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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.

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%).

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Upcoming Events

Cup of Culture
To Be Takei

Wednesday, April 8th, 6pm

A look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei, whose wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure. George boldly journeyed from a WWII internment camp, to the helm of the starship Enterprise, to the daily news feeds of five million Facebook fans. Join George and his husband Brad on this star's playful and profound trek for life, liberty, and love. 90 min., English, 2014, US

Really Feeling It: Ambiguity and Sincerity in Egyptian Pop Music & Politics

Wednesday, April 15th, 4pm

The political music created during and after the 2011 uprising in Egypt is a dichotomy between the music industry’s importance of attracting the widest audience possible by generating vague and superficial lyrics; and Egyptian youth’s place an importance of sincere emotion as an aesthetic criteria for pop music. This talk will explore the nature of aesthetic conundrums and explain one of the major problems that activists face in trying to gain public support for systemic change. Daniel Gilman’s research is based from his time in Cairo in which he was witness to the 2011 uprising.

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An Evening of Spoken Word with Beau Sia

Tuesday, April 14, 7:30pm

Beau Sia is the son of Chinese immigrants from the Philippines and a world-renowned poet and performer. Raised in Oklahoma City, he discovered poetry as a way to express himself in an environment where he felt invisible. Beau’s style is humorous and satirical. He is a Tony Award winning spoken word artist, featured on all 6 seasons of Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry and the winner of two National Poetry Slam championships.

Cup of Culture
Two Americans

Wednesday, April 15th, 6pm

During a two-year period beginning in July of 2010, the parents of over 200,000 US children were removed from the country; the Maricopa County Jail in Phoenix, Arizona, run by Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio incarcerates more undocumented immigrants than any other prison in the nation. Bolstered by federal programs and draconian state laws, Arpaio has routinely conducted work site raids and saturation patrols to make arrests in neighborhoods that are predominantly Latino. Two Americans is a character-driven documentary that redefines what it means to be “American.” English, 2012, US.

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