Events By Quarter


Resilient Love in a Time of Hate Series

Winter Art Exhibit: The Radical Imagination

MCC Theater

Favianna Rodriguez’s art and collaborative projects address migration, economic inequality, gender justice, and ecology. She aims to critique and reinterpret the larger discursive immigration narratives that are shaping people’s lives around the globe, but especially here in the United States. Her practice serves as a tool for education, agitation, and social critique. Favianna has self-identified as queer and Latina with Afro-Peruvian roots. Rodriguez began as a political poster designer in the 1990s in the struggle for racial justice in Oakland, California.

SPECIAL LECTURE: Favianna’s lecture will be an opportunity for the UCSB community to interact with her on current social issues and how art can inform our Radical Imagination on Tue, Jan 24 at 6 pm in the MCC Theater.

Co-sponsored by: Undocumented Student Services


Cup of Culture

Cracking the Code: The System of Racial Inequity

MCC Theater

From director and educator Shakti Butler, comes a new film that asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of systemic inequity. Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity features moving stories from racial justice leaders, including Amer Ahmed (hip-hop activist, spoken word poet, diversity consultant and college administrator) and Michael Benitez (national social justice educator and activist-scholar). (English, 2014, 75 min)

Watch the trailer:

Tricia Rose

Resilient Love in a Time of Hate Series + Diversity Lecture

Out of Our Constrictions: Love, Justice, and Imagination for a Broken World

Corwin Pavilion

Tricia Rose, Associate Dean of the Faculty for Special Initiatives, Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies, and Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University, will touch upon the current climate of the US and how love, justice, and imagination all play a part of the current times. Author of, The Hip Hop Wars, Longing to Tell, and Black Noise, Rose has brought to life much needed conversations around race, gender, sexuality, and culture. Hip hop, a foundation in Rose’s work, allows for dialogue to be grounded in culture and identity. Tricia Rose received a BA in Sociology from Yale University and PhD in American Studies from Brown University.

Co-sponsored by: Division of Student Affairs


Resilient Love in a Time of Hate Series

Teach-In: Current Issues & Events

MCC Lounge

UCSB faculty will have a series of teach-ins to raise consciousness, learn together. , and support each other at a time when divisions are spreading. It will be a space to look at imaginative and radical ways to combat racism, sexism, homophobia, islamophobia and oppression. It will also be a space that would address building a community that is just and equal, ensuring dignity for all.

Upcoming Teach-In
Current Events & Issues with Dr. Felice Blake
Mon, Jan 23, 12 pm, MCC Lounge

More Teach-Ins to be scheduled set during the quarter. Please check the MCC website or call us at 805-893-8411.

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