Spring 2016

Past Workshops

  • Apr 21 Thu

    We Get Our Power From The Sun: Performance Poetry & Hip-Hop Workshop

    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Social Justice Workshop Series

    Workshop / MCC Lounge

    This workshop explores performance poetry and hip-hop as a tool for empowerment. We will challenge disempowering images, language, rhetoric, narratives, and cultural traditions, by telling our personal, and political truths. Participants will use political dialogue to prompt new writing, and also have an opportunity to develop the performance of existing work.

    Space is limited so RSVP to Sepideah.Mohsenian-Rahman@sa.ucsb.edu.

    Join us downtown after the workshop for a full spoken word performance by Kahlil at Rebar Coffee (214 State St) 7:30pm. Free!

  • May 06 Fri

    Theatre of the Poor/Teatro de los Pobre: Decolonization Degentrification Seminar

    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Social Justice Workshop Series

    Workshop / MCC Lounge

    An interactive seminar covering issues of poverty, houselessness, migration, false boarders, criminalization/incarceration, Po'Lice terror, disability, eldership and indigenous resistance - presented by what we call Poverty SKolaz-ie, us, the houseless, the bordered, disabled, criminalized/incarcerated, Po'Lice terrorized and displaced who have lived, not institutionally learned knowledge - the consumers, the case mangled, the clients - telling our own stories, teaching solidarity and street knowledge with the unpacking the lies of colonization, formal/stolen histories/herstories and continued -ologies (studies) about us without us.

    Seminar includes interactive work with each participant on their own his-stories/her-stories and colonization and decolonization.

    Space is limited so RSVP to Sepideah.Mohsenian-Rahman@sa.ucsb.edu.

  • May 11 Wed

    Check Yourself: Making a Difference as a White American

    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Social Justice Workshop Series

    Workshop / MCC Lounge

    We live in a racialized society. Every social encounter is tinged by race. Some (mainly White) people experience privilege and others (mostly not White) are penalized on account of race. Many people don't feel comfortable talking about these issues.

    In this seminar, we will talk about our experiences of race and seek ways to make things better. Please bring a pen, paper, and a willingness to speak truly.

    Open to students, staff, faculty. Must apply by May 2, 2016 via email to Sepideah.Mohsenian-Rahman@sa.ucsb.edu.

    Facilitator: Paul Spickard, UCSB Department of History

  • May 20 Fri

    Urban Dance Workshop with Mix'd Ingrdnts

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Workshop / MCC Lounge

    From top rocks, to old school party moves, popping and locking, we welcome you to come learn the foundational movements of Hip hop dance. Taught by 3 company members of Mix'd Ingrdnts, the Urban Dance Workshop will have you moving and grooving to some of their favorite musical tracks throughout the decades.

  • May 21 Sat

    Ahua! Honoring the Dishonored: Declaring Who We Are v. Being Told Who We Are

    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Creative Writing Workshop Series

    Workshop / MCC Lounge

    This workshop will explore: self-identity vs labeling; the role of witness and giving voice to the forgotten; storytelling as an act of empowerment. Pat Alderete’s short stories are published in Joteria and PEN Center Journal, and anthologized in Hers 2 and 3; Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Latino Arts Anthology 1988-2000; A Geography of Rage; The Afro-Hispanic Review and Love, West Hollywood. She has written two one-act plays, Ghost and the Spirit, produced as a staged reading in 1997, and Love and Fire, produced as a staged reading by the Macha Theater in 2003; her one-woman performance, Tina Gets Married, was produced in 1999.

    Registration required, RSVP to Marilou.Razo@sa.ucsb.edu.