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Kresge Town Hall

June 2011

Teach-In on Islamaphobia: Between the War on Terror and Arab Revolution

June 1, 2011

Speakers: Snehal Shingavi, English and South Asian Studies, UT Austin Zahra Billoo, Council on American-Islamic Relations Wednesday, June 1 6 p.m. Kresge Town Hall Snehal Shingavi is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Texas, Austin. He got his PhD from UC Berkeley where he was involved in a number of social justice campaigns. He was a shop steward for the Association of Graduate Student Employees (AGSE/UAW local 2865), a participant in the 1999 strike for…

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April 2012

A Tribute to Adrienne Rich

April 25, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Tribute to Adrienne Rich It was in 1973, in the midst of Black and women's liberation movements, the Vietnam War, and her own personal distress, that Adrienne Rich wrote and published Diving into the Wreck, which garnered her the National Book Award in 1974. Rich accepted the award on behalf of all women. In the decades that followed, Rich's poetry, essays, and books addressed issues of feminist politics, lesbian experience, and Jewish identity, and deeply engaged the critical concerns…

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May 2012

Dr. Immanuel Wallerstein: “World-Systems Analysis and the Disciplines: The Past, the Present, and Hopefully the Future”

May 15, 2012

The Department of Anthropology’s Emerging Worlds Lecture SeriesProfessor Immanuel Wallerstein Yale University“World-Systems Analysis and the Disciplines: The Past, the Present, and Hopefully the Future” Professor David Palumbo-Liu, Stanford University, Discussant Tuesday, May 15, 2012 7:00pm-9:00pm Kresge Town HallGraduate Student Workshop Wednesday, May 16, 2012 10:00am – 12:00 noon Social Sciences 1, Room 261 Graduate Student and Faculty Reading Seminar Reading: Immanuel Wallerstein, The Uncertainties of Knowledge (available at the Literary Guillotine) 2:00pm – 4:00pm Location: TBA Pre-registration requested: Please email…

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Reading: Immanuel Wallerstein: “The Uncertainties of Knowledge”

May 16, 2012 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Department of Anthropology’s Emerging Worlds Lecture Series Professor Immanuel Wallerstein Yale University“World-Systems Analysis and the Disciplines: The Past, the Present, and Hopefully the Future” Professor David Palumbo-Liu, Stanford University, Discussant Tuesday, May 15, 2012 7:00pm-9:00pm Kresge Town Hall Graduate Student Workshop Wednesday, May 16, 2012 10:00am – 12:00 noon Social Sciences 1, Room 261Graduate Student and Faculty Reading Seminar Reading: Immanuel Wallerstein, The Uncertainties of Knowledge (available at the Literary Guillotine) 2:00pm – 4:00pm Location: TBA Pre-registration requested: Please…

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October 2012

The Birth of a Poet: William Everson Centennial

October 20, 2012 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate the centennial anniversary of the birth of one of California’s great treasures, William Everson/Brother Antoninus: teacher, shamanistic poet-in-residence at UCSC from 1970 to 1981, famed hand-press printer, advocate of an erotic, earth-based spirituality and herald of the environmental revolution. William Everson was born in Sacramento, California in 1912 to Christian Science parents on a farm near Selma in the San Joaquin Valley. During the Depression, he attended Fresno State College, but soon dropped out to devote his life to poetry after discovering…

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October 2013

Living Writers Series: Lucy Corin

October 10, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Thresholds and Breaking Points The writers in this series will present across multiple genres, to include poetry, fiction, criticism, and various hybrid genres. Each will explore ways that language tests thresholds of culture, race, nation, sex, gender, and desire through the creative imagination. Central to each will be how these thresholds are performed, tested, broken, clarified and complicated in their works. Lucy Corin is the author of the short story collection The Entire Predicament (Tin House Books) and the novel Everyday Psychokillers: A History…

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Living Writers Series: Frances Richard

October 17, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Thresholds and Breaking Points The writers in this series will present across multiple genres, to include poetry, fiction, criticism, and various hybrid genres. Each will explore ways that language tests thresholds of culture, race, nation, sex, gender, and desire through the creative imagination. Central to each will be how these thresholds are performed, tested, broken, clarified and complicated in their works. Frances Richard is the author of Anarch. (Futurepoem, 2012), The Phonemes (Les Figues Press, 2012) and See Through (Four Way Books, 2003), as well as…

