Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, a writer and performer from New York, presented her
three act play Say You Heard My Echo at the Stevenson Event Center last weekend as
presented by the Cultural Arts and Diversity Resource Center, Student Union Assembly,
and Rainbow Theater.
Chris Danzer and Jake Thomas walked an enormous distance to raise awareness about child hunger in the Santa Cruz community. They plan to create an endowment fund that will feed children in need for years to come.
Due to a large volume of feedback from the Facebook group “Take Back Santa Cruz,” a group whose mission is to “to make the streets of Santa Cruz safe and free from drugs, gangs and abusive behavior,” local bike advocate Steve Schlicht started a petition and a website in hopes of combating the sale of stolen bikes. The website also facilitates the return of stolen bikes by allowing users to report bicycles which were stolen or found.
Colleges Nine, Ten and Oakes hosted the 10th Annual Practical Activism Conference on Oct. 20. The conference was held as an effort to spark change and action in the Santa Cruz community and featured American political activist, scholar and author Angela Davis as its keynote speaker.
Political organizing in the U.S. has taken the form commercial organizations in recent years. Large organizations raise large sums of money in the name of progressive organizations and pocket a substantial amount in fees. However, local campaigns are a reminder of more traditional, community-based organizing.
The UC Santa Cruz chapter of STAND, a student anti-coalition organization, invited speaker Carl Wilkens to share his experiences with the campus community. Wilkens was the last American to remain in Rwanda during the genocide and now dedicates his life to spreading awareness about genocide-afflicted countries.
City on a Hill Press sits down with UCSC students Gabi Kirk and Lindsey Roark, who are currently working toward ending the sale of plastic water bottles on campus and across the UC system.