Fall 2013

  • Sep 23 Mon

    MCC Annual Kickoff!

    • MCC Annual Kickoff!
    7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Week of Welcome

    Dance Performance / MCC Courtyard

    Join the MultiCultural Center for our 2nd Annual Kickoff! Versa-Style is a highly energetic dance ensemble that consists of young, committed and socially conscientious artists. This dance group will amaze you with their incredible moves and even teach you some!  

              
  • Oct-Dec 09-13 Wed-Fri

    Northern China: Cultures and Minorities on the Silk Road

    • Art Northern China
    12:00 AM

    Art Exhibit

    Exhibition / MCC Lounge

    Tay Hoang’s photography focuses on China’s regions of Kashgar, Urumchi, Turpan, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Xining, and Xi’an (China’s ancient capitol). The exhibit captures the essence of the diverse ethnic cultures within China including Kyrgyz, Uygars, and Tibetans. Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies; the Education Abroad Program; and the National Science Foundation: Partnership in International Research and Education in Electron Chemistry and Catalysis at Interfaces.

  • Oct 09 Wed

    Broken Rainbow

    • Broken Rainbow
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Cup of Culture-Remembering Our Struggles

    Film Screening / MCC Theater

    This award-winning documentary presents a moving account of the U.S. government’s forced relocation of 12,000 Navajo Indians in Northern Arizona. The government claims that it is settling a long-standing territorial dispute between the Navajo and Hopi tribes, but the traditional Navajo and Hopi believe relocation was designed to facilitate energy development. 1986 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Feature. Maria Florio and Victoria Mudd, 70 min., English, 1985, USA. Co-sponsored by the Department of History 

  • Oct 15 Tue

    Using the Critical Race Tool of Racial Microaggressions to Examine Everyday Racism Daniel Solorzano

    • Daniel Solorzano
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Race Matters Series

    Discussion / MCC Lounge

    Daniel Solorzano will provide an overview of the current research on racial microaggressions and discuss the implications for teaching, classroom interaction and learning. Solorzano will share various forms of data and a working model to examine racial microaggressions, exploring the frontiers of this research and the questions yet unanswered. He will engage the audience in a dialogue about how we can improve the learning environment to maximize engagement, learning and discovery for our increasingly diverse community. Daniel Solorzano is Professor of Social Science and Comparative Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. Co-sponsored by the Center for Black Studies Research; the Center for New Racial Studies; and the Department of Asian American Studies.

  • Oct 16 Wed

    A Band Called Death

    • A Band Called Death
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Cup of Culture

    Film Screening / MCC Theater

    Now being credited as the first black punk band, three teenage brothers in the early ‘70s formed a band in their spare bedroom. They began playing a few local gigs and even pressed a single in the hopes of getting signed. This electrifying rockumentary chronicles the incredible journey of what happened when a dusty 1974 punk demo made its way out of the attic and found an audience several generations younger. SXSW 24 Beats Per Second, Audience Award. Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino, 96 min., English, 2012, USA. Co-sponsored by the Art, Design, & Architecture Museum.

  • Oct 17 Thu

    Which Way Forward For The Immigrant Rights Struggle?

    • Immigrant Rights
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Panel Discussion / MCC Theater

    A spate of repressive anti-immigrant laws passed in the last few years has made an estimated 11-12 million undocumented immigrant workers more vulnerable to civil and human rights violations. With the likelihood that Congress will pass some sort of immigrant reform legislation this fall, the immigrant rights movement stands at the crossroads. Panelists Angelica Salas (Executive Director of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles), Roberto Lovato (Co-Founder of Presente.Org and former Executive Director of the Central American Resource Center), DREAM scholar Gloria Campos (Co-Chair of UCSB IDEAS), and Moderator Professor William Robinson (Sociology and Global and International Studies) will debate the prospects of reform legislation and discuss the challenges and prospects for the immigrant rights struggle. Co-sponsored by the Center for New Racial Studies; the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies; the Department of Political Science; the Department of Sociology; El Congreso; Improving Dreams, Equality Access, and Success; the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center; and Radio Xicana.

  • Oct 21 Mon

    UNVEILED Rohina Malik

    • UNVEILED Rohina Malik
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Performance / MCC Theater

    Racism. Hate crimes. Love. Islam. Culture. Language. Life.
    Five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil in this critically acclaimed one-woman play. Co-sponsored by the College of Creative Studies; the Department of Feminist Studies; the Department of Religious Studies; and the Muslim Student Association.

  • Oct 22 Tue

    Northern China: A Conversation with the Artist/Opening Reception

    • Art Northern China
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Art Exhibit

    A Conversation with the Artist/Opening Reception / MCC Lounge

    Tay Hoang’s photography focuses on China’s regions of Kashgar, Urumchi, Turpan, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Xining, and Xi’an (China’s ancient capitol). The exhibit captures the essence of the diverse ethnic cultures within China including Kyrgyz, Uygars, and Tibetans. Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies; the Education Abroad Program; and the National Science Foundation: Partnership in International Research and Education in Electron Chemistry and Catalysis at Interfaces.

