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2010 Theme:   Beyond borders: the human experience.



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2010
March

  • Tuesday, March 9 / 4:00-5:30 p.m. / HSSB 5024 (Conference Room), UCSB
    Winter 2010 Colloquium Series: Dr. Sylvia Chan-Malik, "So You May Come to Know One Another": Black-Immigrant Difference, Global Blackness, and South Asian Diaspora in Muslim America."
          The incredible diversity of Muslim American communities has been oft-touted in the post-9/11 era, a time in which this multiracial, multigenerational, and resolutely transnational religious community has been thrust into the national spotlight at various moments of political crisis. In her talk today, Dr. Sylvia Chan-Malik addresses the racialized historical legacies that have shaped contemporary formations of Muslim American identity, community, and culture, in particular highlighting how processes of interaction and exchange between Black, South Asian, and Arab American Muslims since the height of the Cold War and civil rights eras in the 1960s and 70s have been wholly constitutive of recent developments. First outlining the broader social, political, and religious contexts that have shaped relationships between Black and immigrant Muslim communities in the U.S., Dr. Chan-Malik then discusses her current research on how these circumstances have affected the lives of Black American Muslims who are members of the Ahmadiyyat Movement in Islam (AIM) -- a South Asia-based missionary movement responsible for the majority of Black American conversions to Islam from the 1930 to 1950s. Throughout, she emphasizes the disciplinary and political linkages between Asian American Studies and scholars in various fields working on topics pertaining to issues of Muslim American community, culture, and identity, and argues that Asian Americanists are uniquely qualified to take up the study of Islam in America.
          Sponsored by the Department of Asian American Studies.

  • Thursday, March 4 / 4:00 p.m. / Solvang Public Library
    "UCSB & Partners Read" Book & Issues Community Conversations
          Join free community lectures and conversations about borders and immigration issues in the broader community, along with Sonia Nazario's book, Enrique's Journey. Panel discussions will be led by faculty and others with expertise in various disciplines.
          Sponsored by the UCSB Library, the SBCC Luria Library, and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Wednesday, March 3 / 5:30 p.m. / Carpinteria Public Library
    "UCSB & Partners Read" Book & Issues Community Conversations
          Join free community lectures and conversations about borders and immigration issues in the broader community, along with Sonia Nazario's book, Enrique's Journey. Panel discussions will be led by faculty and others with expertise in various disciplines.
          Sponsored by the UCSB Library, the SBCC Luria Library, and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Wednesday, March 3 / 2:30-3:30 p.m. / Luria Library, Santa Barbara City College
    Panel Discussion: "Borders: Cultural, Political and Economic"
          Free community lecture and conversation about border issues. Panel discussion will be led by SBCC's Professor John Eggler, History Dept.; Diane Rodriguez-Kiino, Director, Campus Diversity; Professor Joe Martorana, Political Science Dept.; and Professor Paul McGarry, English as a Second Language.
          Sponsored by the SBCC Luria Library.
    For more information on this and other SBCC events, click here.


February

  • Friday, February 26 / 5:30 p.m. / Discurso en español, Biblioteca Carpinteria (in Spanish only at the Carpinteria Public Library)
    "UCSB & Partners Read" Book & Issues Community Conversations
          Join free community lectures and conversations about borders and immigration issues in the broader community, along with Sonia Nazario's book, Enrique's Journey.
          Sponsored by the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Thursday, February 25 / 5:30 p.m. / Goleta Public Library
    "UCSB & Partners Read" Book & Issues Community Conversations
          Join free community lectures and conversations about borders and immigration issues in the broader community, along with Sonia Nazario's book, Enrique's Journey. Panel discussions will be led by faculty and others with expertise in various disciplines.
          Sponsored by the UCSB Library, the SBCC Luria Library, and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Wednesday, February 24 / 5:30 p.m. / Discurso en español, Biblioteca Eastside (in Spanish only at the Eastside Public Library)
    "UCSB & Partners Read" Book & Issues Community Conversations
          Join free community lectures and conversations about borders and immigration issues in the broader community, along with Sonia Nazario's book, Enrique's Journey. Panel discussions will be led by faculty and others with expertise in various disciplines.
          Sponsored by the UCSB Library, the SBCC Luria Library, and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Tuesday, February 23 / 5:00 p.m. / UCSB MultiCultural Center Lounge
    Reading: Xiaojian Zhao, "Poverty and Social Hierarchy in Chinese America"
          In her recently published book The New Chinese America: Class, Economy, and Social Hierarchy, Professor Xiaojian Zhao explores the historical, economic, and social foundations of Chinese America, revealing the emergence of a social hierarchy within the ethnic community after 1965. Using class analysis, she shows that while many Chinese in the United States have achieved middle class social status, they have also become more dependent on the availability of poorer, less affluent, and more vulnerable new (often undocumented) immigrants. Xiaojian Zhao is an associate professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at UCSB.
          Co-sponsored by Asian American Studies.

