Pixel Tracker

Tuesday, February 19 , 2019, 12:25 pm | A Few Clouds 55º


Artist/Activist Draws on Radical Imagination

The winter quarter art exhibit at the UCSB MultiCultural Center introduces the imagination and its infinity with artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez. Titled “The Radical Imagination,“ the free exhibit runs now until March 17 in the MCC lounge.

Rodrguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural organizer and political activist based in Oakland. Her art and collaborative projects address migration, economic inequality, gender justice, and ecology. Her practice serves as a tool for education, agitation and social critique.

“Having come of age in the era of ‘free-trade’ policies and anti-immigrant hate, the global fights for migrant rights, racial justice and gender justice are themes that particularly inspire and shapes the content in my work," she said.

Rodrguez’s artwork follows, documents, critiques and reinterprets the larger discursive immigration narratives that are shaping the lives of people around the globe, especially in the United States. Her works become acts of public intervention and power, expressing some of the most serious challenges and aspirations facing the broader community of migrants and their descendants.

Rodrguez will present a special lecture for the UCSB community to talk with her on current social issues and how art can inform our Radical Imagination at 6 p..m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 in the MCC theater. The art opening reception will begin at 8 p.m. following her lecture. Small bites and refreshments will be provided.

For more information on the MultiCultural Center, visit www.mcc.ucsb.edu.

— Carol Dinh for UCSB MultiCultural Center.

Talk to Us!

Please take Noozhawk's audience survey to help us understand what you expect — and want — from us. It'll take you just a few minutes. Thank you!

Get Started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >