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James Ellroy – The Enchanters

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes bestselling author James Ellroy (American Tabloid, LA Confidential, My Dark Places) for a reading and signing of his new book The Enchanters, "A descent into the conspiracy hellhole of Hollywood in the early 1960s." —Kirkus Reviews. This event is cosponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz. "Ellroy masterfully orchestrates […]

Frequency: A Festival of Light, Sound, & Digital Culture

Museum of Art & History 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Frequency is a biennial festival of light, sound, and digital culture hosted in and around the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH). The 4-night event showcases local and global artists and integrates a variety of media-based art into the downtown landscape through illuminated artworks, interactive technologies, and immersive experiences. From kinetic sculptures and […]

C Pam Zhang – Land of Milk and Honey

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes award-winning author C Pam Zhang (How Much of These Hills Is Gold) for a reading and signing of Land of Milk and Honey, her rapturous and revelatory novel about a young chef whose discovery of pleasure alters her life and, indirectly, the world. Zhang will be in conversation with writer Angie […]

Sahana Ghosh – Searching for the “Illegal Migrant”: Notes from the India-Bangladesh Borderlands

Virtual Event

Sahana Ghosh is a social anthropologist whose research focuses on the experiences of inequality and injustice at the intersection of mobility, policing, labor, and gender. Her book, A Thousand Tiny Cuts: Mobility and Security Across the Bangladesh-India Borderlands (University of California Press, 2023) is forthcoming. She is currently researching the gendered labors of soldiering in […]

Humanities in the Age of AI Lunch meeting

Humanities 1, Room 210 1156 high st, Santa cruz, CA, United States

The Humanities Institute Research cluster, "Humanities in the Age of AI," is pleased to invite you to it's inaugural lunch meeting scheduled for October 2 (Monday) at noon in HUM 210. The research cluster boasts a diverse group of core participants. This includes six esteemed faculty members from various disciplines, graduate students representing politics, history, […]

Climate Justice Leaders: Voices from the Pajaro Valley

Quarry Amphitheater

Dive into the heart of climate justice at the Center for Reimagining Leadership's inaugural event. Join us for an enlightening panel discussion on October 3rd, 2023, as we illuminate the untold stories of the Pajaro Valley Levee Breach. Explore leadership in emergencies, environmental equity, and community resilience through the eyes of local climate justice leaders. […]

PhD+ Series – Proactive Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Lorato Anderson

Graduate Student Commons, Room 204 420 Hagar Dr, Santa Cruz

Recommended Reading: Ely, Robin J., and Thomas, David A. “Getting Serious About Diversity: Enough Already with the Business Case.” Harvard Business Review, November-December 2020 Magazine Issue. How do you proactively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in your role as a graduate student, a researcher, a teaching assistant, a peer and undergraduate mentor? Learn active steps you can […]

Reimagining Leadership for Climate Science and Justice Virtual Panel

Virtual Event

Addressing the urgent impacts of climate change, particularly on vulnerable communities, requires us to reconsider how we approach science. It requires a new approach to scientific leadership that centers justice and diverse approaches to knowing and being in the world. This event will showcase and celebrate scholars whose scientific leadership in addressing climate change reflects […]

2nd Annual Filipino American History Month Festival – Tobera Project

Watsonville City Plaza 358 Main St., Watsonville, CA, United States

Join the Tobera Project’s 2nd annual Filipino American History Month festival on the Watsonville City Plaza from on Saturday Oct. 7th from 12-5pm.  The event will celebrate and honor our proud and rich history here in the Pajaro Valley since the 1920’s. The festival will feature cultural arts and food vendors from the region. Guests […]

Never Again is Now: Japanese American Women Activists and the Legacy of the Mass Incarceration Opening Reception

Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, Cowell College Cowell College‎ 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Japanese American women who experienced the World War II mass incarceration have a long history of activism that includes protests within the camps, participation in the social movements of the 1960s, and the successful campaign for a national apology and monetary redress. They, their daughters, granddaughters, and non-binary individuals continue to invoke memories of the […]