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UCSB Reads 2017: Events & Exhibits

Upcoming Events

UCSB Reads 2017 is over. To suggest a title for future UCSB Reads, email your suggestion to UCSBReads@library.ucsb.edu.

Exhibition

Graphic novelist Christopher Cardinale’s drawings of Rosario, Mexico, the fictional town depicted in Into the Beautiful North
Feb - June, 2017 (UCSB Library).

Exhibition


Favianna Rodriguez's exhibition The Radical Imagination will be on exhibit throughout the winter quarter. Co-sponsored with Undocumented Student Services, Resource Center for Gender & Sexual Diversity, and MultiCultural Center.
(UCSB Multicultural Center Theater).

Exhibition

BOWERS / ERRE - SO CLOSE AND SO FAR
A focus on immigration and activism by Andrea Bowers and Marcos Ramirez ERRE
January 26 - March 25, 2017

Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art

UCSB Reads Events Calendar (Calendar includes Santa Barbara Reads events at Santa Barbara City College and Westmont College)

PAST EVENTS

Mon. April 24, 8pm. AUTHOR TALK: Free reading, lecture, and book-signing by Luis Urrea, author of Into the Beautiful North. No tickets needed; seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 7:20pm. Line may form earlier (UCSB Campbell Hall).

Wed., Apr.12, 3pm. Come hear a variety of perspectives on writing and reading fiction, Latino/a writers, the border experience, citizenry, and women within communities.  Join the conversation! Hosted by: SBCC Luria Library, Student Equity, & SBCC Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) . Panelists include: Melinda Gandara (SBCC American Ethnic Studies Instructor); Clara Oropeza (SBCC English Professor, and coordinator of Multicultural English Transfer Program (MET)); Juan Perez Vasquez (SBCC Student) Santa Barbara City College Luria Library.

Thu. Apr. 13, 4pm-5pm. 'A TODA MADRE (ATM)': MIGRANT DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES IN EL NORTE: A talk by Miroslava Chávez-García, Professor, Department of History and Faculty Director of Graduate Diversity Initiatives (UCSB Library Instruction & Training 1312).

Thurs. Mar. 2, 4-5pm. BOOK DISCUSSION: Fátima Suárez (Sociology), will be looking at the way Into the Beautiful North plays with notions of agency within the community of Tres Camarones and will juxtapose the women who come into power after men migrate to work, to real world examples. Suárez will also be weighing in on gendered dynamics of the migration experience as well as assessing the impact of the book in Post-Election United States. (UCSB MultiCultural Center Lounge).

Tues. Feb. 28, 6:30pm TOUR OF ART SHOW: Led by Judy Larson, Director of Westmont Ridley-Tree Art Museum (Westmont College Ridley-Tree Museum).

Tues. Feb. 28, 7-9pm. PANEL DISCUSSION: Discussion of Into the Beautiful North with panelists: Angela D'Amour, Director of Campus Life; Tatiana Nazarenko, Dean of Curriculum and Educational Effectiveness; Melissa Lima, Resident Director; Cheri Larsen Hoeckley, Professor of English.(Westmont College Ridley-Tree Museum, 2nd floor main room).

Sat. Feb. 25, 2pm. FILM SCREENING: "Seven Samurai" directed by Akira Kurosawa. Co-sponsored by the UCSB Library & the Carsey-Wolf Center. Reserve your free tickets at http://www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu/pollock/events/seven-samurai (UCSB Pollock Theater).

Thurs. Feb. 9, 5:30pm, PANEL DISCUSSION: Redefining Borders: From the Political to the Personal
Westmont panel discussion by faculty and staff who attempted to uncover the human stories and faces of immigration during a five-day immersion at the Tucson/Nogales crossing site last year. They’ll share personal encounters with people and discuss how the journey transformed their own lives. Westmont College panelists:Cheri Larsen Hoeckley, (English);Chris Hoeckley (Director of the Gaede Institute); Liz Robertson (Resident Director, Emerson Hall); Cynthia Toms (Associate Professor of Kinesiology/Global Studies) (University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St.) For more information call (805) 565-6051.

Tue. Jan. 31, 4pm. PANEL DISCUSSION: "Why Read Fiction"  with Ken Kosik (Neuroscience), Sameer Pandya (Asian American Studies), Kay Young (English), and moderated by Enda Duffy (English) (UCSB Library Instruction & Training 1312).

Wed. Jan. 23, 6pm. TWO DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENINGS: UndocuStories features two short documentaries.  Halmoni follows Ju Hong, an undocumented activist, who returns to South Korea for the first time since immigrating. US explores the meaning of belonging and home for an undocumented family.  Co-sponsored with Undocumented Student Services, Resource Center for Gender & Sexual Diversity, and MultiCultural Center (UCSB MultiCultural Center Theater).

Tues. Jan 24, 6pm. ARTIST TALK AND EXHIBITION OPENING: Favianna Rodriguez will discuss current social issues and how art can inform our radical imagination.  Her exhibition The Radical Imagination will be on exhibit throughout the winter quarter. Co-sponsored with Undocumented Student Services, Resource Center for Gender & Sexual Diversity, and MultiCultural Center. (UCSB Multicultural Center Theater)

Thurs. Jan. 26, 6-8 pm: SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCES : #HereToStay: Undocumented Voices in Troubling Times with Undocumented and UndocuQueer poets Yosimar Reyes and Soultree. Co-sponsored with Undocumented Student Services, Resource Center for Gender & Sexual Diversity, and MultiCultural Center (MultiCultural Center Lounge).

Wed. Jan. 18, 10am-12pm. FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY: Chancellor Henry T. Yang, Executive Vice Chancellor David Marshall, and University Librarian Denise Stephens will hand out free copies of the UCSB Reads 2017 book to UCSB students. (UCSB Library Paseo).

Mon. Jan. 9, 1-2:15 pm. TALK: AMERICA'S IMMIGRATION POLICY FIASCO: Doug Massey (Princeton, Sociology). Co-sponsored with UCSB's Broom Center for Demography (North Hall 2111).

Wed, Mar 8, 2pm: Immigration Update:  The Office of International Students & Scholars invites you to an afternoon with immigration attorney Bernard Wolfsdorf. He will be speaking about the latest and ongoing shifts in immigration policy and what they might mean for the international community at UCSB. He will also discuss visa options for remaining in the U.S. after graduation and immigration rights. He may also answer questions about DACA as time allows. The staff at OISS recognizes that the uncertainty of the last month has been extremely difficult. Our goal is to provide you with accurate, up-to-date information. Bringing Mr. Wolfsdorf to speak to the campus community is part of that effort (UCSB MultiCultural Center Theater).

Thurs, Mar. 9, 4pm. MIGRANT STORIES OF IMMIGRATION & LAW IN THE COMMUNITY with Attorney Marysol Bretado & members of the Latina/o Community (UCSB Library, Instruction & Training Room 1312).

Starting Feb. 1: LIVE READINGS, 12pm: On-air readings weekdays at noon (KCSB 91.9FM).

All events are free and open to the public.

 

Santa Barbara Reads

Santa Barbara City College presents SBCC Reads in partnership with UCSB Reads.

Westmont College presents Westmont Reads in partnership with UCSB Reads.


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