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lLaila Lalami
Muslims in America: A Secret History


THU, APR 27
7:30 PM

CAMPBELL HALL

 

FREE event; no advance tickets required


Among today’s most influential and articulate voices, author and essayist Laila Lalami delivers salient explorations of timely issues such as injustice and Islamophobia. Born in Morocco and educated in England and the U.S., Lalami is celebrated for her deft interplay between the local and the global, the personal and the collective and the contemporary and the historical. Her most recent novel, The Moor’s Account, received the American Book Award and was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and her cultural commentary regularly appears in publications including the Los Angeles TimesThe Nation and The New York Times.

Books will be available for purchase and signing

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Thinking Palestine Panel, Poster Exhibit, Reception
Felice Blake, Richard Falk, Lisa Hajjar, Sherene Seikaly, Jennifer Tyburczy

Please join us on April 28 from 4-6:30 pm for a panel, poster exhibit, and reception for the event “Thinking Palestine: 1967 and Beyond.” The event will be at Wireframe Studio (Music Library, Music Building 1st floor, Parking Lot 3). June 2017 will mark fifty years of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem. The anniversary makes all too evident what activists and scholars have long noted: the Israeli military occupation is not temporary. It is a defining structure of the Israeli and Palestinian political landscape.

Along with UCLA and UCB, UCSB is hosting a day of commemoration that will include a pane, a poster exhibit, and a reception. The panel seeks to build on decades of critical thinking and political organizing around Palestine and justice more broadly. It will engage how legality, legitimacy, and history have intersected over the last half a century.

Panelists: Felice Blake, Richard Falk, Lisa Hajjar, Sherene Seikaly
Discussant: Jennifer Tyburczy

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National Geographic Live

aLynsey Addario
A Photographer’s Life of Love and War

SAT, MAY 13
3:00 PM

CAMPBELL HALL

$25 : General Public
$15 : UCSB Students 
(Current student ID required)
$15 : All Students 
(Student ID required for high school age and up)

MacArthur fellow Lynsey Addario is an intrepid and courageous photojournalist who documents humanitarian crises for National GeographicTime magazine and The New York Times. Her recent work includes reportage on the plight of Syrian refugees, the ISIS push into Iraq and maternal mortality in Sierra Leone. Listed among Newsweek’s 150 Fearless Women, Addario has been kidnapped twice – in Iraq in 2004 and Libya in 2011. She relates these and other experiences from her heroic work in her memoir, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War, currently being adapted into a Steven Spielberg film starring Jennifer Lawrence. (Mature content)

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