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Monday, September 29, 7:30 pm
MUSIC PERFORMANCE/MCC COURTYARD
Join the MultiCultural Center for our Annual Kickoff party! Voted Austin’s best world music band for the past six years,
Atash (“fire” in Farsi), combines master musicians from around the globe to create a powerful, worldly original sound
that inspires people of all ages and from all walks of life to dance and commune in a celebration of life!
Wednesday, October 8—Friday, December 19
Judy Baca is a world-renowned painter and muralist, community arts pioneer, scholar and educator. Currently a professor of
Chicano/a Studies and World Arts and Cultures at UCLA, she was the founder of the first City of Los Angeles Mural Program in 1974,
which evolved into a community arts organization known as the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC). Baca’s murals and
public artworks reflect the lives and concerns of populations that have been historically disenfranchised, including women,
the working poor, youth, the elderly and immigrant communities. She is one of the most remarkable public artists for social
transformation in modern American history.
Wednesday, October 8, 6 pm
FILM SCREENING/MCC THEATER
Their voices are suppressed, prohibited and censored. But world-famous bloggers Yoani Sánchez, Zeng Jinyan and Farnaz
Seifi are unafraid of their dictatorial regimes. This award-winning film accompanies these brave women on their perilous
journeys in Cuba, China and Iran while their blogs shake the foundations of the state information monopoly, putting their
lives at great risk
Barbara Miller, 96 min., English, 2012, Switzerland.
Thursday, October 9, 6pm
PANEL DISCUSSION / MCC THEATER
The first installment of a religious literacy series aiming to demystify underrepresented religions
and people of faith by providing facilitated discussions on the basic tenets of several religions.
This panel will provide an analysis of Buddhism in a political context while also debunking popular
myths that are associated with it. Panelists include UCSB professors of Religious Studies Kathleen
Moore (Chair) and Vesna Wallace.
Tuesday, October 14, 6 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION/MCC THEATER
Xenophobia and misogyny are deeply connected. Recent events in our collective history urge us to understand
the relationship between sexism, homophobia, and racism, and to organize against them. This forum seeks to
learn from the experiences and analyses of those activists and agents (local and historical) who have offered
us ways of examining the exercise of unearned suffering frequented on vulnerable communities, and have provided
us with invaluable resources for challenging the exercise of power. Shifting our attentions to developing insights
about, awareness of, and strategies against racist and sexist domination create for us spaces of healing, hope, and
transformation. Panel discussion facilitated by Felice Blake, UCSB assistant professor of English.