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January 2019

Exiled: Loss and Resilience Among Refugee and Forcibly Displaced Youth and Communities
Maryam Kia-Keating

January 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

UCSB Library presents a talk by Maryam Kia-Keating, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education to be followed by a public reception. Mass migration and forced displacement of communities due to disruptions by violence, climate change, and economic and political instability, have heralded an era of global movement that has reached crisis levels. Approximately half of the world’s refugees are youth under the age of eighteen. The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified international human rights treaty in history, guaranteeing children the rights to education, health, protection, dignity, and non-discrimination, along with other basic human rights. Yet, many refugee children and adolescents face statelessness, and are obstructed from access to education. Moreover, they are likely to face multiple and cumulative adversities that can lead to significant and long-term negative outcomes. Dr.…

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Outlaw(ed) Intellectuals: Critiquing Structures of Power from Within
Joy James

January 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

A group of formerly incarcerated and system impacted graduate students have organized a lineup of formerly incarcerated scholars, activists and healers to convene for a day of dialogue, learning, and solution building on the topic of the impact of mass incarceration and higher education. We intend to offer this colloquium as a space for interested students to engage and learn more from experts in the topic. As formerly incarcerated and system impacted folks ourselves, we recognize that those that should be guiding these dialogues- true experts- are those that have experienced the long reach of incarceration in its various forms. We see the urgent need for this critical convening on campus and hope to see formerly incarcerated students/community members, system impacted students/community members, and interested folks from the campus community in attendance. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Joy James,…

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UCSB Reads: The Best We Could Do: Telling and Re-telling the Stories of Asian America
erin Khue Ninh, Sameer Pandya, Eleanor Ty, and Xiaojian Zhao

January 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A panel discussion with erin Khue Ninh, Sameer Pandya, Eleanor Ty, and Xiaojian Zhao Four panelists from UCSB Department of Asian American Studies will discuss the UCSB Reads 2019 book The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui and its themes from a variety of perspectives. A UCSB Reads 2019 event. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Arts & Lectures, Carsey-Wolf Center, College of Creative Studies, College of Engineering, College of Letters & Science, English Department, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, Graduate Division, Graduate Student Association, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, KCSB-FM 91.9, MultiCultural Center, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, Sociology Department, UCSB Bookstore, Women, Gender & Sexual Equity Department, and the Writing Program

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Social Securities Talk: Why Can’t Feminists Change the Law? The History and Politics of Welfare Reform in the Modern U.S.
Felicia Kornbluh

January 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In her talk, Kornbluh will reveal how welfare reform is shaped by “intersectional sexism,” the gendered and racialized dimensions of legal activity that are evident, persistent, yet ignored by mainstream policy makers and Washington, D.C.-based intellectuals. Taking as her example the failed passage of a feminist welfare reauthorization bill in the early 2000s, Kornbluh will discuss why the Democratic Party resisted embracing this initiative and explore the crucial role feminist scholars and activists have to play in understanding the details of policy and law in the intersectional context of gender, race, poverty, and inequality.  A reception will follow. Felicia Kornbluh is Associate Professor of History and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Vermont.  She is the author of The Battle for Welfare Rights: Poverty and Politics in Modern America (2007) and, with Gwendolyn Mink, Ensuring Poverty: Welfare Reform in Feminist Perspective (2018).…

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Contemporary Asian American Activism and Intergenerational Perspectives: An Activist-Scholar Symposium

January 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - January 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

Contemporary Asian American Activism and Intergenerational Perspectives: An Activist-Scholar Symposium January 24-25, 2019 at UC Santa Barbara This symposium brings together some of the most important Asian American community organizers and activist-scholars to discuss various aspects of Asian American grassroots activism today, including immigrant rights, environmental justice, labor, housing, education, prisons, state violence, intersectional racialized gender and heteropatriarchy, and international solidarity work. Keynote Speaker: Pam Tau Lee  | The Struggle to Abolish Environmental Racism:  Asian Radical Imaginings from the Homeland to our Frontlines Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6 PM, UCSB MultiCultural Center Rooted in 50 years of Asian American radical activism and environmental justice organizing, Pam Tau Lee addresses the question, “Can an Asian radical perspective contribute toward achieving environmental justice?”  Pam Lee is a founding member of the Chinese Progressive Association, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, and Just Transition Alliance. Asian American Activism Symposium…

