Proud partner of the Social Justice Summit 2019
hosted by the UCLA Black Alumni Association
Los Angeles, CA (January 12, 2019) – Today, the UCLA Black Alumni Association (UBAA) will announce its partnership with the University Credit Union (UCU) during the Social Justice Summit 2019. The year-long partnership provides financial support to UBAA community programming and scholarship development efforts. The partnership announcement will take place on Saturday, January 12th at 3:45 p.m. at the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center Ballroom located at 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA. 90085.
“UBAA’s goal is to inspire the next generation of social justice leaders while raising much-needed scholarships for Black Bruins,” said Michelle Johnson, UBAA President. “With the largest African American undergraduate enrollment in the UC system, and our ranking as the #1 public university, UBAA is deeply committed to playing a pivotal role in the empowerment of our future alumni and the broader Black community. Building strategic partnerships is key to this goal which is why we are thrilled to have panelists from across the country engaged for this much needed discussion.”
“We are proud to announce our new partnership with UCLA’s Black Alumni Association. We are committed to providing resources to help students achieve a financial edge and become the next generation of leaders within our communities. This endeavor supports our mission and highlights why UCU exists, what we believe in and where we are headed.” said Dr. David L. Tuyo, II, President and CEO of University Credit Union. “Together UCU and UBAA can provide scholarships to incoming African American students and an opportunity to achieve their goals and dreams.”
Started in 2018, the inaugural Social Justice Conversation was created to bring thought leaders in the sports, entertainment and academic community together to address pressing issues affecting the African American community. Previous guests have included UCLA alum, NBA Hall of Famer and Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; CNN commentator Angela Rye; Bunche Center for Social Justice Director Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernández; and, Dr. Tyrone Howard, founder of the Black Male Institute.