianist Gerald Clayton, guitarist Anthony Wilson, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Justin Brown.

JANUARY 19 | 5 P.M.

Disclosure screening

Disclosure, an unprecedented, eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and TV, reveals how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures deep anxieties about gender. Leading trans thinkers and creatives, including Laverne Cox, Lilly Wachowski, Yance Ford, M.J. Rodriguez and Jamie Clayton, share their reactions to some of Hollywood’s most beloved moments.

JANUARY 19 | 5 P.M.

Jewish Music Masterclass Featuring Gerard Edery

Widely regarded as a master singer and guitarist, Gerard Edery regularly uncovers and preserves songs, stories and melodies from Europe, the Middle East, South America and ancient Persia. He also energizes these repertoires by interpreting them for contemporary audiences and by collaborating with highly acclaimed virtuoso musicians. Learn about Edery’s work as he discusses the inspirations behind his compositions.

JANUARY 20 | 5 P.M.

Gear-up for Grad School: First-gen Edition

Join UCLA Alumni Career Engagement + UCLA First To Go for an alumni career panel that’s designed for first-gen students and alumni who are exploring graduate school. It’s an opportunity to discuss the graduate school decision-making process and how to set yourself up for success. The session will include a moderated panel conversation and breakout rooms for further discussions.

JANUARY 21 | 12 P.M.

Romani Music, Social Justice and Activism: Perspectives and Challenges

Romani activist and scholar Ioanida Costache and Professor Carol Silverman will discuss the persecution and exoticization of Roma and explore the possibilities and limits of musical activism, tracing the impetuses and challenges it poses.

JANUARY 22 | 4 P.M.

Crafting Cartographies — Mapping L.A.

The Fowler Museum at UCLA brings together a panel of contributors from Mapping Jewish Los Angeles, Mapping Indigenous L.A. and the Fowler’s Vermont Avenue project to better understand the city’s cultural and spiritual geographies.

JANUARY 23 | 9 A.M.

Toward an Anti-Racist Architecture Panel

Hosted and moderated by UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Ph.D. students, this panel will bring together four professionals and scholars in various fields of overlapping design practice and study, asking them to speak not only about how they have integrated an anti-racist discourse into their work but also about how they have transformed their respective practices into moments of self-criticality in order to build an equitable and just future for design.

JANUARY 28 | 2 P.M.

2021 Luskin Summit: Called to Action

The 2021 Luskin Summit will open with a keynote address from Anthony Rendon, speaker of the California Assembly since 2016. He was first elected in 2012 to represent the 63rd Assembly District in southeast Los Angeles County. The Luskin Summit series will feature webinars about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and other important public policy issues.