The Common Experience at UCLA
The Common Experience Program creates community and inspires activism at UCLA.
Each year, our Selection Committee made up of students, staff, faculty, and alumni select a title for the Bruin community to read, listen or watch together centered around a common theme. Our mission is to ignite campus-wide discussions on compelling social issues and inspire action within the Bruin community. Explore this page to learn about this year's selection, and to take a deeper dive to spark your curiosity and to get involved.
The 2023-2024 Selection: The Intersectional Environmentalist by Leah Thomas
The Intersectional Environmentalist offers a rundown of the core tenants of Intersectional Environmentalism through an activist’s lens, delivering information in a way that is inviting, convicting, and academically informed. This selection highlights how forces systematically influence both human-caused climate change and the marginalized populations that it affects most; it speaks on how we are all stakeholders in the challenge of healing and sustaining our shared Earth.
Diving Into Intersectional Environmentalism
The 2023-2024 Common Experience embraces the Intersectional Environmentalist by Leah Thomas, fueling conversations and cultivating community for a greener tomorrow.
Thematic Discussion Guide
This guide lays out all the learnings found in each chapter of the book, pairing them with discussion questions to get conversation flowing.
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Contact Us & Join the Committee
Join our Common Experience Selection Committee!
We are currently seeking committee members for the 2024-2025 Common Experience Selection Committee! To be part of selecting our next Common Experience, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to another historic selection with you.
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