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Dear Friend of the MCC,

May we count on you to support the MultiCultural Center at UC Santa Barbara?
It’s easy to make a gift online! Click DONATE and choose "MultiCultural Center".
Or, you may mail your gift check. Print a gift form, make your check payable to "UC Santa Barbara Foundation", and send to:
Student Affairs Grants and Development
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5015.

Your gift to the MultiCultural Center will help to expand and enrich our popular and innovative series:

  • Race Matters: interactive, intimate discussions and workshops designed to increase our understanding of both racial differences and commonalities;
  • Diversity Lectures: conversations to promote awareness and heighten sensitivity regarding diversity issues on campus and in the community;
  • Cup of Culture: weekly coffee house and movie nights with filmmakers, directors and guests in post screening Q & A’s;
  • Music Concerts: master musicians represent diverse musical genres from home and abroad; and
  • The MCC in Santa Barbara presents in downtown Santa Barbara venues during monthly art celebrations

Despite the downsized economy and budget cuts facing our public university, the MCC continues to present cutting-edge programs and provide a public forum and safe space to foster diversity of expression and build community. Your generous support will allow us to bring even more creative programming to the MCC, like the kind you see in the 2012 calendar.

Thank you from all of us at the MCC.

Sincerely,
Zaveeni Khan-Marcus, Director

P.S. The MCC welcomes--and deeply appreciates--gifts of any size.
The MultiCultural Center (MCC) at UC Santa Barbara is a dynamic force for change on campus and in the community. Our programs address complex, contemporary issues; institutional racism; political activism; the intersection of race, gender and sexual orientation; environmental concerns; social justice; and more. Musicians, writers, artists, and scholars present their works in our theater, lounge, gallery and at campus and community venues. More than 60 UC Santa Barbara student groups, representing more than 5,000 students, use the MCC as a nexus for organizing and advocating on behalf of their communities; our programming is a critical component of their higher education.
It is a policy of the University of California, Santa Barbara and the UC Santa Barbara Foundation that a modest portion of gifts and/or the income from gifts may be used to defray the costs of raising and administering funds (currently 6%).

MCC Voices

CALL THE A.S. TICKET OFFICE AT 805-893-2064 OR BUY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ON-LINE


Upcoming Events

Cup of Culture
The Last Song Before the War

Wednesday, November 5, 6 pm
FILM SCREENING/MCC THEATER

The Last Song Before the War captures the inspiring rise and uncertain future of Mali’s annual Festival in the Desert. Against the backdrop of stunning musical performances, the film subtly reveals the challenges and triumphs of creating an artistic event in dire economic and political circumstances. In 2012, the Festival in the Desert came to a halt when separatist rebels and Islamic militants seized control of Northern Mali. This award-winning documentary chronicles the 2011 Festival,—arguably the last edition that still captured its original goals—a global display of peace, reconciliation, and the healing power of music. Kiley Kraskouskas, 74 min., French with English subtitles, 2013, USA, Mali.

The Story of Salsa

Thursday, November 6
PANEL DISCUSSION 6-7:30 PM/ MCC THEATER

An all-star panel discussion on the origin, cultural meaning, and current global boom of salsa music, hosted by UCSB professor of sociology William I. Robinson and featuring: in person, salsa legend Angel Lebron, the New York-based Puerto Rican salsa superstar; UCI social sciences professor and former Smithsonian Institute curator of Latin Jazz Raul Fernandez; and ethnomusicologist and curator of the Smithsonian traveling exhibit American Sabor: Latinos in US Popular Music, Marisol Berrios Miranda Co-sponsored by UCSB Sociology Department

The Story of Salsa

Thursday, November 6
AN EVENING OF SALSA DANCING WITH LIVE BAND, ANGEL LEBRON Y SU SABOR LATINO: 8 PM-1 AM/ THE HUB

Legendary salsa musician and his amazing 12-piece band will bring to life the sounds of the Caribbean and New York City's Latino barrios in this unforgettable evening of Latin song and dance. Lebron has played with some of the greatest names in Afro-Caribbean music, among them mambo king Machito, Johnny and Tito Rodriguez, Eddie Palmiere, Willy Colon, and La India. The dance and concert will feature performances by two of Southern California’s most popular dance troupes, Diana Tere and Sensual Emotion, and Oswaldo y Sabor Latino. Free salsa lessons prior to live band by Santa Barbara’s own Hector Sanchez. Tickets $5 UCSB Students/$10 general. Contact the A.S. Ticket Office at 805-893-2064 or buy online at www.mcc.ucsb.edu (extra fees apply).

Film
Opening Night of OUTRAGEOUS, Santa Barbara’s LGBTQ Film Festival

Thursday, November 6, 8:30 pm
FILM SCREENING/MCC THEATER

Screening of film Drunktown's Finest. Through a trio of interwoven narratives, including a transgender beauty queen, a reluctant father-to-be and an adopted college student struggle to balance traditional culture with the assimilationist ideals of contemporary America., The trio work out their destinies with stubborn grace and authenticity.
And for the complete festival schedule visit: www.outrageousfilmfestival.org
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Directed by Sydney Freeland / 2013, USA, 93 min. English and Navajo with English subtitles. Co-sponsored by Sponsored by the UCSB Multicultural Center. Preceded by trailers of movies from the 23rd Outrageous Film Festival.

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