  • Tuesday, February 23 / 2:30-3:30 p.m. / Luria Library, Santa Barbara City College
    Diversity Dialogue: "Families Without Borders"
          Join student panelists in a discussion about these issues.
          Sponsored by the SBCC Luria Library.
    For more information on this and other SBCC events, click here.

  • Monday, February 22 / 6:00 p.m. / Montecito Public Library
    "UCSB & Partners Read" Book & Issues Community Conversations
          Join free community lectures and conversations about borders and immigration issues in the broader community, along with Sonia Nazario's book, Enrique's Journey. Panel discussions will be led by faculty and others with expertise in various disciplines.
          Sponsored by the UCSB Library, the SBCC Luria Library, and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Friday, February 19 / 12:00 p.m. / Lane Rm, 3rd fl., Ellison Hall, UCSB
    Talk: Paul Spickard (History, UCSB), "Migrants, Ethnicity, and Membership in Europe: The View from Germany"
          Professor Paul Spickard is a specialist on Race and Ethnicity in the United States and in comparative international perspective. An award-winning teacher, among his many books are Japanese Americans: The Formation and Transformations of an Ethnic Group Revised Edition (2009); Almost All Aliens: Immigration, Race, and Colonialism in American History and Identity (2007); and Race and Nation: Ethnic Systems in the Modern World (2005).
          Sponsored by the IHC's Identity Studies RFG.

  • Wednesday, February 17 / 5:30 p.m. / Santa Barbara Central Public Library
               Film Screening: Which Way Home

          Sponsored by the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Wednesday, February 17 / Noon / Group Commons, 1st floor, UCSB Davidson Library
    "UCSB & Partners Read" Book & Issues Community Conversations
          Join free community lectures and conversations about borders and immigration issues in the broader community, along with Sonia Nazario's book, Enrique's Journey. Panel discussions will be led by faculty and others with expertise in various disciplines.
          Sponsored by the UCSB Library, the SBCC Luria Library, and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Thursday, February 11 / 7:30 p.m. / UCSB Campbell Hall / Free
             

    Lecture: Sonia Nazario, author of the featured book for UCSB Reads 2010, Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with his Mother
          Award-winning journalist Sonia Nazario has spent 20 years reporting and writing about social issues, most recently as a projects reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Her stories have tackled some of this country's most intractable problems: hunger, drug addiction, immigration. In this book, Nazario recounts the unforgettable odyssey of a Honduran boy who braves unimaginable hardship and peril to reach his mother in the United States.
          Nazario is the featured author of the campus-wide UCSB Reads 2010 initiative presented by the UCSB Library, the UCSB Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, UCSB Arts & Lectures, the Santa Barbara City College Luria Library, and the Santa Barbara Public Library System, with generous support from many campus sponsors.
    Author visit is sponsored by UCSB Arts & Lectures.

