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.                           

New Annual Report now available

October 18, 2018

The CBSR's Annual Report for 2017–2018 is now available for viewing. Check it out to see what we've been up to for the past year!

cover of annual report

Now recruiting for CBSR Postdoctoral Fellow!

April 24, 2018

The Center for Black Studies Research at the University of California Santa Barbara seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on research related to Black Studies, African diaspora, Haitian studies, social movements, engaged scholarship, or urban studies. 25% of the fellowship is devoted to developing the Center's programs and mentoring undergraduate research. The fellowship will provide salary based on the candidate's qualifications. Research and travel allowance, and health insurance will be provided. 12-month position to begin August 2018, with possibility of 2nd year, upon evaluation. The Center is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research and service.

Basic qualifications:

The minimum requirement to be considered an applicant is the completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. except the dissertation (ABD status) in Black Studies or a related field, at the time of application. Ph.D. conferral must be expected by July 2018.

Additional qualifications:

Ph.D. conferral by July 31, 2018
Research in at least one area specializing in Black Studies, African diaspora, Haitian studies, social movements, engaged scholarship, or urban studies.

Preferred qualifications:

Experience with student research mentoring, engaged scholarship, or public scholarship.

Application process:

Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating research interests and experiences with engaged scholarship, public scholarship, and student research mentorship; CV; an article-length writing sample or dissertation chapter; and three letters of reference (submitted by letter writers) to Professor Nadege Clitandre, Search Committee Chair, via online site

Submit a completed application by 5/15/2018 for primary consideration.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research and service.

Postdoctoral Fellowship. Apply now!

CBSR Small-Grant Program

March 14, 2018

The Center for Black Studies Research is pleased to announce the call for its Small Grant Programs for Faculty and Scholars and for Graduate Students to enrich the quality of interdisciplinary research in Black studies, Afro-diasporic studies, and/or racial comparative scholarship in Black studies.

Grants of up to $1,500 are available for research to be conducted in the 2018–2019 academic year. Proposals must be submitted by Monday, April 16, 2018.

For more information and to apply, view the calls for proposals.

CBSR Small-grant program



CBSR Open House

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 UCSB Center for Black Studies Research, 4603 South Hall

Film Screening: "America to Me"

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 UCSB MultiCultural Center Theater

"Walk with Us" MLK Day Celebration

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 Buchanan Courtyard and MultiCultural Center Lounge, UCSB

MLK Day Events January 16-25

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 Various locations in Santa Barbara