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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
Margarita, with a Straw

Wednesday, May 27th, 6pm

Laila is a wheelchair user with cerebral palsy. She is a student at Delhi University as an aspiring writer. She then gets admitted to New York University and decides to move with her mother. Living in Manhattan, she falls in love with an activist whose passion sparks a journey of sexual discovery and strains the relationships between her family and friends. 100 min., English/Hindi with English subtitles, 2014, India.

Race Matters
Less Prison, More College: a Civil Rights Agenda for the 21st Century
James Forman, Jr.

Thursday, May 28th, 6pm

Over the past few years, the US has begun to pay more attention to one of the nation's central contradictions: the world's wealthiest nation and oldest constitutional democracy is also the world's biggest jailer. James Forman, Jr. will discuss the problem of mass incarceration, focusing on how we got here and how to create a different future. James Forman, Jr. is a Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School and is writing a book about African American attitudes toward crime and punishment in the era of mass incarceration.

World War Free - The Narcicyst

Friday, May 29th, 8pm

Yassin "The Narcicyst"/“Narcy” Alsalman is a leading Arab musician, actor and artist. Born in Dubai and raised in Canada, Narcy has experienced life in many contexts and has always prided himself on questioning the powers that be in his music or writings. With his unique visual show, he invites you to explore the history of war between the continents and help shape a future made by the will of humanity for peace and prosperity. Catch Narcy premiere his new album ‘World War Free’ at the MCC! Tickets $5 UCSB Students and Children under 12/$15 general. Contact the A.S. Ticket Office at 805-893-2064 or buy online at (extra fees apply). Limited Seating.

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