Dr. Jacqueline Stewart “Sisters inside Still a Brother: Inside the Negro Middle Class (1968)” ♥ ★

Humanities Gateway 1030 Room 1030 Irvine, CA 92697

Dr. Jacqueline Stewart, Artistic Director of the Academy of Motion Picture Museum in LA; Film and Media Studies Prof., University of Chicago About this event Dr. Jacqueline Stewart, Artistic Director of the Academy of Motion Picture Museum in Los Angeles, and Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Chicago.   She has…

The Frontera Project ♥

UCI Student Center & Event Services, Woods Cove ABC 311 West Peltason Drive Irvine, CA 92697

The Frontera Project is an interactive, bilingual theater experience, created and performed by a company of Mexican and US artists. About this event The Frontera Project is an interactive, bilingual theater experience, created and performed by a company of Mexican and US artists. We use theater, music, movement and play to actively engage the audience…

BLACK BRAZILIAN CINEMA – Shorts and New Directions ♥

McCormick Screening Room, 1070 Humanities Gateway UCI School of Humanities Irvine, CA 92697

Brazil, the country with the largest Black population outside of Africa, is dramatically impacting the film industry. About this event Brazil, the country with the largest Black population outside of Africa, is dramatically impacting the film industry.  A new generation of mostly young filmmakers is changing the historical absence of Afro-descendents in almost all sectors…

Sandra Cisneros, Award-winning author of “House on Mango Street” ♥ ★

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Please join us for an inspiring evening with author Sandra Cisneros, author of the beloved novel “House on Mango Street,” about a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, this novel depicts a new American landscape through its multiple characters. The author will be introduced by Professor…

Dr. Reuben Miller, author, Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration ♥ ★

Pacific Ballroom, UCI Student Center 311 W Peltason Dr, Irvine, CA

Please join us In-Person or via Zoom for a conversation with nationally-acclaimed author Dr. Reuben Miller. About this event Please join us for a conversation with nationally-acclaimed author Dr. Reuben Miller. This event will start with a book talk by Dr. Miller, followed by a moderated discussion facilitated by Bryan Sykes (UCI Inclusive Excellence Term Chair Professor), with…

Conversation Kitchen featuring A People’s Guide to Orange County ♥

Conversation Kitchen featuring A People’s Guide to Orange County  Details A People’s Guide to Orange County, published by the University of California Press, is an alternative tour guide that documents sites of oppression, resistance, struggle, and transformation in Orange County, California. Mainstream guidebooks focus on Orange County’s amusement parks and wealthy coastal communities, with side…

Crossing Pride with LGBTQI+ Refugees: Storytelling and Healing ♥

The White Room, Cross Cultural Center

Details 10:00am-11:30am - Embodied / Digital Storytelling and Healing (The White Room at the Cross-Cultural Center) Led by: Dario Valles (Chicano/Latino Studies, CSULB, activist and filmmaker) and Anna Winget (UCHRI Scholar, activist, and theatre artist) Introduction to the tools and methods of healing through embodied practices and their intersection with digital media. Explore how these…

Crossing Pride with LGBTQI+ Refugee Storytelling: “My Story Doesn’t End” ♥

The White Room, Cross Cultural Center

Details 2:30pm-3pm: Screening of Home/Less: LGBTQ+ refugee storytelling (The White Room at the Cross-Cultural Center) Home/Less is a digital performance event centralizing the stories and experiences of LGBTQ refugees in Sweden who reflect on themes of “home.” The performance was recorded at the Strindberg Theatre and was a collaboration between the Newcomers Performance Project, University of…

A Reading and Conversation with Writer and Urbanist Nadia Owusu ♥★

Please join us for an evening with Whiting Award-winning writer and urbanist NADIA OWUSU. Nadia will engage us with a reading, dialogue with professors, Q&A with audience members and a book signing. Her debut memoir, Aftershocks, was named a best book of 2021 by Time, Vogue, Esquire, NPR, and over a dozen others. It was…

International Film Club: The Work (Jairus McCleary, Gethin Aldous, 2017) ♥✚

International Film Club: The Work (Jairus McCleary, Gethin Aldous, 2017) Details This documentary takes us inside Folsom State Prison to attend prisoner run group therapy sessions that twice a year welcome outside attendees. We follow the prisoners and outsiders as they look for healing and catharsis – together. Reception: 6:30 PM Screening: 7:00 PM