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A Pacific Views Series talk by Emily Goard Jacobs, Associate Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences at UCSB. Co-sponsored by The Feminist Futures Initiative at UCSB.
Since March of 2020, we have been challenged and reshaped -- as a community and individuals -- by our experiences living through the COVID-19 pandemic and renewal of abolitionist and anti-racist activist movements. Amidst the shift to remote learning and working, UCSB Library’s Special Research Collections initiated two ongoing projects: the Santa Barbara Black Lives Matter Community Archives and the COVID-19 Community Archives.
Please join us for a virtual conversation about the history and contributions of Filipino Americans on the Central Coast. This event is in conjunction with UCSB Library's exhibition Postcards from Salinas, on display in the Library's Ocean Gallery beginning October 1, 2021.
Panelists will include Alex Fabros, Jr. curator of the exhibition, Benjamin Zuleta (UCSB Asian American Studies), and Grace Yeh (Ethnic Studies, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo). Paul Spickard (UCSB History) will moderate the discussion.
How Media Representations of Minorities Empower Collective Action Efforts: A UCSB Reads Panel Discussion
Media representations of minorities, and how they’re shared in our society in the news, media, and social media can adversely affect how minorities see themselves and how others perceive them.
Despite these challenges, continued and unjust disadvantages are known to empower collective action efforts within minority groups and solidarity efforts within advantaged groups to correct the image and position of disadvantaged groups in society.
Join UCSB Library for the annual UCSB Reads Zine workshop, now virtual, no experience necessary! Zines (pronounced “zeens”) are self-published, DIY collections of photos and text that are printed by hand or photocopied, and independently distributed by the author or ‘zinester.’
There is mounting evidence that economically disadvantaged and racial minority communities bear a greater share of environmental harms. This systematic pattern can be found across the world and over time. In California, existing large disparities in pollution exposure underlie many environmental justice concerns.
Pour a glass of wine and join the UCSB Library for a screening of America’s Wine: The Legacy of Prohibition, a documentary that offers an unprecedented overview of the legacy of National Prohibition and its continuing impact on the wine industry. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion diving into Prohibition’s effects on the Santa Barbara wine industry, how the current pandemic is actively remodeling its landscape and the Library’s role in preserving our local viticulture history.
Register here: https://ucsb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NcVCWAirSNWg6yGo6JNlxw
In conjunction with UCSB Reads 2021, UCSB Library presents a talk by Tia Blassingame, a book artist and printmaker whose work explores the intersection of race, history, and perception. The talk will be followed by audience Q&A moderated by Iman Djouini, Assistant Teaching Professor in College of Creative Studies and UCSB Department of Art.
Join Sameer Pandya and Terence Keel for a discussion of Pandya’s recent novel Members Only, which engages with issues of racial politics and campus culture and considers the nature of brownness. Co-sponsored with the Department of Asian-American Studies.
Sameer Pandya is Assistant Professor in UCSB’s Department of Asian American Studies and author of the story collection The Blind Writer, which was long listed for the PEN/Open Book Award. He is the recipient of the PEN/Civitella Fellowship.
“If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention” is a rallying cry in social justice circles. Indeed, there is plenty to be outraged about – income inequality, police use of force, lack of health care, treatment of refugees, violence against transgender people, to name a few. When is outrage beneficial, and what toll does it take? Can science guide social justice advocates to harness outrage effectively?
Students from Jesse Miller's “Disability Aesthetics" course taught in winter quarter, 2020 will present their course project, an exhibition created using archival materials from the Library's Special Research Collections. To connect the history of disability culture and activism with the present, students will also lead a discussion with Rod Lathim, the founder of Access Theatre. Access Theater was a pioneering accessible theatre company based in Santa Barbara for 18 years.
Like today’s Movement for Black Lives, the 1960s Black Power movement was a critical moment when radical ideas suddenly took hold and unprecedented opportunities emerged for transformational change. While today’s activists look to the Black Panther Party for inspiration and lessons, the focus is almost entirely on the BPP during the organization’s existence. But in the intervening 38 years since the Party ended, how has the BPP continued to shape the movements for Black survival and Black liberation?
Join UCSB Reads 2020 author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore for a free online community talk on Earth Day about Rising and the impact of sea level rise on the United States.
To sign up for this free talk, please fill out the short registration form at
A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (2019) concludes a trilogy of films that began with Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and continued with Watermark (2013). The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly ten years of analysis and investigation, argue that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century as a result of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth.
This 100-acre restoration project restores the historic upper arms of Devereux Slough to tidal flow by excavating 350,000 cubic yards of fill from a golf course created in the wetland in the 1960s. Come learn how this project models sustainable development concepts and restores diverse native habitats and public trails to the larger Ellwood-Devereux open space.
The event will include photographs, a selection of the facsimile volumes, and refreshments. This innovative archival deep dive was made possible by the Arnhold Collaborative Research Project Grant.
Time: 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020
Location: UCSB Library, Instruction & Training Room 1312 (1st floor, Mountain Side)
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Location: Goleta Valley Public Library Multipurpose Room. 500 N Fairview Avenue, Goleta 93117
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Climate justice frames climate change as a civil rights issue in addition to an environmental issue. In Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, UCSB Reads 2020 author Elizabeth Rush combines rigorous reporting and lyrical storytelling to depict the impact of sea level rise in the United States and demonstrates how race, class, national origin, and income levels further exacerbate vulnerability to rising seas.