The Department of Black Studies is honored to be a campus partner with UCSB's Arts & Lectures "Race to Justice" Series. The programming is absolutely amazing!
Next is a presentation with Dr. Mae C. Jemison, moderated by Susannah Scott, UCSB Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Dr. Mae C. Jemison broke more than the sound barrier in 1992 when she climbed aboard the space shuttle Endeavour and became the first woman of color to travel into space. She was also NASA’s first Science Mission Specialist performing experiments in material science, life science and human adaptation to weightlessness. Currently at the helm of the 100 Year Starship, a groundbreaking, Pentagon-funded effort, Jemison is pioneering and transforming breakthrough science and technology to enhance the quality of life on Earth. Featured in a children’s book entitled Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History and included in a groundbreaking Women of NASA Lego set, Jemison is a true icon, heralded for her passion and continued dedication to building a world of opportunity and equality. She has been inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame and the International Space Hall of Fame.
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi kicked things off with a very enlightening conversation with Professor Jeffrey Stewart,
Professor France Winddance Twine engaged in an insightful discussion with Brittany K. Barnett.
We enjoyed a one-hour conversation and audience Q&A with Wynton Marsalis and moderator Professor Jeffrey Stewart,
The series went on to highlight the music and activism of Rhiannon Giddens, with a special matinee concert from her home in Ireland, followed by a Q&A,
There was a screening of the documentary, John Lewis: Good Trouble and Q&A with filmmaker Dawn Porter, and conversation with Sister Helen Prejean and Professor Alison Brysk, Chair of the UCSB Department of Global Studies.
There was a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning Creator of The 1619 Project Nikole Hannah-Jones. This presentation was followed by a Q&A with the audience.
There was a presentation with Ta-Nehisi Coates followed by a Q&A moderated by Dr. Terrance Wooten from the Department of Black Studies.
There was a presentation with Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal and followed with a Q&A moderated by Ingrid Banks, Chair of the Department of Black Studies.
There was a presentation by Anna Deavere Smith, followed by a Q&A moderated by Stephanie Leigh Batiste, Professor of English.
There was a conversation with Little Rock Nine member Minnijean Brown-Trickey and North Hall Endowed Chair in the Linguistics of African America Dr. Anne H. Charity-Hudley, followed by a Q&A.
W. Kamau Bell was in conversation with Belinda Robnett, UCSB’s Vice Chancellor
for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and was followed by a Q&A.
All of these events are free to UCSB students.
Please join us and spread the word! Register at: https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/SelectTickets.aspx?PerfNum=4564