• Noche de Baile Con Salsa Caliente, Friday April 12th at 7:30 pm
  • The N-word: History, Race, and the College Classroom Elizabeth Pryor, Thursday May 2nd 6 pm
  • Afro-Cuban Musical Fusion Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca, Friday May 3rd 7:30 pm
  • Expressing Urban-Indigenous Identity Sammay Dizon, Tuesday May 14th 6 pm
  • Altering our Commitments: How to Defeat Islamophobia in the United States Moustafa Bayoum, Thursday May 16th 6 pm

Upcoming Events


Rhythm, Rap, and Resistance Rebel Diaz

Thursday, Apr. 18, 7:30 pm / Hermanos RodStarz and G1, known as Rebel Diaz, are sons of political refugees from Chile who fled a CIA-funded dictatorship in the 1970s. Revolution raised them, and the culture of Hip-Hop provided them their own Nueva Canción: a genre of music that emerged during the resistance period in Chile. Through rap, Rebel Diaz has been sharing their stories and those of their people; el barrio, the hood, the poor, los inmigrantes. Hip-Hop and a vision for liberation have taken them around the world. Join Rebel Diaz earlier in the day for a workshop on how hip hop can be used as a platform for activism.

Opposing Manifestations of Anti-Blackness Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington

Tues, Apr. 30, 6:00 pm / Join Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington as he leads a discussion that takes us into a deeper understanding and analysis of race, specifically to give us tools on how to combat structural and individual incidents of anti-blackness. Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington serves as the president and founder of the Washington Consulting Group, a multicultural organizational development firm. He has served as an educator, administrator, and consultant in higher education for over 30 years, and is the president and founder of the Social Justice Training Institute. He also serves as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion and Social Ethics at Winston Salem State University. Keep an eye out for more sessions with him throughout his stay, in which he will lead workshops that provide the tools to handle and work through difficult situations while navigating the university.

An Evening of Spoken Word Sunni Patterson

Tue, May 7, 7:30 pm / Sunni Patterson is a New Orleans based poet who combines the heritage, culture, and traditions of her hometown with a spiritual worldview to create powerful music and poetry. She is poetry in action; she is a political wordsmith. Her words capture a culture, unite people, and shed light on issues some would find uncomfortable or un-newsworthy. Most of all, she is enlightening and speaks her truth, giving other women the power and strength to do so as well. She is "a Black woman warrior poet doing [her] work - [here] to ask you, are you doing yours?". Sunni Patterson captures sunlight and radiates it in her being, in her words, and in her action.

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 30 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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