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January 18 - February 16, 2021

Tuesday, January 19

Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro

5pm

"Amazing uke playing to be relished… It really is exquisite.” – Brian May, guitarist for Queen Watch ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro take the four-string,...

Script to Screen: The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Script to Screen: The Diary of a Teenage Girl

7pm

Set in 1970s San Francisco, The Diary of a Teenage Girl follows Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) as she attempts to find love, acceptance and a sense of identity...

Wednesday, January 20

Global Studies Colloquium:  "Covid-19 response patterns in Brazil and South America"

Global Studies Colloquium: "Covid-19...

12:30pm

The Department of Global Studies' Colloquium Series is a lecture series, which has been made possible by the generosity of the Orfalea Endowment for the...

Thursday, January 21

 Subversives: Salt of the Earth

Subversives: Salt of the Earth

4pm

At the height of McCarthyism, director Herbert J. Biberman—one of the infamous “Hollywood Ten”—became transfixed by the strike against the Empire Zinc...

Friday, January 22

François Bayle

Corwin Chair Series Lecture: "... I...

11am

The Department of Music will present a Corwin Series Lecture featuring Composer François Bayle on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 11 am PST via Zoom. Bayle will...

Tristan Ahtone and Robert Lee | Land Grab U: Land-Grant Universities and Indigenous Peoples

Tristan Ahtone and Robert Lee | Land Grab U:...

12pm

In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act, which distributed public domain lands to raise funds for fledgling colleges across the nation. The...

ESCI Analysis Workshop: Finding the Story in Students’ feedback

ESCI Analysis Workshop: Finding the Story in...

3pm

This workshop will lead instructors through a systematic approach to analyze and interpret student ESCI feedback, for the purpose of reflecting upon,...

Saturday, January 23

Kelly Guerra (photo by JShoots)

Graduate Student Lecture Recital: Kelly Guerra,...

4pm

Doctoral Voice Candidate Kelly Guerra (mezzo-soprano) will present a virtual lecture recital, titled "Sagrados son los que vienen a ver a sus muertos...

Monday, January 25

Author Sameer Pandya In Conversation With Terence Keel: A UCSB Reads 2021 Event

Author Sameer Pandya In Conversation With...

4pm

Register Here Join Sameer Pandya and Terence Keel for a discussion of Pandya’s recent novel Members Only, which engages with issues of racial politics and...

Tuesday, January 26

Creating identity-safe messages: Using research to shape communication with students

Creating identity-safe messages: Using research...

8:30am

RSVP at bit.ly/CITRALCovarrubiasOne The Zoom link for the workshop will be sent once you complete the RSVP. In this workshop, we will discuss the power of...

What we bring with us: Balancing university and familial priorities as low-income, first-generation students of color

What we bring with us: Balancing university and...

3pm

RSVP at bit.ly/CITRALCovarrubiasTwo The Zoom link for the workshop will be sent once you complete the RSVP. U.S. classrooms reflect culture-specific ideas...

CWC Virtual: Three Chords and a Lie

CWC Virtual: Three Chords and a Lie

4pm

A decade after being ostracized for coming out as gay to his Southern Baptist family, rising country star Brandon Stansell is going home. Three Chords and A...

Isabel Wilkerson

Isabel Wilkerson

5pm

"Wilkerson's work is the missing puzzle piece of our country's history." The American Prospect Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the...

Wednesday, January 27

Global Studies Colloquium:  "The global and the visual: Images shape people’s common sense of the global"

Global Studies Colloquium: "The global...

12:30pm

The Department of Global Studies' Colloquium Series is a lecture series, which has been made possible by the generosity of the Orfalea Endowment for the...

Winter Journalism Workshops-Reporting on Guantanamo with Lisa Hajjar

Winter Journalism Workshops-Reporting on...

12:30pm

Winter Journalism Workshops-Presented by The Bottom Line, KCSB FM91.9 News, A.S. Media Center Journalists are the “eyes of the world” for Guantanamo as...

Jason Busniewski

"Bagpiping in the Garhwal Himalayas: Music...

3:30pm

As part of the UC Santa Barbara Ethnomusicology Forum's UCSB ABD Graduate Student Series, UC Santa Barbara PhD candidate Jason Busniewski will present a...

