UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures - Race to Justice Spring 2021

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Race to Justice Spring 2021
Leading activists, creatives and thinkers confront racism in America, guiding us towards racial equality.

Note: Most are hour-long programs. All times listed are Pacific.
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Allyson Felix
Advocacy and Equality in Sports and in Life
TUE, APR 06 / 5:00 PM PACIFIC / VIRTUAL
A nine-time Olympic medalist, world record holder and one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020, track and field champion Allyson Felix is at the forefront of the fight for equality.
Ranky Tanky
THU, APR 15 / 5:00 PM PACIFIC / VIRTUAL
Winner of the 2020 Grammy for Best Regional Roots Music Album, Ranky Tanky is a dynamo quintet with an inspired take on the soulful songs of South Carolina’s Gullah culture.
Dr. Robert Bullard
The Quest for Environmental and Racial Justice
WED, APR 21 / 5:00 PM PACIFIC / VIRTUAL
With more than four decades of action advocating for racial equality and fair environmental and urban planning, Dr. Robert Bullard is widely considered the father of the environmental justice movement.
Theaster Gates
THU, APR 29 / 5:00 PM PACIFIC / VIRTUAL
An artist, musician and cultural planner, Theaster Gates draws on his training in urban planning to redeem spaces that have been left behind, upturning art values, land values and human values.
Bryan Stevenson
American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference
FRI, APR 30 / 5:00 PM PACIFIC / VIRTUAL
MacArthur Fellow Bryan Stevenson is an attorney, human rights activist, author of Just Mercy and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.
Heather McGhee
The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
TUE, MAY 04 / 5:00 PM PACIFIC / VIRTUAL
A renowned expert on the American economy, Heather McGhee is the author of The Sum of Us, which reveals the devastating true cost of racism, not just for people of color, but for everyone.
Patrisse Cullors
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Dialogue
WED, MAY 12 / 5:00 PM PACIFIC / VIRTUAL
Artist, organizer and educator Patrisse Cullors is co-founder and executive director of the Black Lives Matter Global Network and founder of Dignity and Power Now.
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