Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Hosts Regeneration Talk on Tulsa Race Massacre

The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC) is continuing their Regeneration series with a discussion on the Tulsa race massacre on May 12, from 4-6 p.m. in the McCune Conference Room. The discussion will feature award-winning author and historian Scott Ellsworth, who authored “The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice” and is sponsored by the Sara Miller McCune and George D. McCune endowment; the Blum Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy; the Department of Black Studies and the Department of History.

Masks are recommended for vaccinated persons and required for unvaccinated persons during the event. A reception will follow the discussion. 

Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian Culture Week Features QT API-SSWANA Cultural Potluck

UCSB’s Resource Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity (RCSGD), Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian (MENASA) Resource Center and the MultiCultural Center (MCC) are collaboratively hosting the first ever Queer and Trans Asian, Pacific Islander, South and Southwest Asian, North African (QT API-SSWANA) cultural potluck. The event will take place on May 13, from 12-2 p.m. in the Student Resource Building multipurpose room. 

As an event taking place during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and MENASA Culture Week, the potluck will “celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of QT API-SSWANA folks,” according to the Shoreline invitation. 

Those interested in bringing food and/or beverages to the potluck can complete a Google form and register on Shoreline. All those bringing food will be entered to win a gift card between $25 and $50 in value.

RCSGD Hosts Virtual Mixer for LGBTQIA+ Student Organizations on Campus

RCSGD, alongside Associated Students (A.S.) Trans & Queer Commission, is hosting a LGBTQIA+ Meet & Greet Virtual Mixer on May 13 from 12-1 p.m. for those interested in joining or forming LGBTQIA+ clubs at UCSB. Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Kishet and the Queer & Trans Graduate Student Union will be featured during the Zoom event. 

Those who are unable to attend the event can fill out a Google form to learn what organizations are present on campus. Students interested in attending can register on Shoreline to receive the Zoom link. 

American Indian and Indigenous Cultural Resource Center Hosts Cultural Exchange Luncheon

The American Indian and Indigenous Cultural Resource Center (AIICRC) is hosting a cultural exchange luncheon on May 13, from 1-3 p.m. in the MCC lounge to highlight the cultural diversity amongst indigenous communities through food, activities and knowledge. Attendees can learn about campus organizations for indigenous students and the power of identity as well as meet other students through this event. 

Students interested in attending can register on Shoreline. Food — which will include light refreshments and food from Lilly’s Taqueria — is limited. The first 30 registered students are guaranteed food. 

Nikkei Student Union Hosts Nikkei Culture Night: Unearthed 

Nikkei Student Union is hosting their second annual Culture Night on May 14, at 7 p.m. in Campbell Hall. The night will showcase a Soran Bushi team, which is a traditional song and dance in Japan, individual talent acts and a student drama cast. The event will also feature a production of  “Unearthed,” featuring a “story of a college student who learns about her family’s experience as Japanese Americans incarcerated during WWII,” the Shoreline description read

Tickets are $3 presale, $5 at the door and $6 VIP access, and attendees can venmo @UCSBNSU and include their name in the description to purchase tickets. 

Vietnamese Student Association Hosts Culture Night Banquet 

Vietnamese Student Association is hosting a Culture Night Banquet on May 14, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Isla Vista Community Center. The night will feature cultural performances of dance and spoken word poetry, as well as cultural games. The event is free to attend and “aims to educate our community about Vietnamese culture and provide members with the opportunity to express themselves creatively,” the Shoreline description read.

Food will be provided at the event. 

A version of this article appeared on p. 2 of the May 12, 2022, print edition of the Daily Nexus

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Asumi Shuda
Asumi Shuda (she/they) is the Community Outreach Editor for the 2022-23 school year and the 2021-22 school year. Previously, Shuda was an assistant news editor during the 2020-21 school year. She can be reached at asumishuda@dailynexus.com or news@dailynexus.com.