Thursday, January 28

Subversives: Go Fish

Subversives: Go Fish

4pm

Groundbreaking low-budget independent film Go Fish (1994) centers on the everyday courtship rituals of a lesbian community in Chicago. After ten months...

Puzzles & Ping-Pong with Will Shortz

Puzzles & Ping-Pong with Will Shortz

5pm

"A philosopher of puzzles." The New York Magazine The world’s only academically accredited puzzle master, Will Shortz has been crossword editor of The New...

Tuesday, February 2

Tertulia Speakers

Tertulia | Race and Caste in Latin America,...

12pm

A global discussion of "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents", by Isabel Wilkerson, with Cecilia Méndez, Utathya Chattopadhyaya, and Terrance Wooten. In...

Art & Activism: A Talk with Book Artist and Printmaker Tia Blassingame

Art & Activism: A Talk with Book Artist and...

4pm

Register Here In conjunction with UCSB Reads 2021, UCSB Library presents a talk by Tia Blassingame, a book artist and printmaker whose work explores the...

Roundtable: 1920/2020

Roundtable: 1920/2020

4pm

This roundtable is part of the Carsey-Wolf Center’s winter 2021 series “Media, Technology, and Politics under Pressure.” “1920/2020” will reflect on the...

Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Deavere Smith

7pm

Anna Deavere Smith uses her singular brand of theater to explore issues of community, character and diversity in America. Honored by the MacArthur Foundation...

Wednesday, February 3

Global Studies Colloquium:  "Africa and Covid-19: Ways forward"

Global Studies Colloquium: "Africa and...

12:30pm

The Department of Global Studies' Colloquium Series is a lecture series, which has been made possible by the generosity of the Orfalea Endowment for the...

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with  Wynton Marsalis

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton...

8pm

“A state-of-the-art large ensemble, producing a remarkable range of orchestral color and considerable solo firepower.” Chicago Tribune International jazz...

Thursday, February 4

 Subversives: Short Films about Intersex Life

Subversives: Short Films about Intersex Life

4pm

While recent years have seen the experiences of queer and trans people emerge as major concerns both in academic discourse and in public life, the question...

Mary Miller, “Were They Enslaved? A New Look at Maya Figurines”

Mary Miller, “Were They Enslaved? A New...

4pm

Maya figurines of the 8th century from the island of Jaina, off Yucatan, Mexico, long admired for their lifelike, poignant, and sometimes amusing...

Friday, February 5

Minnijean Brown-Trickey

Minnijean Brown-Trickey

5pm

In 1957, 15-year-old Minnijean Brown-Trickey changed history as a member of the Little Rock Nine, striding through the front doors of Central High School in...

Tuesday, February 9

Roundtable: Television in the Age of Pandemic

Roundtable: Television in the Age of Pandemic

4pm

This roundtable is part of the Carsey-Wolf Center’s winter 2021 series “Media, Technology, and Politics under Pressure.” “Television in the Age of Pandemic”...

Wednesday, February 10

The Revolution Will Not Be Theorized: Cultural Revolution in the Black Power Era

The Revolution Will Not Be Theorized: Cultural...

12pm

Please join the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the next event in the 2020-2021 series Anti-Blackness: Difficult Dialogues, with a presentation...

Global Studies Colloquium:  "Communal violence and visuality in India: Partition, 1984 and Modi’s India"

Global Studies Colloquium: "Communal...

12:30pm

The Department of Global Studies' Colloquium Series is a lecture series, which has been made possible by the generosity of the Orfalea Endowment for the...

Thursday, February 11

Ruth Ben-Ghiat | Strongmen: From Mussolini to Trump

Ruth Ben-Ghiat | Strongmen: From Mussolini to...

4pm

What do strongman leaders across a century have in common? Why do people continue to follow them, despite the destruction they cause? Drawing on her new...

W. Kamau Bell

W. Kamau Bell

5pm

“Smart, stylish, and very much in the mold of politically outspoken comedians like Dave Chappelle.” SF Weekly W. Kamau Bell is a stand-up comedian and the...

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