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New faculty in UCSB’s English department bring vibrancy to Chicana/Chicano literature studies

New faculty in UCSB’s English department bring vibrancy to Chicana/Chicano literature studies

By Jim Logan / UCSB UC Santa Barbara, as an official Hispanic-Serving Institution, has long been committed to the needs of its Latino students. Now, three new faculty members in the campus’s English department are taking that support to even higher levels. Cherríe Moraga, an iconic figure in modern American feminism and a renowned writer on...
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Museum of Ventura County update for Nov. 30

Museum of Ventura County update for Nov. 30

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. Winter Festival Features Holiday Pet Fun! Pets of all kinds are welcome on Free First Sunday, December 3, as the Museum teams up with the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center (S.P.A.R.C.) for a fun-filled pet-focused day.  Dogs can enjoy a “Canine Cake Walk”...
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Marjorie Luke Theatre update for Nov. 29

Marjorie Luke Theatre update for Nov. 29

Click here to view the entire e-newsletter   “Nothing else in all life is such a maker of joy and cheer as the privilege of doing good.” — James Russell Miller What’s Your Piece of The Luke? This holiday season, what better way to honor a family member, mentor or loved one than by...
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Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara update for Nov. 28

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara update for Nov. 28

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Dear Friend of MCASB, This was an exciting year filled with change and growth for the Museum. Born out of a commitment to inclusivity and accessibility, we launched takepart | makeart: arte para todos, a community-wide public art initiative that allowed us to connect with new audiences and...
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Museum of Ventura County update for Nov. 22

Museum of Ventura County update for Nov. 22

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. Figure Drawing with Museum of Ventura County Resident Artist Ryan Carr Grab a friend and join Museum of Ventura County Resident Artist Ryan Carr for the first session of a twice-monthly figure-drawing group that will...
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Carnegie Art Museum update for Nov. 22

Carnegie Art Museum update for Nov. 22

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   This week at CAM Dear CAM Friends, The week of Thanksgiving has many traditions.  At the Carnegie,  like the falling leaves of the season, the holiday signals the time to sadly usher out Linda Arreola’s career break through exhibit, The Avalanche and The Silence. Even as we will miss the cool presence of her...
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Peoples’ Self-Help Housing to Honor Michael Towbes, Jeanette Duncan at New Jardin de las Rosas Development

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing to Honor Michael Towbes, Jeanette Duncan at New Jardin de las Rosas Development

SANTA BARBARA — Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) is pleased to announce that when the new Jardin de las Rosas apartments are officially opened in downtown Santa Barbara on Thursday, December 7, two people who played critical roles in the organization’s history of serving local residents will be honored. If anyone understood the meaning of community,...
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Dec. 1 nomination deadline approaching for El Concilio’s 28th annual Latino Leadership Awards

Dec. 1 nomination deadline approaching for El Concilio’s 28th annual Latino Leadership Awards

El Concilio is asking for nominations for the 29th Annual Latino Leadership Awards scheduled for April 6th  2018. OXNARD — We’ve made it easier for you to send in your nomination. Click on link here or on flyer to take you to our on-line nomination form. Don’t delay we are less than one month away! El Concilio Family Services is seeking nominations...
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Carnegie Art Museum update for Nov. 16

Carnegie Art Museum update for Nov. 16

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   This week at CAM Looking for an art engagement activity for your children ages 7-11 this weekend? The education department has a few spots open for this Saturday, November 18 –  Building Blocks of Art focusing on “Sculpting Form and Texture,” click here to register or call 805.385.8171. Join fellow art...
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A special holiday gift from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History to our community

A special holiday gift from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History to our community

A letter to the Santa Barbara community, from Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History President & CEO Luke Swetland – You may have heard that we’re currently undergoing significant renovations, something we like to call “revitalization” here at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. But you can rest assured the Museum is open...
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Bilingual commentary: Taking Back Our Country

Bilingual commentary: Taking Back Our Country

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes I look across the political landscape outside the window of my experience and I sometimes see a country I don’t even recognize anymore. I see a nation roiling like boiling water, a nation not at peace with itself, a great nation in pain, challenged by the...
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Santa Barbara City College update for Nov. 14

Santa Barbara City College update for Nov. 14

Message from the President – November 2017 November is a time to be thankful. As President of this wonderful institution, I have much to be thankful for. Two recent events reminded me how much I am thankful for our community and its commitment to education. I was recently able to attend and participate in...
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Marjorie Luke Theatre update for Nov. 13

Marjorie Luke Theatre update for Nov. 13

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   What’s Your Piece of the Luke? This holiday season, what better way to honor a family member, mentor or loved one than by creating a lasting remembrance for someone you hold dear?  Please consider joining the My Piece of the Luke campaign with the purchase of a permanent donor...
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Museum of Ventura County update for Nov. 13

Museum of Ventura County update for Nov. 13

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. Museum of Ventura County and California Resources Corporation Host a “Moment of Gratitude” The Museum of Ventura County and California Resources Corporation (CRC) hosted a “Moment of Gratitude,” on Thursday, Nov. 9, to thank city...
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Dec. 1 nomination deadline approaching for El Concilio’s 28th annual Latino Leadership Awards

Dec. 1 nomination deadline approaching for El Concilio’s 28th annual Latino Leadership Awards

El Concilio is asking for nominations for the 29th Annual Latino Leadership Awards scheduled for April 6th  2018. OXNARD — We’ve made it easier for you to send in your nomination. Click on link here or on flyer to take you to our on-line nomination form. Don’t delay we are less than one month away! El Concilio Family...
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