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At a time of historic polarization, public leaders and ordinary citizens alike are wondering how to fight back against the bitterness and contempt washing over America. Drawing on history, cutting-edge social science and a decade of experience leading the American Enterprise Institute, one of the nation’s preeminent think tanks, Arthur C. Brooks shows that what the country needs is not agreement, but better disagreement.
Over their 35-year musical relationship, beloved cellist Yo-Yo Ma and acclaimed pianist Kathryn Stott have “developed a wonderfully warm and mutually responsive musical partnership that has blossomed in performances that are both generous and incisive” (NPR). Their recent collaborative album Songs of Comfort and Hope was conceived in April 2020 when people everywhere were entering a dramatic new world.
Heather McGhee’s specialty is the American economy – and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. She played a leadership role in steering the historic Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and was one of the key advocates credited for the adoption of the Volcker Rule. McGhee’s compassionate and deeply-stirring New York Times bestseller, The Sum of Us, reveals the devastating true cost of racism for everyone and offers an actionable roadmap during one of the most critical – and most troubled – periods in history.
Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, for American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference
One of the nation's visionary legal thinkers and social justice advocates, Stevenson has spent nearly four decades seeking to eradicate racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. A MacArthur Fellow, he is an attorney, human rights activist and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. He spearheaded Alabama’s Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the first national memorial to victims of white supremacy, which opened in 2018.
An artist, social innovator, musician and cultural planner, Theaster Gates creates works that engage with space theory and land development, sculpture and performance. Drawing on his interest and training in urban planning and preservation, he redeems spaces that have been left behind, upturning art values, land values and human values.
This presentation will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Dr. Jeffrey C. Stewart, Pulitzer Prize winner and UC Santa Barbara professor of Black Studies.
“America is still segregated and so is pollution,” says Dr. Robert Bullard, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University. With more than four decades of action advocating for racial equality, fair environmental and urban planning, Bullard is widely considered the father of the environmental justice movement.
Join Dr. Stephen Aizenstat for Out of the Pandemic Underworld: into the Light of Renewal on Saturday, April 10th from 9 am – 12 pm.
Dr. Aizenstat will cover different ways we can emerge with sense of renewal after being in the pandemic for over a year. He will also share how we can use our dreams and imagination to open our sense of creativity during this time to restimulate our creative thought process.
Catch some New York City club vibes with the legendary Archie Burnett and choreographer and b-girl Ephrat Asherie as they share some of their favorite social dances. All ages welcome. Get ready to sweat!
Date: Thursday, April 22
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie has shown off her formidable street dance chops as a favorite member of Dorrance Dance. A New York-based b-girl with extensive training in ballet and modern dance, the Israel native returns with her own company, revealing and exploring the complexities of street and social dance forms. Odeon, a new work for seven dancers and four musicians, brings together and remixes street and club dances including breaking, hip hop, house and vogue, set to a mix of early 20th century romantic music and popular Afro-Brazilian rhythms.
Known for his ingeniously crafted literary works, the Pakistan-born novelist Mohsin Hamid has quickly emerged as a clarion voice of his generation. The internationally bestselling author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia and Moth Smoke, he takes on ethnic identity, class disparity and mass-urbanization in his bold, inventive work. He is the winner of the Betty Trask Award, a Pen/Hemingway Award finalist and has been twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, most recently for Exit West.
Charleston’s Ranky Tanky exploded onto the music scene with their inspired take on the soulful songs of South Carolina’s Gullah culture, taking home the 2020 Grammy win for Best Regional Roots Music Album. With a name that translates loosely as “Get Funky,” Ranky Tanky is a relentlessly upbeat ambassador of Gullah, a culture known for retaining more African linguistic and cultural heritage than any other African-American community in the United States.
Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and a lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, translating insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support personal well-being and strengthen communities. She is the author of several books including The Willpower Instinct, The Upside of Stress and The Joy of Movement, which shows how and why movement is a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of depression, anxiety and loneliness.
In 1960, 26-year-old Jane Goodall arrived in Tanzania tasked with being the first to formally observe and better understand our closest living relatives in the animal kingdom: wild chimpanzees. Goodall’s subsequent groundbreaking discoveries revealed remarkable truths about chimpanzee behavior and humankind. Now, the eminent primatologist turns her attention to humans with her popular Hopecast podcast, among other projects, revealing why she believes hope is essential fuel for a better world.
Join UCSB Arts & Lectures as they present The Most Decorated Track and Field Olympian in History, Allyson Felix for Advocacy and Equality in Sports and in Life on Tuesday, April 6th at 5 p.m. Pacific.
A two-star Michelin chef with an award-winning group of restaurants, several cookbooks and whose Spanish-inspired food popularized tapas-style small plates in the U.S., José Andrés is not resting on his laurels. Through his nonprofit World Central Kitchen, the award-winning chef has responded to an earthquake-devastated Haiti, Hurricane Maria-ravaged Puerto Rico, a refugee crisis on the Venezuelan border and right here in wildfire-scorched Southern California, quickly mobilizing volunteer chefs to prepare fresh, nourishing meals for thousands of people in need.
A native of Monterrey, Mexico, Sonia De Los Santos is hailed by Billboard as “one of the Latin Children’s music artists you should know.” Recognized for her career with the celebrated Dan Zanes and Friends, her first solo family music album, Mi Viaje, won a Parents’ Choice Foundation Gold Award and its follow-up, ¡Alegría!, was nominated for a Latin Grammy.
MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist with a broad outlook that encompasses classical, rock, jazz, bluegrass and just about everything else. The SoCal native is a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek and hosted the acclaimed radio program Live From Here. Through his wide-ranging output and collaborations with the who’s who of musicians, Thile is creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic. As a soloist, Thile has released several albums including Thanks for Listening, a “modern masterpiece” (PopMatters).
Ann Patchett is a celebrated author, devoted reader and a champion of literary culture. She has written 13 books and has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including England’s Orange Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Patchett opened Parnassus Books in 2011 and has been named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World for her efforts on behalf of independent booksellers, books and bookstores. Patchett’s most recent novel, The Dutch House, was a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize.
New York Times columnist Michelle Alexander is the author of The New Jim Crow, the acclaimed bestseller that “struck the spark that would eventually light the fire of Black Lives Matter” (Ibram X. Kendi). Marked by a special 10th anniversary edition release, her celebrated book continues to peel back the curtain on systemic racism in the American prison system.
James Beard Award-winning cookbook authors and chefs Samin Nosrat and Yotam Ottolenghi will share their passion for everything food, inviting the audience along for a mouthwatering evening as they dish secrets from the kitchen. With a hit Netflix series, bestselling debut cookbook and New York Times food column, Samin Nosrat is the It Girl of the culinary world. Israeli-born London restaurateur and Guardian columnist, Yotam Ottolenghi is the bestselling author of beloved cookbooks including Jerusalem and Ottolenghi Simple.