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: The Green Book

January 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of The Green Book at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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IV Live Presents Improvability

January 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
$3

Improvability Friday, January 25th at 8:00 PM Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista Only 3 bucks! Come early to get a seat! Sponsored by IV Live, Isla Vista Arts, UCSB, and Associated Students

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Taubman Symposium Talk: Seeking Lions: An Afternoon with Kenneth Bonert
Kenneth Bonert

January 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Corwin Pavilion, 494 UCEN Rd

Kenneth Bonert Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: The Green Book

January 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of The Green Book at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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Film Screening: In the Shadow of the Moon

January 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo program. The mission’s crewed flights began in 1968 with the first lunar circumnavigation; on July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong became the first human to step foot on another planet. By the end of 1972 Apollo’s funding was cut short and NASA’s moon explorations were over. From 1969 to 1972 there were eight crewed missions and 12 astronauts walked on the surface of the moon, exploring and doing scientific work “for the benefit of all mankind.” This award-winning documentary explores remastered archival footage and the recollections and commentary of almost every astronaut alive in 2007 regarding their participation in the Apollo program. Note the determination and awe that echoes through the memories of these unique Americans. Learn what they thought about the tumultuous decade of the 1960s and how their accomplishment seemed to…

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Social Securities Talk: Shaping Community Futures Through Policy + Architecture
Elizabeth Timme

January 31, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

LA-Más is a Los Angeles urban design non-profit focused on empowering lower-income and working class families who struggle to find affordable homes to rent or for whom walking is a primary mode of transportation. This talk will explore the architectural projects of LA-Más that provide accessible affordable housing and support the pedestrian right of way, and that, in doing so, create built environments that address the city’s social instability. Elizabeth Timme is Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of LA-Más, a non-profit urban design organization based in Los Angeles that helps lower-income and underserved communities shape their future through policy and architecture. Timme teaches at Woodbury University’s School of Architecture and serves on the Zoning Advisory Committee of Re:Code LA, a city-led effort to transform the city’s outdated zoning code. She holds a master’s degree in architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and…

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February 2019

Talk: Feminist Commodity Chains
Priti Ramamurthy

February 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Priti Ramamurthy, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Washington A scholar of gender and globalization, Ramamurthy has conducted ethnography in the same villages in the Telangana region of southern India for three decades to examine the relationship between social reproduction of families and agricultural transformation. She is co-editor and co-author of The Modern Girl Around the World : Consumption, Modernity, and Globalization (2008). This event is a part of Commodities in Motion: Global, Local, Engendered and Enslaved, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

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Talk: Category Accounts: Identity and Normativity in Sequences of Action
Chase Wesley Raymond

February 1, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
1205 Education, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UCSB

This study investigates the sequentially occasioned provision of what I term ‘category accounts’ in interaction. Category accounts tap into and make use of normative assumptions about identities and membership categories in order to explain away moments of what the participants view as category deviance. To introduce this concept, I focus on sequences in which speakers’ initiations of repair (e.g., Huh?) are oriented to as indicative of a problem of understanding. In the cases examined here, recipients of such initiations of repair treat divergence from some gender/sexuality norm as the source of the misunderstanding, which is revealed through their attempt to resolve the trouble by providing a category account, thereby closing the repair sequence and providing for the resumption of progressivity. These and similar accounting sequences are thus a means through which participants collaboratively normalize momentary departures from normativity, while at…

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: Student Film

February 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of a student film at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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IV Live Presents Improvability: The Musical Show

February 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
$3

Improvability: The Musical Show Friday, February 1st at 8:00 PM Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista Only 3 bucks! Come early to get a seat! Sponsored by IV Live, Isla Vista Arts, UCSB, and Associated Students

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Taubman Symposium Talk: The Weight of Ink
Rachel Kadish

February 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregation B’nai B’rith, 1000 San Antonio Creek Rd.

