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  • Spoken Word - A Night of Spoken Word and Slam Poetry
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    Spoken Word - A Night of Spoken Word and Slam Poetry

    Spoken Word/MCC Lounge

  • Cup of Culture - Ivory Tower (film)
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    Cup of Culture - Ivory Tower (film)

    Film Screening/MCC Theater

    The film questions the value of higher education in an era when the price of college has increased more than any other service in the United States. It explores the different types of higher education around the nation and how they impact students of color. These include: community colleges, four-year universities, vocational schools, online courses, and less conventional forms of education. The film argues that the high cost of tuition is at a breaking point. 1h 48m

  • Teaching Artists: The Practice of Remembering
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    Teaching Artists: The Practice of Remembering

    This exhibition is representative of artists whose teaching methodology is based on the process of making art as an intergenerational discussion. Our practice (whatever the form) is the ground from which the awareness of what matters -- the theoretical, political and spiritual --interconnect and emerge in conversation with the communities we seek to address and engage.

  • Teaching Artists: The Practice of Remembering
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    Teaching Artists: The Practice of Remembering

    This exhibition is representative of artists whose teaching methodology is based on the process of making art as an intergenerational discussion. Our practice (whatever the form) is the ground from which the awareness of what matters -- the theoretical, political and spiritual --interconnect and emerge in conversation with the communities we seek to address and engage.

  • An Evening of Spoken Word with Sunni Patterson
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    An Evening of Spoken Word with Sunni Patterson

    Sunni Patterson is a New Orleans native poet who combines the heritage, culture, and traditions of her native town with a spiritual worldview to create powerful music and poetry. She is poetry in action; she is a political wordsmith. Her words capture a culture, unite people, and shed light on issues some would find uncomfortable or un-newsworthy. Most of all, she is enlightening and speaks her truth, giving other women the power and strength to do so as well. She is "a Black woman warrior poet doing [her] work - [here] to ask you, are you doing yours?".

  • Afro-Cuban Musical Fusion
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    Afro-Cuban Musical Fusion

    Ricardo Lemvo is the embodiment of the Afro-Latin Diaspora which connects back to Mother Africa via the Cuban clave rhythm. Through a blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms with pan-African styles (soukous, Angolan semba and kizomba), he has established himself as a pioneer with his innovative music. Since forming his Los Angeles-based band Makina Loca in 1990, Lemvo has refined his craft and vision, singing songs that celebrate life, and inspiring his audiences to let loose and dance away their worries.

  • Rhythm, Rap, and Resistance with Rebel Diaz
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    Rhythm, Rap, and Resistance with Rebel Diaz

    Hermanos RodStarz and G1, known as Rebel Diaz, are sons of political refugees from Chile who fled a CIA-funded dictatorship in the 1970s. Revolution raised them, and the culture of Hip-Hop provided them their own Nueva Canción: a genre of music that emerged during the resistance period in Chile. Through rap, Rebel Diaz has been sharing their stories and those of their people; el barrio, the hood, the poor, los inmigrantes. Hip-Hop and a vision for liberation have taken them around the world.

  • Opposing Manifestations of Anti-Blackness
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    Opposing Manifestations of Anti-Blackness

    Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington serves as the president and founder of the Washington Consulting Group, a multicultural organizational development firm. He has served as an educator, administrator, and consultant in higher education for over 30 years, and is the president and founder of the Social Justice Training Institute. He also serves as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion and Social Ethics at Winston Salem State University. His workshops will provide the tools to handle and work through difficult situations while navigating the university.

  • Noche de Baile Con Salsa Caliente!
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    Noche de Baile Con Salsa Caliente!

    Salsa Caliente features musicians from around the world and is one of the hottest salsa bands performing in today’s Latin Jazz and Salsa scene. The band leader and vocalist, Alberto Gonzalez has had the opportunity of sharing the stage with some of Salsa's all-time greats and has been featured on ABC’s hit TV Show, "Dancing with the Stars”.Salsa Caliente delights audiences across the country with an exciting and unique blend of Salsa, Cha-Cha-Cha's, Merengues, Cumbias, Mambo, Latin Jazz and other styles from the Caribbean and beyond.

  • Call Her Ganda
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    Call Her Ganda

    When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina trans woman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case–an activist attorney, a transgender journalist and Jennifer’s mother–galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of US imperialism. 1h 33m

  • Diversity of Arab and Muslim Diasporas in the U.S.
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    Diversity of Arab and Muslim Diasporas in the U.S.

    Muslims and Arabs have historically been misrepresented and stereotyped due to false and misinformation regarding their communities. This art exhibition aims to represent the presence of Arab and Muslim American diasporas in their true diversity, uniqueness, and authenticity.

  • Our People Will Be Healed
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    Our People Will Be Healed

    Our People Will Be Healed
    Wed, Mar 6th, 6 PM
    Film Screening/MCC Theater

  • Doun-Doun-BAM! Music & Dance from Guinea with Fara Tolno & Leida Tolentino
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    Doun-Doun-BAM! Music & Dance from Guinea with Fara Tolno & Leida Tolentino

    Doun-Doun-BAM! Music & Dance from Guinea with Fara Tolno & Leida Tolentino
    Sat, Mar 2nd, 11 AM
    Performance and Workshop/MCC Lounge

  • An Evening of Self Expression with Fong Tran
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    An Evening of Self Expression with Fong Tran

    An Evening of Self Expression with Fong Tran
    Thurs, Feb 28th, 7:30 PM
    Open Mic/Biko Garage 6612 Sueno Rd, Isla Vista

  • Constructing the Terrorist Threat
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    Constructing the Terrorist Threat

    Constructing the Terrorist Threat
    Wed, Feb 27th, 6 PM
    Film Screening/MCC Theater

  • Healing Through Restorative Justice
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    Healing Through Restorative Justice

    Healing Through Restorative Justice
    Fania Davis
    Tues, Feb 26th, 6 PM
    Lecture/MCC Theater

  • Confronting Institutional and Systemic Racism
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    Confronting Institutional and Systemic Racism

    Confronting Institutional and Systemic Racism
    Chandan Reddy and Stephen Dillon
    Facilitated by Gaye Theresa Johnson
    Thurs, Feb 21st, 6 PM
    Panel Discussion/MCC Theater

  • BlacKkKlansman
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    BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman
    Wed, Feb 20th, 6 PM
    Film Screening/MCC Theater
    From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of Ron Stallworth. It’s the early 1970s and Ron Stallworth is the first black detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. 2h 16m.

  • PROFILED
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    PROFILED

    PROFILED
    Wed, Feb 13th, 6 PM
    FIlm Screening/MCC Theater
    This powerful documentary knits the stories of mothers of Black and Latino youth murdered by the NYPD into a powerful indictment of racial profiling and police brutality. Ranging from the routine harassment of minority students in an affluent Brooklyn neighborhood to the killings and protests in Staten Island and Ferguson, Missouri, PROFILED bears witness to the racist violence that remains an everyday reality for Black and Latino people in this country. 54m.

  • Life in America as an Undocumented Immigrant
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    Life in America as an Undocumented Immigrant

    Life in America as an Undocumented Immigrant
    Jose Antonio Vargas
    Tues, Feb 12th, 6 PM
    Lecture/Campbell Hall

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