Gauchos for Life hosts donation drive for low-income mothers in Santa Barbara

Gauchos for Life is hosting a Moms’ Needs Drive for low-income mothers in the Santa Barbara area. The drive will continue until this Saturday, May 27, and will be accepting donations at a designated bin on the first floor in the Student Resource Building (SRB).

All donations will go to the Network Medical Women’s Center.

All donations must be gender-neutral and can include items like backpacks, baby wipes, diaper rash ointment and rattlers, among others. Diapers are not needed. 

C.A.P.S. Mental Health Peers hosts workshop about microaggressions 

The Counseling and Psychological Services (C.A.P.S.) Mental Health Peers is hosting a workshop about microaggressions as part of the MultiCultural Center’s (MCC) Empowering Student Leaders series. The discussion will take place Wednesday, May 31, from 6-8 p.m. in the MCC lounge. 

“Join the CAPS Mental Health Peers in tackling the topic of microaggressions during a workshop where attendees will learn the different types of microaggressions and the implications they have on mental health, especially as they intersect with other identities,” the Shoreline description read

“This shared space will empower students and those with marginalized identities in navigating uncomfortable and harmful situations that involve microaggressions,” the description continued.

RCSGD, OBSD revitalize Black Quare during interest meeting 

The Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD) and the Office of Black Student Development (OBSD) are hosting its first meeting of Black Quare, a newly revitalized student organization that uplifts queer and transgender Black students on campus. 

Both departments are hosting an interest meeting on Thursday, May 25, from 5-6 p.m. in the African diasporic Cultural Resource Center. 

The event will feature discussions around the organization’s operations, and boba drinks will be provided. 

MCC hosts workshop on honoring LGBTQIA, BIPOC communities, communities with disabilities 

The MCC is hosting a virtual workshop about honoring the ancestors and communities of LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC individuals and people with disabilities on Thursday, May 25, from 6-8 p.m. at the MCC Lounge. The event will feature two guest speakers, California Polytechnic State University, Pomona Assistant Professor Shayda Kafai and California State University, Los Angeles Assistant Professor Pau Abustan.

“During this interactive virtual dialogue, Shayda and Pau will share how we found home with ourselves and our transgender, nonbinary, queer, and crip BIPOC communities past, present, and future,” the Shoreline description read. “We discuss how we co-create disability justice worlds where all can expand into their authentic selves in rooted and interdependent relation with others.”

ASL interpretation will be provided, and Communication Access Realtime Transcription (C.A.R.T.) will be enabled for Zoom attendees.

Undocumented Student Services hosts social for undocumented and immigrant students

The Undocumented Student Services is hosting a “Together We Thrive” social on Friday, May 26, at 2:30 p.m. in the SRB multipurpose room (MPR). The event invites undocumented and immigrant students. 

“We hope to continue building connections and developing interpersonal relationships,” the Shoreline description read. “Students and faculty are welcome and grab lunch from the UCSB catering.” 

Black Student Union hosts annual Melanin Gala 

Black Student Union is hosting its annual Melanin Gala on Friday, May 26, from 7-11:55 p.m. at Corwin Pavilion. This year’s gala is a masquerade ball, themed “Harlem Nights.”

The gala will feature food and various awards. Tickets are $10 for admission. 

“Come out DRESSED TO IMPRESS at Corwin Pavilion for a night of food, dancing, and Melanin!” the Instagram description read

OBSD hosts Black Heritage Cultural Experience Reception

The OBSD is collaborating with C.A.P.S. to bring a Black Heritage Cultural Experience Reception on Wednesday, May 24, from 5-7 p.m. in the SRB MPR. 

“Join the 1st cohort of the UCSB Black Heritage Cultural Experience in which 10 students were selected to travel to historical sites and communities in the South connected to Antebellum slavery and the Civil Rights Movement,” the event description read

Cajun cuisine will be served. 

A version of this article appeared on p. 2 of the May 25, 2023, print edition of the Daily Nexus.


Asumi Shuda
Asumi Shuda (they/them) is the Lead News Editor for the 2023-24 school year. Previously, Shuda was the Deputy News Editor, Community Outreach News Editor for the 2022-23 school year and the 2021-22 school year and an Assistant News Editor during the 2020-21 school year. They can be reached at or