Rachel Kadish Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: TBA

February 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of a TBA film at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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Women and Comics: A UCSB Reads Event
Brian Donnelly

February 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
1910 Buchanan, UC Santa Barbara

In conjunction with UCSB Reads 2019 and its companion exhibition In Her Own Image, Professor Brian Donnelly is opening up his undergraduate English class to campus and the community for a discussion of comics by and about women. Please join us for a preview of the upcoming Library exhibition that will explore and celebrate female comic book creators and their works. The preview will be followed by a discussion about comics by women and about women in comics. Donnelly’s class is reading the UCSB Reads 2019 book, the graphic novel The Best We Could Do by the author Thi Bui and will have prepared some questions in advance. The audience will also have an opportunity to ask questions. With Addie Jensen, graduate student in History, Chizu Morihara, Art & Architecture Librarian, Rachel Rys, graduate student in Feminist Studies, and Maite…

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: A Star is Born

February 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of A Star is Born at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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IV Live Presents Improvability

February 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
$3

Improvability Friday, February 8th at 8:00 PM Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista Only 3 bucks! Come early to get a seat! Sponsored by IV Live, Isla Vista Arts, UCSB, and Associated Students

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: A Star is Born

February 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of A Star is Born at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: Ralph Breaks the Internet

February 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of Ralph Breaks the Internet at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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IV Live Presents Improvability: The Anti-Valentine’s Show

February 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
$3

Improvability: The Anti-Valentine's Show Friday, February 15th at 8:00 PM Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista Only 3 bucks! Come early to get a seat! Sponsored by IV Live, Isla Vista Arts, UCSB, and Associated Students

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: Ralph Breaks the Internet

February 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of Ralph Breaks the Internet at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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Social Securities Talk: Teaching the People: Enlightenment and the American Republic
David Marshall

February 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

David Marshall is Executive Vice Chancellor of UC Santa Barbara. He previously served for sixteen years as Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts and was the first Michael Douglas Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts. A Professor of English and Comparative Literature, David Marshall’s research focuses on eighteenth-century fiction, aesthetics, and moral philosophy. A former Guggenheim Fellow, Marshall also has lectured widely and published on issues in higher education and public education. He is President of the Board of Directors of the National Humanities Alliance, which advances national humanities policy in the areas of research, education, preservation, and public programs. Sponsored by the IHC’s Social Securities series and the Harry Girvetz Memorial Endowment

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50th Anniversary Conference El Plan de Santa Barbara

February 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - February 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The 50th Anniversary Conference El Plan de Santa Barbara will commemorate one of the seminal proclamations of the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s.  The Chicano Movement was the largest and most widespread civil rights and empowerment movement by Mexican Americans.  El Plan was drafted at a conference held at UCSB in April of 1969.  It laid the foundation for the establishment of Chicano Studies at UCSB and elsewhere.  It also unified the Chicano student movement under one name: MEChA.  Panels and speakers will address the history of El Plan but also its relevance today. Feb. 22 the conference will be in 6020 HSSB, McCune Conference Room and Feb. 23 at the MultiCultural Center (MCC) Sponsored by Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies | Chicano Studies Institute | Office of the Chancellor | College of Letters & Science…

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Talk: Intimate Labor in the Early Republic
April Haynes

February 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

April Haynes, History, University of Wisconsin Haynes is the author of Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-century America (2015) and the forthcoming Tender Traffic: Intimate Labors in the Early American Republic. She is the chair of the Program in Gender and Women’s History at the University of Wisconsin. This event is a part of Commodities in Motion: Global, Local, Engendered and Enslaved, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: Suspiria

February 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of Suspiria at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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IV Live Presents Improvability

February 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
$3

Improvability Friday, February 22nd at 8:00 PM Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista Only 3 bucks! Come early to get a seat! Sponsored by IV Live, Isla Vista Arts, UCSB, and Associated Students

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Taubman Symposium Talk: The Three Cantors
Cantor Marc Childs, Cantor Marcus Feldman, and Cantor Shmuel Barzilai

February 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Congregation B’nai B’rith, 1000 San Antonio Creek Rd.

