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Merrill College Cultural Center

Merrill Cultural Center, UC Santa Cruz, Merrill College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
831-459-3527

May 2011

Film Screening: “La Carta: Sagrario nunca has muerto para mí”

May 19, 2011 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Merrill College Cultural Center, Merrill Cultural Center, UC Santa Cruz, Merrill College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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On Friday, May 20th, contributors to the book Terrorizing Women: Feminicide in the Américas, will be speaking about their research and activism in the campaign to end feminicide in Mexico and on the borderlands.  The speakers will also address the human rights crisis in Mexico, violence targeting human rights activists, and the social movement for peace and an end to violence in Mexico. Speakers:  Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba (University of Texas at Austin), Eva Arce (Ciudad Juárez), Alma Gómez (Centro de Derechos…

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November 2014

Latino Literature/La literatura latina V: A Symposium

November 14, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Merrill College Cultural Center, Merrill Cultural Center, UC Santa Cruz, Merrill College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Free

Bringing writers and scholars together in thoughtful interchange, this fifth biennial symposium of the Latino Literary Cultures Project at UCSC culminates in an evening reading by prizewinning novelist and journalist Ana Menéndez; writer/artist Maceo Montoya; and poet Xochiquetzal Candelaria.   Please visit the Latino Literary Cultures Project website for the full program. This free, public event is cosponsored by the Chicano Latino Research Center, Puknat Literary Studies Endowment of the Department of Literature, El Centro:  Chicano Latino Resource Center, and Merrill,…

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March 2015

CANCELLED "Into the Sea" Documentary Screening

March 3, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Merrill College Cultural Center, Merrill Cultural Center, UC Santa Cruz, Merrill College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Free

Dr. Easkey Britton lives in Ireland and she's an amazing competitive big wave surfer --one of the few women in the sport--and she has a PhD in Environment and Society.  Among her many projects, Easkey recently led an expedition to Iran to introduce young women there to the ocean and to surfing. She is looking for ways to use her love of the ocean and her research interests to promote understanding of the ocean, gender equity, international diplomacy, etc. There will…

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April 2016

The Jungle and the Beast: A Conversation with Lewis Watts and Óscar Martínez

April 29, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Merrill College Cultural Center, Merrill Cultural Center, UC Santa Cruz, Merrill College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Free

The Jungle and the Beast: A Conversation with Lewis Watts and Óscar Martínez is the second event in the Borders and Belonging Series hosted by the CLRC. In The Beast (Los migrantes que no importan, in the original Spanish), intrepid Salvadoran journalist Óscar Martínez accompanies migrants on "the Beast," the train that travels from Central America through Mexico to the United States. Meanwhile, UCSC Professor Emeritus Lewis Watts has captured some of the stasis of migration in his recent photos…

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May 2016

Rethinking Migration Conference

May 6, 2016 @ 8:30 am - May 7, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Merrill College Cultural Center, Merrill Cultural Center, UC Santa Cruz, Merrill College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Free

Part of Borders and Belonging: A Series of Events on Human Migration and leading up to our 2016-17 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Saywer Seminar on non-citizenship, this free, public two-day conference brings together scholars in the humanities and social sciences to expand the discourse on migration by analyzing key, emerging, and enduring terms in migration studies, such as alien, denizen, detention, deferral, (in)security, migrant, non-citizen, precarity, and refugee. It features addresses, panel presentations, and workshops in which participants share works-in-progress.…

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February 2019

International Women’s Day: Celebrating Feminist Scholarship from the Americas

February 28, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Merrill College Cultural Center, Merrill Cultural Center, UC Santa Cruz, Merrill College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

The Research Center for the Americas and Feminist Collective of Sisters in the Borderlands invite you to join us as we celebrate International Women's Day with book talks by two leading feminist scholars. The first speaker is Dr. Ranita Ray of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas who will speak about her book The Making of a Teenage Service Class: Poverty and Mobility in an American City (University of California Press, 2017). The second speaker is Dr. Barbara Sutton of…

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November 2019

Against Orthodoxies: Working with Hayden White

November 1, 2019 - November 2, 2019
Merrill College Cultural Center, Merrill Cultural Center, UC Santa Cruz, Merrill College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

Event Photos by Jessica Guild:   On Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2, 2019, UC Santa Cruz will hold a conference to honor the late Hayden White. The event is conceived as an invitation to extend Hayden White’s thinking in new directions. Inspired by his rigorous, daring, iconoclastic spirit, this will be a time for experiment and dialogue. Confirmed participants are innovative scholars from a wide variety of disciplines. Program timeline - Full Schedule Here Pre-Conference Gathering: November 1st @…

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Database

November 21, 2019 @ 7:10 pm - 8:45 pm
Merrill College Cultural Center, Merrill Cultural Center, UC Santa Cruz, Merrill College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

Jessica Kolopenuk will talk with Science & Justice and the Crown College about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women database. For resources, news articles, tool-kits and webinars that frame the issues, refer to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center's page on the special collection. Read or Listen to: Native American Activists Look To Next Steps After Murdered And Missing Indigenous Women Study Bill Passes (3/21/19) Hosted by the Crown College Core Course (Ethical and Political Implications of Emerging Technologies) and…

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April 2020

CANCELLED – Seeds of Something Different: An Oral History of the University of California, Santa Cruz

April 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Merrill College Cultural Center, Merrill Cultural Center, UC Santa Cruz, Merrill College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

Celebrate the publication of a uniquely compelling book and the shared history it brings to life. Illustrated with rarely-seen archival images, Seeds of Something Different—debuting this weekend after years in the making—chronicles UC Santa Cruz history in the voices of more than two hundred students, community members, staff, faculty, and campus leaders who have contributed their oral histories to the Library's Regional History Project since 1963. Distinguished Professor of Feminist Studies Bettina Aptheker will facilitate this national launch event, with…

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March 2022

Noel Q. King Annual Lecture: “People Love Dead Jews”

March 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Merrill College Cultural Center, Merrill Cultural Center, UC Santa Cruz, Merrill College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

Please note: this event has been rescheduled for March 9th, 2022. The King Lecture Series, preserving the work of UCSC History and Comparative Religion professor Noel Q. King, promotes and explores the dialogue between faiths. This year’s lecture features award-winning author Dara Horn. You are invited to join us in person or virtually this year. Dara Horn is the award-winning author of six books and, most recently, an essay collection, People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present. One…

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