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© 2003
Center for Black Studies


Community Collaboration Roundtable
August 23, 2003

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Participants: [from left, standing] Chris McAuley, Anita Mackey, Cathy Murillo, Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, Anna Everett, Sylvia Curtis, Geoff Green, Chryss Yost, James Smith [seated] Claudine Michel, Linda Phillips, Mayor Marty Blum, Susan Gwynne [not pictured] Mahsheed Ayoub, Julie Carlson, Patsy Hicks, Sarah Jacobs, Ron Paris,Toni Schultheis

The Center for Black Studies convened a roundtable discussion on Saturday, August 23, 2003, with a small group of Santa Barbara community members who share our commitment to social justice and equality, and who also embrace community collaboration. We determined that this sort of collaboration can take many forms, including:

  • enhancing communication between the university and the community on issues of mutual concern
  • facilitating access for the community to university resources
  • participating in the development and implementation of community based educational, cultural, and social initiatives
  • providing opportunities for co-sponsorship of cultural activities on campus and in the community
  • creating a community calendar (coming soon)

We found this gathering to be very productive in our efforts to get to know each other and to think out loud about our goals and plans for the coming year.

Those who attended the Center's 1st Annual Community Collaboration Roundtable (and Luncheon) were:

  • Anna Everett, Center Director
  • Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, Center Coordinator for Culture and Community Affairs
  • Marty Blum, Mayor of Santa Barbara
  • Julie Carlson, Advisory Committee, Center for Black Studies and Associate Professor, English Department
  • Sylvia Curtis, Librarian, UCSB
  • Geoff Green, Fund for Santa Barbara
  • Susan Gwynne, UCSB Arts & Lectures
  • Patsy Hicks, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • Sarah Jacobs, Contemporary Arts Forum and UCSB Graduate School of Education
  • Chris McAuley, Associate Director, Center for Black Studies and Associate Professor, Black Studies Department
  • Claudine Michel, Former Director, Center for Black Studies and Acting Chair, Chicano Studies
  • Cathy Murillo, Santa Barbara Independent
  • Ron Paris, The Brotherhood of Santa Barbara
  • Linda Phillips, Jewish Community Relations Center
  • Toni Schultheis, Building Bridges
  • James Smith, Advisory Committee Chair, Center for Black Studies

    Center for Black Studies Staff
  • Mahsheed Ayoub, Center Business Services Officer
  • Chryss Yost, Center Publications Manager

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