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October 2018

Collecting Prints: Stuart Levin, the Collector, in Conversation with the Curator, Sarah Bane

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, 552 University Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Free

Come to the museum for walk through of Prints! The Joan and Stuart Levin Collection  featuring a discussion of both Joan and Stu’s collecting practices and the dynamic cultural context of the 1960s through prints.

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Steven Pinker, Enlightenment Now

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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$10 – $35

The author of award-winning books including The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works and The Better Angels of Our Nature, Pinker will present the big picture of human progress: People are living longer, healthier, freer and happier lives, “a powerful case that the main line of history has been, since the Enlightenment, one of improvement” (Scientific American).

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Joan Halifax in Conversation with Pico Iyer

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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$10 – $35

In an intimate conversation with Pico Iyer, Halifax offers a unique opportunity to hear the stories behind her extraordinary life and to gain insight into her latest book, Standing at the Edge.

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Kitchell Architecture and Design Lecture Series: Christopher Hamilton, Architect, and Kevin Plaxco

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Left Brain/Right? The Intersection of Architecture and Research Architecture has been defined as the art or science of building. Missing from this description, is the notion that architecture is rooted in the needs and aspirations of people. When designing for science and research, our buildings evolve from an intricate synthesis of art, science, technology … and people. Join us for a lively conversation about how the BioEngineering building came to fruition. Patio reception 6 - 6:30 p.m., talk 6:30 -…

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November 2018

Tarana Burke | ‘Me Too.’ Movement

November 5 @ 7:30 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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$20
Tarana Burke, courtesy photo.

Tarana Burke is a social justice activist, senior director at Girls for Gender Equality and original founder of the ‘me too.’ movement. Having dedicated more than 25 years to social justice work, she created the ‘me too.’ campaign at her youth organization, Just Be, in 2006 to help young women of color who had survived sexual abuse and assault. A survivor herself, Burke has been working under the banner of #metoo since actress Alyssa Milano amplified the phrase in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal. She is one of the silence breakers Time magazine named 2017 Person of the Year and received the 2018 Ridenhour Prize for Courage.

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Science Pub: The Ocean is Boiling: Lessons Learned and Forgotten Since the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill

November 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 18 East Ortega St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Free

Join our fun and friendly conversation, and quench your thirst for knowledge about science and nature. No tickets or reservations required, but be sure to get to Dargan's early for a seat and to order your favorite drink and food. FREE admission.

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State of Our Schools

November 15 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
The New Vic Theatre, 33 W. Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Free – $25

Join the Santa Barbara Education Foundation for a presentation by Superintendent Cary Matsuoka of the Santa Barbara Unified School District to discuss today's local education issues.

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Kitchell Architecture and Design Lecture Series: Jeff Shelton, Design Process

November 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, 552 University Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Free

Join us for a talk by architect Jeff Shelton who will share the intricacies of his design process. As an addes bonus he will select drawings from the ADC collection that highlight elements of design he admires and incorporates in his own buildings. Lecture at 5:30 p.m., reception to follow.

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Conversation with the Artists and Exhibition Walk-Through

November 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, 552 University Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Free

Ink painter Arnold Chang and photographer Michael Cherney, whose solo and collaborative works are internationally recognized, will jointly speak about landscape, identity, and the Chinese tradition in the twenty-first century. Reception following the talk.

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December 2018

Jeh Johnson – National Security: Challenges and Opportunities

December 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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$5 – $10

A national security expert who speaks candidly about immigration, the border and other national security matters, Johnson provides audiences unique insight into U.S. policies.

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