Professional Women’s Association holds 30th annual conference 

The Professional Women’s Association is hosting its annual conference on professional development on Thursday, May 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Loma Pelona Center. In honor of the organization’s 30th anniversary, the registration fee is waived. 

The conference will feature workshop sessions with professionals presenting about the fields of business, higher education and marketing. 

Our workshop sessions reflect PWA’s three fundamental pillars: Engage, Empower, Encourage,” the Shoreline description read

Global Latinidades Project hosts conference on love, violence, feminine resistance 

In collaboration with the Graduate Center for Literary Research and the MultiCultural Center (MCC), the Global Latinidades Project is presenting an interdisciplinary conference on “Love, Violence, and Feminine Resistance: Dis-/placement, Reckoning, and Reconciliation.” The conference will take place on Friday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the MCC theater. 

The conference will feature two keynote speakers: San Francisco State University assistant professor Elizabeth Ramírez Soto and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona associate professor Carolina Sourdis. 

“This interdisciplinary conference approaches the phenomena of forced displacement and mass migration by focusing on works of dis-/placed female artists and exploring the ways that these artists have articulated and imagined myriad forms of identity, resistance, belonging, and home,” the Shoreline description read

A.S. Environmental Affairs Board hosts workshop to restore North Campus Open Space

The Associated Students (A.S.) Environmental Affairs Board is collaborating with the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration to restore  North Campus Open Space’s landscape with plants and more. The workshop will take place on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the North Campus Open Space. 

Bagels and cream cheese will be provided after the event. 

A.S. Black Women’s Health Collaborative hosts Black Queer Prom D.I.Y. Day

The A.S. Black Women’s Health Collaborative (BWHC) is hosting a Black Queer Prom Do-It-Yourself Day on Saturday, May 13, from 1-4 p.m. at the Santa Rosa Lounge. The workshop is in preparation for BWHC’s first ever Black Queer Prom on Saturday, May 20. 

Supplies will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own materials. 

Nikkei Student Union hosts third annual Culture Night 

Nikkei Student Union (NSU) is presenting its third annual Culture Night on Saturday, May 13, from 7-10 p.m. at Campbell Hall. The theme this year is “BLOSSOM: Sadako and the Thousand Cranes.”

“The production will feature a student-written play about the Japanese American experience and various individual and group talent acts by NSU members, as well as our very own [Sōran Bushi] team,” the Shoreline description read

Health & Wellness hosts workshop on drug safety and overdose prevention 

UCSB Health & Wellness, in collaboration with the Alcohol & Drug Program, is hosting a “Festival Care” workshop on Monday, May 15, from 5-6 p.m. at the Student Resource Building (SRB) multipurpose room (MPR). 

The workshop will educate its attendees on drug safety and overdose prevention, as well as an opportunity to make friendship bracelets. 

Overdose prevention kits will also be provided in limited quality. 

Undocumented Student Services hosts workshop for students of mixed-status families 

The Undocumented Student Services (USS) is hosting a workshop on uplifting undocumented students on Tuesday, May 16, from 3-4 p.m. at the Educational Opportunity Program conference room. The workshop invites students who are a part of mixed-status families in an effort to learn how to uplift undocumented and immigrant students at UCSB. 

“USS will inform students of ways we can show support for our undocumented peers,” the Shoreline description read. “The workshops aim to build a stronger community among the diverse backgrounds of UCSB students.” 

Walter H. Capps Center hosts discussion on ending sexual violence on campus 

The Walter H. Capps Center is hosting a panel discussion on a holistic approach to ending sexual violence on campus. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 16, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Henley Hall lecture hall. 

The panel will feature UCSB faculty, students and staff. A Q&A will follow the panel discussion. 

“Experts from UCSB will address the cultural, gendered, and legal dimensions of this pressing issue, providing a holistic, intersectional approach to ending sexual violence on campus,” the Shoreline description read

Women’s Center hosts workshop on reusable menstrual products 

The Women’s Center is hosting a “Upcycle Your Menstrual Cycle” workshop on Wednesday, May 17, from 12-2 p.m. at the SRB MPR. 

The workshop will feature how to use reusable menstrual products. The first 100 people to arrive will receive a free menstrual cup, and pizza will be provided. 

A version of this article appeared on p. 2 of the May 11, 2023 print edition of the Daily Nexus.


Asumi Shuda
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