Articles From : UCSB MultiCultural Center

  • Building Community in an Hour of Chaos
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    Building Community in an Hour of Chaos

    In this talk, Hill will offer a critical analysis of the current social and political moment. By identifying key issues, challenges, controversies, and trends that have emerged or lingered as of recent, Hill spotlights the work that must be done to sustain the progress of the freedom struggle. Moving beyond mere critique, he also provides concrete solutions as well as sites of hope and possibility for healing our national, local, and university communities. Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is one of the leading intellectuals in the country.

  • The First Rainbow Coalition (Film Screening)
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    The First Rainbow Coalition (Film Screening)

    In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form alliances across lines of race and ethnicity with other community-based movements in the city, including the Latino group, the Young Lords Organization and the southern whites of the Young Patriots. Banding together in one of the most segregated cities in postwar America to collectively confront issues such as police brutality and substandard housing, they called themselves the Rainbow Coalition.

  • The Black Panther Party and Its Community Survival Programs
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    The Black Panther Party and Its Community Survival Programs

    Ericka Huggins is a human rights activist, poet, educator, Black Panther leader, and former political prisoner. For the past 30 years, she has lectured throughout the United States and internationally. Her extraordinary life experiences have enabled her to speak personally and eloquently on issues relating to the physical and emotional well-being of women, children and youth; whole being education; over incarceration; and the role of spiritual practice in sustaining activism and promoting change.

  • KIKI (Film Screening)
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    KIKI (Film Screening)

    In New York City, LGBTQ youth-of-color gather out on the Christopher Street Pier, practicing a performance-based artform, Ballroom. This form of expression was made famous in the early 1990s by Madonna’s music video “Vogue” and the documentary “Paris Is Burning.” Twenty-five years after these cultural touchstones, a new and very different generation of LGBTQ youth have formed an artistic activist subculture, named the Kiki Scene.

  • Lovely Villa and Vertical City (Film Screening)
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    Lovely Villa and Vertical City (Film Screening)

    ‘Lovely Villa’ is the name of the apartment building in which the filmmaker grew up as he studied to become an architect. This housing project represents an imagination of the ideal community for a modern India. The film explores the architecture of the colony through a personal narrative. ‘Vertical City’ lets the viewer experience the living conditions of places hidden away in a 21st century metropolis. In a far suburb of Bombay, residents from slums are moved into high-rise apartment complexes with the promise of a better life.

  • Cultural Switching & Gender Judo - Lela Lee
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    Cultural Switching & Gender Judo - Lela Lee

    Cultural Switching & Gender Judo
    Lela Lee
    Tues, Jan 21st, 6 PM
    Lecture/MCC Theater

  • Why Spaces are Inherently Not Inclusive and What to Do About It - Victoria Farris
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    Why Spaces are Inherently Not Inclusive and What to Do About It - Victoria Farris

    Why Spaces are Inherently Not Inclusive and What to Do About It
    Victoria Farris
    Tues, Feb 18th, 3 PM

  • Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza by Gloria E. Anzaldúa - Facilitated by: Marisela Marquez
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    Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza by Gloria E. Anzaldúa - Facilitated by: Marisela Marquez

    Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza by Gloria E. Anzaldúa
    Facilitated by: Marisela Marquez
    Mon, Feb 24th, 6PM
    Discussion/MCC Meeting Room

  • The Family Markowitz by Allegra Goodman - Facilitated by: Cheri Gurse
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    The Family Markowitz by Allegra Goodman - Facilitated by: Cheri Gurse

    The Family Markowitz by Allegra Goodman
    Facilitated by: Cheri Gurse
    Mon, Jan 27th, 6PM
    Discussion/MCC Meeting Room

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

    Open Mic and An Evening of Self Expression
    Thurs, March 5th, 7:30PM
    Open Mic/Biko Garage 6612 Sueno Rd. Isla Vista

    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!

