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Ai Jen Poo

Resilient Love Series

Making Care Count

Ai Jen Poo


Ai-jen Poo is an award-winning organizer, author, and a leading voice in the women’s movement. She is the Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Director of Caring Across Generations, Co-Founder of SuperMajority, Co-Host of Sunstorm podcast and a Trustee of the Ford Foundation. Ai-jen is a nationally recognized expert on elder and family care, the future of work, and what’s at stake for women of color. She is the author of the celebrated book, The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America. Follow her at @aijenpoo.

Co sponsors: Feminist Futures, Hull Professor of Feminist Studies, Center for Black Studies Research, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Aída Hurtado, Associate Dean, Division of Social Science

Undocumented & Surviving the Pandemic

Conscious Conversations Series

Undocumented & Surviving the Pandemic: A Conversation with Organizers and Activists


Under the Obama, Trump and now Biden administrations the treatment of immigrants has become increasingly violent; the past several decades have witnessed a boom in the role of the carceral state in controlling and containing immigrant communities. In addition, the global pandemic has exacerbated unethical and inhumane practices by ICE and in detention centers. Join UCSB’s MultiCultural Center in a panel discussion and Q&A with community and campus organizers on the experiences of undocumented folks in this time, and how documented comrades can best serve as co-conspirators to the undocu community.

Judith Heumann

Resilient Love Series

How We Move Forward: The Fight for Disability Justice

Judith (Judy) Heumann


Judith (Judy) Heumann is a lifelong advocate for the rights of disabled people. She contracted polio in 1949 in Brooklyn, New York and began to use a wheelchair for her mobility. She was denied the right to attend school because she was considered a “fire hazard” at the age of five. Her parents played a strong role in fighting for her rights as a child, but Judy soon determined that she, working in collaboration with other disabled people, had to play an advocacy role due to continuous discrimination.

Co-sponsored by the Women’s Center, DSP, UCSB Library, Disability Studies Initiative (RFG, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center), Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Graduate Division, and Feminist Futures.

This event will be captioned

Registration is required for this event. 

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

Cup of Culture

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

Director: James Lebrecht, Nicole Newnham

Film Screening/Online

A documentary following several young people who attended Camp Jened, a New York campground for people with disabilities. Radicalized by the compassion of their experiences, they become the activists that became integral in the disability rights movement. The documentary culminates with their participation in 1977’s 504 Sit -In, a protest that led to significant changes in the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, a precursor to the modern day Americans with Disabilities, but people without them, people who refuse to listen to those with disabilities or build a world that accommodates them, who turn blind eye to their abuse, or limit their opportunities. The revolution is for the abalist world the majority made, and it's cruel that changing it requires so much from those who are already vulnerable. 2020. 1 h 48 m. No post film discussion.

Co-sponsors: Women’s Center

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