Office of DEI hosts talks on restorative justice 

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will present a “JEDI Talk” on “Restorative Justice as an Anti-Racist Philosophy & Framework” on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 12-1 p.m. at the Mosher Alumni House. 

The event is open to all students, faculty and staff. 

Gauchos for Ending Overdose presents talk on substance use with ReThink Ice Cream

Gauchos for Ending Overdose, in collaboration with ReThink Ice Cream, is hosting a talk on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 4-5 p.m. at Embarcadero Hall room 1105. 

The event will cover topics on substance use, mental health and harm reduction. Ice cream will be provided. 

ONDAS Student Center hosts workshop on FAFSA, CA Dream Act 

Opening New Doors to Accelerating Success (ONDAS) Student Center is hosting a workshop on submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CA Dream Act on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 5-7 p.m. at Kerr Hall 1150. 

Filling out and submitting your FAFSA or CA Dream Act application every year can be a daunting and tedious task, but you don’t have to go through it alone!” the Shoreline description read

Health & Wellness, Basic Needs presents “Como Hacer Arepas” 

Health & Wellness is presenting an event titled “Como Hacer Arepas” on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 5-6:30 p.m. at El Centro. 

Arepas will be provided. 

Undocumented Student Services hosts workshop on citizenship 

Undocumented Student Services is hosting a workshop on pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) conference room. The workshop will also be broadcast virtually on Zoom. 

There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country,” the Shoreline description read. “Adjusting status is not as simple, but there are some pathways available.”

Alpha Phi Alpha hosts Black History Month celebration

Alpha Phi Alpha is hosting an Old Gold & Black History Month Celebration on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 8-9 p.m. at the MultiCultural Center (MCC) Lounge. 

This includes music, food, and games surrounding outstanding individuals who were members of Black Greek Lettered Organizations,” the Shoreline description read. “Here we will also celebrate our scholarship recipients as well as staff who have supported the Black community at UCSB.”

Undocumented Student Services continues UndocuThriving series 

Undocumented Student Services is continuing its UndocuThriving series with “Making Papers Without Papers” on Friday, Feb. 23, from 12-1:30 p.m. at the MCC Lounge with guest speaker Bo Thai. 

Join us for this guest speaker series event and connect with Bo first-handedly as he tells us about his challenges and achievements working to support people within our community,” the Shoreline description read

Lunch will be provided. 

Interdisciplinary Humanities Center presents “Self Help Graphics & Art” 

The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center is hosting a lecture on self-help graphics and art on Friday, Feb. 23, from 12-1 p.m. on Zoom.

Professor of Chicano and Latino Studies at the University of Minnesota, Karen Mary Davalos will lead the discussion titled “Imagining California Talk: Aesthetic Mobility and Solidarities at Self Help Graphics & Art,” discussing the “legacy arts organization that served on the cultural front of the Chicano movement,” according to the event description

Health & Wellness, Kesem at UCSB collaborates on workshop

Health & Wellness is collaborating with Kesem at UCSB for a mindfulness workshop on Friday, Feb. 23, from 2-3:15 p.m. at the Student Resource Building (SRB) multipurpose room. 

The workshop will introduce meditation and de-stressing techniques “to support yourself and others through adversity,” the Shoreline description read

MCC presents art exhibit: “Finding Joy! In our Queer Bodies”

The MCC is hosting an art exhibition and reception on “Finding Joy! In Our Queer Bodies” on Friday, Feb. 23, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the MCC Theater. 

The exhibit, curated by students, faculty, staff and community members, “challenge[s] traditional ideologies surrounding body image while celebrating the authentic expression of queer individuals,” the Shoreline description read.  

A.S. Trans & Queer Commission hosts free winter drag show 

The A.S. Trans & Queer Commission is hosting a free winter drag show on Friday, Feb. 23, from 7:45-10 p.m. at the University Center Hub. 

The show, hosted by drag queen Melina Poinsettia, will feature six local queens. 

“One lucky student who participates in our lip-syncing contest will win a mystery prize,” the Shoreline description read

MENASARC hosts Halal and Kosher Cooking Night 

The Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian Resource Center (MENASARC) is hosting a halal and kosher cooking night on Monday, Feb. 26, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the MCC Lounge.

The event will feature a live cooking demo and a snack bag giveaway. Participants must RSVP to attend. 

UCSB Library hosts drop-in workshop on woven collages with visiting artist 

The UCSB Library is hosting a drop-in workshop on woven collages on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

The event, hosted by visiting artist Elena Yu, will allow participants to use paper strips to create collaborative woven collages. 

RCSGD hosts legal name change, Calfresh info session

The Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD) is hosting an info session on legal name changes and the CalFresh program on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 3-4 p.m. on Zoom. 

The info session will review the legal name change process, outline the fee waiver and Cal Fresh benefits, and what to do after you file for a name change,” the Shoreline description read

RCSGD continues Black QT Astrology night 

The RCSGD is hosting a part two to Black QT Astrology Night on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 5-7 p.m. at the Santa Rosa Main Lounge. 

“Join Astrologer Afiya Sunflower for a captivating evening delving into the world of astrology,” the Shoreline description read. “Uncover planetary mysteries, engage in group discussions, and connect with our vibrant community while painting what you envision this new year will bring you.”

A version of this article appeared on p. 2 of the Feb. 22, 2024, 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