  • Queen and Slim (FREE FILM)
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    Queen and Slim (FREE FILM)

    Queen and Slim
    Wed, March 4th, 6 PM
    Film Screening/MCC Theater

    Slim and Queen's first date takes an unexpected turn when a policeman pulls them over for a minor traffic violation. When the situation escalates, Slim takes the officer's gun and shoots him in self-defence. Now labelled cop killers in the media, Slim and Queen feel that they have no choice but to go on the run and evade the law. When a video of the incident goes viral, the unwitting outlaws soon become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief, and pain for people all across the country. 2h 12m

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    Queen and Slim (FREE FILM)

    Queen and Slim
    Wed, March 4th, 6 PM
    Film Screening/MCC Theater

    Slim and Queen's first date takes an unexpected turn when a policeman pulls them over for a minor traffic violation. When the situation escalates, Slim takes the officer's gun and shoots him in self-defence. Now labelled cop killers in the media, Slim and Queen feel that they have no choice but to go on the run and evade the law. When a video of the incident goes viral, the unwitting outlaws soon become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief, and pain for people all across the country. 2h 12m

  • Race, Spirituality, and Secularism  - Joseph Blankholm and Juhem Navarro-Rivera
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    Race, Spirituality, and Secularism - Joseph Blankholm and Juhem Navarro-Rivera

    Race, Spirituality, and Secularism
    Joseph Blankholm and Juhem Navarro-Rivera
    Tues, Mar 3rd, 6PM
    Discussion/MCC Lounge

  • A Night of Dynamic Post-Rock Korean Music with Black String
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    A Night of Dynamic Post-Rock Korean Music with Black String

    Music Performance
    A Night of Dynamic Post-Rock Korean Music
    with Black String
    Fri, Feb 28th, 7:30 PM
    Music Performance/MCC Theater

  • Singing Our Way To Freedom (FREE FILM)
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    Singing Our Way To Freedom (FREE FILM)

    Singing Our Way To Freedom
    Wed, Feb 26th, 6 PM
    Film Screening/MCC Theater

    Singing Our Way to Freedom is a multilayered look at the life of San Diego Chicano musician, composer and community activist, Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez. Borrowing from musical traditions on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, Chunky uses music and humor as powerful weapons in the fight for social justice. This character-driven film reminds us that the battle for freedom has to be fought anew by every generation. Post film discussion to follow with the filmmaker, Paul Espinosa. 1h 29min

  • The Social Significance of Racialized Emotions in Today’s America - Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
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    The Social Significance of Racialized Emotions in Today’s America - Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

    The Social Significance of Racialized Emotions in Today’s America
    Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
    Thurs, Feb 20th, 6 PM
    Lecture/ MCC Theater

  • THE BOI DOC (FREE FILM)
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    THE BOI DOC (FREE FILM)

    THE BOI DOC
    Wed, Feb 19th, 6 PM
    Film Screening/MCC Theater

    Evolve Benton will host a poetry reading and film screening. Participants will hear poems from Evolve's poetry collection SIR: poetry dedicated to Boihood and Black Queer Love. Evolve will also screen their film the BOI DOC. THE BOI DOC is an artistic manifestation of our desire to add our honest, uniquely provocative, and eloquent narratives about gender and gender expression through the Masculine and Masculine of Center queer voice of the people of the African diaspora to the world. 33m

  • Comics of Color - Allegra Jones
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    Comics of Color - Allegra Jones

    Youth Event
    Comics of Color
    Allegra Jones
    Sat, Feb 15th, 11 AM
    Interactive Workshop/MCC Lounge

  • Harriet (FREE FILM)
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    Harriet (FREE FILM)

    Harriet
    Wed, Feb 12th, 6 PM
    Film Screening/MCC Theater

    From her escape from slavery through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad, the story of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman is told. 2h 5m

  • 'Fros, Berets, and Leather: The Revolutionary Solidarity of the Young Lords - Johanna Fernandez
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    'Fros, Berets, and Leather: The Revolutionary Solidarity of the Young Lords - Johanna Fernandez

    'Fros, Berets, and Leather: The Revolutionary Solidarity of the Young Lords
    Johanna Fernandez
    Mon, Feb 10th, 6 PM
    Lecture/MCC Theater

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