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Launching: Fall 2019
An initiative led by the UCLA Library consisting of nearly two dozen components to erase barriers that limit access to the materials and scholarship produced at UCLA. This project will include digitizing 5,000 library resources, a dramatic expansion of the Library’s open repositories, a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to create entries for publicly accessible collections, and the launch of special partnerships with the Los Angeles Public Library and the Los Angeles County Public Library.

Launching: April 2020
A major exhibition led by the Fowler Museum in partnership with the Hammer Museum and the UCLA Library along with 11 campus units that together care for close to 14 million objects. This project will provide the opportunity to share with the public, as never before, the diverse collections of UCLA, all while illuminating new narratives, engaging with forward-looking as well as controversial issues related to collecting, and continuing the tradition of interdisciplinary partnerships. The exhibition will be accompanied by a Fiat Lux class, K-12 outreach, wide-ranging cross-campus public programming, digital resources linking the collections, and much more.

Launching: October 3, 2019
A new multi-media traveling exhibit to showcase the role of UCLA and its alumni in advancing equity and equality in America, anchored by the stories of unsung past and present Bruins who have advanced and shaped social justice movements. This project is led by the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, the Labor Center, and the Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Immigration Policy in partnership with the Institute of American Cultures, the American Indian Studies Center, the Asian American Studies Center, the Bunche Center for African American Studies, and the Chicano Studies Research Center.

Launching: Fall 2019
Led by Center X and the Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access at Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, this initiative enlists our university’s leading research centers as partners with K-12 teachers to enrich learning and strengthen civic discourse. Throughout the 2019-2020 school year, we will engage students across the city with data from UCLA research centers highlighting issues of inequality and opportunity in Los Angeles.  We will provide teachers with ideas for helping students with data, conduct related investigations, and participate in evidence-based discussions about how to expand opportunity and deepen democracy in Los Angeles. These partnerships will produce new curricula, civic partnerships, and opportunities for addressing inequality and improving civic discourse in Los Angeles. The initiative will culminate with a Centennial Youth Summit on campus with over 100 classrooms from across Los Angeles.