Articles From : UCSB MultiCultural Center
After over 25 years of incarceration, a Muslim convert re-enters society in the Southside of Chicago to face the same streets that ruined his life. The film is a raw portrait of a man struggling with his past as a gang chief while trying to survive an honest life and redefine himself in a world in which he feels no belonging. 57min.
Watch trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REyduTF5Hog
The work of diversity and inclusion requires a don’t give up attitude. The Living Lives of Resilient Love in a Time of Hate series gives us an opportunity to consider how important it is to be resilient and loving in a tough time. Rev. Dr. Washington's talk will give us to the tools to be successful. Washington has served as an educator and administrator in higher education for over 20 years.
Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens will explore the origins of slavery, immigration, and race within the development of gynecology, documenting how She will also trace the current controversies around the memory of the "fathers of gynecology" and the enslaved "mothers" of the field by providing context for how and why physicians denied poor women of color their full humanity, yet valued them as "medical superbodies" highly suited for medical experimentation.
In the early 1960's, Jeff Chan informally established the "Chinese Lion Dancers of Los Angeles." Jeff took in a group of kids from the L.A. Chinatown neighborhood to train them in martial arts and lion dancing. Please join the Chinese Lion Dancers for performance in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, children of all ages are welcome!
Sh8peshifter makes music art through ritual. While her music has been compared to the love child of Radiohead + Erykah Badu, this Oakland-based performance artist occupies a world of her own. A soundtrack to #BlackGirlMagic and beyond, her afro-eclectic mix of soul, dance and theater inspire folks to find the divinity within and bounce their booties to the bassline. $5 for UCSB students and youth under 12; $15 for general admission. This concert is open to All Gaucho Reunion Attendees, students, and the community as part of MCC’s 30th Anniversary Celebration.
Mary Ann Peters is an Arab American artist who makes paintings, drawings and installations that respond to the interplay between contemporary and historical migration narratives out of the Middle East. Her installation series “impossible monuments” identifies seemingly incidental but influential events that deserve reverence yet would never be elevated to the status of a monument.
"Beyond Standing Rock," is an hour long documentary that shines a spotlight on the Dakota Access pipeline protest and its roots in a 170-year-long conflict between tribes and the U.S. government over independence, land ownership, and control of resources. 57 min.
Watch trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDY_KN66dno
How do we create conditions for communities of color to thrive? Drawing on an institutional history of supporting scholars of color in religion since 1968, the director of doctoral initiatives at the Forum for Theological Exploration, Dr. Patrick B. Reyes, will facilitate the shared wisdom and practices as explored in his book Nobody Cries When We Die: God, Community, and Surviving to Adulthood. Through embodied practice and play, we will explore our diverse traditions and discern our shared work.
Heightening tensions in the US over police killings of Black people have undermined confidence that the election of Barack Obama signaled a new era on race relations in the US. The more lasting legacy may be the one championed by late Justice Scalia whose legal philosophy currently underwrites the central tensions in equality law in the United States. Through a Critical Race Theory prism, Professor Crenshaw will discuss Black Lives Matter and Say Her Name as challenges to contemporary jurisprudence on race, and assess the new openings presented by current events.
Since 2017, the Trump Administration has drastically limited access to American citizenship, be it for refugees seeking to escape violence and start a new life in the United States or young undocumented immigrants brought to this county as children. Julie Rodríguez, state director and senior advisor to U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, will survey U.S. immigration policy in 2018 and its impact on notions of citizenship.
Indian Heritage is a Native American art exhibition that compliments the film Great Walls of Indian Heritage. The genesis of this exhibit starts at the red road, and the American Indian Student Association inspires its vitality. Andrew has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Tufts University in Medford, MA and is currently a graduate student at the UCSB obtaining his Master of Fine Arts degree. Please join artist, Andrew Morrison, for an opening reception in the MCC lounge at 6pm, with a special screening of his film “Great Walls of Indian Heritage” in the MCC Theater at 7pm.