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October 2019

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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Morton Marcus Poetry Reading: Gary Soto

November 8 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 am

Gary Soto has published more than forty books for children, young adults and adults, including Too Many Tamales, Chato’s Kitchen, Baseball in April, Buried Onions and The Elements of San Joaquin. He is the author of In and Out of Shadows, a musical about undocumented youth and, most recently, The Afterlife, a one-act play about teen murder and teen suicide. Event Program: Poet Gary Young, will host the program, and the evening will include an announcement of the winner of…

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Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

November 10 @ 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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Verona the City of Love and Hate: Struggle to Define City-space and Belonging in the Age of Right-wing Populism

November 14 @ 7:40 pm - 9:15 pm

The picturesque setting of Shakespeare’s famous play Romeo and Juliet, the city of Verona is a tourist hub in northern Italy with its rich history, its world famous Valpolicella wine, and its still functioning Roman Arena that annually hosts operas and concerts. Yet, one lesser known reality is how the city is considered as a fortress of far-right movements and neofascist groups since World War II, today institutionalized in the city administration, seeking to define the city and belonging thereof.…

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