African American Theater Arts Troupe, the only African American theater troupe in the entire UC System, celebrates their triumphant 20th anniversary with their latest play Ruined.
Read why Blair Stenvick thinks “Bridesmaids” being nominated for two Academy awards is more progressive than films like “The Help” being nominated.
Van Jones visits UC Santa Cruz to present his “Rebuild the Dream” organization.
On November 17 Wu discussed race and the subtle forms of racial discrimination, inviting people of all backgrounds to see what is between black and white. He acknowledges that race is a widely talked about subject, but he will offer a new paradigm of thought about race.
As the number of self-identified multiracial people and racial lines blur, communities are being forced to reevaluate how they define race. Despite increased visibility, multiethnic individuals are asking: what do you do when you can’t check one racial box?
According to the No Child Left Behind Act, teachers must be fluent in English in order to teach English. In a recent article in The New York Times, teachers in Arizona have been confronted by state education officials based on their accents, versus their teaching ability.
In the wake of Troy Davis’ execution last Wednesday, students gathered in Quarry Plaza to reflect on the current role of race in American politics and culture. Conversations ultimately led back to the UC and issues surrounding campus diversity.
Resource centers fight to accomplish the UC’s goal of ethnically diversifying the student body. At UCSC, programs like Engaging Education and the Ethnic Resource Center struggle to counteract cuts through outreach and retention efforts.
If Chancellor Blumenthal is seriously committed to increasing diversity at UCSC he must sign a written agreement to permanently fund Engaging Education, because increasing diversity doesn’t just hinge upon financial opportunity but on changing the social climate on the campus.
“The Imagine-a-nation of Lalachild,” a play that tells the story of an incredibly imaginative and spirited African-American girl in the all-black town of Lovely, Kan. in the 1890s, retains all the soul of a fully casted show despite being performed by only one person.