Cantor Marc Childs (Congregation B'nai B'rith, Santa Barbara) Cantor Marcus Feldman and Organist Aryell Cohen (Sinai Temple, Los Angeles) and Cantor Shmuel Barzilai (Chief Cantor of the Vienna Jewish Community) Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: Suspiria

February 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of Suspiria at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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Social Securities Talk: Environmental Justice as Freedom
Julie Sze

February 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This talk argues that environmental justice movements are freedom struggles. Beginning with the starting point that unjust environments are rooted in racism, capitalism, militarism, colonialism, land theft from Native peoples, and gender violence, the talk frames environmental justice as particularly significant in the moment of danger that we are currently facing. It is drawn from a forthcoming book that examines activism at Standing Rock, in Flint and the Central Valley, and in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Maria. Julie Sze is Professor of American Studies at UC Davis. She is also the founding director of the Environmental Justice Project for UC Davis’ John Muir Institute for the Environment. Sze's research investigates environmental justice and environmental inequality; culture and environment; race, gender and power; and urban/community health and activism. Sponsored by the IHC’s Social Securities series and the Harry Girvetz Memorial Endowment

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March 2019

Talk: Commodities in Motion
Kashia Arnold

March 1, 2019 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 pm

Kashia Arnold, History, UCSB Arnold’s dissertation research examines the transformations of the regional economy of the Pacific basin caused by World War I and the booming American commodity demand that accompanied it. This event is a part of Commodities in Motion: Global, Local, Engendered and Enslaved, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

March 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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IV Live Presents Improvability: Friday Night Live (Sketch Show)

March 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
$3

Improvability: Friday Night Live (Sketch Show) Friday, March 1st at 8:00 PM Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista Only 3 bucks! Come early to get a seat! Sponsored by IV Live, Isla Vista Arts, UCSB, and Associated Students

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Taubman Symposium Talk: The Strange Stories of Yiddishland: What the Yiddish Press Reveals about the Jews
Eddy Portnoy

March 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Corwin Pavilion, 494 UCEN Rd

Eddy Portnoy, Ph.D., Yivo Institute for Jewish Research Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

March 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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Humanities Decanted: Miroslava Chávez-García, Migrant Longing and John S.W. Park, Immigration Law and Society

March 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for a dialogue between Miroslava Chávez-García (History) and John S.W. Park (Asian American Studies) about Chávez-García’s new book, Migrant Longing and Park’s new book, Immigration Law and Society.  Refreshments will be served.   Migrant Longing: Letter Writing across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (2018) draws upon Miroslava Chávez-García’s personal collection of 300 letters exchanged by family members across the U.S.-Mexico border, illuminating what migrants experienced in their everyday lives both "here" and "there" (aqui y alla). Chávez-García uses these private, firsthand accounts to demonstrate not only how migrants struggled to maintain their sense of humanity in el norte but also how those remaining at home made sense of their changing identities in response to the loss of loved ones. Miroslava Chávez-García is Professor of History at UCSB. She is the author of Negotiating Conquest: Gender and Power in California, 1770s to 1880s (2004) and States…

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: Mary Poppins Returns

March 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of Mary Poppins Returns at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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IV Live Presents Improvability

March 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
$3

Improvability Friday, March 8th at 8:00 PM Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista Only 3 bucks! Come early to get a seat! Sponsored by IV Live, Isla Vista Arts, UCSB, and Associated Students

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: Mary Poppins Returns

March 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of Mary Poppins Returns at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: Aquaman

March 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of Aquaman at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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IV Live Presents Improvability: The Naughty/Nice Show

March 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
$3

Improvability: The Naughty/Nice Show Friday, March 15th at 8:00 PM Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista Only 3 bucks! Come early to get a seat! Sponsored by IV Live, Isla Vista Arts, UCSB, and Associated Students

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April 2019

Humanities Decanted: Silvia Bermúdez, Rocking the Boat
Silvia Bermúdez

April 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for a dialogue between Silvia Bermúdez (Spanish and Portuguese) and Cristina Venegas (Film and Media Studies) about Bermúdez’s new book, Rocking the Boat: Migration and Race in Contemporary Spanish Music.  Refreshments will be served. Rocking the Boat is a nuanced account of how popular urban music, produced between 1980 and 2013, shaped the discourse on immigration, transnational migrants, and racialization in the Spanish State borne after the Constitution of 1978. Silvia Bermúdez is Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literatures.  Her most recent publications include the co-edited volumes A New History of Iberian Feminisms (University of Toronto Press, 2018) and Cartographies of Madrid: Contesting Urban Space at the Crossroads of the Global South and the Global North (Vanderbilt University Press, 2018). Sponsored by the IHC’s Harry Girvetz Memorial Endowment

