Events

Join us in the classroom and beyond for unique, arts-activist educational opportunities.

UCLA Sex Squad Open Showing

UCLA Sex Squad Open Showing

New work by the 2022 UCLA Sex Squad

Thursday, May 26 7:30–8:30 PM

Kaufman 208 • Free! Bring a friend/lover!


Please join us in person in UCLA Kaufman Hall, Room 208!

Otherwise, please join us on Zoom:
ucla.zoom.us/j/99140725700
Meeting ID: 991 4072 5700

World AIDS Day 2021

World AIDS Day 2021

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 5–8 PM PST

To mark the 40th anniversary of the AIDS pandemic, the UCLA Art & Global Health Center joins forces with a dozen Seattle-based people living with HIV for a raucous, moving, truth-telling, Through Positive Eyes photo-storytelling jam.

Through Positive Eyes (ThroughPositiveEyes.org) is a global photo-storytelling project in collaboration with over 140 people living with HIV and AIDS from all around the world to amplify their stories through photography and narrative.

Zoom link: ArtGlobalHealth.org/AIDS2021

Virtual exhibition currently hosted by the Gates Foundation Discovery Center: DiscoverGates.org/exhibition/ThroughPositiveEyes

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Through Positive Eyes Exhibition

Photography, video, live storytelling, and more.

Virtual exhibition and real-time, interactive events


The U.S. tour of the Through Positive Eyes exhibition continues at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center live storytelling by the members of the Seattle Through Positive Eyes Collective.

Learn more about the exhibition at discovergates.org/exhibition/throughpositiveeyes.

ZOOM IN: Virtual Valentine's Art Extravaganza

ZOOM IN: Virtual Valentine's Art Extravaganza


Friday, February 12, 2021 from 1 PM to 3 PM.

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with an electrifying afternoon of live performance, photography, and personal storytelling. No RSVP required. Join us on Zoom by clicking this link: artglobalhealth.org/zoom-in

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Bars Beyond Bars, Vol. 2

Spoken word by formerly incarcerated poets


We're partnering with the Abolition Curriculum (ABC) group and Prison Education Program at UCLA to present spoken word by formerly incarcerated poets. Download the PDF poster for the Zoom link and other details.

Book Tour: Roots & Wings

Book Tour: Roots & Wings

First-ever Black Feminist Theater of the Oppressed book available in English

April 2019

Author Bárbara Santos will be on tour at UCLA
with her new book at the following events:

Friday, April 12th – Sunday, April 14th
UCLA Kaufman Hall
Connecting Art & Law for Liberation Festival (CALL)
calltoactionucla.com

Monday, April 15th • 4:30 PM
Kaufman Hall, Room 208
UCLA School of the Arts Town Hall on Racism

Wednesday, April 17th • 6:00 PM
Kaufman Hall, Room 208
De/militarization: Creative Responses in
Community Defense

Wednesday, April 24th • 7:00 PM
Kaufman Hall, Room 200
Theater of the Oppressed for Racial Justice Performance

Saturday, April 27th • 6:00 PM
University Village
Legislative Theater community event

Help spread the word and download the tour flier.

High School Sex Squad Festival

High School Sex Squad Festival

April 2019

The High School Sex Squad Festival is an annual day of performance, arts activism, and celebration! Students from High School Sex Squads around Los Angeles come to UCLA to perform their original works and cheer each other on as they action plan around urgent sexual health topics and advocacy on their campuses.

Now Recruiting Student Interns

Now Recruiting Student Interns

Fall 2021 • Academic Credit (2-4 units) & Work-Study Positions Available


The UCLA Art & Global Health Center is seeking student interns from all UCLA departments. Interns will assist with executing arts-based public health interventions, including UCLA Sex Squad/ AMP! (Arts-based, Multiple-component, Peer-education) and Through Positive Eyes, a collaborative photo-storytelling project by more than 140 people living with HIV and AIDS in cities around the world. Fall quarter internships will begin on Thursday, September 23 (exact time/location TBD).

Interested students, from any UCLA department, should write to Isaiah Baiseri [ibaiseri@ucla.edu] to request a Zoom-based interview. Please include a résumé and brief answers to these questions:

  1. What is your favorite form of art: dance, theater, poetry, music, photography or...? Do you have any formal training in any art form?
  2. Do you have activism and/or administrative experience?
  3. Are you open and comfortable with discussing sexual health topics?
  4. What’s the boldest thing you’ve ever done?

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Legislative Theater for Racial Justice

May 29, 2019

Northwest Campus Auditorium


A collaboration between the Center for Theater of the Oppressed in Rio de Janeiro and students at Barry J Nidorf Juvenile Hall and UCLA, Legislative Theater for Racial Justice is a performance where the audience is invited into the action! Through forum theater, audience members, actors, and legislators will help draft new legislation targeting the school-to-prison pipeline.

Sex Week

Sex Week

A week-long series of events

April 15-19, 2019

Sex Week @ UCLA is campus-wide initiative that focuses on love, healthy relationships, communication, sex, self-love, consent, abstinence, faith, and sex positivity. It recognizes that sexuality comes in many shapes, sizes, colors, forms, and definitions. To be inclusive and open to the variety of personal experiences and needs that exist, a week-long series of events have been created to have something for everyone! Sex Week @ UCLA is sponsored by UCLA Sexual Health Coalition. We look forward to having you join us!

Theater of the Oppressed for Racial Justice

Theater of the Oppressed for Racial Justice

April 24, 2019 • 7 PM - 9 PM

UCLA Kaufman Hall, Room 200


The UCLA Art & Global Health Center and UCLA Prison Education Program present groups from the Center for Theater of the Oppressed, Rio de Janeiro for a night of activist Forum Theater. The audience will be invited on stage to participate in the dramatic action to stimulate dialogue about gender, race, and violence.

Townhall: How the Arts Can Intervene on Racism

Townhall: How the Arts Can Intervene on Racism

Featuring Bárbara Santos

Monday, April 15, 2019 • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

UCLA Kaufman Hall, Room 208


The UCLA Art & Global Health Center presents an evening with acclaimed Theater of the Oppressed scholar-practitioner Bárbara Santos and Center for Theater of the Oppressed’s group Madalena Anastacia. The event will feature a lecture by author Bárbara Santos on her decades of work using Theater of the Oppressed methodology to intervene on racial and sexist oppression. Following this talk, the established theater troupe Madalenas Anastacia will share a piece of original forum theater with participants, inviting the audience on stage to take part in the action and rehearse individual solutions to narratives of oppression. A town hall conversation featuring anti-racist organizers and leaders will follow this performance. Dowload the event flier here.

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