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October 2019

The Island in the Middle Sea: Lampedusa, Migration, and the Ripple Effects of Empire

October 24 @ 6:40 pm - 8:15 pm

There are lasting connections between Italy’s current crisis of migration and detention and the carceral archipelago of its recent past. Hom interrogates the layered histories of the island of Lampedusa, and in particular, how the movements occasioned by Italy’s nation-making and colonial projects in the early twentieth century have textured migration and detention in the twenty-first. Hom traces the ways in which the control of mobility, vis-à-vis a discourse of temporary permanence, has informed the creation of these exclusionary spaces,…

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Preparing for the CFP® Exam

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Beyond the Personal Financial Planning Certificate Program Learn how to prepare for the CFP® exam, a six-hour electronic test that sets you apart in the competitive field of financial planning. Hear the candid experience and best advice of four recent test takers. What prep courses helped? Where should you focus your preparation? Come with questions! PRESENTERS Dave Crook, engineer, recruiter, CFP®, UCSC Extension Personal Financial Planning certificate program graduateKarla Rees, BS in Business Administration, CFP®, EA, Associate Advisor at Wade…

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Living Trusts – Who Needs Them and Why

October 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

A living trust is a flexible estate planning tool. This presentation will cover the terminology, definitions, and benefits of living trusts in a straightforward way. Learn how they are used to provide control over your estate, avoid probate costs, protect your privacy and facilitate the management of your assets if you should become ill or disabled. What’s the difference between a will and a living trust? What is probate? Why do I want to avoid it? How does a living…

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André Borges: Right-wing populism and party system change in Brazil: A subnational perspective

October 30 @ 10:30 pm - October 31 @ 12:00 am

The 2018 Brazilian general elections caught the world’s attention due to the ascension of radical-right populist Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency. The growth of the far right is not only unprecedented in Brazil’s democratic history, but it also represents a breakdown in the bipolar pattern that predominated in the six previous consecutive elections. Although most analyses of the 2018 elections have focused on national electoral shifts resulting from Bolsonaro’s victory, Brazil has a multilevel party system in which subnational political…

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November 2019

Free First Saturday Garden Tour at the UCSC Arboretum & Botanic Garden

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a free (with paid admission) docent-led tour of the UCSC Arboretum's extensive gardens on the First Saturday of every month, around the World in 60-90 Minutes! Tours leave from Norrie's Gift and Garden Shop at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum at 11:00 am. Admissions: $5 for adults, $2 dollars for kids (6-17), under 6 FREE, Members & UCSC Students FREE! UCSC Arboretum offers guided docent-led tours to meet your educational goals. Private tours are offered year-round. Find…

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Free Docent-Led Tour of the UCSC Farm

November 3 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Take a tour of the beautiful 30-acre organic farm on the UCSC campus. Learn about the research, education, and public outreach work taking place through the Center for Agreocology & Sustainable Food Systems. Tours meet at the historic Cowell Ranch Hay Barn. Free parking is available in the Hay Barn lot.

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The FDA’s ASCA pilot program for medical device development

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn about the new U.S. Food and Drug Administration pilot program—the Accreditation Scheme for Conformity Assessment (ASCA) pilot—to make safe and effective medical devices available to patients in an efficient and least burdensome manner. At this popular annual FDA event sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) and cosponsored by UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, you will hear how ASCA aims to streamline the conformity assessment of medical devices when certain FDA recognized…

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How to Build a Revolution from the Bottom Up: Lessons from Allende’s Chile

November 6 @ 9:30 pm - 10:45 pm

Join us to welcome Dr. Marian Schlotterbeck (Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Davis) for a presentation about her recently published book Beyond the Vanguard: Everyday Revolutionaries in Allende’s Chile (University of California Press, 2018). About For a thousand days in the early 1970s, Chileans experienced revolution not as a dream but as daily life. Alongside Salvador Allende’s attempt to democratically bring about a socialist regime, new understandings of the meaning of revolutionary change emerged. In her…

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Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the University of California Natural Reserve System, Younger Lagoon Reserve contains diverse coastal habitat and is home to birds of prey, migrating sea birds, bobcats, and other wildlife. Come and see what scientists are doing to track local mammals, restore native habitat, and learn about the workings of one of California’s rare coastal lagoons. A tour is offered on selected…

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Karen Tice on “Feminist Radical Left Internationalism and Border Crossings to Cuba: The Vexing of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Political Solidarities, 1960-1985”

November 7 @ 7:40 pm - 9:15 pm

Tice analyzes the accounts of women of color and white feminists that were generated by their border crossings to support the Cuban revolution. A wide spectrum of left feminist activists from the global North have participated in international solidarity delegations such as the Venceremos Brigades, to support global liberation struggles, a longstanding form of radical social activism used to challenge imperialism, capitalism, and militarism. Based on oral histories conducted with women revolutionary travelers who identified with women’s, gay, and/or black…

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