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Living Writers Series: Ruth Ellen Kocher

October 24, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Thresholds and Breaking Points The writers in this series will present across multiple genres, to include poetry, fiction, criticism, and various hybrid genres. Each will explore ways that language tests thresholds of culture, race, nation, sex, gender, and desire through the creative imagination. Central to each will be how these thresholds are performed, tested, broken, clarified and complicated in their works. Ruth Ellen Kocher is the author of Ending in Planes (Noemi Press, date TBA), Goodbye Lyric: The Gigans and Lovely Gun (Sheep Meadow Press…

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November 2013

Living Writers Series: Carolyn Cooke

November 7, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Thresholds and Breaking Points The writers in this series will present across multiple genres, to include poetry, fiction, criticism, and various hybrid genres. Each will explore ways that language tests thresholds of culture, race, nation, sex, gender, and desire through the creative imagination. Central to each will be how these thresholds are performed, tested, broken, clarified and complicated in their works. Carolyn Cooke’s novel Daughters of the Revolution was listed among the best novels of 2011 by the San Francisco Chronicle and The New Yorker Magazine.  Her short…

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Morton Marcus Poetry Reading: Naomi Shihab Nye

November 14, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Thresholds and Breaking Points The writers in this series will present across multiple genres, to include poetry, fiction, criticism, and various hybrid genres. Each will explore ways that language tests thresholds of culture, race, nation, sex, gender, and desire through the creative imagination. Central to each will be how these thresholds are performed, tested, broken, clarified and complicated in their works. Naomi Shihab Nye is an Award-winning Palestinian-American Poet, Writer, Anthologist, and Educator. She is the author/or editor of more than thirty…

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Living Writers Series: Douglas Kearney

November 21, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Thresholds and Breaking Points The writers in this series will present across multiple genres, to include poetry, fiction, criticism, and various hybrid genres. Each will explore ways that language tests thresholds of culture, race, nation, sex, gender, and desire through the creative imagination. Central to each will be how these thresholds are performed, tested, broken, clarified and complicated in their works. Poet/performer/librettist Douglas Kearney’s second, full-length collection of poetry, The Black Automaton (Fence Books, 2009), was Catherine Wagner’s selection for the National Poetry Series.…

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April 2014

"Genomics and Philosophy of Race" Conference

April 12, 2014 - April 13, 2014

The "Genomics and Philosophy of Race" conference aims to foster a dialogue about race, and, in particular, about relationships between ideas of race and modern genomics research. Four panels of experts and two keynote speakers will consider scientific, historical, sociological, and philosophical questions: Does contemporary genomics inform and shift our classifications, conceptualizations, and consciousness of race? To what extent is race real? Which inferences, if any, about the body, mind, and culture might race and related concepts (e.g., ancestry and ethnicity)…

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June 2015

Coming Home from War: The Arts and Humanities in the Public Sphere

June 2, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Join Stephan Wolfert (Founding Director, Veterans Center for the Performing Arts), Humanities and Arts Division faculty and students from UC Santa Cruz, and local veterans and their families for a discussion about the vital role that literature and the arts can play in understanding the veteran experience and the challenges and opportunities, for both veterans and civilians, of returning from war. Panelists Include: • Charles Hedrick (Professor, History Department) • Dee Hibbert-Jones (Associate Professor, Art Department; Founder & Co-Director Social…

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October 2015

Amitav Ghosh: "Flood of Fire: India and the First Opium War"

October 12, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

UC Santa Cruz Center For Emerging Worlds presents in collaboration with Kresge College and the UCSC Living Writers Series “Flood of Fire: India and the First Opium War” A talk and reading by Dr. Amitav Ghosh from his new book, Flood of Fire Monday | October 12, 2015 Kresge Town Hall 12:00-1:30 PM Free and open to the public For more information, contact lrofel@ucsc.edu or sjetha@ucsc.edu

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December 2015

Last Day of Freedom Film Screening

December 3, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

You are invited to a film screening and presentation of Last Day of Freedom, an award winning film by UCSC Associate Professor Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman. Last Day of Freedom is a richly animated personal narrative that tells the story of one man’s decision to stand by his brother, a Veteran returning from war, as he faces criminal charges, racism, and ultimately the death penalty. Q&A with filmmakers and Estrus Tucker, Vietnam-era Veteran, ordained minister and Master Facilitator on…

