UCLA recognizes local advocacy efforts in downtown Los Angeles

Civic EngagementFriends and Supporters

Chancellor Block commemorated local advocacy efforts by students, faculty, staff and alumni at a reception in downtown Los Angeles with elected and community leaders.

“Being in a public institution, all of our students — all of us — should have a public sense of purpose, and we should take these opportunities to work with the community, and to actually strengthen those values,” Chancellor Block told the crowd. “They contribute to the well-being of our city and are an essential part of what makes UCLA, UCLA.”’

Chancellor Block with Howard Welinsky (‘72) and Keith Parker.

Howard Welinsky (‘72), center, was honored as the UCLA Advocate of the Year.

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Also in attendance were, from left, Keith Parker, UCLA assistant vice chancellor; The Hon. David Ryu, L.A. City councilmember; Laurence B. Frank (‘90), president of L.A. Trade Technical College, who was honored as the Tom Bradley Local Leader of the Year; Francisco Rodriguez, chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District; and Kent Wong, director of the UCLA Labor Center.

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