In 2007, Bay Area artists Melanie Cervantes and Jesus Barraza created Dignidad Rebelde, a graphic arts collaboration that uses art to highlight community struggles, amplify stories, and support global indigenous and people of color movements.
Archivists at UC Santa Barbara Library Special Research Collections have recently launched the Black Lives Matter Community Archives project in order to document the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement in Santa Barbara.
All people living in Santa Barbara County who are invested in fighting anti-Blackness are encouraged to share their experiences and submit content to this collection.
To help the UCSB community quickly find and discover information on anti-racism, UCSB Black Studies librarian Angela Chikowero compiled a general guide of Resources on Race, Racial Relations, and the Black Experience in the U.S.
The UC Santa Barbara Library and La Casa de la Raza have reached a new accord that signals another milestone in the preservation of local community history.
At a public reception July 11 at La Casa de la Raza, representatives from the library and from La Casa signed an agreement that will ensure the historical records of this community-based organization will be archived, preserved and made accessible in the library’s Special Research Collections.
UCSB Library now has a gender-inclusive restroom. Located on the first floor, Mountain Side, the multi-occupancy restroom features three stalls and a baby changing table, and is wheelchair accessible. UCSB Library’s gender-inclusive restroom is part of a campus-wide commitment to providing safe, accessible, and convenient restroom facilities for all members of our community.