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January 2019

Social Securities Talk: Why Can’t Feminists Change the Law? The History and Politics of Welfare Reform in the Modern U.S.

January 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
HSSB 6020, McCune Conference Room, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93117 United States
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Free

Felicia Kornbluh is Associate Professor of History and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at University of Vermont.  She is the author of The Battle for Welfare Rights: Poverty and Politics in Modern America (2007) and, with Gwendolyn Mink, Ensuring Poverty: Welfare Reform in Feminist Perspective (2018).  She is at work on two books, How to Win a War on Women: My Mother, Her Neighbor, and the Fate of Reproductive Rights and Justice, and an essay collection titled Constant Craving: Identity Politics and Economic Justice.

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Guest Artist Masterclass: Leonidas Kavakos, violin

January 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
UCSB Music Room 1145, UC Santa Barbara, ​1315 Music Building
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6070 United States
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Presented in association with UCSB Arts & Lectures, the Department of Music will host a Guest Artist Masterclass with violinist Leonidas Kavakos on Saturday, January 26,  from 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 1145 in the Music Building. Students of UCSB faculty member Ertan Torgul will perform. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

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George Saunders In Conversation With Pico Lyer

January 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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$10 – $35

One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and his surreal, experimental first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, won the Man Booker Prize in 2017.

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Social Securities Talk: Shaping Community Futures Through Policy & Architecture

January 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
HSSB 6020, McCune Conference Room, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93117 United States
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Elizabeth Timme is Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of LA-Más, a nonprofit urban design organization based in Los Angeles that helps lower-income and underserved communities shape their future through policy and architecture. 

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February 2019

Queen of Katwe

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$20

The Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement presents Queen of Katwe, the third film in their “Movies That Matter with Hal Conklin” Film Series, on Friday, February 1, at 7 p.m. at The Granada Theatre (1214 State St.).

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Artist Talk: Nature Through the Eye of a Needle – a Shared Adventure

February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Wildling Museum of Art & Nature, 1511 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463 United States
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$5 – $10

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is pleased to announce the artist talk, “Nature Through the Eye of a Needle - a Shared Adventure,” with Dr. Isabel Downs and Dr. Robert Warner.

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Teaching Jewish

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, happening 6 times

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, 524 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Join us for this expansive, free, educational series in which our community Rabbis examine Jewish teachings, themes, and traditions across the spectrum of our beliefs and institutions. Enjoy this opportunity to learn about our rich heritage from varying viewpoints from our local religious leaders! 2nd Monday of each Month 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. @ the Jewish Federation.

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Teaching Jewish With Rabbi Daniel Brenner, Conregation B’nal Brith

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, 524 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Join us for this expansive, free, educational series in which our community Rabbis examine Jewish teachings, themes, and traditions across the spectrum of our beliefs and institutions. Enjoy this opportunity to learn about our rich heritage from varying viewpoints from our local religious leaders! 2nd Monday of each Month 6:30 - 8 p.m. @ the Jewish Federation.

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Science Pub: The Case of Inattentional Blindness

February 11 @ 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

Dr. Mary MacLean, a SAGE Junior Fellow from the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at UCSB, will discuss the nature of our visual awareness: specifically, how attention is the key to our awareness, and how without it we can miss what's right in front of our faces.

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Darwin Trivia Takeover at Night Lizard

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Night Lizard Brewing Company, 607 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 90101 United States
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$5

Join us at Night Lizard when the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History takes over Trivia Night! Test your Darwin knowledge as we celebrate his 210th birthday with all Darwin-related questions. Winners are eligible for cash, beer, and special prizes.

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