RCSGD hosts rainbow beading circle 

The Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD) is hosting a rainbow beading circle workshop for LGBTQIA+ American Indigenous students on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 1-3 p.m. at the American Indian and Indigenous Cultural Resource Center. 

“Everyone is welcome and supplies will be provided,” the Shoreline description read

Transfer Student Center presents “Coffee & Community: Tote Bag Decorating”

The Transfer Student Center is presenting a tote bag decorating session as part of its Coffee and Community series on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 1-3 p.m. at the Transfer Student Center. 

“We invite first gen transfer students to decorate tote bags, enjoy beverages, snacks, and join us for a chill break from classes,” the Shoreline description read

Educational Opportunity Program hosts media law panel series

The Educational Opportunity Program and Communication Association are co-hosting a panel series with media lawyers on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 3-4 p.m. 

The first event, in the University Center (UCen) Mission Room, will focus on the internet and free speech.

The second event, in the UCen Lobero Room, will be a general panel and networking event.

The event series is co-sponsored by the Educational Opportunity Program and UCSB Pre-Law Advising. 

Undocumented Student Services hosts workshop about traveling while undocumented

Undocumented Student Services is hosting a workshop on domestic travel for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Zoom. The event is co-hosted by the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center. 

“Join this workshop to learn how you can travel domestically and, if you have DACA, we will provide information on how you can travel internationally on Advance Parole,” the Shoreline description read

MCC presents lecture on “Black children and racialized gender identity” 

The MultiCultural Center (MCC) is presenting a lecture with California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Interim Vice President for Diversity and Equity & CDO Dr. Denise Isom. The lecture will take place on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the MCC Theater. The event is titled “Sometimes Rugged, Sometimes Nice, and Sometimes Just Plain Mean.” 

We will discuss the meaning making world of African American children, particularly how they expressed their ideas of gender and racial constructions (“Blackness”) and the intersections of race and gender-racialized gender identity,” the Shoreline description read

UCSB Sustainability hosts workshop on garden herbs 

UCSB Sustainability is hosting an event working with garden herbs on Friday, Feb. 2, from 2-3 p.m. at the Manzanita Village picnic tables in front of the Carrillo Dining Commons. 

We will be spotlighting sage and rosemary and talk about their history, benefits and how to use them in your everyday life,” the Shoreline description read

Free seed packets, pots and soil will be provided. 

Trans & Queer Commission presents “Lesbian Lounge”

The Associated Students Trans & Queer Commission is hosting a “Lesbian Lounge: Keychain & Carabiner Makerspace” on Friday, Feb. 2, from 3-4 p.m. at the RCSGD Lounge on the third floor of the Student Resource Building (SRB).  

“Come make carabiners and keychains with us and meet new people in a designated space for the lesbian/sapphic community,” the Shoreline description read

Nikkei Student Union hosts winter festival 

Nikkei Student Union is hosting its second annual winter festival on Friday, Feb. 2, from 4-6 p.m. at the SRB front lawn. 

“Nikkei Student Union’s Winter Festival will have food and games where we have ‘matsuri’ styled games as well as food such as spam musubi,” the Shoreline description read

Health & Wellness hosts workshop on gumbo and Creole cuisine 

Health & Wellness is hosting an event titled, “Creole Cooking: Gumbo Workshop,” on Monday, Feb. 5, from 5-7 p.m. at the SRB Multipurpose Room. 

The event is co-sponsored by the Food, Nutrition and Basic Needs Program and the African diasporic Cultural Resource Center. 

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion hosts community hours 

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is starting its community hours for the winter quarter on Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the DEI Office in Mosher Alumni House. 

The hours will run from Week 1-Week 8 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for students to learn about funding, host office hours for other programs and serve as a study space. 

C.A.R.E. hosts sound healing session

Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education (C.A.R.E.) is starting its weekly Sound Healing Session on Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Gaucho Support Center. 

Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat or blanket. 

MCC presents “Black Campus Life” with UCSB professor 

The MCC is hosting a “Black Campus Life” lecture with UCSB Department of Education assistant professor Antar Tichavakunda on Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the MCC Theater. 

In this lecture, Tichavakunda will draw from his book to highlight the dynamism, tensions, and joys of Black student life at historically White institutions of higher education,” the event description read

MCC hosts Lunar New Year bingo

The MCC is hosting a Lunar New Year bingo on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 12-1:30 p.m. at the MCC Lounge.

The event is co-hosted by the Department of Asian American Studies, and participants can win prizes. 

A version of this article appeared on p. 2 of the Feb. 1, 2023, print edition of the Daily Nexus.


Asumi Shuda
Asumi Shuda (they/them) is the Co Lead News Editor for the 2023-24 school year. Previously, Shuda was the 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.