Millions of immigrants and their families call Los Angeles home. This program delves into the experiences of some of these local communities, including how they carve out, transform and influence spaces in this massive city.


  • Sophia Armen, Community organizer; Co-Director of Armenian-American Action Network; and PhD candidate in Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego

  • Phung Huynh, Artist and Professor of Art, Los Angeles Valley College

  • Edina Leković, Community Scholar in Residence, Islamic Studies Program, UCLA (Tovaangar) and Executive Director of the Robert Ellis Simon Foundation

  • Rocio Rosales, Associate Professor of Sociology, UC Irvine

Moderator: Abel Valenzuela, Interim Dean, Division of Social Sciences; Professor of Labor Studies, Urban Planning and Chicana/o and Central American Studies, UCLA (Tovaangar)


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UCLA strives to honor requests for reasonable accommodations. Requests can be fulfilled more effectively if notice is provided at least 10 days before the event to


  • UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies

  • UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration

  • UCLA International Institute

  • UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center

  • UCLA School of Law Williams Institute


Phung Huynh, "Phung Huynh (Me)"

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