Gloria Steinem — activist, journalist and a leader of the women’s rights movement since the 1960’s — delivered an inspiring and illuminating talk at the Arlington Theatre, Thursday, Feb. 13. With her sharp clarity, humor and relaxed eloquence, she incited the audience to stand together and spread the message of the women’s rights revolution. As a 20-year-old woman whose life has been shaped by Steinem’s activism, I came away from the event more educated and empowered than when I walked in.
Last week on Feb. 5, the Granada Theatre bustled with excitement as Santa Barbara residents and UCSB students welcomed the Royal New Zealand Ballet to the stage. As presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, the sold out event showcased its rendition of the timely and enchanting production of “Giselle.”
On Friday, Feb. 7, UCSB’s department of Film and Media Studies and the Carsey-Wolf Center presented Academy Award Best Picture nominee “Nebraska” as a part of their “Script-to-Screen” series produced by the Pollock Theater. An exclusive Q&A with screenwriter Bob Nelson followed the free screening.
Acclaimed spoken word poet Anis Mojgani will return to Santa Barbara for an intimate, free performance at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Granada Books on State Street. The event is brought to us by UCSB’s MultiCultural Center with support from Poets & Writers, Inc. and a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.
The San Miguel Residence Hall is the host of an exciting art show featuring the work of Diane Gamboa. “Art & Altered States” opened last Sunday. Tonight, starting at 7 p.m, guests are welcomed to attend the closing reception in the San Miguel Formal Lounge where they can enjoy the 12 screen prints on display and make screen prints of their own.