Past Events of Interest:
The UCSB Faculty Association (SBFA)—in collaboration with concerned faculty, student groups, and the lecturers union UC-AFT—is calling for a Day of Democratic Education to be held on Wednesday January 18, 2017. The goal of this all-day event is to respond to widespread fears and concerns expressed by students, community members, and society at large vis-à-vis statements, actions, and personnel choices enacted by President-elect Donald Trump before the election and in the aftermath of his victory. His campaign targeted particularly vulnerable communities, such as undocumented Latino immigrants and Muslim immigrants and citizens, and challenged democratic values previously considered unassailable and collectively shared.
Details: We stand together in solidarity for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.
We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.
The march is open to everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, tolerance of diversity, and compassion for our shared humanity.
Details: 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.
Current Events & Issues with Dr. Felice Blake
Mon, Jan 23, 12 pm, MCC Lounge
Details: January 23rd through January 27th, events will be held at MCC, UCEN, and SRB. Please follow the link above for the full schedule of events.
By selecting a fiction book this year, after 10 years of non-fiction titles, the UCSB Reads Selection Advisory Committee —made up of faculty, staff, students and community partners — recognized that fiction has a unique capacity to awaken our understanding and enhances our ability to explore complex ideas. 4:00 PM UCSB Library, Instruction & Training Room 1312