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UCSB MCC Theater Presents “Reel Bad Arabs” 

UCSB’s MultiCultural Center will be screening “Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People” on Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. The film dives into negative, stereotypical portrayals of Arabs and how those images have been used or drawn upon in U.S. history. 

Featuring acclaimed author Dr. Jack Shaheen, this film ​​explores a long line of degrading images of Arabs; from Bedouin bandits and submissive maidens to sinister sheikhs and gun-wielding ‘terrorists,’” the MultiCultural Center website stated. 

UCSB Library Hosts “Martin Luther King Jr. 2022 Commemoration: The Dream Lingers On” Exhibit 

UCSB Library is holding the “Martin Luther King Jr. 2022 Commemoration: The Dream Lingers On” exhibit in the Ethnic & Gender Studies Collection from Jan. 10 to Jan. 31. The exhibit, curated by librarians Yolanda Blue and Angela Chikowero, and Diversity & Engagement Assistant Marcos Aguilar, honors the legacy and life of Martin Luther King Jr. and “includes items from UCSB Library’s archival and circulating collections,” the website stated. 

UCSB’s Women’s Center Hosts “Envision Empowerment: A vision board and resolution workshop for feminists!” Virtually

The UCSB’s Women’s Center is hosting “Envision Empowerment: A vision board and resolution workshop for feminists!” on Jan. 12 from 3 to 4 p.m. 

“Join us for a conversation about empowering, self-care driven resolutions that reject the ‘new year new me’ idea and instead focus on meeting your mental, physical, and intellectual needs,” The Women’s Center wrote for the event’s Shoreline description.

“This is a diet-free, body-neutral zone! We’ll talk about how to identify harmful trends in New Year’s resolutions, like unattainable career goals, weight loss goals, and resolutions steeped in capitalist ideas of productivity rather than in feminist notions of self and community care.”

Students who want to participate need to register on Shoreline. 

UCSB’s History of Art & Architecture Hosts “Navigating Museums Post 2020: Professional and Creative Developments” Virtually 

UCSB’s History of Art & Architecture is hosting “Navigating Museums Post 2020: Professional and Creative Developments” on Jan. 14 at 12 p.m. 

The event features Dr. Maggie Bell, a UCSB history of art & architecture doctoral graduate, who now works as an assistant curator at the Norton Simon Museum. 

“Dr. Maggie Bell will explore changes in the museum field over the last two years by looking at two exhibitions she curated at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, one in the galleries, The Expressive Body: Memory, Devotion, Desire 1400-1750, and the other online, Representing Women: Gender and Portraiture in 17th-century Europe,” the event description on Shoreline stated. “Each responds to shifts born out of the pandemic as well as ongoing conversations around equitable practices in museums.” 

Students who want to participate need to register on Shoreline. 

Edible Campus Program and the Environmental Justice Alliance Present “Community Gardens and Social Justice” Virtually 

The Edible Campus Program and the Environmental Justice Alliance are hosting “Community Gardens and Social Justice,” where the two groups will teach attendees “how the act of producing food at community gardens is rooted in social justice. This workshop will provide introductory information about how people have been reclaiming their relationships with the land in order to feed themselves,” according to the event description on Shoreline. 

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