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  • The Struggle Continues: Religion, Prisons, and Abolition with Laura McTighe
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    The Struggle Continues: Religion, Prisons, and Abolition with Laura McTighe

    Laura McTighe is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Florida State University and the
    Co-Founder and Associate Director of Front Porch Research Strategy in New Orleans.
    As an interdisciplinary scholar of gender, race, religion, and social movements, she
    studies the often-hidden histories of struggle that fill our present and asks how activists
    use religion to organize and transform our world.

  • Cup of Culture: Guava Island
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    Cup of Culture: Guava Island

    In this film, starring Donald Glover and Rihanna, a young musician seeks to hold a festival to liberate the oppressed people of Guava Island, even if only for a day. Guava Island is a 2019 musical-romance-thriller from director Hiro Murai. 56m.

  • Unpacking Your Privilege, White or Other: Donald Proby
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    Unpacking Your Privilege, White or Other: Donald Proby

    How do earned or unearned privileges interlock to create systems of power and marginalization? How do we make White privilege visible, as we unpack and reframe it, to move forward in cultivating spaces of allyship and belonging? This workshop is aimed at providing a platform to both learn about how to use privilege(s), as well as give an opportunity for people of color themselves to create and express definitions of allyship they appreciate.

  • Open Mic and an Evening of Self Expression
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    Open Mic and an Evening of Self Expression

    The MCC hosts a quarterly open mic for anyone to artistically express themselves using all creative outlets including spoken word, poetry, music, and dance. All are welcome to attend and participate.

  • Cup of Culture: Scared of Revolution
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    Cup of Culture: Scared of Revolution

    The legacy of the Last Poets is a signature and essential Black Arts Movement contribution that was part of the African diaspora oral tradition, which includes storytelling, the blues, jazz singing, spoken word, and rap and has had a significant impact on hip-hop. In intimate conversations with a Last Poets member, Umar Bin Hassan, and those closest to him, Scared of Revolution follows the visionary artist as he confronts the hardships of his past and strives to reconnect with his family. 1h 12m.

  • Cup of Culture: Aladdin
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    Cup of Culture: Aladdin

    A man pursues the princess of Agrabah with the help of a powerful genie who can grant him three wishes. His primary opponent is a malevolent sorcerer who serves as the city's grand vizier and the chief advisor to the Sultan. Join us as we watch and deconstruct the latest version of this classic film. Post-film discussion to follow. 2h 8m.

  • Constellations of Protest: Race, Solidarity, and Resistance with Greg Burris
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    Constellations of Protest: Race, Solidarity, and Resistance with Greg Burris

    This talk examines the history of solidarity networks and relations through the lens of media and culture. Focusing on a number of recent instances in which links between oppressed communities have been fashioned through an array of media forms including YouTube videos, Twitter feeds, Facebook posts, hip hop music, and more. Greg Burris argues that media activism presents an opportunity to critically examine and challenge our notions of race, identity, and solidarity itself. Greg Burris is a film and cultural theorist whose work focuses on race, media, and emancipatory politics.

  • From Minority to Majority, Invisible to Envisioning: Helen Zia
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    From Minority to Majority, Invisible to Envisioning: Helen Zia

    In these challenging times, as people of color, feminists, LGBTQs, and People of Conscience make up the majority of America and refuse to be silenced, writer Helen Zia, the daughter of immigrants from China, explores our increasingly colorful future and the imperative for communities to move forward together to re-envision the new face of America.

  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: Joy DeGruy
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    Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: Joy DeGruy

    In this talk, Dr. DeGruy presents facts that illustrate how varying levels of both clinically induced and socially learned residual stress related issues were passed along through generations as a result of slavery. The theory of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome suggests that centuries of slavery followed by systemic racism and oppression have resulted in multigenerational adaptive behaviors—some of which have been positive and reflective of resilience and others that are detrimental and destructive. Dr.

  • Ritmo y Sonido Latino: Los Pinguos
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    Ritmo y Sonido Latino: Los Pinguos

    Los Pinguos came to the United States from Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a mixture of Latin rhythms, reggae, rumba flamenca and rock. The sound of the band has claimed fans worldwide. Los Pinguos have appeared on three of the famous Putumayo World Music compilation albums, Baila!, Radio Latino, and World Party. They have performed worldwide in places such as India, Bali, The Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, and throughout the United States. $5 for UCSB students and youth under 12; $15 for general admission.
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  • Large and In Charge, Chunky Yet Funky, Bold & Beautiful: I am Latrice Royale
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    Large and In Charge, Chunky Yet Funky, Bold & Beautiful: I am Latrice Royale

    After years in clubs and being incarcerated, Latrice Royale was literally forced to remold herself into a stronger, more dedicated individual. Now, a decade after her release, she is stronger than ever and more determined to show the world who she is. Not only did she appear on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 4, where she won Miss Congeniality, but she has also hosted the documentary, “Gays in Prison,” which reveals her own experiences in jail and explores the stories of gay men and transgendered individuals in and out of the prison system.

  • Cup of Culture: Rocio
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    Cup of Culture: Rocio

  • The Klezmatics
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    The Klezmatics

  • Cup of Culture: Nailed It!
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    Cup of Culture: Nailed It!

  • Funny Boy Shyam Selvadurai
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    Funny Boy Shyam Selvadurai

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