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Jan 10 2024

Salimishah Tillet: Listening to Nina Simone’s Diary

Milken Family Foundation

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Salimishah Tillet will discuss the inner life and far-reaching influence of musician and civil rights icon, Nina Simone.


Reception to follow.

Salamishah Tillet is the Henry Rutgers Professor of Africana Studies and Creative Writing at Rutgers University, Newark, and the 2022 Pulitzer Prize-winning contributing critic-at-large at the New York Times. She is the director of Express Newark, a center for socially engaged art and design art at Rutgers, and the author of "Sites of Slavery: Citizenship and Racial Democracy in the Post-Civil Rights Imagination" and, most recently, "In Search of the Color Purple: The Story of an American Masterpiece.”


This event is generously co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women|Streisand Center, the divisions of Humanities, Social Sciences, the Herb Alpert School of Music, and the UCLA Bixby Center on Population and Reproductive Health.

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This event is free with registration (Click the RSVP link above to register). Space is limited, and seating will be granted on a first come, first served basis. Registrants will receive priority seating up until fifteen minutes prior to the event. Registration does not guarantee seating, so we recommend arriving early.


Self-service parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #2 for events in Schoenberg Music Building and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. Costs range from $4 for 1 hour to $15 for all day. Evening rates (after 4 p.m.) are $3-$5 for 1 to 2 hours and $10 for all night. Learn more about campus parking.


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.


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Food and drink may not be carried into the theaters. Thank you!


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.