Events By Quarter
Collection of Resistance: A UCSB Student Covid Series Exhibition
Art Exhibit runs September 28 to December 10, 2021
Over a year and a half into the pandemic, community spaces have been impacted. To bridge the gap between the adversities caused by COVID-19, the many ongoing forms of systematic oppressions, and the human experience, the MultiCultural Center is hosting a student exhibition that emphasizes QTBIPOC experiences.
This exhibition seeks to highlight and give voice to marginalized experiences as we navigate a pandemic and collectively pave the way to envision and create a new future that holistically centers community, belonging, and social justice art.
Exhibition sample by UCSB student Olivia Averett.
MCC Open House 2021-22
Join us at the MultiCultural Center as we kick off the 2021-2022 academic school year. Come meet our team, learn about our upcoming events and programs, and meet many student organizations affiliated with the MCC. Bring a friend or two, learn about your aura, and enjoy a fun, entertaining night in our center! Free and open to the public.
Resilient Love Series
Psalms of A Living Sea: A Choreo Poem with Lady Dane
Follow the story of four generations of women as the past clashes with the present and offers glimmers of a brighter future. From the kingdoms of Africa, to the war against white supremacy, to the battle for liberation, to a future free of oppression the women of the Smith family rely on their love to craft a better world for those who will come after. Through poetic monologues and soul stirring text, Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi performs a reading of a new play centered on revolutions, revelations and rebirth.
Dubbed the Ancient Jazz Priestess of Mother Africa, Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi is a Black Nigerian, Cuban, Indigenous, American Performance Artist, Author, Educator, a Helen Hayes Award winning Playwright (Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem), a 2021 Helen Merrill Award Winner, Advocate, Dramaturg, a 2x Helen Hayes Award Nominated choreographer (2016, 2018) and co-editor/co-Director of the Black Trans Prayer Book. She is the curator and associate producer of Long Wharf Theater’s Black Trans Women At The Center: An Evening of Short Plays. Her radio play, Quest of The Reed Marsh Daughter, can be heard on the Girl Tales Podcast. She wrote episode 1 of Untitled Mockumentary Project and acted on the series as well, was featured as Patra in King Ester and acted as a story consultant for the series and wrote episode 9 (Refuge) of Round House Theater’s web series Homebound. She also narrated The Netflix Docu-series Visions of Us.
Cup of Culture
Director: Sanjay Rawal
In-person: MCC Theater
Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide. Gather follows Nephi Craig, a chef from the White Mountain Apache Nation (Arizona), opening an indigenous café as a nutritional recovery clinic; Elsie Dubray, a young scientist from the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation (South Dakota), conducting landmark studies on bison; and the Ancestral Guard, a group of environmental activists from the Yurok Nation (Northern California), trying to save the Klamath river. 2020. 1h 14min.