  • Wednesday, February 10 / 6:00 p.m. / Santa Barbara Central Public Library
    "Make It Known: A Workshop for High School-Aged Youth on Telling and Preserving Personal Histories
          Sponsored by the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Tuesday, February 9 / 6:30-8:30 p.m. / Luria Library, Santa Barbara City College
    Book Club to discuss Enrique's Journey Begins February 9, continues to May.
          Discussion with class members from SBCC's Early Childhood Education 132 - Teaching in a Diverse Society. For more information, see the librarian at the Luria Library, SBCC, or email: RodriguezK@sbcc.edu
          Sponsored by SBCC Luria Library
    For more information on this and other SBCC events, click here.

  • Tuesday, February 9 / 5:30 p.m. / Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Central Public Library
    "UCSB & Partners Read" Book & Issues Community Conversations
          Join free community lectures and conversations about borders and immigration issues in the broader community, along with Sonia Nazario's book, Enrique's Journey. Panel discussions will be led by faculty and others with expertise in various disciplines.
          Sponsored by the UCSB Library, the SBCC Luria Library, and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Tuesday, February 9 / Noon / Group Commons, 1st floor, UCSB Davidson Library
    "UCSB & Partners Read" Book & Issues Community Conversations
          Join free community lectures and conversations about borders and immigration issues in the broader community, along with Sonia Nazario's book, Enrique's Journey. Panel discussions will be led by faculty and others with expertise in various disciplines.
          Sponsored by the UCSB Library, the SBCC Luria Library, and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Tuesday, February 9 / KCLU Radio
    Interview with Sonia Nazario on KCLU Radio

  • Sunday, February 7 / 2:00 p.m. / Santa Barbara Central Public Library
               Film Screening: El Norte / The North

          Sponsored by the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Thursday, February 4 / 4:00 p.m. / McCune Conference Rm, 6020 HSSB, UCSB
    Talk: David Laitin (Political Science, Stanford), "Muslims in Europe: Do They Face Higher Barriers To Mobility?"
          David D. Laitin is the James T. Watkins IV and Elise V. Watkins Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. Among his many influential books and articles are Nations, States and Violence (2007), Identity in Formation: The Russian-Speaking Populations in the Near Abroad (1998), and Language Repertoires and State Construction in Africa (1992).
          Sponsored by the IHC's Identity Studies RFG, the Dept. of Political Science, the Dept. of History, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

January

  • Sunday, January 31 / 2:00 p.m. / Santa Barbara Central Public Library
               Film Screening: La Misma Luna/Under the Same Moon

          Sponsored by the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Wednesday, January 20 / 6 p.m. / UCSB MultiCultural Center Theater
              Film Screening: Cup of Culture: Which Way Home

          Each year, thousands of Latin American migrants travel hundreds of miles to the United States, with many making their way on the tops of freight trains. Roughly five percent of those traveling alone are children. As the United States continues to debate immigration reform, this documentary looks at the issue through the eyes of children who face the harrowing journey with enormous courage and resourcefulness.
          Rebecca Cammisa, 90 min., English and Spanish, 2009, USA.
          Co-Sponsored by the Women's Center.

  • Thursday, January 14 - / 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. / UCSB Davidson Library, Main entrance lobby
    Free copies of Enrique's Journey to UCSB students
          2,500 free copies of the featured book for "UCSB Reads," Enrique's Journey, will be distributed to UCSB students beginning on Thursday, January 14, 8AM in the main lobby of the Davidson Library, while supplies last.
          UCSB Reads is presented by the UCSB Libraries. Sponsors include the Santa Barbara City College Luria Library, the Santa Barbara Public Library System and the following University of California, Santa Barbara sponsors: the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor; UCSB Arts & Lectures; the College of Creative Studies; the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts; the Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences; the Division of Social Sciences; the Education Abroad Program; the Graduate Division; the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Academic Policy; and the Division of Student Affairs.

  • Wednesday, January 13 / 4-5 p.m. / UCSB Davidson Library, 8th Floor
    UCSB Reads 2010 kickoff reception
          Kickoff of the 2010 campus-wide reading program; the featured book is Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with his Mother by Sonia Nazario.
          Presented by the UCSB Libraries. Sponsored by the Office of the AVC for Diversity, Equity, and Academic Policy.



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