Upcoming Campus and Community Events

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General Sustainability Events on UCSC Events Calendar 


November 2023

NOVEMBER 11  |  312 - 4pm refreshments
Womxn's Center Makers Market: 90s Throwback
Join the Womxn’s Center in taking it back to the 90s at our upcoming makers' market happening November 11th!! Come check out over 15 vendors ranging from jewelry, clothing, art, and more while tapping into some 90s nostalgia.
UCSC Womxn's Center Cardiff House

NOVEMBER 12  |  3:30pm 
It Needs to be told: Native Californian Perspectives on the Missions | Film Screening
A collaborative film project elevating the voices of contemporary Indigenous community members to foster truth and healing in mission history-telling.
Collaborators include: Members of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, Indian Canyon Nation, and T'rowt'raahl Salinan, Rumsen & Rumaytush Ohlone communities, UCSC Social Documentation MFA alumni, Advisors from UCSC Departments of Anthropology and Film & Digital Media, California State Parks, and the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
At the Santa Crus Mission SHP

NOVEMBER 14  | 12pm
Native American Heritage Month Celebration

Join UCOP NAIPISA for a culinary and educational experience with Cafe Ohlone founders, Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino, who will share their story and a selection of traditional food from Ohlone culture, which in-person attendees will be able to enjoy.
UCOP Broadway Conference Center or ZOOM

NOVEMBER 15  |  5 - 8pm
Everything Everywhere All at Once! 
Join Ethnic Resource Centers on Wednesday, November 15th to watch the critically acclaimed film: Everything Everywhere All at Once! This movie speaks to the Asian American immigrant experience and touches on themes of family and identity while taking the audience on an exciting sci-fi adventure. We will be showing the film at the Ethnic Resource Centers Lounge (3rd floor Bay Tree Building) from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, with time to discuss the film afterwards. Food and refreshments will be provided during the movie as well. RSVP at bit.ly/aapirc-eeaao

NOVEMBER 16  |  6pm
American Indian Resource Center Indigethanx
You are invited to join the American Indian Resource Center & Cowell Coffee Shop for an alternative Thanksgiving meal. Dressy casual dress code encouraged, dress to express.
Registration is required, space is limited! Register by Thursday, November 9, 2023. Spots may fill by this date, in that event, we will create a waiting list.

NOVEMBER 18  |  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
UCSC’s Second Annual Student Climate ConferenceIn-person, free, and open-to-the-public Rachel Carson College.
Keynote Speaker: Ashia Ajani, UC Berkeley. Deadline to submit papers/art: Nov 1, 2023 (bit.ly/CliCon23CALL)
Please register to attend (whether or not you’re submitting a paper) by Nov 15.
Questions? Email ucscclimatecoalition@gmail.com

NOVEMBER 30  |  7:00 p.m.

Pajaro Rising - Community Impacted by the March flood/Climate chaos
At the Cowell Ranch Hay Barn
With a never-before-assembled all-star cast:
  • Celebrated Pajaro area writer Jaime Cortez, author of Gordo
  • THE voice of the Bay Area, KQED's Alexis Madrigal
  • Rising Pajaro poet Claudia Ramirez Flores
  • Novelist and memoirist Ingrid Rojas Contreras
  • Essayist and climate activist Rebecca Solnit 
  • Signed books with every ticket purchase
  • Onsite silkscreens of a poster produced for the event with arts organizer David Solnit
Event proceeds will benefit Community Bridges, a nonprofit service organization based in Watsonville/Pajaro that has provided financial aid, direct services, and assistance referrals to flood survivors of the Pajaro community.Sponsored by Bookshop Santa Cruz, UC Santa Cruz & the Center for Agroecology at UC Santa Cruz with additional support from Land Trust of Santa Cruz County.




Past Events...


October 2023


OCTOBER 5  |  5:30-7:15 p.m.
Reimagining Leadership for Climate Science and Justice Virtual Panel
UC Santa Cruz's new Center for Reimagining Leadership, co-led by our faculty fellow, Professor Sikina Jinnah, is hosting a virtual event to showcase scholars in the climate space whose work aligns with the new center's values. 

OCTOBER 6 | 10 am
UCSC Downtown Day 2023
Downtown Day 2023 Friday, October 6, 2023 10:00am - 6:30pm UC Santa Cruz students are invited to explore downtown Santa Cruz and discover all the vibrant...

OCTOBER 6 | 5:30 pm
Block Party on the Bluff
On October 6th, the Seymour Center will embark on a new journey, and we are excited to partner with Event Santa Cruz to celebrate this momentous occasion.
Seymour Marine Discovery Center

OCTOBER 7 | 11:00 am
First Saturday Arboretum Garden Tour
Come check out all the Arboretum has to offer on one of our guided tours! Tours will be held the first Saturday of the month from 11 AM -12 PM 
UCSC Arboretum & Botanic Garden

OCTOBER 10  |  6:00-8:00 p.m.
Strawberry Picker | Film Screening
We're celebrating Latinx Heritage Month and co-sponsoring a screening of the Strawberry Picker documentary, featuring local Chicano Artist Juan R. Fuentes. Join us at the Stevenson Event Center from 6 - 8 p.m. for the showing and a discussion with the filmmakers from Inspira Studios afterward. RSVP today!

OCTOBER 11  |  5:00 p.m.
Diverse Voices featuring Ohio State Engineering...Join us for the October 11 Diverse Voices talk, “A Roboticist’s Story: How AI and Diversity of Thought Drive Innovation,” featuring Ayanna Howard.
Engineering 2, Room 180

OCTOBER 13  |  9:00a.m.
Carbon Fund - Open House Session Q&A
Open Session Q&A for the Carbon Fund! Applications are open until October 30, 2023 so we are here to answer any and all questions! Please join us on
zoom: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/95718677861?pwd=K21OUjgyUUlFcUVhdi9DZnZVK2FKQT09

OCTOBER 14  |  11:00 a.m.
Harvest Festival
The 2023 Harvest Festival will feature live music, an apple pie baking contest, hands-on gardening workshops, kids' activities, and more! Stay nourished with...

OCTOBER 19  |  10:00 a.m.
Stevenson Community Garden Work Parties
Come by the Stevenson Garden for a  moment with your community. Snacks,  music, & all tools are provided. We plant, harvest, deadhead, water, prune and simply observe the life in the Garden.

OCTOBER | 19, 5 - 6 pm & 20, 10 am - 12 pm
The Center for Racial Justice Presents: The Work of Rape Book Talk and Seminar with Rana Jaleel
Rana M. Jaleel is an Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis. There, she is a 2022-2025 Chancellor’s Fellow and a 2021-2024 College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Faculty Fellow. She is the Chair of the Cultural Studies Graduate Group, and Faculty Advisor for the Sexuality Studies Minor. Her book, The Work of Rape received a 2021 Duke University Press Scholars of Color First Book Award and was co-winner of the 2022 Gloria E. Anzaldúa Prize from the National Women's Studies Association. A long time member of the American Association of University Professors, she presently serves on the Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure.
Location:  Thursday–HUM 1 RM 210 (UCSC), Friday–HUM 2 RM 259 (UCSC)
Or Join Via Zoom: Thursday: https://tinyurl.com/y67wh6p3, Friday: https://tinyurl.com/ycka3c5s