  • Oct 23 Wed

    I Am

    • I Am
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Cup of Culture

    Film Screening / MCC Theater

    I Am chronicles the journey of an Indian lesbian filmmaker who returns to Delhi. She meets and speaks to parents of other gay and lesbian Indians; piecing together the fabric of what family truly means, in a landscape where being gay was until recently a criminal and punishable offense. Sonali Gulati, 71 min., English and Hindi with English Subtitles, 2011, USA and India. Co-sponsored by the Department of Asian American Studies; the Education Abroad Program; and the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity.

  • Oct 24 Thu

    An Evening of Spoken Word with OVEOUS

    • OVEOUS
    7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    The UCSB MultiCultural Center in Santa Barbara

     / Muddy Waters Café- 508 E. Haley St., Santa Barbara

    OVEOUS is a poet, rapper, vocalist, and producer that embodies brilliant lyricism with a powerful performance. He earned a standing ovation on HBO Def Jam, has won on "Showtime at the Apollo" multiple times, and starred in the film SP!T narrated by Rosario Dawson. He just released a new album titled “KILL YOUR MYTH” a rap music explosion of life, culture, and sound. This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation. Co-sponsored by the College of Creative Studies and Hemispheric South/s Research Initiative.

  • Oct 25 Fri

    Tony Duncan and the Sounds of Estun-Bah

    • estunbah
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Race Matters Series

    Discussion / MCC Lounge

    With the gentleness of the Apache cane, Estun-Bah will take you on an endless journey of love songs and enchanting musical landscapes. The soft blend of the Native American flute with the elegant touch of the acoustic guitar will soothe the mind and enrich the soul. Estun-Bah has performed for United States First Lady Laura Bush, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, and the Gathering of Nations Pow-Wow. Tickets $5 UCSB students and children under 12/$15 general. Contact the A.S. Ticket Office at 805-893-2064. Limited seating. Co-sponsored by the EOP-American Indian Cultural Resource Center.        

        
  • Oct 28 Mon

    The Other Harem: Photographing Brown Boys Eng-Beng Lim

    • Photographing Brown Boys  Eng-Beng Lim
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Race Matters Series

    DISCUSSION / MCC LOUNGE

    The tropic spell of the Balinese photographic archive of Walter Spies and Colin McPhee (European artists) from the 1930s brings out a queer story that is imbricated in the visual representation of power relations between colonized and colonizer. Lim is interested in the kinds of questions that may be raised, in the spirit of Malek Alloula’s The Colonial Harem, around this set of photographs, and how they may relate to the work of Asian/American artists working on queer sexuality, visual culture and performance. Eng-Beng Lim is Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University. Co-sponsored by the Department of Asian American Studies.

  • Oct 30 Wed

    Lost Angeles: Skid Row Is My Home

    • Skid Row
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Cup of Culture

    Film Screening / MCC Theater

    The tropic spell of the Balinese photographic archive of Walter Spies and Colin McPhee (European artists) from the 1930s brings out a queer story that is imbricated in the visual representation of power relations between colonized and colonizer. Lim is interested in the kinds of questions that may be raised, in the spirit of Malek Alloula’s The Colonial Harem, around this set of photographs, and how they may relate to the work of Asian/American artists working on queer sexuality, visual culture and performance. Eng-Beng Lim is Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University. Co-sponsored by the Department of Asian American Studies.

  • Nov 02 Sat

    An Evening of Balkan Music with the Varimezov Family Band

    • Balkan Music
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Music Performance / MCC Theater

    Tzvetanka and Ivan Varimezovi’s musical journey began in 1980. Their love and passion for Bulgarian traditional folk music is shared by their daughters, Radka and Tanya. The four have been performing together in the United States and Bulgaria for the past twelve years using an array of instruments including the bagpipe, accordion, doumbek, and tupan. Join us for an evening of exciting music and dance as the family shares traditional Balkan songs, melodies, and rhythms. Tickets $5 UCSB students and children under 12/$15 general. Contact the A.S. Ticket Office at 805-893-2064. Limited seating.
    Co-Sponsored by the UCSB After Dark Funding Program.
    Campus security checkpoints will be at every entrypoint into campus due to Halloween weekend, but parking in lots 3 and 8 are enabled for concerts for concert attendees. Please let security know you are on campus for this musical performance.

