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Wednesday, April 8th, 6pm
FILM SCREENING/MCC THEATER
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
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.
Tuesday, April 14, 7:30pm
MUDDY WATERS CAFé / 508 E. HALEY ST., SANTA BARBARA, CA
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.
Wednesday, April 15th, 6pm
FILM SCREENING /MCC THEATER
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.