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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.
UCSB Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Academic Policy
Office of Equal Opportunity & Sexual Harassment/Title IX Compliance
UCSB Chicano Studies Institute
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.
Co-sponsored by UCSB Department of Religious Studies
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.
Co-sponsored by Antiracism Inc.
Wednesday, October 15, 6 pm
FILM SCREENING/MCC THEATER
For Thomas Martinez, a statewide high school cross-country and track star, and Tamara Hardy,
an academic as well as athletic star, growing up on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico has heightened
the tensions inherent to high school graduation, in ways particular to Native American history and contemporary
reservation life. This film chronicles one fateful year in the lives of two talented kids who must figure out
not only how to become young adults, but what it means to be both Native and modern.
Erica Scharf, 60 min., English, 2012, USA.