Applications now open for CBSR Grants for faculty and graduate students

April 24, 2019

The Center for Black Studies Research (CBSR) is pleased to announce the 2019–2020 competitions for the Faculty Fellow’s Award and Graduate Student Fellow's Award to support interdisciplinary research in Black Studies and/or Data Science with a focus on Black communities. Funds are competitive and limited. Our focus for this round of grants is on interdisciplinary research that is aligned with the CBSR’s research priorities. These awards are funded through the kindness of the Vice Chancellor of the Office of Research at UCSB.

The size of the awards will vary, with maximum amounts of $5,000 (Faculty Fellows) and $2,500 (Graduate Student Fellows).

For application instructions and a link to the submission system, visit our Funding page.

Proposals must be submitted by June 30, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. (PDT).

Research funding available—apply now!

"America to Me" Screening and Discussion Series, Feb. 6–Apr. 4

February 6, 2019

The UCSB Multicultural Center, the Center for Black Studies Research, the Department of Black Studies, and the UCSB Library present:

America to Me Screening and Discussion Series, February 6–April 4, 2019

Join us to watch and discuss the 10-part documentary America to Me, which examines racial, economic, and class issues in contemporary American education through an exclusive look into an academic year at one of the country's most diverse and high-performing public schools.  

Episodes 1 & 2: Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the UCSB MultiCultural Center Theater, followed by a panel discussion**

Episodes 3–10 will screen on alternate Thursdays at the UCSB Center for Black Studies Research.

Episodes 3 & 4: Thursday, February 21, at 5:00 p.m.
Episodes 5 & 6: Thursday, March 7, at 5:00 p.m.
Episodes 7 & 8: Thursday, March 21, at 5:00 p.m.
Episodes 9 & 10: Thursday, April 4, at 5:00 p.m.

**The discussion on February 6 features the following panelists:

Sundiata Cha-Jua, Associate Professor of African American Studies and History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
Glenford Darbeau, Master of Arts in Educational Administration and vice principal in the Antelope Valley Union High School District;
Starletta K. Darbeau, Master of Arts in Educational Administration, elementary school teacher, and support provider for the Teacher Induction Program

America to Me film poster featuring 6 photos of diverse high school students

New issue of the Journal of Haitian Studies

January 30, 2019

The Fall 2018 issue of the Journal of Haitian Studies (Volume 24, no. 2) is now published and available for sale. It features articles on transnational projections and perceptions of Haiti as well as on recovering, recording, and mobilizing history and language, with contributions from Fredrik Thomasson, Diana Golden, Renée Larrier, Michel DeGraff, and Glenda S. Stump. It also contains interviews with Haitian choreographer Jean Appolon and the late scholar Flore Zéphir as well as a series of book reviews.

Front cover of the Fall 2018 issue of the Journal of Haitian Studies

MLK Day Events January 16-25

January 16, 2019

Wednesday, January 16 - Friday, January 25, Noon - 4pm
MLK Manuscript Exhibit

Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum, 21 West Anapamu St, Santa Barbara
Including original handwritten speech of MLK Jr. “I have a dream” delivered at March on Washington, Aug 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial; other related manuscripts.
Thursday, January 17
12 Noon: "Walk With Us,” UCSB
Eternal Flame, Buchanan Courtyard 
1 pm Program/Reception -Multicultural Center.
Co-Sponsors: Center for Black Studies Research, EOP, MCC, MLKSB.
Friday, January 18th; 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Shabbat worship service

Congregation B’nai B’rith, 1000 San Antonio Creek Rd, 93111  
All faith communities welcome. Music with worship band, Red Sea Rhythm Rockers, and gospel choir, Unity Inspirational Ensemble.
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 5:30pm - 8pm   
“An Evening of Poetry and Art”                             

The Impact Hub, 1117 State St. Santa Barbara 
Co-sponsored by Pacifica Graduate Institute, Alumni Relations.
Sunday, January 20, 2019                                                 
Santa Barbara faith organizations and churches will honor Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy.  Locations posted on website:
Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr. HOLIDAY - Monday, January 21, 2019
9:00 a.m. Morning Program
De La Guerra Plaza
, Santa Barbara.
Speaker, music, dance, elected officials.

10 a.m. Unity March
De La Guerra Plaza,
State Street to the Arlington Theater.
Faith and Church congregations, community organizations, others encouraged to participate.
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
David Gorospe Trio
Arlington Theater Foyer- 1317 State St., Santa Barbara
Jazz and popular music to welcome marchers.

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Program and Gospel Concert
Arlington Theater, 1317 State St., Santa Barbara

Coastal West Community Choir and Santa Barbara Community Choir, Essay and Poetry Awards.                           



Black Radical Tradition Reading Series: "Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments"

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 UCSB Center for Black Studies Research, 4603 South Hall
book cover of Wayward Lives, Beautiful experiments, by Sadiya Hartman

Of Water and Women: The Kola Nut and Feminine Power in Ifa-Orisa Religion

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 UCSB Center for Black Studies Research, 4603 South Hall
Photo of Funlayo E. Wood Menzies

Film Screening: "America to Me," eps. 9–10

Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 UCSB Center for Black Studies Research, 4603 South Hall
America to Me film poster featuring 6 photos of diverse high school students

"Pathways to Success": Talk and Discussion

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 UCSB Center for Black Studies Research, 4603 South Hall