Disability and racial justice events - Fall Quarter at the Library

by Sam del Castillo, Diversity and Outreach Peer Advisor
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:30 AM

The UCSB Library has an excellent event lineup for the Fall Quarter featuring discussions on disability, advocacy, and racial justice. Please see the events below. 

“Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution” Director Discussion 
Oct. 20 | 7 p.m.
In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Carsey-Wolf Center and UCSB Library are delighted to co-host a virtual discussion with the directors of the film, “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution” (2020). Learn more and register here.

Disability Culture and Activism: UCSB and Beyond
Oct. 21 | 2 p.m.
Please join UCSB Library for an event inspired by a class project and exhibition highlighting the history of disability culture and activism at UCSB. Students from Jesse Miller's Winter 2020 “Disability Aesthetics" (ENGL 170DA) course will present their class project, an exhibition created using archival materials from the Library's Special Research Collections. Learn more and register here.

Pacific Views Library Speaker Series - Black Power Afterlives: From the Black Panther Party to Black Lives Matter
Oct. 27 | 4 p.m.
What does the study of the afterlife of the BPP teach us about unexpected sites of struggle that inform academic knowledge and political organizing today? Diane Fujino and Matef Harmachis draw from their new book, “Black Power Afterlives,” to discuss the multifaceted arenas in which Black Panther activism continues on. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Asian American Studies. Learn more and register here.