Lesbian and bisexual girls and women, especially from Black and American Indian populations, are overrepresented in the foster care and carceral systems, UCLA researchers said.
The Williams Institute at the School of Law released a report in April that found that the proportion of lesbian, bisexual and queer girls and women is 3% higher in the foster care system, 24% higher in the juvenile detention system and 30% higher in the prison system than in the general population.
This post was updated Nov. 22 at 1:30 p.m.
University of California postdoctoral scholars and academic researchers said they hope their new contract with the UC is more supportive of their rights to an equitable workplace amid ongoing negotiations.
The University of California Student Association is composed of representatives from the UC campuses’ undergraduate and graduate student governments. The organization’s board of directors held its monthly meeting over Zoom on Oct.
The Undergraduate Students Association Council discussed the importance of advocating for underrepresented student populations, such as undocumented and transfer students. The council appointed nine students to the Office Space Allocation Committee, the Campus Retention Committee, The Green Initiative Fund, the UCLA Committee on Disability and the Community Activities Committee.
This post was updated June 27 at 8:51 p.m.
Foster youth students at UCLA are calling on the University of California to increase access to affordable housing and trained staff to support foster student needs.
This post was updated May 14 at 8:02 p.m.
As vaccine eligibility increases, the COVID-19 pandemic is slowly coming to a close. Many healthcare workers who have been on the frontlines for more than a year are leaving the pandemic equipped with newfound lessons and knowledge.
Latino voters played a major role in influencing the results of the 2020 presidential election, UCLA researchers said.
The UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute released a study Jan.
The University of California Student Association is composed of representatives from the UC campuses’ undergraduate and graduate student governments. The organization’s Board of Directors held its monthly meeting over Zoom on Jan.
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