The Masculinities Project starts Growth Group Series

The UC Santa Barbara Masculinities Project is starting its Growth Group Series on Thursday, April 11, from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Student Resource Building (SRB) multipurpose room (MPR). 

This is the first of four sessions, which include race and culture, sexism and misogyny, substance use and male friendships. The series is meant to “Dive deeper into your feelings in a supportive space,” “Build community,” “Embrace vulnerability and share your authentic self” and “Deconstruct harmful narratives on masculinity,” according to its Shoreline description

Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education (C.A.R.E.), Counseling & Psychological Services, Educational Opportunity Program, Gauchos for Recovery, Health & Wellness, Office of Black Student Development, Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity (RCSGD) and the Women’s Center are co-sponsoring the event.

Lunch will be provided. 

Women’s Center Feminist Book Club discusses Heaux Talks 

The Feminist Book Club at the Women’s Center is hosting a “Heaux Talks” starting Thursday, April 11, from 2-3 p.m. at the Women’s Center Community Room. 

This is the first of three sessions the club will hold to discuss “Puta Life,” by author Juana María Rodríguez, ahead of her visit to UCSB. The last two sessions will be held April 25 and May 9. 

“We want to encourage everyone to read the book, but will also have broader discussions about sexuality, sex, racialization, and other themes the book presents us,” the Shoreline description read

A.S. EVPSA continues Pan-African Mental Health Week of Action 

The Associated Students (A.S.) Office of the External Vice President for Statewide Affairs (EVPSA) is continuing its Pan-African Mental Health Week of Action on Thursday, April 11, with a teach-in from 5-6:30 p.m. at North Hall Room 1105. 

The teach-in is in collaboration with the Racial Justice Now! and ACQUIRE campaigns. 

Women’s Center hosts panel on environmental injustice, nuclear technologies 

The Women’s Center is hosting a roundtable panel on environmental injustice and nuclear technologies in California on Friday, April 12, from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Humanities and Social Sciences Building McCune Conference Room 6020. 

The discussion, titled “Global Legacies of Anti-Nuclear Activism: Intersectional Perspectives,” will feature four panelists — Parents Against Santa Susana Field Lab Founder Melissa Bumstead, Social Responsibility-Los Angeles Associate Director of Physicians Denise Duffield, activist Cathy Iwane and San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace Vice President Linda Seeley. 

“With decades of experience in anti-nuclear activism between them, the impact of their work has brought significant public awareness to the social and environmental justice implications of nuclear technologies,” the Shoreline description read

The event is co-sponsored by A.S. Human Rights Board, Student Commission on Racial Equity, Walter H. Capps Center, Humanities & Social Change Center, the Global Latinidades Center and the Department of Religious Studies, among others. 

Health & Wellness, OISS hosts burrito picnic 

Health & Wellness and the Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) are hosting a burrito picnic on Friday, April 12, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the SRB oceanside. 

The burritos will be from Isla Vista’s Super Cucas and will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

A.S. TQComm presents Queer prom 

A.S. Trans & Queer Commission (TQComm) is hosting Queer Prom – The Leather Ball on Friday, April 12, at 9 p.m. at the Isla Vista Community Center. 

The event is free and features DJ Les Ortiz.

Prospective participants must RSVP on Shoreline to attend. 

Women’s Center hosts grad student social 

The Women’s Center is hosting a grad student social on Monday, April 15, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Women’s Center Lounge. 

There will be speed friend dating activists, as well as dinner and mocktails. 

“We invite grad students who are people of color, feminists, women, and or queer, to come and meet others like you,” the Shoreline description read

RCSGD hosts QTBIPOC Community Dinner 

RCSGD is hosting a spring community dinner for QTBIPOC students on Monday, April 15, from 6-8 p.m. at the SRB MPR. 

“Come and enjoy some yummies with your fellow QTBIPOC folk and share some laughs,” the Shoreline description read

RCSGD presents “Bi+ Grads for Grads” 

RCSGD is hosting a “Bi+ Grads for Grads” social event on Wednesday, April 17, from 1-3:30 p.m. at the University Center State Street Room.

“Sip on lemonade and eat cookies, maybe even decorate and take home your very own succulent, while chatting with fellow graduate students across the bi+ spectrum,” the Shoreline description read

RCSGD hosts Black QT powerpoint party

RCSGD is hosting a Black QT powerpoint party on Wednesday, April 17, from 5-7 p.m. at the Santa Rosa Formal Lounge on the third floor of the SRB. 

“Share a topic you’re passionate about with the Black Queer Community,” the Shoreline description read

CLCRC hosts Latinx grad school panel 

The Chicanx/Latinx Cultural Resource Center (CLCRC) is hosting a Latinx Grad School Panel on Wednesday, April 17, from 5-7 p.m. at the SRB MPR. 

The event will hold one hour for discussion and Q&A, followed by one hour of networking.


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