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UCLA Institute of American Cultures

1969 - 2019

UCLA Institute of American Cultures 50th Anniversary Gala Honorees

(L,R) AISC Director Shannon Speed, IAC Community Impact Awardee Fernandeño Tatavium Band of Mission Indians Tribal President Rudy J. Ortega Jr., and AISC Associate Director Erin Debenport.

Gala photo credit: Todd Cheney

(L,R) AASC Director Karen Umemoto, IAC Community Impact Awardee Visual Communications Executive Director Francis Cullado, and AASC Assistant Director Melany De La Cruz-Viesca.

(L,R) UCLA Black Alumni Association (UBAA) former president Mandla Kayise, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies Director Kelly Lytle Hernández, IAC Community Impact Awardee current UBAA President Michelle Johnson, Bunche Assistant Director Tabia Shawel, and UBAA Treasurer LaVant Wooten.

(L,R) Chicano Studies Research Center Director Chon A. Noriega and IAC Community Impact Awardee MALDEF President and General Counsel Thomas Saenz.

UCLA Institute of American Cultures 50th Anniversary Film Festival

(L,R) NYU Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies Josslyn Luckett, American Indian Studies Center Director Shannon Speed, and Professor of Gender Studies Nancy Marie Mithlo.

(L,R) My Name Is Asiroh Writer/Director Asiroh Cham and Cruisin' J-Town Director Duane Kubo.

(L,R) (2nd from left) Bless Their Little Hearts Writer/Cinematographer Charles Burnett, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies Director Kelly Lytle Hernández, and Department of Theater Acting Chair Dominic Taylor.

(L,R) Chicano Studies Research Center Director Chon Noriega and Chicana Director/Writer/Producer Sylvia Morales.

Requiem-29 and Selena Prod ucer Moctesuma Esparza

UCLA IAC Film Festival

Celebrating 50 Years of Ethnic Stories by UCLA Alumni

Features * Documentaries * Shorts * Comedy * Writer/Director/Producer Q&A * Entertainment * Food

All films written, directed, produced and/or acted in by UCLA alumni.

Program and ticket information