Reparations for Black Americans: The Road to Racial Equality in California and Beyond

In 2020, California established the nation’s first state task force to study and make recommendations on reparations for the institution of slavery, the atrocities that followed the end of slavery, and the ongoing discrimination against freed slaves and their descendants from the end of the Civil War to the present. Although the movement for reparations …

UC Santa Cruz Virtual Alumni Week 2021

Celebrating Alumni Week in true 2021 style April 19-25th. Have fun, remember your roots, reignite your passions, and connect like never before as our first virtual Alumni Week zooms you back to campus.

Diverse Voices 2021: Kelly Harkins Kincaid

"Living on the Edge of Your Comfort Zone: Women in Executive Leadership." Diverse Voices is a professional speakers series spotlighting industry leaders and Baskin Engineering Students.

UCSC AgTech Symposium

New technologies in our agro-food system hold both tremendous benefits and potential harms. This era will require inter-disciplinary expertise and cross-disciplinary dialogue to maximize benefits and minimize harms from technological change. UCSC is well-positioned to contribute. In October 2020, faculty from several departments at UC Santa Cruz met for a preliminary discussion about what a …

New Gen Learning: Community-Supported Learning by Children and Students during the Pandemic and Beyond

In this gathering, we share evidence-based insights into community-supported learning by children and students during and beyond the era of the COVID-19 pandemic. New Gen Learning is an interdisciplinary consortium that brings together faculty and students from all divisions on campus to work on research that identifies the strengths for learning in children and students …

A Conversation with Terri McCullough, chief of staff to Nancy Pelosi, in memory of Gabe Zimmerman

Gabe Zimmerman (Stevenson '02, sociology) was U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords's community outreach director. He organized the "Congress on Your Corner" event on January 8, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz., where he was among four people killed in a shooting that also severely wounded Giffords and 13 others. Gabe’s unofficial nickname on Giffords’s staff was “The Constituent …

Confronting Climate Change: Food Security in a Changing World

Wednesday & Thursday, April 28-29, 2021 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. Confronting Climate Change is an annual public lecture series that brings together luminaries and the community to discuss the latest in climate science and policy, and share solutions to protect our planet's wellbeing. The series is free and encourages audience participation! This year's theme is Food …

How Green Became Good: Urbanized Nature and the Making of Cities and Citizens

Hillary Angelo, Author of How Green Became Good, is joined in conversation with Robin Wagner-Pacifici, Neil Brenner, and Claudio Benzecry. Join us on Friday, April 30th at 12:00 PST as Hillary Angelo, is joined in conversation with Robin Wagner-Pacifici, Neil Brenner, and Claudio Benzecry to discuss her new book, How Green Became Good: Urbanized Nature and …

All-In All-Together Spring Webinar

Seizing the Pandemic Portal: Transforming Universities for Community Engaged Scholarship. As Arundhati Roy so powerfully articulated early on in the crisis, pandemics provide us an opportunity to imagine the world anew. What does this mean for universities?   As we try to navigate the opportunities for ‘building back better’, how can we help expand the space for …

Diverse Voices 2021: Jossie Haines

"Retaining Women in Tech: The Skills Needed by Women to Help Face the Challenges of Staying and Thriving in the Tech Industry." Diverse Voices is a professional speakers series spotlighting industry leaders and Baskin Engineering Students.

Sites of Memory, Spaces of Dispute: Missions and Monuments in the United States

The Research Center for the Americas is proud to host “Memory Studies in the Americas,” a thematic series exploring how markers or symbols of memory are imagined and disputed. Listen to presentations on the San Gabriel mission in Tovaangar (known as Los Angeles today) by Dr. Catherine Ramírez (Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies) and Confederate monuments …

Music for Abolition: Artist Panel

Music for Abolition, directed and curated by Terri Lyne Carrington, is a project bringing together musicians across a variety of genres to create a soundtrack—and provide a heartbeat—to our shared struggle for abolition. Expressing grief, rage, exhaustion, and resolution in the face of the U.S. history of racism and oppression, the music resonates with calls …