Remembering the earthquake in Haiti
On the fifth anniversary of the January 2010 earthquake that killed 300,000 people, the Center for Black Studies Research remembers the lives lost, as well as the individuals who contributed to countless recovery efforts. We also recognize the many institutions and organizations, both national and international, that have committed to funds and resources to support sustainable development in Haiti. At the UCSB Center for Black Studies Research, we continue to support grassroots community development through our Haiti programs and the Carrefour-Feuilles Redevelopment Project. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the people of Haiti.
Announcing a new journal!
Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies has launched through a partnership between the UCSB Center for Black Studies Research and Temple University Press. Edited by George Lipsitz, the journal is designed to connect anti-subordination scholarship to the ideas, experiences, archives, and imaginaries of organic intellectuals, activists, and artists from aggrieved communities.
Following the legacies of the Black radical tradition, the journal is interdisciplinary, international, intergenerational, and intersectional in its approaches to engaged anti-racist scholarship and civic work, as its contributors strive to create a world transcending citizenship.
Gerald Horne Scrutinizes 1776 During UCSB Visit
by McKinley Krongaus, Santa Barbara Independent, May 19, 2014
A practicing lawyer who taught at UCSB from 1988–1996, Gerald Horne brought the topic of the African slave trade and his heretical view of the American Revolution to UCSB's MultiCultural Center on May 8. Horne's lecture, part of the Shirley Kennedy lecture series, and new book, The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America, focused on the concept that the Revolution of 1776 had much to do with the founding fathers' fight to preserve the right to own slaves as they saw England inevitably moving toward the abolition of slavery. . . . Read more: http://www.independent.com/news/2014/may/19/gerald-horne-scrutinizes-1776-during-ucsb-visit/
Scholars to Meet at UCSB to Remember, Rethink Feminist Struggles of 1960s
Noozhawk, January 30, 2014
For women — and men — the 1960s was an historic decade that began with liberal reform and exploded into calls for fundamental changes in work, politics, family and social life.
Fifty years after Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal for employers to discriminate on the basis of gender, a one-day conference at UC Santa Barbara will examine the work, social movements and politics of the 1960s in a multicultural context. ... Read more: http://www.noozhawk.com/article/ucsb_rethink_feminist_struggles_of_1960s_20140130
New Publication for Onward! Series: Beyond Shock
Beyond Shock: Charting the Landscape of Sexual Violence in Post-quake Haiti is the inaugural volume of "Onward," a new series initiated by Professor of Black Studies Claudine Michel and produced by the Center for Black Studies Research, that examines transformative work in Haitian studies.
In a report co-created with the advocacy coalition PotoFamn+Fi, journalist Anne-christine d'Adesky maps advances in addressing the increase in sexual violence in the aftermath of Haiti's historic 2010 earthquake and in providing services to victims across key sectors of the reconstruction.
Beyond Shock provides a comprehensive examination of the broad and sectorial field progress made by frontline providers of services to sexual violence survivors since the earthquake. The book looks at the shifting landscape of actors, both established and new, Haitian and foreign, who have raced to respond to the crisis. It highlights groups, individuals, programs, and approaches that are making a difference in the field and captures emergent trends in this landscape. It offers hope for the future while revealing a very difficult situation in the present.
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New Publication: Black California Dreamin'
Black California Dreamin': The Crises of California's African-American Communities presents a diverse group of essays highlighting particular issues facing black communities in California. In this co-edited volume, the authors engage in thought-provoking analyses that include topics such as gentrification, education, foreclosures, homelessness, migration, incarceration, entrepreneurship, urban renewal, gun violence, youth violence, community building, asset stripping, black-brown relations, art as resistance, and the criminalization of poverty. The volume serves as an interdisciplinary contribution to the body of work in Black California Studies. Co-edited by: Ingrid Banks, Gaye Johnson, George Lipsitz, Ula Taylor, & Daniel Widener.
Click here for the electronic version: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/63g6128j