IHC hosts feminist discussion on “Barbie” 

The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC) is hosting a talk titled, “Is Barbie Feminist? It’s Complicated” with the “L.A. Made: The Barbie Tapes” podcast host M.G. Lord. The discussion will take place Thursday, Oct. 19, from 4-6 p.m. at the McCune Conference Room in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building. 

“This talk will explore the Greta Gerwig effect and the 64 years of changes in Barbie’s jobs, ethos, and even body,” the event description read. 

A question and answer session with the audience, alongside a reception, will follow the talk. 

Cultural Resource Centers host open house 

Three cultural resource centers will host their open house tours on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 4-6 p.m. on the first floor of the Student Resource Building (SRB). 

The centers are the Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian Resource Center, the Asian Resource Center and the Chicanx/Latinx Cultural Resource Center

These tours are a part of the Educational Opportunity Program’s open house events. The events will introduce these centers’ services, programming and campus affiliates. 

Women’s Center hosts feminist jeopardy night 

The Women’s Center is hosting a “Feminist Jeopardy” event on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5:15-6:15 p.m. at the Women’s Center Community Room. 

Pizza and water will be provided, and participants have the opportunity to win a prize. 

ONDAS Student Center hosts workshop on quarter system for first-generation students

Opening New Doors to Accelerating Success (ONDAS) Student Center is hosting a workshop on navigating the quarter system at UC Santa Barbara for first-generation college students. The discussion will take place Friday, Oct. 20, from 10-11 a.m. at Kerr Hall 1150. 

The event will be led by ONDAS Student Center peer mentors, and food will be provided. 

Participants must register in order to attend the workshop. 

UCSB Sustainability teaches students about gardening on balconies 

UCSB Sustainability is teaching a class on balcony gardening on Friday, Oct. 20, from 10-11 a.m. at the St. Michael’s Community Garden in Isla Vista.


The workshop will cover the basics of gardening, creating garden beds and soil. Various fall seasonal seeds will also be provided to attendees. 

RCSGD hosts scrapbooking night for women-loving-women identifying students 

The Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD) is hosting a Sapphic Scrapbooking community group for women-loving-women identifying students. The event series will take place on Fridays from 12:30-1:30 p.m., starting Oct. 20 at the RCSGD lounge. 

“Every week, we’ll focus on a different theme to spark your crafty creativity and host a mini discussion space to provide community care,” the Shoreline description read. “Bring your scraps from home or come ready to create your own masterpiece with the RCSGD’s supplies!” 

Professional Women’s Association holds pumpkin painting night 

Professional Women’s Association is hosting an evening of pumpkin painting on Friday, Oct. 20, from 4-6 p.m. at the Mission Rose Garden. 

“​​Materials and treats will be provided,” the Shoreline description read. “Please bring a picnic blanket and pillow or chair and warm attire as we will be outdoors at the Mission Rose Garden.”

MultiCultural Center hosts “Conscious Conversations” Series on QTBIPOC experience 

The MultiCultural Center (MCC) is holding a speaker series titled, “Conscious Conversations,” on Friday, Oct. 20, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the MCC theater. The discussion will be followed by a community event from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the MCC Lounge. 

The event will feature a panel of professor Alexander Cho of the Department of Asian American Studies and professor Terrell Winder of the Department of Sociology, alongside RCSGD Trans Empowerment Coordinator Fernanda Marin and MCC Student Assistant Lead Angellina Querol. 

In this discussion, we hope to create a space where we can listen, learn, and possibly share our own stories of coming into the UCSB community as LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff of color,” the Shoreline description read

Edible Campus Program starts garden volunteering event series 

UCSB Edible Campus Program is starting its garden volunteer event series this Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

At 10:45am, volunteers meet the ECP Garden Volunteer Coordinator at IV Food CO-OP. From there, we will walk to the gardens as a group,” the Shoreline description read

MCC holds reception for African American Quilters of Los Angeles 

The MCC is hosting a public reception for artist group African American Quilters of Los Angeles (AAQLA) on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 12-2 p.m. at the MCC Lounge.