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March 2016

Film Screening: Inequality for All

March 31, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

An award winning documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap. Introduction by UC Santa Cruz Professor Mary Beth Pudup. Robert Reich, Former Secretary of Labor, in the Clinton administration, is the author of more than a dozen books, including Aftershock, The Work of Nations, and Beyond Outrage. He is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and a Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing…

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February 2017

Digital Space & Difficult History: Curating The African American and Holocaust Museums

February 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free
Curating The African American and Holocaust Museums

Digital Space & Difficult History: Curating The African American and Holocaust Museums 2.22.17 from IHR on Vimeo. Event Photos: The new National Museum of African American History and Culture and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum both translate difficult, often traumatic, histories into museum exhibitions and invite audiences of all ages to contend with narratives of struggle, oppression, violence, and silence. Digital content has connected these museums to audiences beyond Washington and created opportunities for synthesis, remembrance and reflection. Join us…

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October 2017

Michael Hardt: “Where have all the leaders gone?”

October 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Where have all the leaders gone - October 17 4pm Kresge Town Hall

The Center for Cultural Studies and the Institute for Humanities Research presents: "Where Have All the Leaders Gone?" Each year, we continue to witness the eruption of “leaderless” social movements.  From North Africa and the Middle East to Europe, the Americas, and East Asia, movements have left journalists, political analysts, police forces, and governments disoriented and perplexed.  Activists too have struggled to understand and evaluate the power and effectiveness of horizontal movements.  Why have the movements, which express the needs and desires…

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November 2018

Tzutu Kan: Maya Hip Hop

November 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tzutu Kan, hailing from what the Maya considered the belly button of the Universe -- Lake Atitlan in the vernal Guatemala highlands -- is a painter, sculptor, bio-builder, activist in the defense of native peoples, and hip hop artist who lays down rhymes in the ancient Mayan languages of Tz'utujil, Kaqchikel, and K'ichee.   Presentation at 4pm, followed by a performance.    

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January 2019

Jessica Bauman: “What Refugees Taught Me About Shakespeare”

January 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
What Refugees Taught Me About Shakespeare

New York City theater director Jessica Bauman and UCSC Professor Cat Ramirez will explore the ways that the stories we hear and tell about refugees shape our responses to the worldwide migration crisis. They will ask, how can we connect with the full humanity of displaced people, and what role should the arts and humanities play in helping us to do so? If you have disability-related needs, please contact thi@ucsc.edu or call 831-459-1274 by January 28th. Click here for parking…

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February 2019

Rescheduled to MARCH 12: Safiya Noble, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

February 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Safiya Noble

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 12. Please join us then. The landscape of information is rapidly shifting as new imperatives and demands push to the fore increasing investment in digital technologies. Yet, critical information scholars continue to demonstrate how digital technology and its narratives are shaped by and infused with values that are not impartial, disembodied, or lacking positionality. Technologies consist of a set of social practices, situated within the dynamics of race, gender, class, and politics, and…

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All Power to the People! Asian American Radicalism, Bay Area Universities, and the Third World Liberation Front

February 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Pilipinx Historical Dialogue, Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center, and Anakbayan Santa Cruz are pleased to present: ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE! Asian American Radicalism, Bay Area Universities, and the Third World Liberation Front Featuring TWLF veterans Bruce Occena, Vicci Wong, and Emil de Guzman An Intergenerational Dialogue and Panel Thursday, February 21, 2019, 5-7 p.m. Kresge Townhall See also: Breakfast seminar - February 22 with pre-circulated materials Generously sponsored by CRES, the Dean of Students, AA/PIRC,…

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March 2019

Safiya Noble, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

March 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Safiya Noble

Please note: this event was rescheduled from February 12 The landscape of information is rapidly shifting as new imperatives and demands push to the fore increasing investment in digital technologies. Yet, critical information scholars continue to demonstrate how digital technology and its narratives are shaped by and infused with values that are not impartial, disembodied, or lacking positionality. Technologies consist of a set of social practices, situated within the dynamics of race, gender, class, and politics, and in the service…

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Celebration of Life: Helene Moglen

March 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Helene Moglen (March 22, 1936 – October 18, 2018) Please join us in the celebration of Helene's life as friend, colleague, teacher, community activist, mother, grandmother, spouse, former Provost of Kresge College, and former Dean of Humanities and Art. The celebration will include invited speakers, and an open microphone for individuals who want to share their stories of Helene. Light refreshments will be served.

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