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Taubman Symposium Talk: Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art
Irvin Ungar

April 14, 2019 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, Music Building

Irvin Ungar Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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The Lawrence Badash Memorial Lecture Series: Science, Freedom, and the Cold War: A Political History of Apolitical Science
Audra J. Wolfe

April 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Why do so many U.S. scientists continue to lean on the language of apolitical science, even as political leaders display less and less interest in scientists’ claims to expertise, or even the existence of facts? In a new book, Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science, historian Audra J. Wolfe suggests the answer lies in Cold war propaganda. From the late 1940s through the late 1960s, the U.S. foreign policy establishment saw a particular way of thinking about scientific freedom as essential to winning the global Cold War. Throughout this period, the engines of U.S. propaganda amplified, circulated, and, in some cases, produced a vision of science, American style, that highlighted scientists’ independence from outside interference and government control. Working (both overly and covertly, wittingly and unwittingly) with governmental and private organizations, U.S. scientists tried to…

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Humanities Decanted: Ruth Hellier-Tinoco, Performing Palimpsest Bodies: Postmemory Theatre Experiments in Mexico
Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

April 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for a dialogue between Ruth Hellier-Tinoco (Music) and Jessica Nakamura (Department of Theater and Dance) about Hellier-Tinoco’s new book, Performing Palimpsest Bodies: Postmemory Theatre Experiments in Mexico. Refreshments will be served. Performing Palimpsest Bodies proposes the concept of palimpsest bodies to interpret provocative theatre and performance experiments that explore issues of cultural memory, bodies of history, archives, repertoires and performing remains. Combined with ideas of postmemory and rememory, palimpsest bodies are inherently trans-temporal as they perform re-visions of embodied gestures, vocalized calls and sensory experiences. Focusing on one of Mexico’s most significant contemporary theatre companies, La Máquina de Teatro, this study documents the playfully rigorous performances of layered, plural and trans identities as collaborative, feminist, and queer re-visions of official histories and collective memories. Dr. Ruth Hellier-Tinoco is a scholar, creative artist and an associate professor of performing arts and…

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The 2019 Diana and Simon Raab Writer-in-Residence: Tyree Daye

April 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - April 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Tyree Daye is a poet from Youngsville, North Carolina. He is the winner of the 2017 APR/Honickman First Book Prize for his book River Hymns (APR, 2017). Daye is a 2017 Ruth Lilly Finalist and Cave Canem fellow and longtime member of the editorial staff at Raleigh Review. He received his MFA in poetry from North Carolina State University. Daye’s work has been published in Prairie Schooner, New York Times, Nashville Review. Daye recently won the Amy Clampitt Residency for 2018 and The Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award for his poems in the Fall 2015 issue. Books will be available for signing after the talk. Sponsored by the Diana and Simon Raab Writer-in-Residence Program, created to bring distinguished practitioners of the craft of writing to the UCSB community. Co-presented by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center and the Writing Program.

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UCSB Reads Author Talk
Thi Bui

April 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd,

UCSB Library is pleased to offer a free lecture and book-signing by Thi Bui, author of the UCSB Reads 2019 selection The Best We Could Do. The Best We Could Do is a memoir written in the form of a comic book, in the tradition of Art Spiegelman’s Maus and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis. Thi Bui chronicles generations of her family history in Vietnam, including her birth during the final months of the Vietnam War and her parents’ escape to, and early years in, the United States. The story is rendered in flashbacks from Bui’s current life as a new mother in California. Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen has described The Best We Could Do as a “compelling memoir” that will “break your heart and heal it.” A Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator, Bui teaches in the MFA in Comics Program…

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Taubman Symposium Screening: Film Marking Yom ha-Shoa

April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pollock Theater, University of California, Santa Barbara

Film screening marking Yom ha-Shoa Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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May 2019

Taubman Symposium Screening: Film Marking Yom ha-Shoa

May 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pollock Theater, University of California, Santa Barbara

Film screening marking Yom ha-Shoa Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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Taubman Symposium Talk: Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History

May 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Corwin Pavilion, 494 UCEN Rd

Steven Zipperstein, Stanford University Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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