AAQLA was “founded in 1986 by a group of Black women who shared the love of quilting, whose goal is to increase the personal and public awareness and knowledge to support the expression of African American quilting, as well as celebrating and continuing the tradition of quilting,” the Shoreline description read

Communication Alumni Council hosts networking event for transfer students 

The UCSB Communication Alumni Council of the Department of Communication is hosting a welcome and networking event for transfer students. The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 21, from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Mosher Alumni House. Refreshments will be provided.

“The event will feature a continuing transfer student advice panel, alumni-student and student-student networking activities, and structured small-group discussions,” the Shoreline description read.

Department of Recreation hosts climbing night for BIPOC students 

The Department of Recreation is hosting a climbing night for BIPOC students on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center Climbing Wall. 

Climbers of all levels are invited, and no climbing experience is required. 

IHC hosts talk on anti-Asian racism

IHC is hosting a lecture with Wendy Hui Kyong Chun on anti-Asian racism on Monday, Oct. 23, from 4-6 p.m. at the McCune Conference Room. A reception will follow. 

This talk outlines the importance of early- and mid-20th-century studies of women workers and Japanese and Japanese-American internees in U.S. WWII internment camps to the rise of sentiment analysis,” the event description read

RCSGD, Office of Black Student Development host mirror painting night for Black LGBTQIA+ students 

RCSGD is collaborating with Office of Black Student Development (OBSD) for a mirror painting night for Black LGBTQIA+ students on Monday, Oct. 23, from 4:30-6 p.m. at the SRB Multipurpose Room. 

“Join us for the first RCSGD x OBSD Black Queer and Trans event of the year: Forward By Reflection, a Black Queer Mirror Art Event,” the Shoreline description read. We’ll bring all needed supplies to decorate mirrors to create a frame for the real artwork you’ll be photographing this year, yourselves.” 

Arts & Lectures features lecture with Jill Lepore 

UCSB Arts & Lectures is hosting a lecture with two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Jill Lepore on Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 7:30-9 p.m. at Campbell Hall.

Lepore brings her wisdom, empathy and razor-sharp insight to a discussion of the Supreme Court and the looming crisis of the U.S. Constitution’s unamendability,” the Shoreline description read

ONDAS, Transfer Student Center host workshop on graduate school for first-generation, transfer students

ONDAS Student Center and Transfer Student Center (TSC) are hosting a discussion on applying to graduate school as a first-generation and/or transfer student on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the TSC Conference Room. 

There will be two sessions for students to attend — 1:30-3 p.m. on Oct. 25 and 3-4:30 p.m. on Nov. 15.

MCC begins Spiritual Care Club community space 

The MCC created a community space titled, “Spiritual Care Club,” that will meet starting Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 2-3:30 p.m. at the MCC Lounge. 

Spiritual Care Club (SCC) is a community space for mystic exploration and self-discovery through weekly meetings focused on sharing different spiritual tools and practices that assist with healing, dreaming, identity-formation, and community care beyond the restrictions of anti-blackness, capitalism, ableism, and other intersecting forms of oppression,” the Shoreline description read

UCSB Library hosts public reception for new art exhibit 

UCSB Library is hosting a public reception and panel discussion on the opening of “Cultura Cura: 50 Years of Self Help Graphics in East LA,” on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 4-6 p.m. at the Special Research Collections of the UCSB Library. 

Self Help Graphics & Art is an LA-based organization that fosters the creation and advancement of new art works by Chicana/o and Latinx, and other BIPOC artists through experimental and innovative printmaking techniques and other visual art forms,” the Shoreline description read

MCC celebrates Filipino American History Month with marketplace

MCC is hosting a “Filipina/o/x Community Marketplace” event in honor of Filipino American History Month on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the MCC Lounge. 

This evening centers and celebrates the diversity within the Filipinx community and all of the talents, skills, and trades it has to offer. Join us, various organizations, and creatives to enjoy delicious food, FREE self-care goodies, and so much more,” the Shoreline description read

Queer & Trans Graduate Student Union hosts Halloween party for graduate students 

The Queer & Trans Graduate Student Union is hosting a Halloween party for graduate students in collaboration with the Graduate Student Association. 

The evening will take place Saturday, Oct. 21, from 6-9 p.m. at the Mosher Alumni House.

A version of this article appeared on p. 2 of the Oct. 19, 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 asumishuda@dailynexus.com or news@dailynexus.com.