Los Curanderos hosts friendsgiving potluck 

Los Curanderos is hosting a friendsgiving potluck social on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. The address of the event will be provided upon signing up. 

“Bring your best dishes, and let’s celebrate the season of gratitude and giving together,” the Instagram post description read

Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity hosts QTBIPOC healthcare panel

Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD) is hosting its annual healthcare panel for QTBIPOC identifying students and campus community members on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 12-1:30 p.m. at the MultiCultural (MCC) Lounge. 

We will cover gender transition options, reproductive health, PREP, STI testing, and a general review of QTBIPOC healthcare at UCSB,” the Shoreline description read

The event will be co-hosted with RCSGD and Student Health. 

MCC, Rapid Rehousing Program hosts hunger, houseless awareness event 

MCC is continuing its Empowering Student Leaders Series with a showcase on hunger and homelessness awareness in collaboration with the Rapid Rehousing Program. The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 3-5 p.m. at the MCC Theater. 

The event will feature housing and basic needs resources on campus and personal testimonies from an open-mic forum and from members of the Youth Action Board of Santa Barbara County. 

The open-mic forum is open to all and can be presented in any creative outlet. There will be refreshments following the showcase. 

Interdisciplinary Humanities Center hosts lecture on California’s land, water 

The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center is hosting a lecture on California’s capture of land and water on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 4-6 p.m. at the McCune Conference Room. 

In this talk, journalist Mark Arax will discuss how California’s capture of land and water is the story of a people’s defiance of nature and the wonders and devastation it has wrought,” the event description read.  

MCC hosts poetry, music night with Melinda Palacio

MCC is continuing its “Fire Songs” series with an evening of poetry, stories and music with Melinda Palacio on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the MCC Theater. 

Melinda Palacio is the first Chicana Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara and author of the novel “Ocotillo Dreams”. 

UCSB Sustainability hosts night of sun-printing 

UCSB Sustainability is hosting a night of sun-printing on Friday, Nov. 17, from 12-1 p.m. at the Greenhouse and Garden Project. 

Join us in learning an easy and inexpensive form of photography that only requires the sun and photosensitive paper,” the Shoreline description read. “This can become a platform that allows freedom of self-expression in this art.”

Health & Wellness hosts workshop on mindfulness, empowerment 

Health & Wellness is hosting a workshop on mindfulness and empowerment beyond adversity on Friday, Nov. 17, from 3:30-4:45 p.m. at the Student Resource Building (SRB) multipurpose room. The event is in collaboration with Kesem at UCSB, a non-profit organization that supports kids through a parent’s cancer diagnosis. 

Are you interested in helping kids or others who may be going through grief and loss with a mindful approach?” the Shoreline description read. “This workshop will share the knowledge learned at Kesem to guide those who may be interested in entering a career around helping others or those interested in empowering the lives of others.”

RCSGD hosts queer friendsgiving for graduate students

RCSGD is hosting a Queer & Trans Friendsgiving celebration for RCSGD and Queer & Trans Graduate Student Union affiliated graduate students on Friday, Nov. 17, from 6-9 p.m.

The event will feature a Thanksgiving taco bar, drinks and games. 

Department of Recreation hosts 46th annual turkey trot 

The Department of Recreation is hosting its 46th annual Turkey Trot on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the UCSB Lagoon Lawn. All UC Santa Barbara campus community members are welcome to attend

Pre-registration rates are $20 for UCSB students and $30 for non-students, with day-of registration rates at $25 for UCSB students and $35 for non-students. 

RCSGD hosts potting night for aromantic, asexual identifying students 

RCSGD is hosting a potting night for aromantic and asexual identifying students on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 12-2 p.m. at the SRB lawn. 

“Come decorate pots and plant succulents while connecting with the aro/ace community on campus,” the Shoreline description read

MCC hosts Cup of Culture event, screening “Ask the Sexpert”

The MCC is screening the “Ask the Sexpert,” a film about the late sex advice columnist Dr. Mahinder Watsa on Monday, Nov. 20, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the MCC Theater. The film is part of its Cup of Culture series, and will include closed captioning.

Asian Resource Center begins weekly quiet study jam 

The Asian Resource Center (ARC) is beginning its weekly quiet study jam on Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 5-7 p.m. at the ARC. 

There will be snacks, warm drinks, lo-fi music, and testing supplies like scantrons and bluebooks for you to grab as needed,” the Shoreline description read.

A version of this article appeared on p. 2 of the Nov 16, 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.