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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.

Sincerely,
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%).

MCC Voices

CALL THE A.S. TICKET OFFICE AT 805-893-2064 OR BUY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ON-LINE


Upcoming Events

Cup of Culture
To Be Takei

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

Children of All Ages Event
TUPUA Hawaiian Dance

Saturday, April 18th, 3pm
PERFORMANCE/MCC COURTYARD

Leave your worries behind and journey through the Polynesian Islands with dance and storytelling from Hawaii, Tahiti, and Aotearoa. Feel the beat of the rhythmic Tahitian drums and the Hula Maidens will enchant you with their graceful performance. The TUPUA dancers will teach the attendees, young and old, a fun Hawaiian dance with the spirit of aloha!

Cup of Culture
LaDonna Harris: Indian 101

Wednesday, April 22nd, 6pm
FILM SCREENING/MCC THEATER

LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 from Comanche filmmaker Julianna Brannum, chronicles the life of Comanche activist and national civil rights leader LaDonna Harris and the role that she has played in Native and mainstream America history since the 1960s. Brannum, celebrates her life and the personal struggles that led her to become a voice for Native people and her contemporary work to strengthen and rebuild indigenous communities and train emerging Native leaders around the world. 63 min., English, 2014, US.

Ana Tijoux

Friday, April 24th, 8pm
MUSIC PERFORMANCE/THE HUB

Award-winning French-Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux is coming to rock The Hub! Regarded as one of Latin America’s leading female MCs, Tijoux has a hip-hop style and sound that crosses borders, which comprises of socially conscious lyrics, a hypnotic jazzy voice, and dynamic beats. Named 'Best Female Rap Album of 2014' by the Los Angeles Times, her album ‘Vengo’—a mix of soulful, funky cumbia, throwback hip-hop, neo-soul, and folk--debuted #1 on iTunes and has earned strong praise at Rolling Stone, NY Times, and many more outlets around the world. Tickets $5 UCSB Students and Children under 12/$15 general. Contact the A.S. Ticket Office at 805-893-2064 or buy online at www.mcc.ucsb.edu (extra fees apply).

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