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UCLA Celebration in Mexico City

Date and Time

Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 5:30 p.m. PDT - 7:30 p.m. PDT


Sofitel Mexico City Reforma
297 Avenue, Av. Paseo de la Reforma 297, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Ciudad de México, CDMX
Mexico City, Mexico




In 2020, concerns about COVID-19 caused UCLA’s Centennial Celebration in Mexico City to be postponed. But that postponement came with a promise — that our university would host the event when it was safe to do so.

This spring, Chancellor Gene Block and the UCLA delegation are very excited to celebrate with you in CDMX!

Join UCLA in Mexico City as we honor our promise. Chancellor Block will provide an update on campus priorities and highlight the impact of UCLA’s education, research, and public service. This magical evening will include presentations by UCLA-affiliated changemakers with deep roots in Latin America who will share the stories of connection and hope that inspire their actions. Network with Cindy Fan, Vice Provost for International Studies and Global Engagement, alumni, parents, and students from across the region who understand your pride in the UCLA experience.

Quotes From the Speakers

(follow the links to view their bios)

Jorge Ancona ’93Assistant Vice Chancellor: Alumni and Constituent Relations, University of California, Riverside
“Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging matter. I did not always feel like I belonged. I’ll share why it’s important to find a supportive community and chart your course.”
Ariadna Guerrero exp. ’23Current UCLA StudentGeography Major, Community Engagement and Social Change Minor
“I want to dedicate my career to carving a space for underserved communities by bringing awareness to how our surroundings and upbringing make us who we are.”
Abel Valenzuela Jr.Interim Dean, UCLA’s Division of Social Sciences; Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
“Through collaborations and partnerships, Los Angeles is forever intertwined with Mexico’s people, economy, history, and politics. I look forward to strengthening the relationship further.”

Chancellor Block and the UCLA delegation look forward to greeting you in Mexico City.

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