  • Nov 06 Wed

    Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

    • Pussy Riot
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Cup of Culture

    Film Screening / MCC Theater

    Founded in 2011 after Vladimir Putin’s third term as Russian president, feminist art collective Pussy Riot protested Putin’s union of church and state. This film reveals the real people behind the balaclavas highlighting the forces that transformed these women from playful political activists to modern-day icons; exposing the state of Russian justice in the modern era. Official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and recipient of the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award. Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin, 88 min., English and Russian with English Subtitles, 2013, Russia/UK. Co-sponsored by the Department of Feminist Studies; the Department of Germanic, Slavic & Semitic Studies; and the Education Abroad Program.

  • Nov 07 Thu

    OUTrageous! Opening Night SB Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Film Festival

    • OUTrageous!
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Film

    Film Screening / MCC Theater

    The MCC is excited to present the first screening of the 22nd Annual Santa Barbara Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Film Festival. The film shorts presented will feature the latest and greatest films by and for queer communities throughout the United States.

                 
  • Nov 12 Tue

    Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism And Wrecked The Middle Class Ian Haney López

    • Ian Haney López
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Diversity Lecture

    Lecture / MCC Theater

    Two themes dominate American politics today: at the forefront is declining economic opportunity; coursing underneath is race. Ian Haney López connects both by showing how racial pandering convinces many white voters to support policies that favor the extremely rich and betray the middle class. The John H. Boalt Professor of Law at UC Berkeley, Haney López is the author of White by Law as well as Racism on Trial, and will soon release a new book: Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism Wrecked the Middle Class. Co-sponsored by the Center for Black Studies Research; the Center for New Racial Studies; the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Academic Policy; and the Office of Equal Opportunity & Sexual Harassment/Title IX Compliance.

  • Nov 13 Wed

    Chisholm ’72 Unbought and Unbossed

    • Chisholm
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Cup of Culture-Remembering Our Struggles

    Film Screening / MCC Theater

    Recalling a watershed event in US politics, this compelling documentary takes an in-depth look at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and the first to seek nomination for presidency. Shola Lynch, 77 min., English, 2004, USA.
    Discussion with Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson following the screening. Co-sponsored by the Black Student Union; the Department of Feminist Studies; the Department of History; and Sol Sisters Rising.

  • Nov 14 Thu

    An Evening of Self Expression

    • Open Mic
    7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    MCC in I.V.

    Open Mic / Crushcakes- 6533 Trigo Rd., Isla Vista

    Calling all conscious artists to the stage! The MCC is creating an open mic for anyone to artistically express themselves while educating others on current issues affecting students of color, women, differently abled people, queers, and allies. Come, enjoy and share talents in this safe space for a night of "edutainment."  

                
  • Nov 16 Sat

    Kathakali, Indian Dance Theater

    • Kathakali
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Children’s Event

    Performance / MCC Lounge

    Radha Carman performs Kathakali, the stylized theater art of India. In Kathakali, the actors do not speak; instead they use an elaborate language of hand gestures called mudras. In a spectacular Kathakali costume, Radha will perform the female character role and present two Kathakali stories. Great for the whole family!
    Co-sponsored by UCSB Early Childhood Care and Education.

  • Nov 20 Wed

    Who Killed Vincent Chin?

    • Vincent Chin
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Cup of Culture-Remembering Our Struggles

    Film Screening / MCC Theater

    Ronald Ebens, an autoworker, killed a young Chinese-American engineer with a baseball bat. Although he confessed, he never spent a day in jail. This gripping Academy Award-nominated film relentlessly probes the implications of the murder in Detroit, for the families of those involved, and for the American justice system. Christine Choy and Renee Tajima-Pena, 87 min., English and Mandarin with English Subtitles, 1987, USA. Co-sponsored by the Department of Asian American Studies.

  • Nov 21 Thu

    The War on Our Youth Robin Kelley

    • Robin Kelley
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Race Matters Series

    Discussion / MCC Lounge

    This talk will explore the connections between neoliberalism (the philosophy that free markets, free trade, deregulation, and increased privatization of what used to be public) to mass incarceration, punitive measures against youth of color in public schools, police repression and vigilante violence directed at young people (from Stop and Frisk to the Zimmerman verdict). In addition, Robin Kelley will discuss how policies of subjugation, surveillance, and divestment extend globally. Robin Kelley is the Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at UCLA. Co-sponsored by American Cultures & Global Contexts; the Black Student Union; the Center for Black Studies Research; the Center for New Racial Studies; and the Department of Sociology.

  • Nov 22 Fri

    Las Cafeteras

    • Las Cafeteras
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Music Performance / MCC Theater

    Las Cafeteras fuse traditional & modern beats with timely stories from LA streets. Known for their energetic bilingual performances they combine Afro-Mexican (Son Jarocho), hip hop, folk, Native American & more styles with a community focused message. Tickets $5 UCSB students and children under 12/$15 general. Contact the A.S. Ticket Office at 805-893-2064. Limited seating. Co-sponsored by the Chicano Studies Institute; El Congreso; Improving Dreams, Equality Access, and Success; and Radio Xicana.