• Civic Imagination: Roadmaps, Stories, Research and Calls to Action Sangita Shresthova
  • An Evening of Poetry with Kavi Ade
  • An Evening of Persian Music: Noor, The Path of Light The Lian Ensemble
  • Confronting Institutional and Systemic Racism Chandan Reddy and Stephen Dillon
  • Ismail Lumanovski and Inspector Gadje Balkan Brass

Upcoming Events


’Begin Again’: Fighting for Democracy in the Age of Trump : Eddie Glaude

Thurs, Feb. 07, 6:00 pm / This talk engages in a preliminary reflection on W.E.B. Du Bois’s thoughts about religion. Glaude wants to think of him as a figure that represents a third way between William James’s and John Dewey’s view of religion – as someone who enables us to take up the call for a religious ideal and who keeps track of the need for consolation without appealing to metaphysical foundations that provide comfort...

Engaging Communities with Resilient Love : Antonio Vargas

Tue, Feb. 12, 6:00 pm / Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and a leading voice for the human rights of immigrants. He is the founder and CEO of Define American, the nation’s leading non-profit media and culture organization that fights injustice and anti-immigrant hate through the power of storytelling.

THealing Through Restorative Justice : Fania Davis

Tue, Feb. 26, 6:00 pm / A quickly emerging field which invites a fundamental shift in the way we think about and do justice, restorative justice is based on a desired set of principles and practices to mediate conflict, strengthen community, and repair harm. This talk will speak to the importance of restorative justice and how it can contribute to processes of individual and community healing...

A Warm Welcome from the Director

mcc-logo-med-blackHello, I’m Zaveeni Khan-Marcus, Director of the UCSB MultiCultural Center. Thank you for checking out the MCC website! It will give you an insight into the many services provided for you by the MCC.

The MultiCultural Center has been at the forefront of change for 27 years educating and empowering, and advocating for marginalized communities. Through the medium of high-powered educational programming, the MCC has been an agent for change on campus and in the greater Santa Barbara area. By partnering with academic departments, departments within the division of Student Affairs, and student groups, the Center conceptualizes and presents scholarly programs, performances, art shows, and facilitated discussions that enhance our awareness and inclusivity of all people.

Everything the MCC does rests on this belief: the right to dignity, equality, and inclusivity for marginalized communities is fundamental. Realization remains a challenge in a climate where systemic and institutional inequities prevail, and the struggle for validation and valuing of minoritized voices continues.

This is your Center - a space known as a "home away from home" for many students of color and other marginalized communities. It is also a space where critical conversations take place in addition to being a place to study, hold meetings, and have social events. We invite you to participate in the Center's vibrant and engaging space and we look forward to welcoming you at the MCC.

Zaveeni Khan-Marcus


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