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January 2020

Arts & Lectures’ Thematic Learning Initiative: Forces of Nature

January 14 - March 10

Transform your life. Transform your community. Arts & Lectures’ Thematic Learning Initiative extends the conversation from the stage into the community, inspiring lifelong learning opportunities that initiate change and empowerment. Join A&L and other knowledge seekers like you who want…

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February 2020

Bill McKibben – Our Changing Climate: A Global Movement of Reform

February 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
$5 – $10

Our Changing Climate: A Global Movement of Reform “One of the nation’s most important environmental activists.” The Washington Post Of all the challenges the planet faces, none is as large as its fast-heating climate – and no one has worked…

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March 2020

David Wallace-Wells: Surviving the World

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
New Vic, 33 W Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
$10 – $20

Surviving the World: Making the Best of a Burdened Planet The future is being transformed by climate change, faster and more dramatically than we realized. Politics, technology, cities, business, even our sense of history, human rights and justice will all…

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FILM: Anthropocene

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
UCSB Pollock Theater, Ocean Street
Isla Vista, CA United States

The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group, who are arguing that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century because of profound and lasting human changes to…

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Dr. Jane Goodall – Gombe: 60 Years of Discovery

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
$28.50 – $88.50

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE Gombe: 60 Years of Discovery “Hers is a powerful message to protect the inherent rights of every living creature, to provide hope for future generations and to sound an urgent call against the greatest environmental threat…

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April 2020

PUBLIC LECTURE: Kandi White – Environmental Justice and Indigenous Communities

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

A lead organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network, Kandi White is fighting the impacts that climate change and environmental injustice are having on indigenous communities across North America. Part of the Thematic Learning Initiative: Forces of Nature Arts & Lectures’…

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PUBLIC LECTURE: Jane Lubchenco

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

From a Rude Awakening to a Bold New Vision: The Path from a Disastrous Oil Spill to a Sustainable Future Dubbed “the bionic woman of good science,” MacArthur fellow, former presidential advisor and distinguished professor Jane Lubchenco is a renowned…

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Yvon Chouinard: Protecting Public Land

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

Yvon Chouinard An Afternoon with the Founder of Patagonia Protecting Public Land A moderated conversation with Yvon Chouinard and featuring clips from Patagonia’s upcoming film, This Land. In a time of growing divisions, Americans still share something in common: 640…

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Naomi Klein – The Case for a Green New Deal

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
$16 – $41

The Case for a Green New Deal Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, columnist and the bestselling author of The Shock Doctrine, No Logo, This Changes Everything, No Is Not Enough and her most recent, On Fire: The (Burning) Case…

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May 2020

Elizabeth Rush – Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

In conjunction with UCSB Reads 2020, UCSB Library presents a talk by Elizabeth Rush, author of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore. Her book explores how humans adapt to changes enacted upon them by forces…

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